Three-and-Out:
  • The Fan Controlled League was founded in 2017, but 2021 is its inaugural season.
  • Team owners include Marshawn Lynch, Quavo, Austin Ekeler and Richard Sherman.
  • The Wild Aces are favored to beat the Glacier Boyz in the FCF Championship.

For a fleeting moment back in 2014, the Browns and a faction of its fanbase truly believed Johnny Manziel and Josh Gordon were going to disrupt the NFL and lead Cleveland back to the playoffs.

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Fast forward seven years, and the quarterback-wide receiver dynamic duo did lead a team to the playoffs. It just so happened to be the Zappers of the Fan Controlled Football league where all four teams qualify for the postseason. Unfortunately for Manziel and Gordon, the Wild Aces had too much sauce up their sleeve and beat ‘em up 32-6 in the semifinals to advance to the title game where they’ll meet the Glacier Boyz. Bookmakers at Bovada have posted FCF Championship betting odds ahead of Saturday night’s title game.

Teams Odds Alternate Total
Glacier Boyz -105 Over 58 (-150)
Wild Aces -125 Under 58 (+115)

With fans at home truly controlling the action on the field, both teams are minus-money. This means if you want to back the slight underdog Glacier Boyz, you have to risk $105 to win $100 and $125 to win $100 if you think the Wild Aces snatch the trophy. It’s also evident bookmakers believe these two squads will light up the scoreboard Saturday night with OVER 58 points carrying a lot of juice at -150, or risk $150 to win $100.

What is Fan Controlled Football?

Founded in 2017, Fan Controlled Football is exactly what it sounds like. It’s an interactive professional football league where fans watching the game LIVE on Twitch.tv get to call all the plays in real-time. Ownership of the four-team league consists of former and active NFL players such as Marshawn Lynch, Dalvin Cook, Richard Sherman and Austin Ekeler and entertainment icons like Quavo from the hip-hop group Migos.

FCF Championship: Glacier Boyz vs Wild Aces Game Info
Date: March 20, 2021, 8:00 p.m. ET
Stadium: Infinite Energy Arena
TV Coverage: Twitch
Opening Odds: Wild Aces -125 | O/U 58
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Game rules are quite different and will impact how you bet compared to a typical NFL or college football game. Rather than lining up 11-on-11, FCF features 7-on-7 playing on just a 50-yard field with two 20-minute halves, running clock with no instant replay. The fast paced action could be compared to the popular arcade game NFL Blitz. Other wrinkles include just a three-man offensive line, no kickoffs, punts or special teams. Each team start at their own 10-yard line and if they score a touchdown are required to go for a 1-point conversion from the 5-yard line or 2-point conversion from the 10 via a WR-v-DB one-on-one battle. Each roster carries two quarterbacks and while one is named the starter, the back-up must play once every three possessions.

Five Things to Know About the Glacier Boyz (-105)

  • Quavo Ross from Migos is the team owner along with Richard Sherman and YouTube sensation Deestroying.
  • Their starting quarterback is former four-star collegiate recruit and Florida State Seminoles QB, Deondre Francois.
  • They dropped their first two games before ripping off a 3-game winning streak to advance to the championship game.
  • The Glacier Boyz average 32.8 points on offense and allow 32.4 points per game.
  • Francois stepped up in the semifinals as he posted a FCF-high five touchdown performance (4 passing, 1 rushing) and a game-high 128 yards.

Five Things to Know About the Wild Aces (-125)

  • Co-owners of the Wild Aces include former “Bachelorette” Rachel Lindsay and Los Angeles running back Austin Ekeler.
  • While their offensive skill position players aren’t household names, their defense picked off Johnny Manziel and Logan Marchi twice and held the Zappers to a league season-low six points in the FCF semifinals.
  • The Wild Aces swept the regular season series against the Boyz 2-0, winning 30-22 and a 56-52 shootout.
  • The Wild Aces average 35.2 points per game and allow 28.8.
  • The Twitter trash talk is decent in the lead up to gameday.

Ryan Fowler

Ryan has covered sports on every media platform over the past 17+ years. The first seven years of his professional career were spent as a sports anchor and reporter at various local television stations, while he picked up side gigs as a freelance sports columnist and recurring radio guest before he decided to jump to the web. As content manager of sports simulation website WhatIfSports.com and senior editor of FOXSports.com's fantasy baseball and football coverage for the better part of this decade, Ryan embraces advanced metrics, trends, and outside-the-box angles to find his edge. You can follow him on Twitter @FreelanceFowler.

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