I've been meaning to post about this for literally weeks, but back at the start of the season, John Moore from the Brand Autopsy blog was nice enough to start a Fantasy Football League just for Marketing Bloggers. The list of blogs in the league are some of the best on the internet, and includes:
Brains on Fire
Church of the Customer
The DIG Tank
The Fast Growth Blog
Own Your Brand
Social Customer Manifesto
The Viral Garden
If you're not familiar with fantasy football, you 'draft' a team of players, and you get points for each player based on how those players perform in actual games. For example, if a quarterback throws for a TD, you get 6 points. If he throws an interception, you lose 2 points. We play a 'season', and for each week, you are paired against another marketing blogger. The points for each player are added up to get a score for each team, and the team with the higher score, wins that week.
Luckily, I'm coming into Week 13 tied for the lead, record-wise(9-3), in the league with DIG Tank. DIG Tank is the overall #1 team based on points. Oh and BTW, The Viral Garden plays The DIG Tank this week.
I'm rolling the dice a bit with this week's lineup, giving Vince Young his first start this year, and benching the incredibly inconsistent Michael Vick. Amazingly, I have FOUR QBs on my roster, and still don't have a consistent starter in Week 13. I'll need a big game from Young, along with solid play from my WRs and Leon Washington to have a chance against The DIG Tank. Larry Johnson has been a rock this year, and should rush for big points against the hapless Cleveland Browns.
Next week is the last week of the season, and then the playoffs start. Right now The Viral Garden and The DIG Tank are the only 2 blogs that have clinched a playoff spot. There are 14 teams, and 8 of them will make the playoffs.
I'll update everyone for at least 2 more weeks, and hopefully a bit longer than that if The Viral Garden can keep winning in the playoffs. I will say that this season has been a BLAST, and John has found a way to get me excited about pro football, which I previously could have cared less about. Besides the Steelers of course, then again they haven't given me much to get excited about this year anyway.
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