The XPols are proud
Jan 26, 2010 | 16470 views | 0 0 comments | 503 503 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A little birdie - but not the one you see on Twitter - has told Pol Position that a group of aspiring and politically addicted city journos has come together to create a Political Fantasy league.

There was apparently a top-secret live draft at Teddy's Bar and Grill in Williamsburg this past weekend, where players drafted their team of top political figures and media-savvy elected official from City Hall to Washington, D.C.

In a nutshell, players will get points when one of the politicos in their stable gets positive press or passes legislation, and lose points for negative press and public slip-ups and gaffes.

We here at Pol Position love the idea, and it reminds us of our own political competition - the XPols - where we gave out points for such random acts of politicking as renaming streets, cutting ribbons, and handing out giant oversized checks (our personal fave!).

In fact, we would like to pay tribute to two stars of the XPols who are no longer with us, and by that we mean no longer in public office, not dead: former councilmen David Weprin and Eric Gioia. Both embodied the nature of the XPols, especially David Weprin, who had his own giant dry erase board check that year after year propelled him to the top of the standings.

We're not sure how anonymous this new fantasy contest is - we here at Pol Position don't really condone hiding behind fake identities, that's for sure. But whatever details we can bring you about the teams, the players, and the politicos, as well as how they're doing, we'll be sure to let you know.

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