The 2008 East Coast Football Club (ECFC) live draft was today. Below is my new team’s roster. A few changes this year to the league to the roster:
I think this should make for a much more interesting and active season. Shortening the bench and limiting the required starters should be fun. In short, it’s more like a real team: 1 each of the 4 specialty positions + 2 extra specialty players to lineup wherever you want.
Anyway, that was the big change to the league rules. Still sticking with 1 pt/20 yards passing, 1 pt/10 yards rushing, 1 pt/reception.
Team Name & Logo
I’ve also changed my team name and logo again. It’s honestly one of the more fun and creative thing I try to do each year. This year my team name is Panthera. My logo is above – the orange lion. If you’re not familiar with where these come from, the lion is borrowed from the South Holland Provencal flag. The orange isn’t unusual in the Netherlands because the nation was ‘founded’ by William of Orange who defended the protestant Dutch nation against the Spanish Catholics (who eventually assassinated him) in the 1500’s. The current Dutch Royal Family has almost always been from the House of Orange-Nassau. All that to say, the Dutch like orange.
The name, Panthera, is actually not an actual animal or thing. It’s a group of animals. A genus of big cats. There are only 4 animals in the genus Panthera: the Tiger, Lion, Jaguar, and Leopard. They are also the only cats that can roar (bet you didn’t realize that, did you?). So my team aren’t just tigers or jaguars or lions or leopards, we are a combination of all the big cats! Roar!
(yes, I like to put a little thought and research to my team names)
I was fortunate to get the first pick in this year’s draft. I always go for a RB first, but this year I was seriously thinking about taking Brady in round 1. But as you can see below, I didn’t.
Panthera 2008 Draft Roster
QB: Tony Romo
RB: LaDainian Tomlinson
WR: Anquan Bolden
TE: Jeremy Shockey
PK: Nate Keading
FLEX: Brandon Jacobs, Laveranues Coles
Bench: Matt Schaub, Selvin Young, Kevin Curtis, Ted Ginn, Ben Watson
So how did I do?