I think it is really cool how many great people I have met through my personal website. I also realize that I would not have met 99% of these people had it not been for my roles in some television shows.
I have now discussed and blogged about the Amish people, myself, and people surrounding me and my life, for many years. This year I decided to do something completely different. This post is not related to Amish at all. It is about Fantasy Football. Let’s see if we can get creative and make this work.
I am creating a Fantasy Football League. I will be the commissioner. There will be 12 teams that join. It is free to join, and will cost you not a dollar.
Below I will post the rules and rewards for entering.
The person who wins the Superbowl in this league will win an all-expense paid trip out to Columbia, MO to meet me and spend the day with me.
Here is what would be covered:
I will pay for your plane ticket if you fly. If you drive, keep your receipts, and I will pay for your food and fuel.
I will pay for a hotel room for one night in Columbia.
I will spend my entire day off hanging out with you, and I will discuss any topic you have a desire to discuss.
I will buy lunch at the restaurant of your choice.
I will schedule a picture-taking event where I will get our picture taken together, framed, and I will autograph it for you before you go home. If you prefer. (If not, name something similar to this that you’d rather do)
If you and your friend/spouse/child, would like to travel out together, just let me know. I will get in touch and work something out.
Here are the rules:
1. We can never have met in real life.
2. You must be an active Fantasy Football Fanatic. In other words, I do not wish to have teams that skip setting their lineups.
3. You must be competitive.
4. You must be open-minded to trash talking. (No Cussing though)
5. You, or a trusted friend/spouse must be available to draft online at the appointed time I will mention later in this post.
6. You may not give good players to another team at the end of the season if you see you are going to miss the playoffs in order to help that team win. Any unfair transactions will be reversed by me.
7. When you post “I would like to join”, under this post, add what you would like to use as your team name. Mine will be the “Amish Ninjas”.
8. This is a co-ed league. Male or female can join. No age restrictions.
The draft will be held online on Sunday night, August 31, at 10:00 PM Eastern Time. Here is how you possibly get in. Sign up to this website. www.amishinthecitymose.com Post in the comment box below this blog. “I would like to Join”.
Email me at email@example.com
What I will need from you in our personal email is your full name, where you live, your age, what you do, and how large your family is, and if you are currently, or have ever been in another fantasy football league. (In other words, tell me about you)
The process I will then use to determine if you are eligible to enter my league, is that I will determine by the email you send me, if you seem like the sort of person who can stick to this league throughout the entire year, enter your lineups correctly each Sunday, etc.
I will then notify you if you’ve been selected to enter this league. I will post in the comment box below, the top 24 team names selected. That way your personal info is kept private, but anyone who attempted to join, but didn’t make it, can still keep up with everything. And anyone who is selected but missed the top 12, can see how far down the list they are.
If you wish to meet me, but don’t know anything about fantasy football, and don’t care to, it is OK to have your friend/spouse do it for you. Just let me know in the email you send me, if that is the case. I will not exclude you from the drawings if that is the case.
Once I have narrowed it down to all qualified contestants, I will put them into a hat and draw. Although I said there are 12 teams, I will draw 24 names. The first 12 are in. The other 12 are back up options. If someone that was drawn in the top 12, isn’t available to draft on Sunday night, number 13 replaces him. If someone forgets to maintain their team for several consecutive weeks, the next available number I had drawn will replace that person and inherit his or her team.
After week 8, the teams will be set in stone. No more kicking out, and hopefully I never have to do that anyway.
It is my hope to keep this league indefinitely. The top four teams and myself will be the only teams able to remain in this league and rejoin next year. In other words, a minimum of seven new teams can join each year.
Good luck ladies and gentlemen. I look forward to a wonderful year getting to know you all.
“AN UPDATE TO THIS POST”
I had enough people wish to join, that I felt sorry for the one’s that didn’t get drawn. Therefore I started a second league. It is called “Amish Footballers II”. (Quite creative, not) In the second league, the final reward to the winner is exactly the same as in the first league except I’m capping my budget at $150. When the winner arrives, I will pay him or her that amount in cash, but the rest is on them.
Both leagues are open to the public to view.
Here are the teams that made the first league:
Mose: Amish Ninjas
Don: Obumanu Care
Mike: RB’s for dinner
Tim: Man in Black
Jennifer: Flacco Fury
Jeremy: Amish Steel
Daniel: Johnsonville United
Ryan: William’s Angels
Jennifer: Pink Chasers
Art: Texas Ironman
Rob: Prestige Worldwide
The draft in league two will happen Wednesday night at 10 PM eastern, 9 PM central time. Almost all of the spots are already filled up, but if you desire to get in, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will try and work you in as well.
I will post here the draft order and who made it after Wednesday night…..