Friday, May 22, 2009

FantasyLaw leagues now forming!

Heather Waltman, Interibrary Loan & Reference Librarian

In the Winter 2009 issue of The Green Bag (see this blog's post of May 1st), the development of a new online diversion called FantasyLaw was announced. Modeled on the fantasy leagues so popular with baseball, bass fishing, and poker fans, FantasyLaw will allow participants to build dream teams of federal legislators, chosen for their perceived ability to score well on a set of performance criteria, selected and compiled by an impartial Administrator.

Details have yet to be worked out, but an official website has already been created, though it's not yet active. FantasyLaw will open to the public in late 2009, so you have plenty of time to form a league and start thinking about your draft picks before the season opens on January 2010.

A similar experiment called Fantasy Congress (now defunct) was created a few years ago, complete with political baseball cards (or at least that was the goal). It's great to see the idea resurrected, and, if anyone can pull it off, it's the folks at The Green Bag. So don't waste any more time; call up your favorite political junkies and jump into the preseason fun. For full details, check out the full article. Play ball!