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Don’t Mess with This Cowboy

Posted on September 24, 2019

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

When will people learn not to mess with Troy Aikman. Aikman, who most people will recognize from the broadcast booth alongside Joe Buck, is a Hall of Fame QB with THREE Super Bowl rings (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX), among many other accolades. Recently, we saw him rip in to Doug Gottlieb for a tasteless and irritating take on Andrew Luck’s decision to retire, which is one of our favorite Aikman moments of all time. Now, he’s got his sights set on The Athletic over a comparison made between him and Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Someone on their social media team made the grave mistake of tweeting out that Mahomes had “thrown 36% of Troy Aikman’s career touchdowns, in about 8% of the games.” And as you may have guessed, Troy was READY to respond:

We’re just glad we have yet to find ourselves on the receiving end of a fired-up Aikman tweet. All of this has helped us put something in perspective, though. We want the Fan Controlled Football League to be entertaining to fans in every possible way – from the voting process, to the inaugural fan-run draft, to the games themselves. And you better believe we’ll make sure we have some solid individuals join our broadcasts to elevate the level of production of each game. Will we see as much drama with our announcers as we do with Aikman? Only time will tell. But more importantly fans, tell us whose side you’re on in this Aikman vs. The Athletic battle! In the meantime, we’ll sit on the sidelines and see how Mahomes’ career stacks up against Aikman’s before his inevitable retirement.

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Andrew Luck Just Ruined Your Fantasy Football Team

Posted on August 26, 2019

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

The FCFL would like to issue sincere condolences to all of you that not only had your fantasy football draft prior to the conclusion of preseason, but also to those who drafted Andrew Luck. News broke on Saturday night that the Indianapolis Colts QB would be retiring from the NFL at 29 years old. Not only did the news hit Saturday night, but Adam Schefter tweeted it before the Colts had even wrapped up their preseason game against the Chicago Bears. As he walked off the field, he was booed by unhappy Colts fans that, like us, had just received an ESPN alert. Following the game, he had this to say when addressing the press:

“For the last four years or, I’ve been in this cycle of injury, pain, rehab. Injury, pain, rehab. And it’s been unceasing, unrelenting — both in-season and offseason. And I felt stuck in it, and the only way I see out is to no longer play football.”

Andrew Luck

Doug Gottlieb was quick to jump on Twitter and criticize Luck for doing the ‘most millenial thing ever.’ And then the world turned on Gottlieb the same way Colts fans turned on Luck as he left the field on Saturday. Here are some of our favorite responses, including one from our very own Director of Football Technology, Jason Chilton:

Did the fans see this coming? Yes, but probably not so soon. Do they think he will end up playing in the XFL? Maybe. After all, his father, Oliver Luck, is the one in charge of making XFL 2020 a success. We also don’t think the fans can ignore that so far, only one QB (Landry Jones) has been signed – with the promise that the seven other ‘leading quarterbacks’ will be announced prior to their draft in October. One thing is for sure – we know the fans will be more focused on revising their fantasy rosters than waiting to hear if Andrew Luck is REALLY done with football.