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Lifespan: October 1998 - January 1999
Host: Bil Dwyer
Announcer: Paul Koslowski
Referee: Amy Miller
Produced by: Dugan's Pub Productions

Front Game Rules

A contestant throws a ball at the category boardTwo teams of two players compete. In each round, a board with nine sport-related categories were shown to the teams, and the team in control chose one by throwing a Nerf ball at the desired screen. Three toss-up questions were then asked to the players, worth 1, 2, and 3 points. A wrong answer deducted the value from the team's score. Among the sports available was "Mystery Sport", which added 5 points to a team's score if they could sweep the category; also, some screens hid "Speedball" categories, where the team got 10 seconds to name items fitting a certain subject, scoring 1 point for each valid response. The second round was played in the same manner, with point values doubling.

The contestant podiumsBetween the two rounds was the "Home Team Challenge", where players elected to answer a question worth 5, 10, or 15 points, about a sports team based in their hometown. (Each team represented one city/region of the country.) A correct answer added the value of the question to the team's score, a wrong answer subtracted it.

End Game Rules (2000 version)

The 2-Minute Warning in progressThe final round of the game was the "2-Minute Warning", a speed round lasting 2 minutes (natch). During the round, host Dwyer first read a sports question worth 10 points, then a non-sports follow-up question (The "Get a Life" question) worth 5 points. For example:

Who led the Pittsburgh Penguins in points in the 1997-98 NHL season? (Jaromir Jagr)
Spell "Jaegermeister." (J-A-E-G-E-R-M-E-I-S-T-E-R)
Where is San Francisco's AAA minor league team located? (Fresno)
What music group had hits with "Particle Man" and "Ana Ng"? (They Might Be Giants)

The team with the highest score at the end of the speed round was the winner, although both teams won prizes.

The Tournament

The UFL trophy, shown off by Amy MillerThe league consisted of 20 teams in 4 different divisions. Each team played 6 games. At the end of the "season", the four division champions and two wild-card teams advanced to the championship week. The eventual champions won a trip to the Super Bowl, a trip to MLB's All-Star Game, and a big-screen TV.

Loogaroo Looks it Over

Ultimate Fan League

Gameplay: 2 pts.
The scores rely too much on the 2-Minute Warning, if you ask me.
Host: 2 pts.
Bil Dwyer had a habit of reaching for jokes, but was helped by a fantastic foil in Paul Koslowski.
Presentation: 2 pts.
The set looked very nice, mimicking a basketball arena.
Execution: 1 pt.
At the end of the regular season, two teams had 6-0 records, even though they were in the same division. What's the point of having divisions if the teams don't play each other?
Total Score: 7 pts.

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