FCF - Fan Controlled Football League

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Re: FCF - Fan Controlled Football League

Post by MarkNelson » Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:51 pm

Aw, Let Brees and Brady hug it out. Seriously though, why can’t we have an NFL playoffs without Brady?

As for the FCF I don’t get it yet. But, I signed up for it, and I’m watching the development. I just don’t know if I will be able to get into it...

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Re: FCF - Fan Controlled Football League

Post by Tank55 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:22 pm

Do we still not know the schedule for this? Everything I can find just says "February".
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Re: FCF - Fan Controlled Football League

Post by GDAWG » Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:18 pm

Tank55 wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:22 pm
Do we still not know the schedule for this? Everything I can find just says "February".
February 13th according to a post on their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/FCFL/posts/4278689458824279

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Re: FCF - Fan Controlled Football League

Post by johnnyangryfuzzball » Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:49 am

GDAWG wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:18 pm
Tank55 wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:22 pm
Do we still not know the schedule for this? Everything I can find just says "February".
February 13th according to a post on their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/FCFL/posts/4278689458824279
The weekend after the Super Bowl. Clichéd, yes, but it is a proven way to get eyeballs, as the 2001 XFL, AAF and 2020 XFL showed. (Though arena football wasn't as successful.)

Will being buried on an online gaming platform negate that, though? The casual channel surfer is not going to go on Twitch looking for football. I get they're looking for a younger audience but their viewing habits are far different.

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Re: FCF - Fan Controlled Football League

Post by GDAWG » Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:06 pm

johnnyangryfuzzball wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:49 am
GDAWG wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:18 pm
Tank55 wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:22 pm
Do we still not know the schedule for this? Everything I can find just says "February".
February 13th according to a post on their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/FCFL/posts/4278689458824279
The weekend after the Super Bowl. Clichéd, yes, but it is a proven way to get eyeballs, as the 2001 XFL, AAF and 2020 XFL showed. (Though arena football wasn't as successful.)

Will being buried on an online gaming platform negate that, though? The casual channel surfer is not going to go on Twitch looking for football. I get they're looking for a younger audience but their viewing habits are far different.
Twitch has been more than just "people streaming video games" as of late. Sure, there's still a lot of that, but also a lot of pro wrestling, talk shows and podcasts live recordings, movie watching (MST3K and RiffTrax) and Sports (NBA G League, NWSL, NBA, NFL Thursday Night Football).

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Re: FCF - Fan Controlled Football League

Post by 4th&long » Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:57 pm

Gimmick league.

Hoping on Social Feedia to drive interest for betting.

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Re: FCF - Fan Controlled Football League

Post by GDAWG » Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:30 am

A few major highlights:

contact football with standard pads
20 minute halves / 6 minute halftimes. Goal is 1hr games
No kickoffs, punts, or field goals
7-on-7 instead of 8-on-8, but still 3 down linemen)
some rules are still being voted on by fans (OT style, DPI penalty, player and team penalty accrual punishments, onsite kickoff equivalent, etc.)
fans can also earn "powers" for their team and activate them in game as well (extra timeouts, 5th down, etc.)
most rosters are redrafted each week except for 2-3 "tagged" players on each team. Defenses and Offensive Lines are each drafted as entire groups

A few other unrelated notes about the league:

About 5 weekly shows with players and coaches live streaming on Twitch, along with their companion talk show on there now.
Fans can invest in individual teams via startup funding website Republic: https://republic.co/fcf-beasts (more interesting notes on the business model here as well)
They're also beta testing the app this week too: https://fcf-beta-test.kickoffpages.com/

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Re: FCF - Fan Controlled Football League

Post by Tank55 » Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:58 pm

Oh man, it sounds so dumb that it might actually be a little fun. I'm firmly on the FCS bandwagon, but I'll try to check out a game.

Did Manziel actually show up?
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Re: FCF - Fan Controlled Football League

Post by GDAWG » Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:41 pm

Tank55 wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:58 pm
Oh man, it sounds so dumb that it might actually be a little fun. I'm firmly on the FCS bandwagon, but I'll try to check out a game.

Did Manziel actually show up?
He did. Whether he stays is another matter.

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Re: FCF - Fan Controlled Football League

Post by johnnyangryfuzzball » Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:55 pm

GDAWG wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:41 pm
Tank55 wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:58 pm
Oh man, it sounds so dumb that it might actually be a little fun. I'm firmly on the FCS bandwagon, but I'll try to check out a game.

Did Manziel actually show up?
He did. Whether he stays is another matter.
Look, he's not Michael Sam.

I don't think Johnny's ever quit on a team midseason. Kicked out of the CFL once, yes, but this is one step above backyard rules in terms of formality and the owner is a personal friend of his. I doubt FCF is going to kick its most bankable star out unless there's a major disaster.

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