This Saturday will be a gratifying day for Andy Alberth. Following years of legal battles with the NFL, the National Fantasy Football Convention will finally debut.
Alberth, who is the cousin of former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, serves as the convention’s executive director. He and Romo birthed the idea a number of years back, but had two separate launch attempts scuttled by the NFL; once in Las Vegas in 2015, and against last summer in Los Angeles.
The legal warring is over now, and this weekend’s convention will bring a number of high profile names such as Ezekiel Elliott, Charles Haley, and David Johnson. The event technically begins on Friday with a kickoff party, but the ribbon-cutting ceremony and fan events will begin to take place Saturday morning at Fair Park in Dallas.
Alberth joined CowboysCast for an interview to discuss the convention, his own fantasy strategies, and whether he could start his own fantasy defense against Romo.