Categories
Uncategorized

FAN Take: Let’s Play Ball… Well, Maybe

Posted on April 29, 2020

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!

We’ve been in quarantine for what feels like an eternity, with the bulk of us at the FCFL currently in the range of Day 60 – but things are looking up. Per USA Today, the MLB is looking to make a comeback towards the end of June, but definitely by July 2. The plan was shared by ‘MLB Officials,’ who want to remain anonymous because this is all still under consideration. Needless to say, we’re thrilled someone in the league offices leaked this information.

The plan would abandon current league structure, and instead establish three separate 10-team divisions, that would allow for teams to play in their own (fanless) ballparks. While the stadiums will remain empty, fans would be able to catch 100 games from the comfort of home. The proposed divisions would look like this:

  • East: New York Mets, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Rays, Miami Marlins
  • West: Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners
  • Central: Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers

It should go without saying, but this plan is pending approval of medical experts, league officials, and team owners. But, what do you think of all this, fans? Are you excited to have sports back, even with the stadiums being empty? Are you looking forward to seeing the Dodgers and Astros in the same division after the Astros were exposed for cheating? Or are you more on the glass half-empty side, and are waiting for approval from the MLB before getting too excited? Let us know what you think!

Categories
Uncategorized

Harmless Fun

Posted on May 8, 2019

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

We’ve heard stories in the past about construction workers trolling the teams they work for. One guy flew an Alabama flag at Texas A&M’s football stadium, while another buried a Red Sox jersey at the new Yankees Stadium. And it’s time for a new story. Enter Tony Said, a construction worker from Cleveland that is currently working on M&T Bank Stadium, the home of the Baltimore Ravens. This week he decided to make his love for the Cleveland Browns known by hanging a giant poster of Baker Mayfield outside the stadium, visible to anyone walking by. He admitted that it wasn’t up for very long, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t bring him immense joy.

We love ourselves a little trickery at the FCFL, and we hope to see our athletes have the same kind of spirit this coming season. There’s nothing wrong with a friendly prank, especially when it comes to getting in the heads of your opponents before a game. Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller has already joked about sending pizzas in the middle of the night right before a game to make their opponents. Fans, are you ready to team up with your Fan Captains and favorite players to make this kind of thing a reality?

Categories
Uncategorized

2019 MLB Opening Day Is Here

Posted on March 28, 2019

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

Today is Opening Day for the MLB – the true sign that Spring has sprung and that warmer days are ahead. Let’s take a look at what some of your favorite MLB teams use for their go-to hashtags for the 2019 season.

Some of them are great – we’re looking at you St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, and the Detroit Tigers. Others are hilarious, like the Boston Red Sox, but some are just bad and unimaginative.

In case you haven’t been following along on our Twitter, Facebook or Instagram channels (which we have a very hard time believing), we are currently accepting team name submissions for every FCFL team. We’ve had an amazing time reading through your submissions, and can’t wait to see what else you’ve got up your sleeves. Just be sure your team names will provide a phenomenal hashtag that will make every other team’s look lame and like complete garbage. We don’t want you to end up like the New York Mets or the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Categories
Uncategorized

FAN Take – What’s Your Price?

By Annalece Montgomery

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!

Over the summer, we shared a story about a VERY disgruntled New York Knicks fan looking to sell his fandom to the highest bidder. Evan Perlmutter went to eBay to put his allegiance up for sale, saying he promised to “throw out my awesome Knicks trash can”, “burn no less than three articles of Knicks memorabilia” and root “whole-heartly” for whichever team the auction’s winner chooses. His opening bid request was for $1,973 in honor of the Knicks’ last championship in 1973. The winning bidder, James Riedel, assigned Perlmutter to his new team, the Los Angeles Lakers, for $3,500. Unfortunately for him, the Lakers are off to a rockier start than the Knicks.

That brings us to the World Series. Last night, the Boston Red Sox took home the win for Game 2 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, leading the series 2-0. For those somehow unaware, both teams have severe rivalries with teams from their respective areas. Fans of the Red Sox completely detest the New York Yankees. Fans of the San Francisco Giants would rather see anyone else in the World Series than the Los Angeles Dodgers.

This year the series really is a battle of the best of the west and east coast, so we’re wondering if there are fans willing to cast aside their fandom to see a trophy brought home to their state or region. Giants fans, are you sticking to your guns and rooting for anyone BUT the Dodgers, or do you want to see the title back in California? What about the Yankees fans – are you rooting for the demise of Boston? If your least favorite team made it to any kind of championship series, would you root against them out of allegiance to your own team? Or would you want to see the best team win? We want to know!

Power To The Fans!