The 2015 season of the HFFL is here!
The long, football-less summer is almost over and we’re on the cusp of the most wonderful time of the year: Fantasy Football season! And this syllabus will provide everything you need to prepare yourself for the best fantasy football season ever!
We have a number of rookies joining us this year, so welcome them! For you newbies, you should read over everything carefully so you understand how the HFFL runs.
The HFFL exists as 3 separate leagues of 12 teams each, but they are all part of the HFFL universe! There are two lower leagues and one upper league. The lower leagues are the Premier League (PL) and the Elite League (EL) and the upper league is known as The League of Champions (LOC).
Everyone starts out in one of the lower leagues. To get to the League of Champions, you have to earn your way in. Those managers playing in the League of Champions this year won their way in last year. More on advancement later.
Our leagues are hosted on Yahoo Sports. It’s a pretty great platform and it’s free!
This year, the leagues and draft orders look like this:
|League of Champions||Premier League||Elite League|
|1||Jake L||Tyler L||Darren J^|
|2||Ron R||Mike D||Chris T|
|3||Dan H||Russ N||Johnathan S*|
|4||Bret H||Nick G*||Nick L|
|5||Peter C||Sam E||Wayne T|
|6||Mark E||Bob D||Cory E|
|7||Joel B||Denny de||Chris W|
|8||Chris A||Brian P||Nate E|
|9||Jim R||Matt R *||Eric H*|
|10||Hyatt H||Andrew L*||Caleb Z*|
|11||Eric M||Luke A||Aaron W|
|12||Tom Mc||Spencer P||Jon F|
*Denotes a rookie this year
^Denotes that Darren J is coming out of retirement!
Playoffs and Advancement
Because some of us just can’t get enough, there are a couple of side games you’re invited to play along with as well. These games are open to anyone, so if there are other church friends who might be interested, invite them to play!
1. NFL Pick’em!
In this game, you pick the winners of every NFL game each week. You get points for correct guesses and the best predictor at the end of the year (including playoffs) wins! Your lowest week score is dropped, so you are afforded one missed week or one week of bad guesses. Like I said, this game is also open to anyone from Hiawatha Church, not just HFFL guys. So feel free to share this with others. Click here to join the game! The group ID is 1825 and the password is “river”.
2. NFL Survival Picks!
This game is similar to the Pick’em game. Each week, you pick ONE NFL team to win their game that week. If you’re correct, you stay in the game, but you can never pick that team to win again. If you’re wrong, you’re out of the game. The winner is the one who stays alive the longest with their picks! Super fun and a little scary. Click here to join Survival. The group ID is 1051 and the password is “river”.
Play one or both!
HFFL Universal Blast
Each week, you can expect a goofy wrap-up post/email to appear in your inbox: The HFFL Universal Blast. In previous years, these have been drafted as emails, but I’m moving to drafting them in a blog and using an email distriubution from there. This is mostly a background change as you’ll still get an email every week like before, but it will look slightly different. If you don’t want an email and would rather just read on the website (or ignore it completely), let me know and I’ll remove your email from the list. Otherwise, check HiawathaFantasyFootball.com which houses all the back-issues of the Blast and lots of other information – including career statistics for everyone and other geeky numbers.
Also, you can email all 36 guys in the HFFL by emailing to “blast[at]hiawathafantasyfootball[dot]com”!
Okay, that should do it! Check your email for your official invite to your Yahoo league, click through and set up your team!
Let’s get this party started!