Dateline – WASHINGTON (the state) – Last week Commissioner Craig Cottle announced the establishment of the new Greyhavens Fantasy Football League. The fledging league will begin operations for the 2009 season and hopes to provide fun and excitement for members of the league and their families. “The last several years have been pretty tough for us 49er fans, and we know we’re not alone. We hope this new league will give us something additional to get excited about,” Commissioner Cottle said. Left unsaid was that it looks like it may be another tough year for 49er fans.
The GFFL is currently comprised of the three founding teams: Dunedain, The Hand of David, and Snowmen. There remains room for additional teams, and in fact the league needs more teams in order to provide the hoped for fun and excitement. Cottle is on record as saying “we would like to open the season with at least six teams, would feel comfortable with eight, and could handle as many as ten.”
There has been an emphasis in the league on simplicity. Keeping it simple should attract the appropriate demographic to the new league. “We’re not looking for the hardcore fantasy player,” Cottle said, “rather those that have considered playing in a fantasy league, but hadn’t gotten around to it yet. This, our inaugural year, will focus primarily on offense, have simplified scoring, and we anticipate minimal trading activity.” Of primary importance at the outset is the simplified draft format: owners need only rank the available players in order of preference and the draft will all be handled automatically on September 6th.
Team owners should register their teams for the GFFL as early as possible, but will have the next two weeks to rank their players for the draft. To register, simply visit the league’s website at join firstname.lastname@example.org’s custom league . Any questions can be directed to Commissioner Cottle at email@example.com or via any of his web presences (Live, From Wherever I Am, All Cottles Great and Small, Facebook, and even Twitter).