Mike joined the league in 2018 as part of the first group of managers in the Backroom Division. Mike pushed his Legit Team to the playoffs his first two seasons, falling just short both of those times. After a few less than stellar seasons, Mike came back with a vengeance. In 2022 he led his team to the promised land and secured the Backroom Division Championship. Mike has decided to stay in the division to defend his title.
Backroom Division Record: 37-33
Current Backroom Division Champion
The first co-managers in the league, Joe and Pam joined in 2018 for the first season of the Backroom Division. New to fantasy football, they finished 8th their first year and 10th the following season. With two years under their belts, they made their first playoffs in 2019. After drafting a team of happy guys in 2021, they finally made the playoffs. Pam and Joe built on that success and after co-founding the first TCT faction, the Unholy Alliance (UA), fell just short of the finals last season. Improving every year since that 10th place finish, 2023 could be the year of the happy guys.
Backroom Division Record: 32-37
Lauren, Lauren, Lauren. Joining the league in 2018 as part of the Backroom Division, she finished her first season of fantasy football ever with a 1-12 record. Her next season was stronger, finishing with a respectable 6-7 playoff run. 2020 was a regression in which she finished 2-11. In 2021 she was able to turn it all around, finishing 10-4 and just missing out on the finals finishing 3rd. Now a perpetual playoff contender, Lauren may have what it takes to become the first female to climb into the Champion's Division.
Backroom Division Record: 28-41
Rival: Manager Matt Markey
Steve was a last minute addition to the inaugural season of the TCT Champion's Division in 2015. After finishing last that first season, he has a respectable .551 winning percentage, making it to the championship twice, falling just short both times. This elder statesman of the league continues to seek that first championship title. Unfortunately, that title may have to be the Backroom Division title. After finishing 9th, he dropped to the Backroom. He made a solid push in 2022 but fell short in the playoffs. Steve vows to run the Backroom and make his way back to where it all began.
TCT Champion's Division Record: 48-44
Backroom Division Record: 9-7
One of two rookies to join the division in 2021, Billy Dillingham hoped his team Real Strength would make an impact. The team certainly did leave an impression, just not a very good one. Real Strength found themselves competing with the other rookie team in the Toilet Bowl. Billy looked to improve on the last place finish last season, but finished the regular season with the same 4-10 record. Billy was able to narrowly avoid being flushed to the Bush League and needs to get it together in 2023 or his days in the Backroom Division may be over.
Backroom Division Record: 10-20
Tim kicked his way into the league in 2017, finishing 3rd in his first season. He followed up his rookie performance with another 3rd place finish the next season. Tim leads his Dirk Digglers with impressive consistency. In 2021 he was finally able to get over that 3rd place bump, winning the big title. Unfortunately, after not missing a single playoff since his debut season, the Diggler's finished bottom two in the Champion's Division. Timmy was flushed, kicking and screaming, down to the Backroom Division.
TCT Champion's Division Record: 46-36
Rival: Manager Chace Jabotte
A TCT OG, Chace was one of the first managers in the league in 2015. After finishing in the bottom half of the division in 3 of the next 4 seasons, The Chubby Chacers were dropped to the Backroom Division after the 2019 season. In 2020 Chace led his newly named Backroom Bandits to the championship match, where he fell to Manager Kevin Macedo. The 2nd place finish, however, was enough to elevate him back into the Champion's Division for the 2021 season. Back in the top division, The Chubby Chacers III posted an impressive 10-4 record, finishing 4th. He followed that up in 2022 with a Toilet Bowl Championship, earning a re-flush to the Backroom. You can hear Chace weekly as the co-host of the Commissioner's Desk Podcast.
TCT Champion's Division Record: 40-55
Rival: Manager Tim Calvao
Backroom Division Record: 8-5
Josh Fortin entered the TCT last year as an initial member of the Bush League Division. His team, Some Dumb Squad, mostly flew under the radar the entire regular season. The last few weeks, his squad got hot, and went into the playoffs on fire. Big Mo ended the season as the first Bush League Division Champion after a controversial victory in the final. Does he deserve an asterisk? Can Mo upgrade the Bush League title with a Backroom one? We'll see in 2023.
Bush League Division Record: 11-6
Current Bush League Division Champion
Zach Edwards was one of the first managers introduced to the newly formed Bush League Division in 2022. After being picked by the Commissioner as the team to beat following the draft, Eddy led his squad all the way to the first Bush League Division finals. After a strong regular season, a wonky end to the playoffs may have robbed him of the Bush League title. Eddy carries that open wound with him into the Backroom Division where he hopes to build on the unfortunate end to last season.
Bush League Division Record: 10-7
Jared Oldham is a 20+ year fantasy football veteran. He was added to the league last year as part of the Bush League Division. Jared used his experience and savvy to make some key trades and finish the regular season with a strong team and the best regular season record in the division. Unfortunately the team he constructed was not strong enough to carry him to the finals. Sexy Time finished the season in 3rd place. Fortunately, that was enough to move up out of the Bush League and into the Backroom Division. Can Jared paint another masterpiece in his new division? We'll see in 2023.
Bush League Division Record: 11-5