So you want to create a fantasy league for Juan Pablo’s season? You’ve come to the right place.
We’ll do all the grunt work and score each episode for you. Read on for instructions on how to draft, how we score, and how to find out if you’re kicking everyone’s butts.
How It Works
1) Recruit a group of “Bachelor”-loving friends. One of you should be the League Commissioner, the go-to person for all things Bach Fantasy.
2) Figure out the best way for your league to draft (read more on that below) and submit your contestant picks to your league commissioner.
3) Watch the “Bachelor” every Monday night.
4) Visit this blog every Tuesday morning to see how each of your contestants scored. The league commissioner should add up the point totals for each team in order to figure out the weekly rankings.
You have a few options when it comes to drafting your team of five contestants.
1) Live draft in person
Gather up your nearest and dearest, DVR “The Bachelor,” and watch the show up through the last limo introductions. At this point, pause the show. Have each player draft their 5 contestants on a piece of paper and turn them into the commissioner.
2) Virtual live draft
So your teammates all live in different time zones, eh? We feel your pain, as we’re all spread across the continent too. For this to work, everyone should watch the show in his or her respective homes. Pause after limo introductions, before the real shenanigans begin. Email your appointed league commissioner with your five contestants.
3) Pre-show draft, based on contestants’ bios
Read through the contestants’ bios. You’ll meet such luminaries as Amy L., whose favorite author is Dr. Seuss, and Lucy, who claims she’s best friends with Kate Upton. Select your five players and email your league commissioner.
You’ll be rewarded for drafting bold contestants but more so for drafting contestants who go the distance. Points are divided into Phrases, Actions, and Roses.
Phrases (once per person, per episode)
- Attempting to speak Spanish (5 points)
- Making a soccer pun (5 points)
- Talking about your parents’ relationship (5 points)
- Talking about your kid (5 points)
- Saying the word “journey” (5 points)
- Mentioning a deceased loved one (10 points)
- Saying “I’m not here to make friends” (20 points)
- Saying “I’m falling for you” to Juan or “I’m falling for him” to the camera (20 points)
- Saying “I love you” to Juan (30 points)
- Telling Juan that someone in the house “is not here for the right reasons” (30 points)
Actions (once per person, per episode)
- Interrupting someone’s Juan-on-Juan time with Juan (had to) (5 points)
- Bonus: using the phrase “steal Juan away” during said interruption (5 points)
- Dancing at a concert (5 points)
- Playing soccer (5 points)
- Hot tubbing (5 points)
- Riding in a helicopter (10 points)
- Making out with Juan Pablo (10 points)
- Appearing visibly drunk (15 points)
- Writing Juan a note/making him a collage (20 points)
- Needing medical attention at any point (20 points)
- Crying on camera (25 points)
- Having a secret boyfriend at home (25 points)
- Having a body part blurred out any point (30 points)
- Drafting the next Bachelorette on your team (40 points)
- Coming back to the show to beg for another chance (50 points)
- Getting the First Impression Rose (35 points, only available first night)
- Getting the rose to stay another week (25 points)
- Getting the rose on a group date (30 points)
- Getting the rose on a two-on-one date (40 points)
- Making it to Hometown Dates (50 points)
- Accepting the Fantasy Suite (75 points)
- Refusing the Fantasy Suite (-75 points)
- Winning the Final Rose (100 points)
We’ll score each episode for you and post each contestant’s scores every Tuesday morning. Be sure to check back every Tuesday to see how your teams are stacking up against one another!
We’ll also be posting an episode recap for those of you can’t get enough Bach.
Will you be joining us this season? Let us know your league or individual team name in the comments!