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09 August 2013

Fan Friday: A Girl's Guide to Fantasy Football + Come Play in Our League!

Here are some basics to remember if this is your first time playing fantasy football, or if you just want to step up your game this season. 

You want to draft a running back first round because they will get you the most points throughout the season. In most standard leagues, the running back gets 1 point for every 10 yards he carries the ball. If Arian Foster has a game with 180 rushing yards and two TDs... you just got 30 points from one player. No other player on the field will rack up touch downs and yardage points the way a running back will. 

I promise, you will get a quarterback. Although they are the most vital position on the field to WIN ballgames, drafting a QB in the first or second round may not help you win your fantasy season. Just wait until third round. I promise, ok? This isn't just because I may be potentially playing against you, or is it....

"Ohhh, but he's so haaaandsome, and such a good Christian boy, they have to play him! I have to draft him!" LISTEN TO ME, HE WILL NOT BE ON THE FIELD. He's lucky to even be on a team

I'm not sure who was here in March, but my March Madness rules apply here as well. I'm not retyping all of this info. That is listed as one of my fav posts anyways, go read. Then get your learning pants on and start googling Wide Receivers and Tight End statistics. Yeahhhh... tight end statistics... yeahhhh.

Say it with me Fantasy Football. Did I say Jerry Jones Football? No. Don't draft the entire Cowboys or Saints lineup. Unless your team is Denver, in which case ignore everything I just said. 

Last. There he is, last. Draft him last. If you are drafting a kicker anywhere but last, then that is where you'll be, in last. Kapeesh? 

Ok, I've officially said too much. Let's get this competition started!

Simply "linkup" with the blogger's league you want to play in! That easy!
 BUT REMEMBER: Only 10 people per league!! So signup FAST for the league you want!
If the blogger's league requires payment, that money will be due via Paypal 3 days prior to the league's draft. Don't hesitate to ask any questions by leaving a comment! 

League Name: Cleats and Cleavage
Cost to Join? Nope!
Winner's Prize: A blog post featuring the the winner and bragging rights
Dirty League? Of course
Draft Date: Sept. 2, 2013 7pm CST
Why should you choose my league? Real football fans ONLY! If you're looking for fun, football, and maybe a little smack talk, then look no further! This will be a fun-loving league full of big-time fans of football, but a little trash talk never hurt anybody. ;)

Michael // Crazy Tragic Almost Magic

League Name: Victorious Secret
Buy in: $10
   1st place - $75
   2nd place - $15
   3rd place - $10
You’re probably wondering why you should join Victorious Secret instead of the other 3 leagues, right? Well, I’ll have you know I’ve been around the commissioner block, so I know what I’m doing. I want to see the smack talk, dirty team names and boasting when your team wins for the week. Nothing is off limits. Get crazy, get signed up and let’s play some “fooseball”!

Karoline // Karoline with a K

About the league: I'm a sportswriter, so I'm looking to have people who really enjoy sports to join my league. Huge bonus if you want to name your team something dirty or funny (I'm still working on my name…). Smack talk is also absolutely encouraged in the message boards! ALSO I don't normally do Saturday posts, so every week on Saturday I am going to be doing a feature spot about the league. For week 1, I will do a writeup about the league and it's members and for weeks 2-13 I will invite each member to guest post about their team and their thoughts on and experience with the league so far (AKA free publicity for you and your blog!)
League type: no entry fee, but there will be prizes in the form of ad space for the top three finishers!
Rules: My only rule is that people set their lineups! It's my biggest pet peeve when team owners don't check their lineups and leave injured/inactive/bye-week players on their team any given Sunday!!
Nadine // Back East Blonde

League Name: Does this league make my butt look big?
Cost of Joining League: fo free
Winner receives: Lots of good ju-ju and a free medium ad space on Back East Blonde (and maybe the other team members blogs, if they want to pony up)

League description: For years I've sat on the sidelines, admiring my man friend's fantasy football team and occasionally being his Jenny behind the scenes (if you didn't get that League reference, reevaluate your life). But alas, the time has come for me to step out of his fantasy football shadow. I've got FOMO like a MOFO and if you do to, this league is for you. League members are strongly encouraged to draft players based on the following criteria: talent, looks, and warm fuzzies. Expect Tom Brady to go in the first round (duh...pause while I drool), Arian Foster to get lots of awwws (did you know he went vegan? precious), and Michael Vick will not be available to be drafted. Because if there's one thing bloggers love, it's puppies. Silly smack talk is always encouraged and wildly inappropriate team names are a must. Now let's have some fun, shall we?

Team Name: When in Romo, Do As the Bloggers Do
Cost of Joining League: 20 hard earned dollars
Winner Receives: $180, 2nd place gets their money back.
Draft Date: Aug 25 4pm CST
About the League: This ain't your grandmother's league. But only because mine is actually already signed up to play in my mom's league. That wasn't a joke. Rules are there are no rules. I don't give a flip if you ever update your roster, talk smack or are even available for the live draft. In fact, better just give me your money now, save us all some time. I'm just looking around to see who is going to finish second. Get your popcorn ready, cause I'm gonna put on a show. 

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  1. I'm super excited about this! Might as well go ahead and send that $180 to me. :)
    I'm hosting a Gridiron Challenge too, if you want another league!

  2. Gahh, you break my heart with your Tebow hate... LOVE him! Still hanging on to his glory days at Florida but I still have faith in him... SO glad he's here in New England now!

  3. I am SO excited about this. I haven't done fantasy since moving to Germany. My first year of playing, I had Peyton, duh, and he broke the passing TD record that year. It was glorious.

  4. I'm stoked!!!! Was wondering who all the teams are going through? ESPN or NFL?

  5. I had to choose your league because I myself am a Cowboys fan - so When in Romo seemed to be a no brainer. I am excited for this, even though it's my first time!

  6. I agree! I won my league two years ago with Tebow as my QB! I know that's not happening again this year though.

  7. I'd join your league but I could barely handle one last year because I'm lame! But thanks for all the good advice. I'd be way too scared to not pick an awesome qb the first round but you're right about the RB. OMG STRESS.

  8. Signed up!! I'm now in 2 leagues in my first year of doing fantasy football, yikes!!! Now, my hubby has always told me no qb first and I understand. My problem? The other league I'm in no one has ever done before, so what's going to happen? QB's will be picked first, what should I do!!!!???

  9. I love this! It was hard to pick just one league!

  10. You should pick Running Backs and laugh in their face when you rack up 70 points from two players!!!

  11. Dude I totally get it! Fantasy is SO stressful!! It consumes your life for like 4 months!

  12. YES!!!! Welcome welcome welcome! And more importantly, How bout dem cowboy?!?!?!?

  13. I'm going to leave that up to each league owner, but I will be doing mine with yahoo!

  14. he is going to be INSANE this year!! INSANITY.

  15. You guys are killin me smalls. Killin me.

  16. Ohhhh so that is how this is going to play out. I see how it is! What is a gridiron challenge?? I want to play! Off to your blog I go!

  17. This is awesome! I've been looking for a non-guy, non-crazy expensive, fantasy league and this is awesome. Also, I love that you dedicated an entire tip to not drafting Tebow. :)

  18. I just feel like it needed to be addressed. Really disappointing the number of people who will draft tebow this season.

  19. Not a sports fan, but you always make me want to be one :)

  20. Well that is the NICEST thing anyone has ever said to me.

  21. I signed up for more then one team, is that aloud? If not I will totally get out.

    xo. Kailagh

  22. I'm a Bears fan, ergo, I refuse to draft Bears players. I can't do it, because I'm already too invested in the game. If I also drafted Bears players, I'd legit have a heart attack.

  23. Oh and I'm joining "Victorious Secret" even though I didn't know Michael before this, because "dirty team names" wins every time.

  24. I hear ya!! I had romo once, now I hate him. (kinda, sorta)

  25. Wahhhh I wanted to be on the cool kid team aka YOURS! I'm too slow. Also, I got distracted after I saw my boyfriend's face up there. Eric Decker le duh.

  26. Oh it is SO on! Against fellow bloggers AND my husband. Aww Yeh, bust out them nachos and beers ladies. Let the games begin

  27. Best tip on there? "Don't draft Tebow." Hahaha. I love this idea! Unfortunately, I'm not going to be available for any of the free leagues' draft times. But this is an awesome idea - maybe next year!

  28. I couldn't quite figure out how to make my post today fit with Fan Friday, so I didn't link up, but I am SOOOO joining in on the Fantasy Football! I had a hard time choosing but went with Karoline's league. Bring it!

  29. Awww poo! You could always let it auto draft! Just a thought :)

  30. YESS!!!!! I'm all about some nachos and beer!

  31. UMMMMM HE IS YOUR BOYFRIEND TOO?!?!?!? Well I'm going to have to have a chat with him, that two timing jerk!

  32. hi could you BE any more creative?! genius.

  33. Apparently he also has a wife? HOW ROOD.

  34. Well thank you! I guess I should thank my mother for producing a spastic child :)

  35. I may not be a girlie girl but I do not know sport what I do know is that I like this blog......

  36. Well I like you so look at that! Plus you're not no reply anymore now that I got a new comment system! :)

    i just can't f'ing wait!

  38. Me either. And this preseason nonsense is not cutting it for me.

  39. I'm hella late seeing this post but I was able to sign up for a league. Can't wait!

  40. I know NOTHING about football but I appreciate girls who do!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  41. Awesome guide. I play in my brother's league. My team name last year and the year before was Victorious Secret.


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