|By Business Wire
|January 24, 2014 09:33 AM EST
In fantasy football, you not only have to be a master of the draft, you
have to be quick on the waiver wire, use the technology at your
fingertips to be able to evaluate new talent, and make bold choices. In
October, 22-year-old Norwalk, Ohio native Dalton Gauman executed the
fantasy move of the year, benching Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers and
starting Eagles rookie Nick Foles, scoring 33 points in his first week.
Foles would go on to throw seven touchdowns in a single game, tying a
league record, carrying Gauman’s team to a fantasy championship – and
helping Gauman beat millions of other players on NFL.com and win
Lenovo’s Fantasy Coach of the Year contest.
On Wednesday, Gauman had the chance to draft Foles in real life. For
winning Lenovo’s Fantasy Coach of the Year contest, Gauman – a
fan of the Tennessee Titans and Peyton Manning – joined 2014 Pro Bowl
alumni captains Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders, helping to select one of
the two teams playing in the game. Later this week, Gauman will see his
team and the players he helped select in action during the 2014 Pro Bowl
on Sunday, Jan. 26, watching the first quarter from the sideline after
being officially honored by Rice before the game.
The following week, Lenovo’s Fantasy Coach of the Year will be
given a video tribute at the 3rd Annual NFL Honors show in New York City
on Saturday, Feb. 1, the night before Super Bowl XLVIII – where Lenovo
will be the presenting sponsor of the AP Coach of the Year award.
Gauman’s experience concludes with two tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII and
a media tour before The Big Game with Washington Redskins running back
Alfred Morris, one of the stars of “Tough Season,” a series of fantasy
football videos Lenovo launched this year. The videos were produced by
The Onion, and star Morris, Andrew Luck, Larry Fitzgerald, Matt Forte,
Antonio Brown and Mason Crosby. Five of the six went on to make the 2014
Lenovo is the world’s No. 1 personal computer maker and is in its second
year as the official laptop, desktop and workstation sponsor of the NFL.
“To win his league, Dalton had to be insightful, diligent and most
importantly, flexible: making lineup changes on the go, knowing in
real-time when to substitute a player, and respond to trades – sometimes
within minutes,” said Kevin Berman, Lenovo’s director of North American
advertising and marketing services. “At Lenovo we believe that this
adaptability helped him take home the title. It’s a quality I personally
believe in, both in work and at home, a feature that can help you get
the job done no matter the space or situation.” Berman – a nearly
two-decade fantasy football coach himself – noted that he used the
Lenovo Yoga convertible laptop this season to build and manage his
teams, with technology that provides four modes (Laptop, Tent, Stand and
Slate) for the ultimate in flexibility.
All fantasy players on NFL.com were entered to win Lenovo’s Fantasy
Coach of the Year award. Points were determined using a unique algorithm
combining win-loss percentages, league championships, a
difficulty-of-league index and a “quality moves” indicator – taking into
account sit/start point differential.
Lenovo (SEHK:0992) (Pink Sheets:LNVGY) is a US$34 billion personal
technology company – the largest PC maker in the world and an emerging
PC Plus leader – serving customers in more than 160 countries.
Dedicated to exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices,
Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient
global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo
Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the
Company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality,
secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product
lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded
consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile
internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo, a global
Fortune 500 company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan;
Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For
more information see www.lenovo.com.
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