Yahoo! Fantasy Football Mayoral Face-Off
While I haven’t found much success drafting Raiders heavy fantasy teams over the past few years, Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums may have a better chance with Yahoo’s “Mayoral Face-Off Challenge.” Yahoo has managed to gather Mayors from around the country to get into a Fantasy Football league where the winner takes home $15,000 for the city.
C’mon Dellums, do it for the Raiders.
Sunnyvale, Calif., August 12, 2009 – Yahoo! Sports, the web’s leading sports site and home of the #1 fantasy football game, will kick off its 12th fantasy football season by fostering some friendly competition among mayors from big football cities across the nation. The Yahoo! Sports Mayoral Face-off competition matches mayors head-to-head each week of the fantasy football season, which kicks off on September 10 and concludes on December 28. The winning mayor takes home $15,000 for the local non-profit sports program of his or her choice. And in a battle for civic pride, a second $15,000 donation will be awarded to the city with the most votes from fantasy fans.
Mayors who are putting their football prowess on the line for this competition include:
o Byron Brown (Buffalo, NY)
o Jim Schmitt (Green Bay, WI)
o Mark Funkhouser (Kansas City, MO)
o R.T. Rybak (Minneapolis)
o Ron Dellums (Oakland, CA)
o Mick Cornett (Oklahoma City, OK)
o Buddy Dyer (Orlando, FL)
o Luke R. Ravenstahl (Pittsburgh, PA)
o Kevin Johnson (Sacramento, CA)
o Gavin Newsom (San Francisco, CA)
o Pam Iorio (Tampa Bay, FL)