Southern Pigskin Grows With PFU
By BJ Bennett
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A decade plus of commitment has been fit with many days worth remembering. This one, however, we want to take off from work.
Like a slow but deliberate ease into adulthood, Southern Pigskin's development has been marked with growing pains but more so monumental life achievements. Early August has already proven to be a time of great reflection for the staff. Soon a sparkling website redesign will be released, an update that will incorporate more of the southern culture that resonates throughout the region while also better framing football content through various innovative and interactive means. Our passion, along with our relationships with trendsetters across God's country, will be on full display.
At Southern Pigskin, we are honored to be aligned with some of the most respected brands in the world: Big Lead Sports, Bud Light, Huntin' is Good TV, McGhee Entertainment, Southern Tide, Steak 'N Shake, Team RealTree Energy, and USA Today to name a few. We are equally elated to now stand alongside the absolute latest in college fantasy football, Pigskin Fantasy U. A new concept where you draft teams instead of players has a way of incorporating gamesmanship into fall Saturdays that appeals to both the casual and consummate college football fan. Commissioners are suiting up as we speak.
Pigskin Fantasy U (PFU) allows fans to select specific college teams to fill out their roster, compiling points for wins in an attempt to do what the current college football structure simply won't: determine a true champion. Just like traditional NFL leagues, Pigskin Fantasy U lets users customize their groupings through multiple settings options. With the start of the season right around the corner, the website is now up and ready for players at PigskinFantasyU.com.
“It’s the perfect combination – the fantasy fun of making every game meaningful but without the nerve-wracking experience of researching a backup running back or wondering whether your guy is healthy enough to play,” said Brad Miller, president and founder of the newly available PFU.
The public feedback has been like an affirming response to mama's home-cooking, folks are diving right in and asking for more. Southern Pigskin writers are currently setting up their own leagues. Reactions have been similar across our extended network; family and friends to other media members, athletes and even celebrities are primed and ready for week one.
“I can’t wait for football season to start,” said country star and PFU Celebrity Commissioner Darius Rucker. Rucker, a University of South Carolina graduate and avid Gamecocks fan continued, “Watching games on Saturday is one of my favorite things to do and adding Pigskin Fantasy U to the mix is going to be awesome. My buddies and I needed another reason to talk about football and trash talk each other."
For the Southern Pigskin brass, a decade of commitment and dedication has been fit with many days worth remembering. This one, however, we want to take off from work. With the arrival of Pigskin Fantasy U, it's time to get down to business. This is much more than just another online sports game. This is an open field with ten-point bucks playing freeze-tag. This is your favorite country song with a tall blonde in the passenger seat singing chorus. This is a pork chop sandwich with a bucket of banana pudding waiting at the end. This is Southern Pigskin. This is what we do.