Thursday, July 27, 2006

Third Season Of HELMETS OFF Back on FSN - Fantasy Football And More

The Reality TV Series HELMETS OFF Created and Produced by PLAYERS INC Kicks Off Its Third Season With Two New Episodes to Air Throughout the Month of August on FSN

PLAYERS INC, the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association, is kicking off the third season of the HELMETS OFF TV series, sponsored by Electronic Arts and Reebok. HELMETS OFF: THE REALITY OF FANTASY and HELMETS OFF: THE YEAR OF THE RUNNING BACK: MADDEN NFL ′07, the first and second of six monthly television specials created and produced by PLAYERS INC, feature some of the most recognized players in the NFL, both past and present. The half-hour shows will air on FSN throughout the month of August.


In the series′ first episode, Helmets Off takes an in-depth look at the phenomena of Fantasy Football and its enormous social, cultural, and financial impact on the world of sports. They explore the history and evolution of the game, while asking some of the NFL′s most talented players about their thoughts on Fantasy Football. Players include Steve Smith (Carolina), Larry Johnson (Kansas City), Shaun Alexander (Seattle), Antonio Gates (San Diego), Tiki Barber (New York) and many more. Gil Brandt, an expert in Fantasy Football, shares his insights on the game as well. The show will also take a look at how Fantasy Football has changed the way fans watch the NFL and how the broadcast and internet industries have evolved in order to integrate Fantasy Football. They also visit with "The Memphis Chicks" -- an all women′s Fantasy league in Tennessee -- and travel to the Pro Bowl to see how a fan of one Fantasy league won the opportunity to meet Pro Bowl football players and have lunch with his "fantasy team"" -- Tiki Barber (New York), Trent Green (Kansas City), Steve Smith (Carolina), Jake Delhomme (Carolina) and others.