Jason Chilton: The Fan-Controlled Football League may change sport forever

Jason Chilton: The Fan-Controlled Football League may change sport forever

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The Fan-Controlled Football League is like nothing we've seen before.

 Jason Chilton, Head of Football Experience

Jason Chilton, Head of Football Experience

This competition puts the supporters in charge.. of everything... yep everything.

So many clubs in so many sports see conflict between those in the director's box and those in the stands.

This Arena American Football event merges the two with fans voting for the coach, the signing, the team colours and, most intriguingly, the plays in the game.

It has been called a real-life Madden by its devotees and an unworkable novelty by its critics.

Starting in late 2018, it promises to be an interesting blend of traditional sports, esports, crypto-currency, reality television, crowdsourcing and democracy.

I spoke to Jason Chilton, Head of Football Experience at FCFL, to understand how this is going to work

Topics 

2.23 Launching a new sporting concept. Why one franchise nearly got called Team McTeamFace

3.41 Arena Football v NFL

5.29 Playing two games in a day to tailor the League to esports and traditional TV broadcasters. 

6.35 Avoiding going head-to-head with NFL and College football  

7.40 How the fan control actually works. The crypto-asset that is being created. Click here for FanToken

10.42 The coaches role in a fan-controlled football league

12.45 The funding model

14.10 How the league is distributed 

15.41 Being the real-life Madden game

16.50 The problems of having both team controlled by fans

19.09 How fans decide who they should follow when the teams are not linked to geography

21.05 Playing in a TV studio - the challenges 

24.31 The target audience 

26.03 How this sport has moved towards esport. 

26.34 Expanding the fan-controlled element beyond American football 

27.52 The open-source nature of the league including player data

29.19 Countering the "novelty" factor. Why they love the critics

30.48 Other forms of funding beyond crypto currency. Why ticketing will not be so important

32.40 The silence from the NFL and CFL so far. 

34.40 The technical challenge so far. That lead to a League in a box

35.58 The buy-in from the players

38.04 making the League attractive to players

38.37 The one, three and five year-plan 

LINKS

Fan-Controlled Football League

Buy the FanToken vai cryptocurrency

New York Times article 

Sports Illustrated article

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