Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Join The Long Bombs League

UPDATE 9:35 a.m.: The Long Bombs League is now full. If someone drops out, I will open their slot back up here at Raider Take. If you are still interested in joining a fantasy football league with other fellow Raiders fans, please feel free to use the comments section (see link to "comments" at the end of this take) to put the word out. For example, someone could start their own league and announce it in the comments section along with their contact information.

I am excited to announce the 1st Annual Raider Take Fantasy Football Long Bombs League, which is open to the first nine people who contact me at
raidertake@yahoo.com with a request to join the league. This will not be a regular feature here at Raider Take, and I will not bore the rest of you with ongoing updates. I’m just looking for a few good men and women who want to join a competitive fantasy football league.

Here are the details and requirements:

The league is hosted by NFL.com. There is no cost to join. All you need is a high-speed internet connection. Fantasy football experience is not necessary, but a will to win is required, which includes active participation throughout the season. The draft is live at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, August 28. It is imperative that you be free at that time to participate in the live draft, which will last for an hour or so. At the end of the season, the champion will be awarded with a Raider Take t-shirt of their choice, as well as unlimited smack-talk rights. If I seize the crown (doubtful, since I’m relatively new to fantasy football) the shirt goes to the runner up.


You can join the league by being one of the first nine people to email me at raidertake@yahoo.com with a request to join. I will follow up with an invitation via email, which will include the league password and a link to officially join the league. Upon receiving the password, you will have 24 hours to join the league. If you don’t officially join within those 24 hours, I will have to open your slot to the next person in line. Once the league is complete, I will follow up with a league welcome email, which will include some basic instruction for those who might be newcomers to NFL.com fantasy football.

As stated, I am relatively new to fantasy football. To be honest, I was quite skeptical of the whole phenomenon until recently. The word “fantasy” is particularly dorky. However, after trying it, I’ve found it to be quite entertaining and insightful. It plugs you right into the volatility of the NFL, and it gives you an extra rooting interest in games that might otherwise lack intrigue. Plus, it makes for great camaraderie among the participants.

So get in your three-point stance and join the Raider Take Long Bombs League!

5 Comments:

Blogger Doobie said...

If I didn't have to work 2nd shift, I'd be all over this.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Horsecollarjack said...

Come one, Come all!

Come join my Fantasy league at NFL.com (paste this into your browser)

http://freemeeting.0.football.nfl.com/splash/invite/2398/43037/f50a652e1bb09ef5

We're running an automated draft on Sept. 1st, so all you need to do is rank your players beforehand. You don't need to be at a specific place & time.

There're 7 spots remaining, and it needs some Raider nastiness...So far I've got Dolphins, Vikings and Rams fans...Yeesh!

Raider Take endorsed!!! :-)

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Horsecollarjack said...

Sorry, here's that link again:

http://freemeeting.0.football.nfl.com/splash/invite/
2398/43037/f50a652e1bb09ef5

12:09 PM  
Blogger Raider Take said...

When cutting and pasting Horsecollarjack's link, make sure you add the second line into the browser address, after the first line, if it all doesn't paste the first time (which happens in my browser in these instances, even though I've highlighted and copied both lines).

12:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got a Yahoo custom league that drafts Sunday night at 7:30 PDT. It features 18 man rosters, a RB/WR and a WR/TE. Scoring is 1pt/10yds rush/rec and passing 1pt/20yds. The league ID is 120836, and its open to the public. Its ten teams and there are seven spots left. Just get a Yahoo ID and its on!

11:17 AM  

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