The National Fantasy Football Convention (NFFC), in conflict with the NFL for the last year, is in business and is scheduled for July 15-17 in Pasadena with plans to be what it says will be "the largest interactive fan event the history of professional football.''
The event will be co-hosted by Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo and by ESPN Senior Fantasy Analyst Matthew Berry.
“I’m thrilled to be able to host this ground-breaking sports experience to life, bringing fans closer to the game they love,’’ says Romo.
Adds Berry: “The huge group of current NFL players, fantasy analysts and NFL commentators that will be in Pasadena in July for the NFFC is unprecedented and amazing. I know fantasy players and NFL fans alike will have a weekend of learning and fun they'll never forget.”
The roster of 100-plus NFL players and personalities is indeed impressive and includes Jay Ajayi, Geno Atkins, Giovani Bernard, Eric Berry, Dez Bryant, Jamaal Charles, Randall Cobb, Andre Ellington, Devonta Freeman, Todd Gurley, Jeremy Hill, Carlos Hyde, Chris Ivory, David Johnson, Julio Jones, Travis Kelce, Eddie Lacy, Jeremy Maclin, Doug Martin, Josh Norman, Carson Palmer, Jordan Reed, Allen Robinson, Alex Smith, Tyrod Taylor, Julius Thomas, Jason Witten and Kendall Wright.
The three-day event will allow athletes and media personalities to engage with fans and participate in numerous events and exhibits all weekend long. The event also includes a Military 'Keys For Life' Celebration recognizing the heroism and sacrifice of military veterans and their families, proudly awarding mortgage-free homes to heroes wounded in the line of duty.