The Hornets247 Fantasy Football League

Published: August 21, 2012

Are you ready for some (fantasy) football?

Okay, so it’s not directly basketball related, but the NBA season doesn’t start until October. If you’re like me, you’ll probably spend that time thinking/talking about the Hornets and watching football. If you’re like Tom Benson, you are an actual owner of a football team and a basketball team.

Since we pretend we own the Hornets regularly here, we figured we’d also help you with the second part of pretending to be Tom Benson. And we’ve got two options for you!

First, we have our actual fantasy football league in which Joe, Mason, Michael and I will compete with eight randomly selected readers. If you want to play, you have follow us on twitter, @hornets247, and tweet out why you’re excited Tom Benson is the Hornets owner. Don’t forget, you have to follow us on twitter and include @hornets247 in your message. The draft will be held on August 29th at 7 pm CST. So if you want to join, please make sure you can make the draft.

Second, we have an eliminator league setup for everyone to join. Make your picks weekly during the season and compete for eternal glory! Or a t-shirt. Whichever you prefer. Go here to join the league. The group ID is 2244 and the password is “hornets247” minus the quotes.

So tweet why you’re excited about the Hornets new owner to @hornets247 and join the eliminator league. We may be a basketball blog, but we’re also ready for some football.


  1. Mason Ginsberg

    August 21, 2012 at 7:06 am

    As Jake said, you need to follow @Hornets247 on Twitter to be eligible for the actual fantasy football league; that being said, following the four of us individually (@NOLAJake, @McNamara247, @GerrityJoe, & @WhoDatHornet88) certainly wouldn’t hurt your chances either. Looking forward to beating all of you in the same way that Team USA did to every other country in the Olympics!

  2. Nate

    August 21, 2012 at 8:29 am

    I am excited about the Hornets new ownership because of stability.
    With the future of the team being more stable we don’t have to worry about the team moving from the city and this combined with the Spurs/Thunder-like culture being instituted by DellMonty will be attractive to prospective free agents.

    I am, however, very concerned about Benson’s idea to rebrand the team. I really hope they stay the Hornets, because most of the other ideas I’ve heard sound like WNBA teams.

  3. Josh

    August 21, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    So if we don’t have a Twitter account we can’t play?

    • Jake Madison

      August 21, 2012 at 4:56 pm

      I’m keeping track of everyone who tweets something and since they follow @hornets247, I can direct message everyone on how to join the league.

      It only takes like 5 minutes to make a twitter account. Follow @hornets247 and tweet something. You don’t have to use twitter every again after that.

  4. Nick Malone aka Yankeesman77

    August 21, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I just put in my tweet and am excited. I also hope when Basketball season rolls around, we could get a Fantasy BBall league going too.

    Albeit from Long Island, I am the biggest Hornets fan you’ll meet from the Big Apple state.

  5. Patrick

    August 22, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Just tweeted. Am I too late, have all spots been filled? Missed this article until I logged on tonight.

    • Jake Madison

      August 23, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Haven’t picked yet. Most likely tonight/tomorrow

  6. Ben

    August 25, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I don’t think I got in but If I wear my short to the saints game and tweet a picture of it, would that be enough to earn a spot #worthashot

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