We’re more than halfway through the 2018 season already – I’m constantly amazed at how fast the NFL season passes. It’s been a season full of surprises, and I just came across a blog article I started back in September and thought it would be interesting to finish it now with the benefit of a little hindsight.
I’ve been an NFL Draft nut for more than 30 years. I’m not afraid to admit it, because I know I’m among friends here! My love of the NFL Draft is actually where PowerHouse came from. I was never really all that interested in how well I could predict who the real-life NFL teams would draft; I was more interested in seeing how I could do as a talent evaluator myself; what kind of team could I build if I was an NFL General Manager?
I started keeping a virtual team in Excel in 1995, and the rules that would eventuallybe baked into our web-based NFL General Manager simulation evolved from that over several years. When we first went live in testing mode, we used data from 2011. So, my flagship virtual team – the one you see if you go to the game pages on our site when you’re not logged in – has played eight virtual seasons already.
Biggest innovation in fantasy football in a generation allows serious NFL fans to see how they would do as the General Manager of a real NFL team
White Plains, NY. December 1st, 2011 – Fantasy football, played by 24 million people in North America in 2010, is a billion dollar business. It’s a game where participants manage virtual teams made up of real-world players, and compete with their friends’ teams based on the statistical performance of the players in real life.
We’re officially launching on December 1st, and still very actively fixing things and continuing development of our site and the iGM game. I know a group of you just signed up before Thanksgiving, and you’re trying out iGM (that’s great; thank you!)
PowerHouse is launching December 1st. We’ve been in development technically for a year, and as a business for twice that (literally, to the day.) We saw a sudden jump in members over the past couple of days, and we’re psyched to have you on board.