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Joe Vance (generalv) is the 2010 FanDuel Fantasy Football Champion! Joe is now $25,000 richer, which is a good thing to be in Las Vegas. What is he going to do with the money? You’ll have to watch the video.
Second place and $10,000 went to John Bogart (pudge) and third place and $5,000 went to Nathan Zegura (tfc_zegura).
Joe Vance (generalv) is currently in first place – and it looks like he’ll win the FFFC final – but the play that began to seal things for him was Peyton Manning’s second pick six. Joe was noticeably pleased, to say the least.
Joe Vance definitely enjoyed the TD that Donald Driver had earlier today against the 49ers. The one where Driver basically willed himself into the endzone. We didn’t manage to get Joe’s energetic yell on here, but he spoke with us about the play.
Before kickoff today, Joe Vance spoke with us about the FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship. He’s one of the 10 finalists in Las Vegas playing for $40,000.
Daniel Wilder, whose story you can read here, met us today for an interview to discuss the FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship. Daniel is one of the 10 finalists, and it’s clear he is ready for Sunday. He’s also extremely excited about, and you know what, if I were competing for $40,000 in prize money, I would be too.
With less than 24 hours until the FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship begins, we had the chance to speak with finalist John Lowery (you can read more about him here). Without giving too much away, John broke down for us a bit of the strategy that one needs to win a contest like the FFFC.
Cal Spears – one of the 10 finalists here in Vegas (you can read more about him here) – took the time to speak with us today in Las Vegas. Cal’s had the FFFC on his mind all week and sounds like he’s ready to roll on Sunday.
Luckily for all of you who didn’t win a seat, we’ll be interviewing the finalists throughout the day so you can pick up some pointers. Pointers that I’m sure will have you sitting where they are now next year.
So check in throughout the day for interviews with our winners who are competing in the finals.
It’s going to be quite an event, taking place at Lagasse’s Stadium at the Palazzo in Las Vegas. The final will be happening all day Sunday. It involves the finalists selecting players from only the Sunday morning and afternoon games, then we’ll watch to see what happens.
But we’ll have round the clock coverage all weekend even before the games start. We’ll be interviewing the finalists in person starting Friday. We’ll be asking about how they’re preparing, who they’re thinking about selecting, along with plenty of other questions (like how was the Spearmint Rhino last night?).
So if you didn’t win a trip to Vegas, no worries. You can still follow the final closely all weekend. And remember, we’ll be doing the FFFC again next year.
As many of you know, the FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship qualifiers didn’t end after 10 weeks thanks to the FFFC Second Chance. And Chris P took advantage of it. So let’s get to the details.
Name: Chris Prince
Family: Wife and two daughters
Occupation: Postal service employee
So, you won. You must be so pleased. How did it feel?
It felt great. I was very excited to have that second chance. I finished third one week. I was leading the whole day Sunday and then had to people pass me on Sunday Night Football because they had the Packers D. I’m a Packers fan, so I was rooting for them but at the same time was watching them cost me a spot in the final. So I was very happy to get that second chance.
What did your family say when you told them about your win?
They were pretty excited. My dad will be coming with me to Vegas. He was tracking my team all weekend as well.
Who came up big for you?
Philip Rivers and Mike Tolbert were the key. I was in 90th place after Sunday and I knew I had a chance if they played well. They did and I won by about six points.
Have you won anything like this in the past?
Nothing like this. I’ve been in fantasy leagues with coworkers and friends, but nothing like this.
Other than winning, what was the best thing about the FFFC/FanDuel?
I love the daily fantasy. It’s a completely different strategy. Plus the people on the site are great. And the FFFC was a great idea in terms of getting more people involved.
What do you do when you’re not winning fantasy football contests?
I go to school as well and spend a lot of time with the kids. I also find time for all kinds of sports like golf, football and basketball.
How did you find out about FanDuel?
I can’t really remember, honestly. Stumbled across it on the internet. I tried a few other daily fantasy sites, none of which were as good. FanDuel is my choice for daily fantasy.
Have you been playing FanDuel long?
Almost a year now. I started during the baseball season.
Have you been to Las Vegas before?
Yes, great town, looking forward to it. I would consider myself a veteran of Vegas.
If you won the $25,000 in the Grand Final, what would you spend it on?
To be honest, I’m trying not to get that far ahead. There are a lot of impressive fantasy minds that will be there. But if I did, probably have a nice Christmas.
The FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship Live Final is taking place this Sunday in Las Vegas. At the end of Sunday afternoon, one of the 10 finalists there will be crowned the FanDuel Fantasy Football Champion 2010 and win $25,000.
You will be able to follow along with the live action onsite.
More information to come…