One-day fantasy baseball contests are fun and exciting for all sorts of reasons, but when they put you in line to win $1 million and change your life? Well, I guess that’s also fun and exciting, but it’s kind of a different level of fun and exciting. It probably involves supermodels and golden bunnies or something.
Bleacher Nation’s fantasy baseball partner DraftStreet is holding an MLB Championship series later this Summer, in which $2 million will be up for grabs, and the overall winner will get $1 million. How do you get into such an attractive championship series? Well, like any good tournament, you’ve got to win a qualifier first.
Friday’s qualifier is just $22 to play, and it includes other prizes in addition to qualifying for the $2 million championship series (you can win money on Friday, too, it’s just that qualifying for the $2 million series is obviously the big prize). So sign up and start putting your roster together.
As a bonus? If you’re a first-timer, DraftStreet will match you with bonus money for whatever you deposit (up to $200). Hooray for free things.
(For those who haven’t done these contests before, they’re simple and fun: you have $100,000 to spend on your roster, selecting players from Friday’s MLB games. Want Mike Trout? No problem, but he’s gonna take up a big chunk of that $100,000 salary cap. You can adjust your roster up until the contest starts on Friday, May 2 at 6pm CT, at which time your rosters will lock and the Live Scoreboard will be available.)
And how about a contest within the contest?
For BN’ers playing in this qualifier (that means folks who’ve signed up for DraftStreet through Bleacher Nation), you can also win a free BN shirt! The top three BN’ers in the contest – regardless of where you finish overall – will all win a free shirt. You can choose the color and t-shirt style, and I’ll send it out with my own two loving hands (by which I mean, I’ll do some clicking to make it happen). If you’ve already won a shirt before, you’re not eligible to win again, because, hey, spread the love.
Last time out, BN’ers Matt, Jason, Drew, Brian and John won shirts (you’ve got emails, by the way, gentlemen). Join them in looking like a nerdy boss.
So, to sum up: join DraftStreet and play in this qualifier. Earn your way into the $1 million championship, and win a t-shirt in the process. And then go win that $1 million and retire.