Fantasy Football Finances

Apr 5, 2008

Is your fantasy football draft done online without a get together?  I understand if you have people who live far enough away that it just isn’t feasible.  I also understand if you choose to put aside some time during your workday or it’s easier for you to get to OK from your better half if you don’t actually leave the house.  I still think the best way to do a draft is getting together over beer and wings and such.  It’s half the fun really.  You can give the last place finisher crap and  ridicule the guy (girl) who made the trade that imploded his (her) team.  However, there are circumstances when getting everyone together is nearly impossible and the autodraft feature helps fill out the roster.  Judging by some of the people I’ve played with over the years, they’d be better off to have the computer picking any way.

Alternatively, say you do get together.  There’s always one owner who conveniently forgets their cash or checkbook.  It happens every year.  You’ve got to do everything in your power, just short of calling in a collection agency, to get the money, especially if there team is in the tank.  That’s a headache that the commissioner doesn’t need.

Well if you have either of these problems, I’ve discovered a solution .  Let me start by saying I have no affiliation with this service, but found it interesting and decided to pass it on to you.  It’s called League Safe

league-safe.gif League Safe is a free service (they collect the interest on your money I assume) that allows your owners to pay online.  The entry fees go  into one of LeagueSafe’s FDIC-insured partner bank (US Bank or The Bancorp Bank).  At the end of the season you just validate who the winners are and what the payouts are going to be.  Within three to ten days you get your money. 

If you’re on-the-fence about whether or not this is a good idea for your league, just know that fantasy guru Paul Charchian is the Founder and President of League Safe.

Paul Charchian

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6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Laura Drew
    April 5th, 2008 at 9:08 am #

    Nice write-up.

    Laura Drew
    League Safe

  2. Charch
    April 5th, 2008 at 9:14 am #

    Wow! Thanks, for the support, Ryan! As a new service, word of mouth from bloggers means a lot to me. We feel that this kind of product has been needed for a long time. Who hasn’t had some kind of problem with league payment/payout?

    Allow me to mention that the product works for all fantasy sports, not just football. If you end up using it for your fantasy baseball leagues, be sure to pass along any thoughts you have about the product.

    Thanks again, and please keep in touch!

    - Charch

  3. Pops
    April 5th, 2008 at 9:16 am #

    That’s a pretty good idea. League safe collects the interest and gets ad revenue without having to put up much. They offer a valuable service though.

  4. BDJP
    April 5th, 2008 at 11:37 am #

    Nice post Pops. Looking forward to seeing your football squad this season.

  5. Ryan Lester
    April 5th, 2008 at 1:03 pm #

    Knew you’d like the fantasy portion.
    BDJP – He’d have a fantasy stock market team.

  6. Ryan Lester
    April 5th, 2008 at 1:21 pm #

    Not a problem Laura & Charch. It was my pleasure bringing a cool idea some attention. Thanks for adding about the other sports.

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