2019 - King’s Classic – Jim Brown Division – Playoff Edition

Each week, we bring you the results of the Jim Brown Division in the King’s Classic Expert League! Follow the league on Twitter @KingsClassicFF

In the summer of 1963 the Greater Oakland Professional Pigskin Prognosticators League held what would be the first ever fantasy football draft.  Shortly thereafter, the Kings X bar opened in Oakland and introduced fantasy football to its patrons.  Since the opening of the Kings X in 1968, fantasy football has snowballed into the multi-billion dollar industry that has spawned a radio network, network time devoted to fantasy on all the major sports networks, numerous websites, podcasts and even a clothing line.  In 2018, the Inaugural King’s Classic took place at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.  The idea was a dual effort of Canton native and creator Big Guy Fantasy Sports, Bob Lung, and Brad Evans of Yahoo Sports.  Their vision was for 24 of the best and brightest minds in fantasy football to assemble at the Hall of Fame in two divisions, for two drafts.  The divisions were named for the first two picks in the inaugural GOPPPL draft, first overall pick George Blanda, who was followed by the legendary Jim Brown.  Each player participated in both a snake and auction draft, with half of the $100 entry fee going to charity.

We added four more teams in Year 2 and had our drafts on Saturday, Aug 17. Once again with Sirius Fantasy Sports Radio in attendance!

Each week, we will recap the happenings in both divisions.  You can also follow along with each league by clicking the links below.  It’s anyone’s guess, but one thing is certain, it’s going to be a wild ride!

Jim Brown Division



Brad Evans


Mike Clay

CBS Sports

Dave Richard

FullTime Fantasy

Brad Kruse/Brian Owens

Big Guy Fantasy Sports

Bob Lung

Football Diehards

Bob Harris


Jim Coventry

Pro Football Focus

Jeff Ratcliffe


Pat Dougherty

Guru Elite

Corey Parsons


Andy Behrens

Fantasy Alarm

Colby Conway


Curtis Patrick


Dom Cintorino


Games of the Week

Snake Division


It was upset city in game one as Curtis Patrick of RotoViz knocked off third seed Jim Coventry’s Rotowire team 119.5 to 111.8.  Patrick’s team was led by wide receivers Robby Anderson and Julian Edelman combining for 49 points while QB Kyle Allen added 20.  Coventry got a huge day from Emmanuel Sanders with 34 while Chris Godwin added 16 and Nick Chubb chipped in 12.  Patrick will move on to face second seed Dom Cintorino in the semis. 

The other game saw an upset as well with Andy Behrens from Yahoo Sports topping Mike Clay from ESPN 173.2 to 128.2 in a five beating four upset.  Behrens got a huge days from his top three as Drew Brees chipped in 40, Aaron Jones added 31 and Zach Ertz scored 30.  Clay’s team got 33 from A.J. Brown, 30 from Michael Thomas and 21 from Todd Gurley.  Team Behrens will move on to face number one seeded Brian Owens from Full Time Fantasy. 

Auction Division


In the five vs. four matchup Pat Daugherty of Rotoworld defeated Curtis Patrick of Rotoviz 127 to 99.5.  Daugherty enjoyed a combined 61 points from Aaron Jones and Deshaun Watson while D.K. Metcalf added 13.  Patrick got 47 combined from the Jimmy Garoppolo/George Kittle stack while the Steelers DEF came up big with 17.  Daugherty moves on to face top seed Colby Conway in the semifinals. 

In the other first round matchup Big Guy Fantasy Sports’ Bob Lung used all of Mike Clay’s emoji power against him as Lung was able to pull off the upset with a score of 167.6 to 149.6.  Lung got 65 combined points from Emmanuel Sanders and Austin Ekeler while Ian Thomas added 16.  Clay got 30 from Michael Thomas while Matt Ryan added 21 and Jared Cook scored 20, but it wasn’t enough.  Lung moves on to face the Fantasy Exec Corey Parsons in the semifinals. 

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