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FAN Take: Earning Your Spot

Posted on October 2, 2019

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

FAN Take is a series that highlights trending events, issues, and decisions in the world of sports and analyzes how they may or may not factor into the Fan Controlled Football League. We would love to hear your feedback, so let us know what you think about each FAN Take!

Last month, Team USA was absolutely destroyed at the FIBA World Cup, where they came in 7th place. Quite a few NBA stars backed out of the tournament, including James Harden, who said he did in order to focus more on playing with Russell Westbrook again this season. And now, many of them are announcing that they want to help Team USA bring home a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games. Harden finds himself in good company alongside Steph Curry (Golden State Warriors), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), and Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers). They have all made their intentions clear, and it’s only a matter of time before more stars try to find their way onto Team USA.

We can’t help but wonder if those stars that couldn’t be bothered with the FIBA World Cup deserve to represent the United States in Tokyo next summer. If you were the person in charge of selecting the 2020 Olympic roster, would you give priority to those that participated at the FIBA World Cup? Or, given how badly they performed, would you welcome A-list players to increase your chances in Tokyo? And when it comes to the Fan Controlled Football League, if you had a roster full of amazing talent that didn’t want to practice but expected to be on the field come game time, what would you do? Do you think your athletes should have to put in the work to earn their spot? Let us know what kind of decisions you’d be making!

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NFL Week Four Round Up – What Just Happened?

Posted on October 1, 2019

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

Talk about a week of upsets! Don’t worry fans, you weren’t the only ones to miss some of these picks. Who would have thought that Tampa Bay would take down the Los Angeles Rams? Or that the Cleveland Browns would beat the Baltimore Ravens? You still pulled off a winning record this week though! Fans are ending NFL Week 4 at 8-6-1, bringing their season record to 38-22-3. Now for a breakdown of each pick – bold indicates the winner of the game, italics indicate who the fans selected.

  • Philadelphia Eagles vs. Green Bay Packers
  • Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants – Here’s your tie! The fans were split on who would take the win, but ultimately the Giants brought home the W.
  • Kansas City Chiefs vs. Detroit Lions
  • Tennessee Titans vs. Atlanta Falcons
  • Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens
  • Oakland Raiders vs. Indianapolis Colts
  • New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills
  • Carolina Panthers vs. Houston Texans
  • Los Angeles Chargers vs. Miami Dolphins
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Los Angeles Rams
  • Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals
  • Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears
  • Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Denver Broncos
  • Dallas Cowboys vs. New Orleans Saints
  • Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

This week felt like more of a fluke, but as always, we encourage the fans to do their research before making NFL Week 5 picks tomorrow on Twitter! And now, some highlights from the Week 3 action:

  • Literally no words are needed for this clip. Thank you to the internet for providing such quality content.
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    This is too good 😂 #billbelichick 🎹 🎶

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  • Texans QB Deshaun Watson may have just secured his first job when the time comes to retire after breaking down the Panthers defense like a pro. If only his team’s coaching staff could see what he did, they may have pulled out a win.
  • Dak Prescott literally creating meme gold when throwing into quadruple coverage in a last-ditch attempt to defeat the New Orleans Saints. This might have been the most exciting moment of the week’s most boring game.
  • This fan that just RIPPED into the Atlanta Falcons at half time, living out every disgruntled fan’s dream.
  • This unbelievable pass from Matt Stafford. We’re still not sure how he made this sorcery happen, but we don’t see him pulling it off again any time soon.