A Dallas Cowboys fan’s ultimate meet up coming soon

Jan 25, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Team Irvin quarterback Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys (9) before the 2015 Pro Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 25, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Team Irvin quarterback Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys (9) before the 2015 Pro Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /

Dallas Cowboys fans have the ultimate event right around the corner thanks to quarterback Tony Romo and his National Fantasy Football Convention.

If you are a football fan in the United States chances are that you probably play fantasy football. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry that seems to get bigger each year. From your typical local buy-in league with your friends, to the giant companies that do Daily Fantasy Sports such as FanDuel, fantasy football is a mainstream in American Pop-Culture.

Most fans have had discussions with their friends dreaming of how much fun it would be to play against one of their favorite NFL players, or to ask advice from a player from a fantasy prospective. Up until now nothing like this had ever existed on a large scale.

Enter CEO of the National Fantasy Football Convention Andy Alberth and his cousin — a guy you may have heard of — Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. Together, Alberth and Romo have created a NFL fan’s version of ComicCon. Fans will be able to interact with their favorite players — over 100 of the biggest stars are scheduled to make an appearance —  attend seminars to become better fantasy players, and maybe even catch passes from their favorite quarterback.

While this sounds like the perfect event for die-hard football fans, it was almost ended before it began. The inaugural convention was set to take place in July of 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, but the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell intervened and deemed NFL players couldn’t attend due to the event being held at a casino. Many fans who had already booked tickets for the event were basically screwed by the league’s decision.

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Romo and Alberth knew this was a dilemma and took action. They booked out Fizz — a champagne and cocktail lounge inside Caesar’s Palace — and bought drinks and appetizers for the fans who weren’t able to cancel their plans in Las Vegas. It was a class move by the two to add some fun to the event that had been ruined by the NFL for many die-hard fans.

They later sued the NFL and obtained a restraining order from the league to get the green light for this year’s convention. All systems go, and the event is headed to sunny southern-California July 15-17th, 2016.

Cowboys fans can rejoice knowing that a good number of players from their current squad will be making appearances. Players such as Dez Bryant, Cole Beasley, Jason Witten, Orlando Scandrick, and of course Romo will all be making appearances at the event.

If you have ever wanted to make a trip for a great Cowboys fan experience, this may be one of the best to date. The fan experience the NFFC is shooting for is different from other events as it is designed for you to interact directly with your favorite players while they are away from training on a rare break.

Pack your player rankings, cheat-sheets, and your past fantasy accomplishments and prepare yourself for an event that is truly one-of-a-kind! You should be able to gain knowledge to dominate your Uncle Fred who is an annoying Steelers fan for years to come, and maybe you’ll make some memories you will never forget while you’re at it.

If you are interested, here’s a link to the event’s website: https://gonffc.com/

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