Football Organization of Louisa


The Football Organization of Louisa (FOOL) is an eight team league which plays a 10 game schedule. The game is not tied to the NFL or other leagues; it is not "fantasy" as usually understood. Instead, the teams are made up of players who are drafted from each year's stock of new players. Each team then conducts training camp, plays two to four preseason games, then the regular season. The playoffs include division championship matches and an overall championship game. Standings dictate the draft order for the following season, and so league play continued for what is currently 11 seasons. (The league began with four teams and expanded twice to six and then eight teams. Expansion to nine is being considered.)

Commissioner: Charles R. Gilmer
Chair of Rules Committee: John B. Gilmer Jr.
Chief Statistician: Robert D. Gross

Season XI is done. Championship Game featured the Violet Storm (representing the Century Division) and Black Bandits (representing the Capitol Division). Black won 27-16 after running up an initial 24-0 lead early in 2Q then holding off Violet's comeback. See scores etc. above for further details.
Season XI Schedule, Scores, Standings, Stats
Season XI Schedule, Scores, and Standings

Season XII (about to begin!)

The Draft, Schedule, and some training camp reports, preseason games, and other information now available:

Rules (yeah, it's a big file) as .pdf:

FOOL rules (Season XI, draft 4)(11.2MB)

This same edition of the rules will be the basis of play for Season XII as well, though some changes are still being considered by the Rules Committee.

Rules by individual chapter (draft 5) as .pdf's:

Table of Contents and Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Components - Field, Players,..
Chapter 3: Sequence of Play
Chapter 4: Running Plays
Chapter 5: Passing Plays
Chapter 6: Special Events
Chapter 7: Players
Chapter 8: Play of the Game
Chapter 9: Special Teams
Chapter 10: Play by Mail
Chapter 11: The Season
Chapter 12: League Operations
Appendix A,B: Tables (Except special teams)
Appendix C: Examples of Play
Appendix D: Discussion of rules changes
Appendix E: Example game- Violet at Maroon, Season XI, game 8:
Appendix G: End-Of-Field conditions discussion

FOOL Business

Page for FOOL transactions, business, discussion
Maybe this will be used once Season XII gets underway.

FOOL Business