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Announcing BTB's Fantasy Football League: 'Fear The Star'

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Football is back, and for those that don't know, you will get a heavy dose of Fantasy Football here on BTB from yours truly. I have set up the official 2011 BTB Fantasy Football league over at Yahoo!, and we are ready to roll. Sign up below for your chance to be involved in our league.

League Name: Fear The Star (password protected)

http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/btb2011

Learn how to sign-up for the league(s) after the jump...

It is a 12 team league, with two divisions and front page writers are participating. Division winners plus two add'l teams make the playoffs (weeks 15 and 16), but seeding is based on overall record. Now, I think homage should be paid to past BTB league champions, and for that reason, I am reserving spaces for THE REST OF THE WORK WEEK, to hear from the league winners of the last two years. I was fortunate to win one of the 2009 leagues, and I think there may have been two leagues last year that I didn't participate in. Honor system here, claim your automatic bid in the comment sections.

For the remaining spots, I will be drawing names out of an e-hat from those that sign up below. I'll make the selections tomorrow, so you have 24 hours to leave your email address below to be considered. I will then email those chosen with the league password. If I don't hear from the former league winners before Saturday, then I will fill those slots via the lottery as well.

After we finalize the participants in the Official BTB league, we will offer the other entrants the opportunity to participate in spillover leagues. I will set up the additional leagues, but they will need commissioners. If interested, include your willingness to commish a league in your comment section reply.

As the commissioner of the league, I'll take my responsibility seriously. I've participated in some competitive leagues before, where transactions and trade vetoes have become hotly debated arguments. I'll do my best to make sure this is a fun exercise for everybody. I've set the rules of the league according to some of my preferences, but not all. For instance, there are no IDPs (independent defensive players) in this league; just a team defense/ST. I have included however a flex position (WR, TE, RB) and I award bonus points for reaching certain incentives that I feel signify having a 'great' game. If there is a consensus about a major shift in philosophy for the scoring or rosters, I will listen.

Here's the roster slots:

QB: 1

WR: 2

RB: 2

TE: 1

Flex (WR/TE/RB): 1

Defense/ST: 1

Bench: 6

Injured Reserve: 1

Rushing/Receiving/Defensive TD: 6 points

Passing TD: 4 points

Bonuses for plays over 40 yards, passing over 300, rushing over 125, catching over 110. Penalties for missed kicks, and increased defensive scoring makes them legitimate scoring threats worthy of mid round consideration.

So sign your name up below and good luck in being chosen!

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