I wasn’t going to do this, but Caleb forced my hand. I’ll explain.

My older brother Caleb and I are fantasy football freaks, as it were, and have recently been introduced to a new concept of fantasy football; a new concept of sports actually. A few former NFL players and some networking moguls decided to purchase an arena football team and then give it back to the people. What that means, is that the fans will control the team. Excited yet? Wait- there’s more. The fans will decide everything, the city the team is from, the team name, logo, mascot, coach, players, even down to the plays called in the games! Wow! What an oprotunity. What an idea!

The team will officially launch next season in 2017, but now, the owners of this team are building a franchise of fans,(hence FANchise). By sharing the website url and getting people to sign up, the owners are building a huge fan base already. But, there is still more. The top 100 fans, (the ones who have occupy later the most points, which are earned by sharing and reffering the website to others), will be given rewards, (eg: autographed merchandise, tickets, 2x voting power, etc…), the highest reward goes to first place, to whom is given a position on the advisory board!

This is a new and brilliant concept for sports. Giving the fans what they want, but also getting them involved in the game on a new level. How can a few marketing geniuses and two or three Pro Bowlers gather this much support and get this many people behind a common cause, and the Church of God cannot. Maybe we’re just thinking wrong, maybe we need to start changing the way people think about God, like these people are changing the way people think about sports. Just a thought…

Anyway, Caleb and I have been vying for the top spots in this FANchise competition and I saw that he posted it on his blog… Well, I couldn’t let that pass without at least letting you know about it. Really though, it is a great opportunity to make a difference in the sports industry. At least to get your foot in the door, build relationships, and show the love of Christ to a whole new world. Anyway, it’s fun, and I’d like to ask you all to help me out.

You can help by signing up for a free account with your name and email address. 

Click the following link to visit the site: FANchise.com

The site will send you a confirmation email, and when you click on the link, we both get points. Even if you’re not into this kind of thing, if you sign up, I get points. Remember, whatever you do, even if it’s fantasy football, do all to the glory of God. Find chances to reach others for Christ.

As always, thanks for reading.

–the anonymous novelist

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