A pal of ours reached out yesterday to ask if we could help spread the word regarding Lenovo’s for new “Fantasy Coach of the Year” contest, with the winner getting to be a real-life coach, to select one squad for the 2014 Pro Bowl.
At first, I wasn’t sure how relevant the info would be to the whole but since a few people were discussing FF strategies this morn, the fit may be there for one of you aspiring armchair QBs who want to test your luck. Think about it: you can play for bragging rights or that couple of hundred bucks in the office pool. Or, you could go big and be at the Pro Bowl.
If you stop reading after this sentence, just go to www.Lenovo.com/NFL for a rundown of the contest.
If you’re still reading, see the full press release below as well as a the first clip in a video series produced by The Onion which features Andrew Luck, Larry Fitzgerald and a few other pro ballers.
Fantasy football just got incredibly real. For the first time in NFL history – thanks to official league sponsor Lenovo’s Fantasy Coach of the Year contest1 – a fan will get to play real-life coach, joining the 2014 Pro Bowl Alumni Captains Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice, current NFL stars and another NFL.com fantasy football champion to help select one of the two teams playing in the 2014 game. The contest will be held on NFL.com/Fantasy, with all fantasy players on the website automatically entered into the contest.
Lenovo’s Fantasy Coach of the Year will be announced following the regular season. The Fantasy Coach of the Year will then participate in the Pro Bowl player draft that will air on Wednesday, January 22 on NFL Network. The grand prize winner will be flown to Hawaii to be a part of the team to help choose a Pro Bowl squad and to then see them in action during the 2014 Pro Bowl on Sunday, January 26, watching the first quarter from the sideline. In addition, the Lenovo Fantasy Coach of the Year will be crowned at the “Third Annual NFL Honors” show on Super Bowl eve, Saturday, February 1, at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The winner’s experience concludes with two tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII.
Lenovo’s Fantasy Coach of the Year will be determined using a unique algorithm combining win-loss percentages, league championships, a difficulty-of-league index and a “quality moves” indicator – taking into account sit/start point differential.