Bobby Bones Is Your Newest FCFL Team Owner

Posted on May 30, 2019

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

Bobby Bones, the man with a face for both television and radio is headed to the FCFL. No, he won’t be playing (although Bobby, we aren’t opposed to watching you try out for the league) – he is your latest Team Owner | Fan Captain! Before you ask, “what does an American Idol mentor, iHeartRadio host, New York Times best-selling author and Dancing with the Stars champion know about football?” Well guess what? Bobby has not only been one half of Roddick and Bones on Fox Sports Radio, but you also saw him a couple weeks ago covering the 2019 NFL Draft on both ABC and ESPN.

Didn’t catch the draft or his season of Dancing with the Stars? Then we’re sure you’ve heard him on the radio. Not only does he serve as the Vice President, Creative Director of iHeartCountry, but his radio show, The Bobby Bones Show, is syndicated all over the country across 140 stations, making his show the #1 Country morning show with millions of weekly listeners. He’s also the frontman of his band, Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots, making Bobby a modern-day renaissance man. Talk about a “jack of all trades!” Really, because that’s exactly how the folks at ESPN would describe him. 

FCFL CEO Sohrob Farudi, commented, “Country music and football go hand in hand. Adding one of Country Music’s biggest personalities – who was just recently an NFL Draft correspondent for ABC and ESPN – to our roster of Team Owners just makes perfect sense. What a lot of people don’t realize about Bobby is that he has incredibly deep sports knowledge besides being a fierce competitor, which we all saw when he won Dancing with the Stars. We’re excited to have him bring his legion of country music fans to the FCFL.”

When asked about why he became an owner in the FCFL, Bones, shared, “I’ve been a pretty proud football fan for as long as I can remember, but becoming an owner in the FCFL was a no-brainer because the fans literally lead the way and call the shots. It’s innovative, different and I’m excited for the #BTeam to join me in another crazy journey.”

Let’s get you caught up quickly on the other Fan Captains – we’ve announced Marshawn Lynch, Richard Sherman, Prince Royce, Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, and Kinda Funny. We don’t want to put words in Bobby’s mouth, but we think he’s looking forward to watching Ochocinco crumble in the FCFL just like he did on Dancing with the Stars. That’s right, he competed on the show as well, just in a different season. And well, he didn’t take home the Mirror Ball Trophy like Bobby did. We’re not taking sides here, just stating the facts. But he’s not here JUST for the trash talk – Bobby’s team is all about playing this game strategically.

Does all of that sound good to you? Are you like Bobby and planning on crushing this season by being disciplined and learning everything you possibly can about the game, your players and your opponents? Then register for Bobby’s team here and start making your voice heard! Team name submissions are OPEN, so act fast before we move on to the first round of voting! We know you’re going to come up with something great, we can just feel it!


The FCFL Has New Team Owners – They’re Kinda Funny

Posted on March 18, 2019

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

That’s right! The newest Team Owners in the FCFL are Kinda Funny, with co-founder Greg Miller serving as their primary Fan Captain. Fellow Kinda Funny founders, Tim Gettys and Nick Scarpino will join Miller in helping the fans shape the identity of their team.

You might be asking, what do a bunch of guys that talk about video games know about football? Our first response to that is HOW RUDE!?! After all, that’s how WE got here. We’re a bunch of people that love playing video games, including Madden, and love to think we know better than the coach on the field. These are our people. These are YOUR people.

What does Kinda Funny have to say about this new endeavor? “Our business is built on the idea that we aren’t making Kinda Funny for our Best Friends but that we’re making Kinda Funny with our Best Friends,” said Co-Founder Greg Miller who is excited to join the FCFL, highlighting the alignment of brands. “The opportunity to own a football team where our audience makes all the decisions is the most Kinda Funny thing we could ever do, and we can’t wait to get out there and make a fool of all the pretenders to the FCFL throne.”

“Look – the Co-Founders of the FCFL are legit gamers and Kinda Funny Best Friends,” said Patrick Dees, Chief Gaming Officer of the FCFL. “Everything Greg and Kinda Funny does is done FOR their fans and that’s what this league is all about. Personally, I wouldn’t sleep on this group to go all the way in season one. They are in it to win it all and frankly, the other captains and team owners better be ready.”

Previously, we announced Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch, Prince Royce and Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson as Team Owners and Fan Captains, and they definitely have their work cut out for them. In their first official message to the fans, Kinda Funny is looking to send Prince Royce to the bottom of the Billboard charts and maybe help bail you out if you flip over Ochocinco’s car. The trash talking is definitely in full swing!

Does this team sound like the right one for you? Be sure to start submitting your team name ideas here before voting begins in a few weeks! Still not 100% sold and need a little help deciding? Take our FCFL Team Personality Analyzer to give yourself a little piece of mind!


Make Room In The Owner’s Box – Ochocinco Has Arrived!

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

Make room in the owner’s box, Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson is ready to take his seat! Yup, we’re talking about the same guy who legally changed his last name to Ochocinco during his NFL career and proposed to a cheerleader as a touchdown stunt before starring in his own version of The Bachelor – Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch. But Chad’s much more than just that Ochocinco name – you can’t forget he signed with Boca Raton FC of the National Premier Soccer League, crushed it on Dancing with the Stars, and can be found tweeting about his love for fine cigars and McDonalds, respectively. With a colorful background like that, we’re sure his fellow Team Owners / Fan Captains (Marshawn Lynch, Richard Sherman, and Prince Royce) will have NO problem coming up with some trash to talk.

The 6x NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver and 4x All Pro with over 11,000 receiving yards and 766 receptions makes for the perfect Fan Captain. How do we know? He’s already talking smack. We only asked him to share a couple words about why he’s qualified, and he came back with, “I was one of the first athletes to be active on social media and I’m already streaming on Twitch. This platform was built for guys like me who love football, love gaming and have the type of fans that will kick ass, all the way to the championship– ya hear that, Beastmode and Sherman?”

Shots. Fired. And we love it. We’re just going to wait for a response.

In the meantime, CEO Sohrob Farudi is giving Chad credit where credit is due: “Not gonna lie, with Ochocinco already being an active gamer, he may have a slight advantage over the other Captains, bringing along all of his digital fans on the ride to a championship. Having once been named the ‘most influential athlete on social media,’ Chad knows how to engage with fans and that’s what’s at the heart of this league. We’re building this for the fans.” Sounds like the other Fan Captains are going to have to work to keep up with him!

Now that Chad’s got his team, he’s going to need help from the fans creating a team identity, picking a team mascot, and most importantly: drafting the players. Sure, he’s known for being a bit of a showboat so we expect to see that same kind of attitude show through. But first things first, Chad’s team needs a name! Align yourself with Chad’s team and submit your team name ideas. And yes, the 85ers is definitely on the table.

Think Chad’s team is the one for you but want to explore the other options? Take our FCFL Team Personality Analyzer to put your mind at ease before picking your team!


Case Keenum Heading to Washington

Published on March 7, 2019

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

Did everyone else feel their phones and Apple Watches vibrate with an ESPN notification saying that Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum was being traded away? And to the Redskins? With the Broncos acquiring Joe Flacco (and shocking Keenum in the process), it wasn’t surprising to see Keenum become a trade option. The best part of all this? Deadspin calling it like they saw it with this headline: “Case Keenum Banished to Life as a Washington Quarterback.” We felt that.

And now that Keenum will be suiting up with the Washington Redskins, he has one big challenge ahead of him – beating out Colt McCoy for the starting spot. The real question is, who would the HTTR-shouting fans prefer to see on the field in the 2019 season?

Based on the amount of trash talking that has already transpired between Team Owners and Fan Captains Marshawn Lynch, Richard Sherman, Prince Royce and Chad Johnson, we get the feeling that they’re going to be taking this league VERY seriously. We can’t wait to watch them have their quarterbacks battle it out for the starting spot for the fans’ entertainment!