Hall of Fame Wide Receiver and Fubo Sports Network Personality Joining the League Alongside Johnny Manziel
fuboTV’s Fubo Sports Network to Air Exclusive Live “TOV” Experience Capturing Terrell Owens’ Point of View on the Field
Season v2.0 Kicks-Off on April 16 at FCF’s New High-Tech Studio at Atlanta’s Pullman Yards; Gameday Fan Experience Passes Available
ATLANTA, GA (April 6, 2022) – Fan Controlled Football (FCF), the only professional sports league that empowers fans to make key decisions for their favorite team, including calling plays in real-time, today announced Hall of Famer Terrell Owens is joining Fan Controlled Football for Season v2.0, which starts on April 16.
Owens, who played for five NFL teams including the Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles, is expected to be a wide receiver with the Zappers alongside quarterback Johnny Manziel, who recently announced his return to FCF for a second season.
In addition to playing, Owens and Fubo Sports Network, the live, free-to-consumer TV network from sports-first live TV streaming platform fuboTV Inc. (NYSE: FUBO), will be shooting “The TOV,” a unique live television experience featuring Owens mic’d up so fans can hear his live on-field takes throughout each game. When he’s not on the field, the alternate gameday broadcast will include Owens’ behind-the-scenes access and sideline interviews with celebrity guests, FCF owners and players. Owens is already a Fubo Sports Network personality as a host on the network’s original show, “Getcha Popcorn Ready With T.O. & Hatch.”
“Fan Controlled Football is a prime example of the exclusive live sports our audiences look for,” said Pamela Duckworth, head of Fubo Sports Network and original programming. “Thanks to Ben Grad and fuboTV’s content strategy and acquisition team for leading this partnership and continuing to bring engaging live sports to Fubo Sports Network. We can’t wait to welcome Terrell Owens back on the field.”
“The TOV” is part of an agreement between FCF and Fubo Sports Network to produce an innovative simul-cast that merges live football action and commentary like never before. The companion show will be available exclusively on fuboTV’s linear network, Fubo Sports Network across the U.S. and Canada.
“I can’t wait to play football at a high level again,” said Owens. “I’m happy to be part of a league that is redefining the game and bringing a level of fan interaction to sports that has never been done before. I’m pumped to have fans dial up the plays for me and will see you all on April 16!”
During his 15-year career, Owens was a six-time Pro Bowl selection and a five-time first-team All-Pro. He holds numerous NFL records for receiving and is the only player in NFL history to score two or more touchdowns against every NFL team.
“Fans are going to have the opportunity to call plays for a Hall of Fame wide receiver and watch the games from his point of view on Fubo Sports Network. This is truly groundbreaking, and we couldn’t be more excited to have one of the best players in NFL history join the FCF,” said Sohrob Farudi, Co-Founder and CEO of Fan Controlled Football. “While FCF is a fun and interactive experience for our fans, it is also pro football played at an elite level. I have no doubt T.O. is going to amaze everyone once he steps on that field. LFG!”
To get in on the FCF action ahead of Season v2.0, fans can register for free by visiting www.fcf.io, and joining one of the four OG teams from Season v1.0. They include:
- Glacier Boyz, owned and led by Quavo, Richard Sherman, Adin Ross and Deestroying.
- Beasts, owned and led by Marshawn Lynch, Miro and Renee Montgomery.
- Zappers, owned and led by Dalvin Cook, Bob Menery, Ronnie2k and Trevor May.
- Shoulda Been Stars (SB Stars), formally known as the Wild Aces and the first-ever FCF champions, led by a new ownership group, including Austin Ekeler, Rachel Lindsay, Druski and ASM.
For fans plugged into the metaverse, FCF has introduced four new expansion teams for Season 2.0 as part of the league’s brand-new Ballerz Collective, a first-of-its-kind community that provides fans holding FCF Ballerz NFTs with team governance rights, play-to-earn game mechanics, and unique IRL utility and VIP experiences.The Ballerz Collective teams include:
- Kingpins, led by community leaders of the Gutter Cat Gang community, including former NFL legend Jamal Anderson, King BlackBored, Dr. Dicatrio, Vivek Ravishanker, and SpottieWiFi.
- Bored Ape FC, owned by a group of Bored Ape Yacht Club community leaders, including TropoFarmer, Josh Ong, Jerseyborn, Franklin, Lindsey Byrnes, NFTsAnonymous, Jeff Nicholas, and Spr3adsh33t.
- Knights of Degen, led by the NFT community’s founders and friends, including NFL legends Tiki and Ronde Barber, Cynthia Frelund from NFL Network, Jasmine Maietta from Round21, Drew Austin, Jack Settleman and more.
- Team 8OKI, led by two highly recognized blockchain advocates – famed musician and producer Steve Aoki, and 888, legendary collector and founder of 888 Inner Circle and 888 The New World whose mission is to empower artists, creators and the digital art community.
Season v2.0 opens up on April 16 in the league’s new, state-of-the-art venue at Atlanta’s historic Pratt-Pullman Yards, located just east of downtown Atlanta.
For the first-time ever, fans will be able to experience thrilling FCF games in person, with unique Gameday Fan Experience Passes. Single session and group packages are available now for either afternoon or evening sessions. For the full schedule and to purchase Gameday Fan Experience passes visit passes.fcf.io
FCF made its debut in February 2021, featuring four teams owned by some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment including Marshawn Lynch, Quavo, Richard Sherman, Austin Ekeler, Dalvin Cook, and Bob Menery. The league has redefined football for the digital age by combining the competitiveness of live sports, the engagement of fantasy sports, and the interactivity of video games into a live streamed, leaned-in fan experience. Season v1.0 saw FCF become the fastest growing live sports channel on Twitch with nearly 10 million total live views, and one of the top sports Apps in the Apple App Store.
About Fan Controlled Football
Fan Controlled Football (FCF) – the only professional sports league that combines the passion and competitiveness of live and fantasy sports with the interactivity of video games – is the first league in professional sports history empowering fans to call the shots, from branding and personnel decisions to real-time play calling. The FCF is the democratization of sports with Season v2.0 expanding to eight (8) teams beginning April 16, 2022 featuring seven regular-season weeks and one playoff week, culminating with the People’s Championship. Regular and postseason play, in addition to exclusive behind-the-scenes league content, is available on twitch.tv/FCF and broadcast partners NBCLX, Peacock, fuboTV, and DAZN. For more information download the FCF mobile application, visit FCF.io and join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Discord.
About Fubo Sports Network
Available on 75 million devices, Fubo Sports Network is the live, free-to-consumer TV network featuring sports stories on and off the field. Launched by live TV streaming platform fuboTV (NYSE: FUBO) in September 2019, Fubo Sports Network airs live sports, award-winning original programming such as No Chill with Gilbert Arenas and Getcha Popcorn Ready with T.O. and Hatch and partner content from Lights Out Xtreme Fighting, Stadium, USA TODAY, Flex Fight, World Poker Tour and BeIN Sports Xtra, among others. Stream for free on LG Channels, Samsung TV Plus, The Roku Channel, Vizio Channels, Sports on Tubi, Plex, Hisense Smart TVs, and XUMO or as part of fuboTV’s subscription packages of 100+ sports, news and entertainment channels.
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