NFL Legend Joe Montana is New Fan Controlled Football League Chief Strategic Advisor
Hall of Fame NFL quarterback and venture capitalist, Joe Montana, will join the Fan Controlled Football League (FCFL) as Chief Strategic Advisor and as an investor.
The first professional football league where fans call all the shots made the announcement and expressed tremendous excitement bringing on the NFL legend.
CEO and Co-Founder, Sohrob Farudi, stated, “We couldn't be more thrilled to have the GOAT, Joe Montana, join the FCFL. As we continue to build and launch the sports platform for the digital fan, we will look to Joe for leadership and expertise in every facet of the league.”
The Future of Sports
In Montana's role as FCFL's Chief Strategic Advisor, he will be a driving force in the formation and development of the league's brand messaging, integral in football and technical innovations and will provide invaluable expertise from front office operations to fan engagement.
Speaking about his new role, Joe said he is tremendously excited to be partnering with the FCFL. He commented that what the FCFL team has created is innovative, engaging, and will energize the digital age football fan. Fans will hire the coaches, draft the players and call all the plays in real time. It's a real-life video game and the future of sports.
Montana joins a diverse team of advisors with experience across all aspects of sports, technology and gaming, including recently appointed Chief Operating Officer, Andy Dolich. Dolich is a renowned sports executive who brings over five decades of experience in the industry, including front office positions in the NFL, MLB, NBA & NHL.
Next up for the league will be the announcements of Fan Captains for each of the inaugural eight teams, the initiation of fan voting on a variety of subjects including team names, logos and league rules, as well as a number of other strategic alliances. The FCFL season will officially kick off in May 2019.
FCFL has an exclusive, multi-year streaming broadcast agreement with Twitch, a live streaming video platform owned by a subsidiary of Amazon. Twitch will co-market the FCFL to its user base of over 120+ million monthly viewers. Using a custom Twitch Extension, the FCFL and Twitch have developed an interactive overlay for desktop and mobile, allowing fans to call the plays natively on top of the Twitch video player. The FCFL is the first professional sports league built on top of the Twitch platform.