Marshawn Lynch and his former teammate will be team owners/captains in the new Fan Controlled Football League, set to kick off in June.
How will it work?
The two players will handle day-to-day operations and work alongside their team’s fans to create the brand, voice and personality of their respective clubs. The fans will control the roster, the coaching staff and the play-calling.
Said Lynch on his interest in the opportunity: “Tech, gaming, and football, plus I get to really run this sh*t. That’s what’s up.”
The bottom line:
The FCFL is being billed as the 'real life Madden.' With two fan-favorite NFL stars on board, the league is creating an exciting blueprint for the future of fan engagement.
Fox Sports announced a new long-term television deal with the New York Racing Association.
The deal makes Fox Sports the primary national carrier for the NYRA and means that nearly every race from Saratoga Race Course and Belmont Park will be televised, enabling bettors to better follow their wagers.
Multinational broadcaster Eleven Sports has announced the launch of an innovative new viewing feature that will allow fans in its OTT markets to watch live action together in the same online space at the same time.
Watch Together represents a world-first for the sports market, and will enable subscribers to create a ‘room’ and invite up to four fans to watch the same live sports event with them.
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