YesterYear Fantasy Challenge Kicks Off New Season in Fantasy Sports

Retired Players Drafted in New Fantasy Sports Game Based on Historical Statistics

Charlotte, NC, February 12, 2010 --( YesterYear Fantasy Sports, the newest and most innovative company in the fantasy sports category announced today the launch of the YesterYear Fantasy Challenge. The Challenge brings the history of professional football back to life using historical data as the basis for the league and team match ups. Registration and “try outs” for the Challenge are currently taking place. Challenge games kick off Feb. 14, 2010.

YesterYear Fantasy Sports is similar to other fantasy sports games with drafting, player waivers, scoring, etc., but participants compete with teams made up of their all-time favorite players using their historical statistics.

“Football fans no longer need to wait for the season to begin to play fantasy sports,” said E. Jim Pennington, co-founder and chairman of YesterYear Fantasy Sports. “True fantasy football fans will love the YesterYear Fantasy Challenge because it allows them to draft the greatest football players of all time and truly build their ‘fantasy’ teams – regardless of when the athlete actually played the game.”

Each team consists of up to three quarterbacks, four running backs, four wide receivers, two tight ends and two team defenses. The starting lineup for each week will be one quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers, one tight end and one team defense. Scores for players are determined by using a proprietary algorithm that randomly selects real game statistics of the player or defense during a three-year period. Those game statistics are the basis for calculating the player’s fantasy points for that week. The same system applies for all players on the team, each deriving points from other real games similarly chosen at random.

The standard version of the Yesteryear Gridiron Greats Fantasy Challenge is free to play with the system auto drafting the team and the owner selecting the starting line up. For fans interested in drafting their own team, the Gridiron Greats Fantasy Tool Kit is available for $3.99 per team. The tool kit allows the owner to custom draft the team and make player moves throughout the competition.

YesterYear Fantasy Sports will donate a portion of the revenues to support the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, a nonprofit corporation providing financial aid and medical assistance to retired NFL players.

The inaugural season of the Challenge will award the top 5,000 teams after a four-week season with entrance to the Challenge finals where they will play directly against 20 former pro football greats, including guys like Mike Ditka, Tony Dorsett and Dwight Clark among others.

Following the launch of the Challenge, fantasy sports enthusiasts will be able to set up their own leagues and play against their friends based on any three-year era from 1960-1999.

Visit for YesterYear Fantasy Challenge details, complete rules and for more information about the other leagues available.

About YesterYear Fantasy Sports
Founded in Charlotte, N.C. in April 2009, Yesteryear Fantasy Sports’ mission is to the expand the Fantasy sports market to include historical play and meet the needs of the some 27 million fantasy sports players who have to put their obsession on hold during the “off-season.” YesterYear Fantasy Sports executives have more than 50 years combined Internet-based business experience and a love for fantasy sports. The company’s advisory council includes 11 retired “Hall of Fame” professional football players.

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Chris Ward