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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!

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NFLPA Takes Over Family Feud

Posted on July 15, 2019

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

Summer programming isn’t always the best, but we’re thankful we have Celebrity Family Feud to keep us entertained! Last night we tuned in to watch the NFL Players’ Association take over, with one team comprised of All-Stars, and one of Hall of Fame Legends. The NFLPA grouped Cameron Heyward (Pittsburgh Steelers, DE), Bradley Chubb (Denver Broncos, LB), Lamar Jackson (Baltimore Ravens, QB), Stephon Gilmore (New England Patriots, CB), and Michael Thomas (New Orleans Saints, WR) for their “All-Star” team. They played for the Professional Athletes Foundation.

On the opposing side, we saw five Hall of Famers – Aeneas Williams (DB), Brian Urlacher (LB), Tim Brown (WR), Dermontti Dawson (Center), and Jackie Slater (OT) – who played for the Team Gleason Foundation. We don’t want to give too much of the episode away, but if there’s anything we learned last night, it’s that the NFL Legends are the team to beat! Could that be because they are more in tune with what’s happening outside the world of football? Or maybe it’s because they have a lot of free time in their retirement to brush up on past episodes of Family Feud – we’ll let you be the judge of that 😏

We love seeing our Team Owners | Fan Captains on reality tv shows – Bobby Bones walked away from Dancing with the Stars with the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy, and Prince Royce is officially a Lip Sync Battle champion – so which show should be next? And which of our Team Owners should make their debut? Do we want to see Richard Sherman take on American Ninja Warrior? Do you think Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller could hold his own on Wheel of Fortune (with one of the puzzles being Milk Mommies, of course)? If we’re guessing at what the fans want – it’s all of the above. We think you’d love to see any of our captains on any show, whether it’s something that tests their physical abilities or the mental aptitude. Let us know who you want to see, and on what show, in the comments!

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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!