Every year I’m a nut for fantasy football. I don’t know why, exactly, but it’s a guilty pleasure. Usually I just pester friends to play, but this year I figured I’d invite everyone to play. This game is called “Survival Football” and it couldn’t be easier or less time-consuming. Each week, you just pick one team to win. If that team wins their game, you survive and advance to the next week. If they lose, you’re out for the season. The winner is the one who’s left standing at (or before) the end of the season with no wrong picks. The only catch is that you can pick each team only one time throughout the season.
You need a Yahoo ID to play (they’re free) and the game is limited by Yahoo to fifty players. Simply follow the instructions below if you want to play along. But make sure you don’t forget to pick a team one week or you’re out just as surely as if you picked a loser.
Since I potentially won’t know all of you playing, please choose a team name that starts with your last (or first) name and ends with something to do with beer, since that’s why we’re all here. For example, if your name is Smith then you could pick a team name like the “Smith Stouts,” “Smith’s Spent Grain” or something like that.
In order to play, just go to Survival Football, click the “Sign Up” button and choose to “Join an Existing Group”, then “Join a Private Group”. Then, when prompted, enter the following information…
Group ID#: 14773
Yahoo will send you a confirmation with further details once you have completed the registration process.
— Survival Football Commissioner