Failing Scottish Club to Call on Yanks to Save It's Hide
When trying to sell a sports team to potential investors, you should probably get beyond the first two minutes of the presentation before you mention that the team in question is "a team that has one of the worst records in all of professional sports" (see the video below). But when the team is the subject of an interesting public ownership scheme/BBC reality show you're probably not too hung up on doing things as they have been done before.
Scotland's Fort William FC is taking on a somewhat grand experiment by entrusting their 2008-2009 season to a bunch of American guys in an attempt to go from worst to first this year. The entire season and all it's trials and tribulations will be on full display for a camera crew and the results will be a reality series entitled "America's Team FC". In additionally, for only $50US you can invest in the team and vote on the team's lineups, substitutions & strategy while following the team's progress through streaming video and a whole host of other stuff that's outlined in the video below. It's an interesting intersection between reality TV, social networking and sport; I've never played any fantasy sports but I think I might buy in to this because it has the potential to be tops or go tits-up. Either way it's gonna be special. Anyone else want to join me?