I’m sitting here watching the AFC championship game while getting things ready for my trip out to Vegas tomorrow. The Fantasy Sports Trade Association is holding it’s annual winter conference this year in sin city and FantasyTrophies will be there. It’s times like this that I think back to when I was sculpting trophies out of my parent’s garage. Yes, FantasyTrophies has come a long way since those days.
Back then I never really thought I’d be rubbing elbows with the heavyweights of fantasy sports. Companies like Rotoworld, CBS Sportsline, ESPN and Fanball to name a few. All of them will be there and once again see what we bring to the table–literally. We’ll have a table at the conference with our product set up on it. The Throwback, Armchair Quarterback, Armchair Ace, Ultimate Loser and the Armchair Mini will all be on display along with all of our other trophies.
The greatest part is that no matter how much of a “big shot” in the fantasy world someone may be, they all respond to our trophies the same way. They all have the same connection as that of the guys in a league out in Wichita, Kansas. The same as my buddies back in Cleveland, Ohio or the numerous leagues I’ve sold to around the country. It’s all the same. Our trophies, no doubt, connect with anyone who has ever sat through a 5 hour draft or known the feeling of getting bumped in the playoffs by their buddy’s crappy team. They also exemplify the overall dedication, strategy and luck it takes to be involved in fantasy sports. Yes, our trophies truly capture the essence of fantasy sports and it’s always a thrill to share them with the rest of the fantasy world. Vegas, here we come. -DM