I have never played Fantasy Football although I’ve always thought it would be a great thing for a sports blog to do with it’s readers. So, I believe we should develop a Fantasy League for Pitt football – I just don’t know how to do it.
Can anyone suggest a good fantasy site and/or moderate such a thing for the POV? I looked at various sites on the Internet but since I have no knowledge of how these leagues work I’d like to defer to someone who does.
Of course, I will provide a cash prize at the end of the season to whoever wins all the marbles. I promise to keep the prize low enough so that you don’t get kicked up into a higher tax bracket.
Here is what I found in just a short search – I’m sure some POV reader knows a better free site that we can use.
I didn’t begin that league yet. From what I gather we would have individual teams owned by our POV readers; for example “Reed’s Renegades” and then we’d do a ‘draft‘ for players – then who ever gets the most points at the end, based on our players’ performances during each game, wins… is this correct?
This just might be the perfect season to do this as there are so many unknowns out on the field of play that their production, or lack of, may equal out the more unfavorable draft positions.
My only concern is that we all have to do the draft at the same time – that would be like herding cats… again, is this how a draft works? Or can we draft in sequence at different times?
You can see I have a lot of questions… so here’s one for you readers.
Who wants to take the lead on this and be “The Pitt POV’erts League Commissioner“? Basically that means you know what you are doing with this and then you do all the work for anyone else who wants to join it.
I really think this will be very interesting and fun and will give us any other dimension of Pitt football to discuss here as the season rolls on.
But time is short if we want to get online so who is stepping up to the plate? If no one does then I’ll do it on Yahoo (or another recommended site) but I am super stretched for time as it is with the blog so it would be a huge help for someone else to grab ahold of this.
Thanks so much guys and I’ll see you all (hopefully) on Saturday at Heinz – please don’t forget to go to the pinned Tailgate article at the top of our front page and use the Poll to let us know if you will be joining us for the YSU Tailgate.
P/S: if the only really good site for this Fantasy League is a pay site then let me know and I’ll pony up…
Notes: Here is a great site for the basics of Fantasy Football – from the “Dummies” booksellers…