Atheist fantasy football!

My friend Courtney has convinced me I should try fantasy football.  She is willing to commissioner a league (whatever that means) for atheists.

So, we need ten atheists who want to compete in a fantasy football league.  First ten people to email their wish to play to wwjtd21[at]gmail[dot]com get in.

The name of my team?  Tears of Tebow.  :P

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    Is that a Smokey Robinson shout-out?

  • Tony •King of the Hellmouth•


    The name of my team? Tears of Tebow.

    If I win, can I get a night of hot ghey-consensual-secks with Tim Tebow?

  • DaveL
  • sisu

    I’m in! Now to think of a good team name…

  • Paul

    If you are restricted to choosing only atheist football players, this could be a little tricky…

  • Parse

    More on the Fantasy Football versus D&D, via Sheldon: link
    (Gelatinous Cubes? No! Gelatinous Guts? Yes!)

  • ccaldwell314

    Hey All! Courtney here, I’ll be commissioning this thing. :) Here’s a little bit about the league, if you’re curious.

    This is a 10-Team, Head-To-Head PPR (Points Per Reception) League. You can view the full scoring settings here:

    Our draft will be held Sunday August 26th at 5 PM CST. It will be a snake draft.

    Your starting roster will be as follows:

    QB Quarterback
    RB Running Back
    RB Running Back
    WR Wide Receiver
    WR Wide Receiver
    TE Tight End
    FLEX RB/WR or TE
    D/ST Team Defense/Special Teams
    K Place Kicker

    You will also have 7 bench spots you can use to swap out players who have a Bye Week. These can be filled with any position you like – hell, pick 7 kickers if you want. ;)

    Hopefully this answers any questions y’all might have! Please feel free to reply with any others.

  • pipenta

    This atheist’s fantasy football would be a solo sport with boards out in the ocean waves.

    No, wait, that’s surfing.

  • mcbender

    The only fantasies I have about “foot ball” involve my foot colliding with the balls of various misogynistic persons. Granted, that’s not necessarily an unpleasant thing to fantasise about, but I don’t see why it needs to be organised into a league…

    (Yes, I am aware this is a terrible joke, and not in particularly good taste.)

  • Lyfa

    So is this the football where you kick a ball with your foot(european version), or the one where you throw an egg with your hands(american version)? =)

    • Reginald Selkirk

      The latter.

  • robb

    lol. i like your team name JT.

  • ButchKitties

    Half the fun of fantasy football is coming up with the team name. So many puns.

    Reading Dwayne Bowe
    Vinatieriyaki Sauce
    No Punt Intended
    Stafford Infection
    Medulla Amendola
    Arian Foster The People

  • Sisu

    Are you going to be sending out an email invite I assume? What website are we going to be using?

    @ButchKitties one of my favorites of recent years is the Favre Dollar Footlong. :)

  • ccaldwell314

    @Sisu- We are using ESPN, and email invites will be sent out shortly. :-)

    • Lou Doench

      Got mine… The Queen City Approved Males are ready to go, assuming that’s ok with the ladies…;)

  • Laen

    I am trying to figure out if I missed someone on the second league email? We seem to be down one player and I’m not sure if I missed them, they aren’t interested in joining, they haven’t had time yet, or just refuse to interact with my hotmail account. =) If you received JT’s consolation email and are still interested in playing respond and I will send out an invite. First come first serve on the open spot.

    • Pepe

      I sent JT an email and didn’t receive a consolation email. Maybe I was missed?

      • Laen

        laen at hotmail dot com

        Send me your email and I will send you an invite.

        • Pepe

          Email just sent. Thanks!

  • Rebecca Hensler

    Oh man do I wish I had time for this! Maybe next year. What a fracking amazing idea!

  • Sisu

    Hey, I never got an email from Cortney or JT…. not sure if anyone is still reading here but I am still interested.

    • ccaldwell314

      @Sisu- Shoot me an email to Skeptictexan @ gmail .com with your email address and I will see which league you’re supposed to be in.

      • sisu

        email has been shot! Thanks Courtney. :)