By Ken Fuchs, vice president of Yahoo! global media and head of Yahoo! Sports and Games
What does August mean to me? With my Cubs long gone (again), it’s time for training camp, preseason, mock drafts, sleepers and keepers… and Fantasy Football!
On August 24th, we’re teaming up with Buffalo Wild Wings, the official destination of Yahoo! Fantasy Football and best place to host every draft party, to create a new national holiday just for fantasy fans - “Buffalo Wild Wings and Yahoo Fantasy Football National Draft Day,” the first ever nationwide draft party and a celebration of our collective love for Fantasy Football.
So on the 24th, all Yahoo! Fantasy Football managers can go to any one of the participating 935 local Buffalo Wild Wings to get draft advice, some free swag, and enjoy some wings and beer - and draft their Fantasy Football teams. Whatever you do, don’t forget to make a reservation first, as seats will fill up fast. Leagues will receive draft kits that include coupons for $100 in free B-Dubs food at future visits, a championship brag flag and t-shirts (until they run out!). For those fans who are in the Dallas or Minneapolis areas, you’ll get to hang out with Yahoo! Fantasy Football leading experts Brad “Big Noise” Evans and Andy Behrens and pick their brains before you draft.
The entire celebration will be hosted by Fantasy Football experts Brandon Funston and Kay Adams from the Yahoo! Sports studio and will be streamed to every Buffalo Wild Wings location as well as to Yahoo! Sports’ 50 million sports users 12-2 PM, CST.
So, to get into full-on fantasy mode, be sure to grab our new app, watch our new shows, check out Commissioner Appreciation Days, enter Name Time Decision (do you have the best ever fantasy team name?) and never forget Legendary Moments in Fantasy Football.
Get to it – This is YOUR Year - And Happy National Draft Day!