I was going to wait until the lockout was officially over, but eff that noise, let’s get some fake football going! Those of you who played last season know the drill, but here’s a run down of the drill again.
Our old favorite ESPN has opened their fantasy doors and we will ransack and pillage their free leagues while mocking them relentlessly. All leagues will be 12 team, head to head, 1 QB, 2 RBs, 1 RB/WR, 3 WRs, 1 TE, 1 D/ST, 1 K, and 7 Bench slots. Scoring will be default and the league must be a “League Manager” league and set to Public so we can go and deride those that have let their teams go fallow. You’ll also need to change the default playoff settings to 4 playoff teams and playoffs weeks 15/16. As a league organizer it will be your job to set up the league identically to the others and to just be an outstanding person in all aspects of your life or be fined often and mostly without cause.
We’re going to have a bunch of leagues and crown a winner from each, then we’re going to crown ONE winner from all of the winners, making a super excessively large winner. We will be crowning the winner by taking each team’s points and multiplying it against a ‘league competitiveness factor’ (Rudy has developed a super secret calculus formula, so nobody but he can understand). So we’re going to fill up as many fantasy leagues as we can before the season starts and see who is the best Razzballer in all the land!
Last season our winner was the awesomely awesome Chris Abbott, who beat out over 100 Razzball fake footballers. Here he is holding his trophy. He looks so happy! Here are last seasons final standings if you would like to laugh at certain people, but in a nice way.
This season we have once again teamed up with Fantasy Sports Trophies who have graciously offered an overall trophy and individual league trophies. You will someday be able to show your grand kids these trophies and talk about the good old days when fantasy football was a gentleman’s game and everyone wore top hats and kids didn’t have android helpers and the air didn’t smell of sulphur.
Fantasy Sports Trophies offer a variety of fantasy trophies such as Hockey, Basketball, Baseball, Auto Racing along with fantasy football draft boards for those that like to gather their fantasy clan together for a few brews and some good old fashioned ego depleting put downs. They also carry trophies of the less glorious type. Like, the Biggest Crybaby Award or the Bull Shit Trade Award. So take a look see at their site. There’s something for everyone.
Here is this years overall winner’s trophy in all its glory:
Each league will need an organizer (commish). The duties of the organizer will be to accept 11 other people into the league, set it up at ESPN as a “League Manager” league at the most conducive draft time and make sure the settings are the same as everyone elses. So, if you would like to be an organizer give me a heads up and we’ll get the leagues hoppin’! If you have any questions you can email me directly — doc at razzball dot com.
Email a commish directly to see if there is space in his or her league.
Razzball’s No-Schmo-Ho’s League