Ezekiel Elliott becomes co-owner of the National Fantasy Football Convention

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The second National Fantasy Football Convention launches this weekend in Texas, and a prominent Dallas Cowboys player has joined a prominent former Cowboys player as an owner of the event.

According to Clarence E. Hill, Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, running back Ezekiel Elliott has become one of the owners of the National Fantasy Football Convention. The ownership group now includes Elliott and former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

Elliott’s role makes sense, since he actually will be attending the convention. Romo skipped the event last year and this year, opting instead for the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship.

The NFFC will feature 200 players, including Rams running back Todd Gurley, Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

13 responses to “Ezekiel Elliott becomes co-owner of the National Fantasy Football Convention

  1. Duh, of COURSE the goal is to make money off of fans.
    THAT is every players plan, make as much salary as possible, cry to the media that you are “poor” compared to other NFLPA players, and then refuse to discuss your other revenue streams such as endorsements, side businesses, etc. so that the media, and indirectly, the fans perceive that you are “poor”.
    So NFLPA players are just as much, if not more, as greedy as the NFL owners out to be (although media makes sure to always advance the narrative that all NFLPA players are “poor” and “oppressed”).

  2. waynefontesismyfather says:
    July 12, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Yeah, a real solid investment there. *eye roll

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    Is this trolling or have you not noticed how big fantasy sports have become? Dedicated television, radio shows, websites. I don’t even want to know how much money is being spent on fantasy each year.
    I’d say it’s a pretty smart investment. You charge fans to enter and you charge advertisers to attend.

  3. Zeke was a bit dismayed to learn that what he bought consisted of a bunch of used computers operated by pale, acne scarred individuals with a fear of the outdoors. Headquartered in “Mom’s basement”.

  4. I really wish we got to see a healthy Tony with Zeke.
    He’s made Dak Prescott look like a first rounder.
    And he’s probably as responsible for Dak’s notoriety as the star on his helmet.

  5. thegreatgabbert says:
    July 12, 2018 at 1:12 pm
    Zeke was a bit dismayed to learn that what he bought consisted of a bunch of used computers operated by pale, acne scarred individuals with a fear of the outdoors. Headquartered in “Mom’s basement”.

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    It’s not just Mrs Manning’s basement. Archie owns half of it. And those are authentic, game-used computers.

    Signed,
    Eli

  6. I have always failed to see how sports leagues are so “adamant” about sports gambling, but turn a blind eye on any athlete playing fantasy sports, even in their own league. The majority of fantasy leagues involved at least a little money changing hands, so there is at least a bit of a gambling feel to it. And, if it is in their own sport, they could potentially affect an outcome for themselves.

  7. Solid investment in a growing industry. FanDuel just joined forced with the horse racing folks, online casino/sportsbook, and another FF site yesterday, so it will be merged with gambling on sister sites.

    Oh, and “Yay for fans who know how to correctly analyze something other than W-L totals!” Last time I checked, only one team wins it all, and that lazy media narrative about how rings are the only thing that counts are just that – lazy.

  8. Ezekiel Elliott becomes co-owner of the National Fantasy Football Convention
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    Conflict of interest

  9. good a player controlled FFF entity. more power to them—the players deserve it, and more.

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