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Fantasy Football: Twitter Contest for Joining 16-Team Philanthropist Leagues

Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald (80 receptions, 1,411 yards, 8 TDs in 2011) caught 25 balls for 468 yards and two touchdowns in his final four games last season.
Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald (80 receptions, 1,411 yards, 8 TDs in 2011) caught 25 balls for 468 yards and two touchdowns in his final four games last season.Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Jay ClemonsFantasy Sports Lead WriterJune 14, 2015

OK, here's how anyone can snag an invitation to one of my four Fantasy Philanthropist football leagues (standard-scoring/RB-WR flex/16 teams):

At some point during the 30-minute window of 3-3:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Aug. 10, I will Tweet "Let me hear ya" to all my followers (and Twitter Nation, in general), and the first 60 respondents with the simple reply of "Never bench Larry Fitzgerald!" will automatically warrant an invitation.

Any "Never bench Larry Fitzgerald" responses that come before my Tweet will be ignored. Are we clear?

All four drafts will take place on Saturday, Aug. 25 (times to be determined), hopefully guaranteeing that everyone will be home for the weekend...or have unfettered access at work to an online draft. Seems fair, right?

Since this is a public league, there is no fee, but I will expect everyone to be on time for the draft AND give their best effort from Weeks 1-16, regardless of the standings.

The four Philanthropist football leagues were wildly successful ventures last season (74 responses in the first 11 seconds). Perhaps we'll double that figure on the second Friday in August.

Plus, we have a carrot for this season's top dogs: The four league champions earn a guaranteed spot in a 2013 league of his/her choice.

Good luck to all on Aug. 10!

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