Besides making sure your Sundays, and Monday nights are free, the start of the NFL season means Fantasy Football. PC maker, and NFL sponsor, Lenovo has launched the Fantasy Coach of the Year contest, where one fan will get the chance to select one of the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl teams and a pair of Super Bowl tickets.
For the first time in NFL history – thanks to official league sponsor Lenovo’s Fantasy Coach of the Year contest – 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.
Fans can sign up today at www.NFL.com/Fantasy. A video series produced by The Onion promoting the contest has just gone live at www.Lenovo.com/NFL. Appearing in the videos are second-year stars Andrew Luck and Alfred Morris, along with several other NFL players: @LarryFitzgerald, @MattForte and Mason Crosby (@CrosbyKicks2). Throughout the season, these NFLers will interact on Twitter with the video’s hapless, fictional everyman coach, Brad Blevins (@BradMBlevins) as he tries to win his fantasy league.