Fund Campaign Status
for Fantasy Fines
Teams and leagues punish players through fines.
What if a sports fan like you, could issue a “Fantasy” fine?
Now You Can, with Fantasy Fines.com!
FantasyFines.com is on a mission to bridge the gap between sports figures and those who really pay their salaries – the fans. As sports fans ourselves, we’re tired of yelling at televisions and ranting in chat rooms or social media sites when we get angry with the actions of athletes, coaches, referees, teams, or owners. We wanted a place to go where we could DO SOMETHING about it, and do it immediately. Thus was born FantasyFines.com: sports social media – with teeth!
Here’s how we see it – professional athletes are paid millions of dollars a year to put their skills to the test every game to try and advance their team’s success. They are also expected to exemplify professionalism both on and off the field. When they fail to fulfill any of these responsibilities, the toll on those of us that are emotionally (and often financially) invested in the athlete’s performance can be immense. So we lash out on Facebook about a coaching decision. We tweet about how we have given up on our favorite athlete once and for all. We drop players from fantasy teams and stew in our anger, wishing terrible fates upon them from afar.
“Well,” you might say, “that’s just the nature of being a fan, right?” We agree. The emotional rollercoaster is the main reason we watch. But at FantasyFines.com, we have decided to change things for the better. We want you to join us in turning our frustration into something that could help make the world a better place. Sounds a little too “lovey-dovey” for you? Don’t worry, friends. We take care of the good deeds; all you have to do is rage on!
How Do You Play?… Get Tiked!
FantasyFines.com gives you the opportunity to hold sports figures accountable for their actions by expressing your approval or disapproval for a sports figure or entity by creating an online “fine” for an offense, referred to as a “Tik” and expressed in a dollar amount.
When signed in through the member’s area you can create Tiks and you can also show your agreement or disagreement on Tiks posted by other members:
- See another member’s Tik you agree with? Pile on and UpTik it by clicking on the +1 tab to increase the Tik amount by one dollar.
- Another member’s Tik strike you as ridiculous? UnTik it by clicking on the -1 tab to decrease the Tik amount by one dollar.
At FantasyFines.com, our system is integrated with Twitter and Facebook, allowing you to simultaneously issue your Tik on all three sites. This is a useful tool in spreading the word about the Tik and getting others to pile on to drive up the total. You can also post a Tik just by tweeting your frustration @FantasyFines
Once a Tik for any particular offense reaches our initial starting point of $10,000.00, a grievance is delivered via certified mail to the athlete or entity explaining the FantasyFines.com system and informing them that a Tik amount for something they did has grown large enough to trigger the issuance of the grievance.
The recipient of the grievance may choose to:
A. Do nothing, letting the world know the voice of their fans doesn’t matter to them, or
B. Make a donation to a charity of their choice through FantasyFines.com, letting their fans and supporters know their voice has been heard, and acknowledging that for them, it does matter.
If a sports figure shows their respect for the fans by making a donation, the Tik in question is marked Paid on the website. FantasyFines.com then issues positive press efforts for the athlete, notifying the media and FantasyFines.com users that this particular person or entity cares enough to want to make things right with the fans.
As a result, users’ negative feelings transform into appreciation for the nod from athlete, the athlete gets the opportunity to join the list of sports figures who have won over FantasyFines.com users by playing along, and everyone gets the satisfaction of knowing that the fun they have had has also generated money for a good cause.
As a Member, You Become Part of An Online Community Which…
• Helps drive charitable financial donations to worthy causes,
• Raises public awareness of charitable organizations.
• Shares your passion for sports and healthy debate.
• Helps improve a sports figure’s image and restore their reputation among their fans.
Future Site Improvements and Member Perks
FantasyFines.com is in its infancy, but as you grow with us, you will see continuing enhancements improving the FantasyFines.com experience for users. Additions such as a member’s bulletin board, member guest posting in our news section, additional perks, member prizes and much more are all part of our development plan.
In The News
We have been contacted by KLBJ, 93.7 FM (http://www.klbjfm.com/) here in Austin, Texas to appear live August 28, 2013 on the Dudley & Bob Show’s 30 minute “Snark Tank” bit which occurs every Wednesday from 7:30am -8:00am CST. You can listen on the radio, or live streaming online through TuneIn Radio. Mark your calendar and tune in!!
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