Yahoo Gets Mayors In On Fantasy Football Action

    August 12, 2009

Yahoo is trying something a little different this year to promote its popular fantasy football season.

The company that says it has never been a search engine is holding the Yahoo Sports Mayoral Face-off competition, which will pit 11 mayors against each other in fantasy football.

The fantasy season starts on September 10 and ends on December 28. The mayor who does the best in fantasy footballs takes home $15,000 for the local non-profit sports program of their choice. A second prize of $15,000 will be given to the city that receives the most votes from fantasy fans.

Mayors who are competing in the competition include:

Byron Brown (Buffalo, NY)
— Buddy Dyer (Orlando, FL)
— Jim Schmitt (Green Bay, WI)
— Luke R. Ravenstahl (Pittsburgh, PA)
— Ron Dellums (Oakland, CA)
— Kevin Johnson (Sacramento, CA)
— Mark Funkhouser (Kansas City, MO)
— Gavin Newsom (San Francisco, CA)
— R.T. Rybak (Minneapolis, MN)
— Pam Iorio (Tampa Bay, FL)
–Mick Cornett (Oklahoma City, OK)

During the season fans can check out the mayors’ starting line-ups and team roster changers here.

Starting on Thursday, August 13 fans can also help their favorite city win $15,000 by voting here. The winning city with the most passionate fantasy football fans will be announced on September 11, 2009. The winner of the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Mayoral Face-off will be announced on January 11, 2010.