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Hall of Fame

The NFBC Hall of Fame opened in 2011 as an honorarium for the best fantasy players in our contest's history. Only the very, very best of the best will be honored here and we will use the following criteria for induction into the NFBC Hall of Fame:

  • Excellence through time in the NFBC main event.
  • Consistency through time in the NFBC main event.
  • Winning titles in the NFBC.
  • Winning prize money in the NFBC.
  • Excellence in several NFBC formats; consistency in multiple formats

NFBC Hall of Fame members are selected by NFBC officials with input from current NFBC members during the year of induction. Each year we will look at the accomplishments of our veteran players and honor those owners whose accomplishments are spectacular compared to all other players. So far, three owners have distinguished themselves as the very, very best of the best in NFBC history. The current list of NFBC Hall of Famers include:

(Please click on the Name to reveal the Hall of Fame profile)

Shawn Childs, Forestdale, Massachusetts

Shawn Childs

Shawn Childs, Stephen Jupinka and Mark Srebro are the only NFBC owners to win at least four Main Event league titles in nine years. Shawn and Steve were members of our inaugural NFBC Hall of Fame class as they were inducted in 2011. Although he hasn't won a main event overall title yet, he has finished in the Top 5 four times: 3rd in 2004, 5th in 2005, 3rd in 2007 and 3rd in 2009. He has consistently finished in the money in every format, whether it be AL-only Auction Leagues (he has a record three $1300 AL Auction League titles), NL-only Auction Leagues, Ultimate Draft Leagues or satellite leagues, Shawn is consistently near the top. Through 2012, Shawn was 7th on the career earnings list with $132,425.

SHAWN CHILDS
NFBC FACTS

Entered: 69 leagues since 2004
Won: 11 league titles (15.9%)
2nd: 13 times (34.8% in Top 2)
3rd: 8 (46.4% in money)
4th: 7
5th: 6
6th: 3
7th: 1 (40 of 52 or 76.9% in top half)
Other finishes: 8th (6), 9th (3), 10th (2), 11th (3), 12th (4), 13th (1), 15th (1).

Main Events: 12
1st: 4
2nd: 1
3rd: 2 (cashed 70%)
5th: 2
7th: 1
8th: 1
15th: 1

In the overall standings, he is the only person to finish in the Top 5 FOUR TIMES. He has finished 3rd, 5th, 102nd, 3rd, 58th, 3rd, 154th, 82nd, 147th, 160th, 214th and 407th.

Shawn has spent approximately $80,000 in NFBC entry fees and has won just over $132,000.

Shawn has also won money in just about every different format. He has won:
Main Events (4)
$1,250 AL Auction Leagues (3)
$1,250 NL Auction League (1)
NFBC XII (1)
$1,000 Satellite (1)
Invitational (Shawn Childs League)
$325 Slow Drafts (won free entry in 2009)

He has finished second in the Ultimate League twice, 2nd in the AL Auction League twice on top of his two AL titles, and in 2009 he had three second place Online Championship finishes in that 12-team concept.

Here's Shawn's resume in the NFBC:

2004: 1st Main Event, 1st AL Auction

2005: 1st Main Event, 4th AL Auction, 6th NL Auction, 3rd Mid-Season Sat

2006: 5th Main Event, 1st $1,000 Sat, 3rd Magazine League, 11th $1,000 Mid-Sat, 1st NL Auction, 3rd AL Auction, 2nd Ultimate

2007: 1st Main, 2nd $500 Sat, 6th $500 Sat, 9th Ultimate, 11th $1,000 Sat, 12th NL Auction, 2nd AL Auction, 8th Ultimate Auction, 6th Childs League

2008: 2nd Main Event, 2nd Ultimate, 12th $500 DC, 4th AL Auction, 13th NL Auction, 5th Childs League

2009: 1st Main Event, 2nd Online Championship, 2nd Online Championship, 2nd Online Championship, 4th Online Championship, 2nd $325 Slow, 4th $500 DC, 1st Childs League, 11th Ultimate, 10th KJ Duke, 1st AL Auction, 5th NL Auction, 8th $325 Slow

2010: 7th Main Event, 8th Main, 10th $325 Slow, 2nd Childs League, 5th Diamond, 2nd AL Auction, 2nd Auction Championship, 4th Online DP, 3rd Live DP, 5th Live DP, 4th Live DP

2011: 3rd Main Event, 5th Main Event, 2nd Live Double Play, 9th Auction League, 9th Live Double Play, 3rd Live Double Play, 12th $375 Slow Draft

2012: 8th Main Event, 15th Main, 1st $1,300 AL Auction, 1st NFBC XII, 4th NFBC XII, 3rd Online Championship, 8th Online Championship, 3rd, 8th and 12th in $150 Slow Draft

Lindy Hinkelman, Greencreek, Idaho

Lindy Hinkelman

Lindy had the single greatest season in NFBC history in 2009 when he won $241,300. Lindy won the 2009 Main Event overall title and he won the debut NFBC Online Championship that same year, earning a total of $146,300 in those two contests. He also earned a $75,000 cash bonus for winning both overall titles and he even finished second in the Ultimate Auction League that year. Lindy became the first owner to win TWO national titles when he won the NFBC $100,000 grand prize in 2011 as he had another fantastic season, finishing second overall in the Auction Championship. He won four of seven league titles in 2011 to go along with his 2nd NFBC $100,000 grand prize. His incredible accomplishments earned him a spot in the NFBC Hall of Fame in of 2012. In 2011, Lindy led the Main Event for much of the last four months and edged KJ Duke by a mere 2.5 points to win his second $100,000 grand prize. He also won his Auction League title, his Live Double Play League title and his Online Double Play League title, showing his versatility in 15-team and 12-team drafts, along with 15-team auctions. His dominance in all formats since he began in the NFBC in 2005 has vaulted Lindy to the top of our career earnings list with $373,175.

LINDY HINKELMAN
NFBC FACTS

Entered: 41 leagues since 2005
Won: 8 league titles (19.5%)
2nd: 7 times (36.6% in Top 2)
3rd: 5 (48.8% in money)
4th: 1
5th: 6
6th: 1
7th: 3 (24 of 33 or 75.6% in top half)
Other finishes: 8th (2), 9th (3), 10th, 13th, 14th (3).

Main Events: 8
1st: 3 (won overall titles in 2009 and 2011)
2nd: 1
3rd: 1 (cashed 62.5%)
5th: 2
14th: 1

Lindy had the perfect season in 2009, winning the overall titles in the Main Event and the Online Championship to earn a $75,000 cash bonus. It's now called "The Lindy." He remains our NFBC Money Leader thanks to that $241,300 season. He has been competing in the Main Event since 2005 and has finished 5th, 3rd, 2nd, 5th, 1st, 14th, 1st and 1st, having won titles in 3 of the last 4 years.

Lindy won four league titles in 2011 out of seven events. He won Las Vegas League 4 with 138 points (92%) and won the overall title with 3,407.0 points (87.4%). He won Las Vegas Auction League March 25th 9 am with 120.5 points and finished 2nd overall in the Auction Championship. He won the March 8th Online Double Play with 85.5 points and tied for first place in the March 25th 4 pm Live Double Play with 82 points. He finished third in the Las Vegas March 27th Live Double Play with 76.5 points, finished 5th in the Ultimate Auction League with 85.5 points and finished 9th in the $150 Slow Draft League #13 with 74 points.

After being inducted into the NFBC Hall of Fame in March of 2012, Lindy came back to win his 3rd Main Event title and his first NFBC XII league title. He finished 11th overall in the Main Event and 5th overall in the NFBC XII.

Lindy now has three Main Event league titles, two Main Event overall titles, an Auction League title, a Live Double Play title (12-team format), an NFBC XII title, three second place finishes in the Ultimate Auction League, and a second and a third place finish in the $1,250 NL Auction League. Here is Lindy's resume in the NFBC:

2005: 5th Main Event, 2nd $1250 NL Auction, 2nd Ultimate Auction

2006: 3rd Main Event, 2nd Ultimate Auction, 3rd $1250 NL Auction, 8th $1250 AL Auction

2007: 2nd Main Event, 6th $1250 NL, 7th Ultimate Auction, 3rd Sack Sat

2008: 5th Main Event, 14th Ultimate Auction, 6th $1300 NL Auction, 8th $125 Sat, 5th $125 Sat

2009: 1st Main Event, 1st Online Championship, 2nd Ultimate Auction, 4th $1300 NL Auction

2010: 14th Main Event, 3rd Online Championship, 2nd Live Double Play, 10th Live Double Play, 9th Auction Championship, 13th Ultimate Auction

2011: 1st Main Event, 1st Overall in the NFBC Main Event, 1st Las Vegas Auction League, 1st Las Vegas Live Double Play, 1st Online Championship, 3rd Live Double Play, 5th Ultimate Auction League, 9th $150 Slow Draft

2012: 1st Main Event, 1st NFBC XII, 9th NFBC XII, 2nd Online Championship, 5th Online Championship, 5th Auction Championship, 7th Ultimate Auction, 14th $150 Slow Draft

Stephen Jupinka, Waldwick, New Jersey

Stephen Jupinka

Inducted into the NFBC Hall of Fame in 2011, Jupinka is the only NFBC owner to win 5 NFBC Main Event league titles since 2004. His consistency in all formats through nine NFBC seasons has him ranked third in our career earnings list with $203,900. He has also won over 32 percent of all NFBC leagues he's entered since 2004 and has cashed in over 56 percent of all NFBC leagues, by far the highest percentage in NFBC history. He has finished in the Top 10 overall for the Main Event four times: winning the $100,000 grand prize in 2010, finishing second overall in 2008, 5th in 2012 and 10th overall in our debut season of 2004. He's also finished as high as 13th in 2012, 18th in 2005, 24th in 2011, 33rd in 2009, 35th in 2006 and 54th in 2007. He's been one of the biggest winners in the NFBC, but he's also excelled in every format in football, winning several titles in the NFFC. All of those accomplishments earned him a spot in the inaugural NFBC Hall of Fame class with Shawn Childs in 2011.

STEPHEN JUPINKA
NFBC FACTS

Entered: 55 leagues since 2004
Won: 18 league titles (32.7%)
2nd: 6 times (43.6% in Top 2)
3rd: 7 (56.4% in money)
4th: 6
5th: 4
6th: 2
7th: 3 (46 of 55 times he's in top half)
Other finishes: 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 13, 13, 13, 14

Main Events: 12
1st: 5 (NFBC record)
2nd: 3
3rd: 1 (cashed 75%)
4th: 1
5th: 2

In the overall standings, he is our Lifetime Standings leader, having placed 10th, 18th, 35th, 54th, 2nd, 33rd, 1st, 94th, 24th, 122nd, 5th and 13th overall in the Main Event. Nobody else has been as consistently good for as long in the Main Event as Stephen Jupinka. Heck, hes never finished lower than 5th in any Main Event league hes ever entered.

Steve has spent approximately $107,000 in NFBC entry fees since 2004 and has won just over $203,000.

Steve has also won money in just about every different format. He has won:
Main Events (5)
NFBC XII
$500 Satellite Leagues (4)
$325 Slow Drafts (4)
12-team Online Championships (2)
Invitationals (KJ Duke) (1)

He finished second overall in the debut NFBC Auction Championship in 2010 and in 2011 he was second overall in the debut NFBC Slow Draft Draft Champions Championship and was 5th overall in the 2011 NFBC Online Double Play among 780 owners. In 2012, he had two teams in the Top 13 overall of the Main Event and an NFBC XII team that finished 13th overall.

Here's Steve's resume in the NFBC:

2004: 1st Main Event, 1st $500 Mid-Season

2005: 1st Main Event

2006: 2nd Main Event, 3rd Ultimate, 5th $500 Sat

2007: 5th Main Event, 1st $500, 7th $500, 3rd Ultimate, 5th Ultimate Auction

2008: 1st Main Event, 1st $500, 1st $500, 14th Ultimate

2009: 3rd Main Event, 1st $325 Slow, 4th $500 DC, 1st KJ Duke, 9th $1,000 Sat, 1st Online Championship, 13th Ultimate, 1st $250

2010: 1st Main Event, 3rd Super, 4th Main Event, 2nd Auction, 6th Live Double Play, 1st $325 Slow, 1st $325 Slow, 4th $325 Slow, 2nd $125 Sat, 4th $125 Sat.

2011: 2nd Main Event, 5th Main Event, 1st Online Double Play, 1st Slow Draft League, 3rd $1,000 Slow Draft, 2nd Live Double Play, 7th Super League, 13th Ultimate League, 13th Ultimate League, 13th Diamond League.

2012: 1st Main Event, 2nd Main Event, 1st NFBC XII, 3rd Ultimate League, 6th Super League, 8th Diamond League, 7th $1,000 Slow Draft, 11th $150 Slow Draft, 3rd, 4th, 4th, 10th $375 Slow Draft