I would like to thank Chris Cooley, TE of the Washington Redskins, who recently decided to have the “Throwback” represent the Redskin’s Fantasy Football League. Cooley is the league’s commissioner and wanted to add some more excitement to the Redskin’s league. Many of the players can be seen on a video, unfamiliar with the basic rules of fantasy- including Santana Moss and Jason Campbell. I must say it was pretty funny to see.
However, Cooley was not very impressed with his teammates and thought a trophy would help. Well, we’re confident Chris should have no more concerns now that the Redskins will be playing for the “Throwback.” -DM
Fantasy men everywhere be forewarned. As we struggle to put together our line-ups and agonize over whether starting a goal line specialist is a wise move, our “loved ones” are finding strength in numbers. The women at WomenAgainstFantasySports.com have given a platform for our wives, girlfriends and female counterparts to speak out against what we know is hard and strenuous work. I wouldn’t expect my wife to understand the endless hours and months of preparation it takes to be prepared for my football draft. She may never even accept the notion that my league’s golf outing is part of “clearing one’s mind” in order to be more focused on the next days festivities. Or how a fantasy league barbecue is really necessary in the overall scheme of things. Regardless, I never figured she would find other women who seem to share her same view. Check ’em out:
And men, as a final warning, be prepared when your “loved one” starts wearing the panties underwear they offer on their site! As you can see, they take direct aim at what should be considered sacred. I mean, come on! Doesn’t my wife know that I am watching 12 hours of football every Sunday for the two of us?
FantasyTrophies.com hits the hardwood with the Utah Jazz. We’re excited to say that our trophies are now branching out to fans in the NBA as well. We recently signed a deal that will provide an “Armchair Big Man” trophy to the Utah Jazz fantasy game winner. You can enter the contest to win this prized trophy at http://my.utahjazz.com/jazz/login.jsp.” In addition, we are sponsoring the articles by James Morris, the fantasy sports writer for the Utah Jazz. Check ’em out!
I’ve received request after request from guys in leagues that said they just wanted a small one. A trophy that is–that they could put on a bookshelf and obviously rub in a buddy’s face. Something that they could hold on to after the league trophy has left them for another proud recipient. Well, I’m proud to say that the Armchair Quarterback Option has been born. It will be up on the site soon, but this is an early picture of what it looks like. If you’re interested in pre-ordering one just contact us and we can get one out to you. But for now I’d be thrilled to hear any feedback. What do you think?–DM
The FANTASY NASCAR TROPHY is finished!! I’ve decided to give you NASCAR fans a first glimpse at what you have been asking for–a fantasy NASCAR trophy like no other. Here it is. Please be patient. The photos have been sent to the web designer and will soon be up on the site. However, you can contact us if you want to place an early order. What do you think?–DM
Well, maybe it’s not a cup, but a NASCAR trophy like no other. Yes, the sculpture has made its way on to the mold making stage and it is almost ready to be poured. I’m really pushing to get it up on the site within the next 2-3 weeks so that it can be out before the end of the season. -DM
The sculpting process has nearly come to an end and the mold making stage closes in. I’m excited to say that I have almost finished up the new NASCAR fantasy trophy and soon it will be part of the FANTASYTROPHIES.COM family. I still don’t want to give away the details of the new sculpture, but it definitely captures the essence of NASCAR and the passion of it’s fans. I’m shooting for having this new trophy up on the site within the month so make sure to check back in from time to time. –DM
Yes, it’s true. The Fantasy NASCAR trophy is finally on it’s way. Today I started the process of turning a lump of clay into what will soon become the greatest Fantasy NASCAR trophy you can find. I don’t want to give away any details just yet, but keep checking in to get the latest on it’s progress. Also, I’d be thrilled to hear any suggestions from you diehards out there as I sculpt. Do you have anything you’d like to see on this new trophy? Thanks, Dave
All trophies begin their journey in a shop in Brooklyn just under the BQE and in view of the Statue of Liberty. It’s here that I spend weeks and sometimes months sculpting a lump of clay into what I believe truly represents what fantasy sports are all about.
After the sculpture is complete a rubber mold needs to be made. The mold making process is key and having expert mold makers is vital to getting exactly what is wanted.
Once the mold is made trophies can be cast. Each trophy is poured from a rigid urethane compound by hand and then separated from the mold. It’s at this stage that the trophy truly takes its shape.
Once the cast trophy is pulled from the mold it moves on to the finishing stage. Here it is given a bronze finish that is applied by hand.
While the trophy is being cast and finished the solid oak bases are being cut, sanded and assembled. All bases are then given a polyurethane finish.
The finished trophy is then hand pack and shipped out to you.