Whether your fantasy league chooses to draft defensive players, uses a snake draft, plays for money, or opts for games rather than seasons, we all agree on one thing: Always draft your running back first.
OK, it seems Wichita football lovers can’t find consensus on strategy, either—but we’re all in when it comes to putting a deal on our benches, and our local restaurants are ready to welcome us with open arms. Check out these specials waiting for your draft day parties:
Buffalo Wild Wings has put together a free fantasy football commissioner’s kit that contains a draft board and stickers, food and bar discounts, and $200 in season-long coupons. After all, they have enough television sets for everyone in your league to watch their players’ highlights on Sunday afternoons. You need to request your date and time directly with the BWW staff: (316) 722-9464 (Maize Rd./Newmarket Square) or (316) 636-9464 (Rock Rd.).
Twin Peaks’ fantasy draft deal runs through September 5. They, too, will give your group a draft board and stickers and what they call a man sack of goodies to the league’s commissioner. The commissioner also scores a $50 bonus card while members pocket a $5 bonus card to use at the restaurant throughout the season. Contact the local staff at (316) 440-4940 (Taft St.) or (316) 440-5533 (21st St.) to set up your draft party time.
Or you can really go big and plan a road trip to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The Chiefs are opening up their stadium on Friday, August 17 from 5 – 9 p.m. for leagues with at least eight participants.
For $80 per person, you get a private suite with wifi access for your league, a buffet, one case of beer, unlimited soft drinks and water, and NFL fantasy football draft kit, a photo of your league, and, the granddaddy prize of all: one 2018 regular season game ticket per participant. Contact Kim Kruse at (816) 920-4896 for pricing and details on a premium upgrade package for groups of 30 or more.
It’s first come, first served, so grab your draft time now at the Chiefs’ fantasy football draft sign-up page.
When you want to keep it simple but fun—and cash in on some goodies—check out MoJoes on Harry St.,(316) 260-6111. They’ll bring a free appetizer platter to your table while you wheel and deal.
Or perhaps you’re more of the homebody league. Walmart sees you. It’s $10 off grocery pickup coupon gets you in and out with a bag of chips, salsa, guacamole, and your favorite beer without missing your turn!