That's right, folks. . .the big announcement is that the first ever Daily Norseman Fantasy Football League will be coming to an interweb near you in the not-so-distant future!
Maybe not an Earth-shattering announcement, but I still think it's pretty cool.
There will be 11 open spots (making a 12-team league, counting myself). I think if a league gets any bigger than that, the talent gets too watered down, so that's the number we're going with. A brief FAQ about the league.
1) Do I have to be a Vikings' fan to be a part of the DN FFL?
-Damn right you do. I'm not sending a fabulous prize to someone that doesn't cheer for the beloved Purple. That would just be crazy.
2) Okay, so. . .hey, wait, did you say "prize?"
-Why, I most certainly did.
3) What will that prize be?
-I'm looking at a couple of different options. Possibly a jersey, possibly a Fathead, possibly an NFL Shop gift certificate. . .I'm not sure. But rest assured, it won't be a crappy prize.
4) But what if. . .heh. . .what if. . .YOU, Gonzo, actually win? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA right!
-Should I win, then I'll get the satisfaction of knowing that I did layeth the smacketh down upon 11 fans of the greatest team in the NFL. And it isn't as far-fetched a concept as it sounds. Shut up.
5) So how much is it going to cost me?
-Nothing. For you, the fan, this is completely free. I thought about going with a pay service, but ultimately decided against it. So, the league is going to be hosted by either ESPN or Yahoo!. . .I haven't decided which yet.
6) Anything else I need to know before I sign up?
-A few things. . .
First off, you must be willing to either a) attend a live draft or b) set up a list so the CPU can draft a competitive team for you. I don't want someone coming to me the day after the draft and complaining that their team sucks because the CPU drafted for them. This isn't a me problem. . .it's a you problem. If you can't make the live draft, you'll have plenty of time to compile your list.
You also have to be a registered member of the site. Members only. . .it's not just for jackets any more.
So, I'll be taking applications from now until the end of the week. Feel free to send an e-mail to DailyNorseman@KEEPYOURSPAMgmail.com (remove the "Keep Your Spam" part) with the following information.
A sentence or two about why you want to be in the Daily Norseman's Fantasy Football League:
I'll set about contacting the folks that will be in the league over the weekend after I've looked through everything.
So there's your announcement. . .everyone can sleep soundly this evening now. (-:
Continue enjoying your Monday as much as a Monday can be enjoyed, folks!