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In a little over an hour, mayors from 11 cities will begin drafting teams on Yahoo! Sports, and there's more than just civic pride at stake in this league. Much more, in fact, as the grand prize for the champion is $15,000 to benefit the local non-profit sports program of his or her choice.

Dubbed the Yahoo! Sports Mayoral Face-Off, this fantasy league includes mayors from across the country, but conspicuously absent is our own Adrian Fenty. It's worth pointing out, however, that mayors from New York City and Philadelphia are not participating either.

In any case, here's the complete list:

Byron Brown (Buffalo)
Jim Schmitt (Green Bay, Wisc.)
Mark Funkhouser (Kansas City, Mo.)
R.T. Rybak (Minneapolis)
Ron Dellums (Oakland)
Mick Cornett (Oklahoma City)
Buddy Dyer (Orlando)
Luke R. Ravenstahl (Pittsburgh)
Kevin Johnson (Sacramento)
Gavin Newsom (San Francisco)
Pam Iorio (Tampa)

Of particular interest is the fierce Bay Area rivalry between Dellums and Newsom and the Fight for Florida between Dyer and Iorio.

Once the draft is complete, Fantasy Check will update with notable picks and hopefully provide some witty commentary from the principals.

By Gene Wang  |  August 20, 2009; 12:22 PM ET  | Category:  Fantasy Football Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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