YCF Secures High Profile on-Air Talent for Live, Fan Play-Calling Competitions
April 16, 2018
By Your Call Inc.
NEWTON, Mass. Your Call Football (YCF), the gaming technology startup behind the innovative, fan-controlled, live play-calling game, today announced the on-air talent for its inaugural competitions on May 3, 10 and 17. The YCF on-air lineup will include former NFL cornerback and Super Bowl champion Jabari Greer, FOX Sports’ Jennifer Hale and Justin Kutcher, and veteran producer Joe Whelan.
“We are thrilled to have such an all-star lineup,” said Julie Meringer, president of Your Call, Inc. “YCF will fundamentally change the fan experience, and this is a fantastic team to convey that excitement and enthusiasm. We can’t wait to get our fans participating in a way they’ve never been able to before – calling the plays during a live game.”
YCF’s patented technology allows fans to control the action on the field of a live, streamed game – with near-zero latency provided by Phenix. Fans will vote on three coach-selected plays, then watch as the majority-voted play is executed live on the field by YCF professional players. Fans accumulate points based on their play-calling skills, and fans are encouraged to initiate head-to-head competitions with their friends for the chance to win YCF cash prizes.
YCF will feature two teams – Grit will be coached by former Green Bay Packers head coach and GM Mike Sherman, and Power will be coached by former NFL running back and ESPN analyst Merril Hoge. Each game will begin at 9 p.m. ET, run approximately two hours, and take place at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla. Global Sports marketing agency Lagardère Sports will oversee all aspects of game-day broadcast production.
“I’m truly honored to be joining the YCF team as an analyst,” said Greer. “Football has been a huge part of my life for over 20 years, and I can honestly say that I’ve never encountered anything like YCF. It sits right at the intersection of football, gaming and fantasy sports, which makes it the natural next step for the industry. I’m excited to have a front row seat.”
The YCF app now is available for download on iOS and Android devices.