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Host
Bil Dwyer
Line Judge
Amy Miller
Announcer
Paul Koslowski
Broadcast
Ufl
Fox Sports Net - 10/1998 - 1/1999
Packagers
Dugan's Pub Productions/
Fox Television Studios

OPENING SPIEL: Tonight on Fox Sports Net, Two teams hitting each other so much, (insert fact), let's meet our starting line-ups... (Insert two players, occupations, and teams). One Host, One Announcer, One Line Judge, Two Teams, Four Players, One Ultimate Fan League! And now (insert funny fact), your host, Bil Dwyer!

A tournament-typed game show for sports trivia buffs.

GameplayEdit

Two teams of two male contestants representing their own town in which they watch Fox Sports Net or a sports network associated with it competed in a game of how much they know about the world of sports.

Rounds 1 & 2Edit

In the first two rounds, one team (starting with the visiting team) threw a Nerf ball at a game board with nine TV monitors. Each one has a sports laden category. When the ball hit a category, the category landed on was played, but if it hit an already played screen or if it missed the board entirely, it was considered a "foul ball" and the team that threw that ball lost control of the board to their opponents and was humiliated by the cast, opponents & the audience.

On each category, three questions from the category chosen were asked, and the contestants tried to buzz-in using their hand buzzers. Each correct answer scored points, while an incorrect answer lost points and gave the opposing team a chance to answer. After the third question, the team that answered correctly last got to throw the next ball.

ScoringEdit

In round one, questions were worth 1, 2 and 3 points. But in round two, points were doubled meaning that questions were worth 2, 4 and 6 points.

Mystery SportEdit

The Mystery Sport category was a special category in which the team that swept the category (answered all three questions correctly) scored an additional five points.

SpeedballsEdit

One of the categories on the board in each round is a special "Speedballs" category in which the team that found that category had to give as many answers in a specific category as they can in 10 seconds and earning points for correct answers (one for round one and two for round two).

Rest Your ThumbsEdit

At some point on one category, the teams were to watch a viewing of an exercise video in terms of relaxing.

Home Team ChallengeEdit

At the end of the first round, both teams played the Home Team Challenge. This was where each team gets one question based on their home town FSN affiliate. Each team got to decide how many points they wish to go for (either 5, 10 or 15 points). A correct answer added the chosen point value, but an incorrect answer deducted the value.

2-Minute WarningEdit

In the final round of the game, the "2-Minute Warning". Host Dwyer read a series of rapid-fire questions for the next two minutes. After each sports question, Bil read a "Get a Life" question which was a general knowledge question associated with the first question. The sports questions were worth 10 points while the "Get a Life" questions were worth half price or 5 points. As it is with the entire game, points were deducted for incorrect answers. When time was up, the team with the most points won prizes and continued in the tournament.

TournamentEdit

Twenty teams competed in this year long tournament. During the "regular season" each team played six games and the teams with the best records advancing to the playoffs. In the playoffs (the final week of the series), the winners of the regular season were arranged and played whatever days were assigned to them. Each game was single elimination, so the losers of each game was out of the tournament. On Friday's championship show, the winners of that day's final game won tickets to Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami and and the 1999 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Boston, plus a new big screen television.

TriviaEdit

Frank Nicotero was a contestant on the show whom previously was a contestant on Debt. He went on to become the host of TV's Street Smarts.

Amy Miller went on to play the villain Trakeena in Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy, the first post-Zordon Power Rangers series, the first to be self-contained, and the first to have a new team of Rangers each season.

LinksEdit

Rules for Ultimate Fan League
Another Ultimate Fan League rules page

YouTube VideosEdit

One of Frank Nicotero's Appearances

Part 1
Part 2

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