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Taking Online Fantasy Football Simulation to a Whole New Level

Ever dream of managing or coaching your own professional football team?

Here’s your chance!

With, you and football lovers everywhere can gather to run your own football teams and compete against each other in a 32-team league. A more realistic, statistically accurate simulated football franchise game you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere!

The Names Behind the Game is the brainchild of Steve Olson and David Holt. The story of how these two came to be partners is pretty amazing.

It begins when Steve was in college. That was when he found a computer game called “NFL Pro-League Football” by Micro Sports. Steve bought the game, and it wasn’t long before he and his friends were hooked on it.

“It had historical data from 1950 to 1989, then the current season,” Steve says, “and you could pick your favorite historical teams and play them against each other. It was the best football game I’ve ever seen; it mirrored the NFL perfectly!”

The inventor of this game? That’s David Holt. After creating “NFL Pro-League Football,” he went on to work with IBM and, later, several other companies, putting together a variety of sports-oriented games.

In the meantime, Steve and his buddies continued to play David’s original game - well after they’d graduated from college. They wound up adding different elements over the years, transforming it into a league-oriented game where team owners could make trades and participate in drafts. Steve and his friends also factored in how players were injured, how they aged, and when they retired.

Then, one day, according to Steve, “My sister-in-law, Dana, said to me, ‘Why don’t you see if you can turn this game you love into a business?’ The light bulb went on.”

Steve immediately tracked David down and told him about his idea of setting up an Internet site based on David’s original football game and incorporating Steve’s new franchise elements.

“I was thrilled when Steve called,” David says. “I could tell he had the same passion that I have, and we hit it off that day - that quick! I felt like he was my brother. It was just like I’d been waiting on his phone call.”

Thus, the two became business partners. And was born.

Steve and David also found another shared passion: their faith in Jesus Christ.

“David’s original game had banners displaying John 3:16 during the game play,” Steve says, “and he had several references to his faith throughout the game menus. That was very meaningful to me, and I pray that we can use this current game as a further expression of our faith in Jesus Christ.”

“The Lord brought us together for a reason,” David adds. “Jesus is so great. He has allowed us to use the gifts he gave us to create a product we are both passionate about and can use to glorify Him.”

To learn more about our company and our games, contact SportSims today. Our goal is to provide you with the ultimate online simulated football experience.
Steve Olson, Executive Producer
David Holt, Lead Designer
Alan Stephenson, Senior Programmer
Keith Mickelson, Web Developer
Robert Lewis, Art Director
Mike Gibrall, Statistician/Consultant
Cara Olson, Communications Director
Shawn Kroeckel, Assistant Producer