Depending on which number you trust, between 30 and 45 million people play fantasy football every year.
If you use the Internet as your primary source of fantasy football information, you also know there are seemingly just as many fantasy football related sites as well. In all seriousness, there are literally hundreds, if not thousands of sites dedicated to the dissemination of fantasy football information, articles, strategies, utilities and formats along with their attached community forums. Every site in some form or another is seeking to accomplish the same goal, to become a trusted source of information and community interaction. Accomplishing that, however, is no easy task.
We here at DLF have a commitment and a vision we are passionate about. So passionate in fact, that we want to take every opportunity to share that vision. We hope that you already see it in every article, every post and in every community member that participates in our forums. But that isn’t good enough for us. It’s important to us that we directly share our vision with you now and again and answer that single question each visitor to any site must ask themselves:
Is this a community that adds value to my life and do I want to keep coming back?
We, of course, hope the answer is “yes.” However, we also understand there are plenty of sites vying for your attention. Allow us to share why DLF exists and why we are doing what we are doing.
First and foremost, the DLF team is seeking to assemble the greatest community of active, die-hard, fantasy football fans on the planet. Our community is everything to us, and we don’t care about your level of experience. What we do care about is our belief that an engaged and active community member is a member who will be more informed, more knowledgeable and more successful. The simple act of engaging in ongoing topics and discussions WILL make you a more informed and successful coach. That same action also adds tremendous value back to the community from which others will derive knowledge and value. If you’re reading this, you’re passionate about this game and YOU are the coach that we want to be in OUR community.
While DLF will put our experience and knowledge up against anyone in the redraft format, we are absolutely dedicated to the dynasty and keeper formats. Redraft leagues are fun, there’s no doubt about that. And the keeper format is a great step towards the ultimate challenge of a true dynasty league, and our dynasty focus can definitely help in those keeper leagues. However, die-hard fantasy coaches know there exists no greater challenge and enjoyment than our beloved dynasty leagues. Quite honestly, a passionate fantasy football coach WILL find his/her way to the dynasty format sooner or later. Once that happens, very few will return solely to redraft.
No other site can claim the level of passion and ongoing commitment to the dynasty format as DLF can. Many sites have aforum topic, a collection of articles or perhaps an individual dedicated to dynasty, but we live and breathe the dynasty format every day, of every week, of every year. We know that the coaches in our community think the same way and want a sitethat is aligned with that level of passion.
At DLF, there truly is no off-season. While the regular season lasts less than four months, the dynasty season never ends. When other sites are winding down after producing a few months of content, DLF is just ramping up ours to help you prepare for the draft, free agency, camps and next season. We like to think we’re your bridge between the NFL regular seasons. That here you have a home to talk football and improve your team, 365 days a year.
DLF is committed to finding the best fantasy writers in the game. Our writers are as passionate and strategic as we are and write to help you achieve a greater degree of success in your leagues. While anyone can produce a fantasy article, it takes a special type of writer to author a piece that is well-researched, well-written, insightful and impactful. DLF has very high standards and expectations for the content that we allow on the site. If the passion of the format or the game isn’t obvious in the writer, then they probably wouldn’t be a good fit for DLF. Under no circumstances will DLF allow sub-par content to exist as filler. There’s no “pink slime” here at DLF. We’d simply rather have nothing posted instead of useless content that wastes your valuable time.
When the three owners started DLF back in 2006, we did so for a single reason. We believed the dynasty format of fantasy football needed to be better represented on the Internet. We were the first site dedicated exclusively to the dynasty format. Nobody has done this longer and nobody is more dedicated to championing this. Our commitment is to the continued creation of a community that is just as passionate as we are.
We want YOU to believe in that same commitment and vision, and be a part of this community. This isn’t about signing up for our premium service. We have no expectations in that area. Subscribe or don’t, as you see fit. What we really care most about is helping you to achieve success in your leagues! Becoming an active and engaged member within the DLF forums is a sure step in that direction.
Sign up on our forum now, you will not regret it! Call us home and add back to the community by sharing your knowledge and engaging in discussions. DLF wouldn’t exist if not for all of you and it is for all of you that we’re all here doing what we’re doing.
If you are already an active member of the DLF community, we encourage you to share your testimonial below. Let others know about the difference the DLF community has made in your game. If you have questions or suggestions for us, please take the time to share them below as well.
In closing, please know that all of us here at DLF are extremely grateful to every one of you that call us home. Without each and every one of you, DLF would not be what it is today.
Passion, commitment and the best damn fantasy community on the planet! Here’s to a great 2012 – bring on the draft!
You can find Jeff on Twitter at @dlf_jeff