Fantasy Football: Former Duke All-American Michael ‘Tauiliili’ Brown Talks Custom Fantasy Football App Win-Win In Exclusive ‘Inquisitr’ Interview

Jake Elman - Author

Oct. 31 2016, Updated 8:17 a.m. ET

Wherever you go and wherever you look, fantasy football is around. Between advertisements for one-day leagues, entire network shows dedicated to fantasy lineups — and shows that do quite well both rating and feedback-wise, for what it’s worth — and even the “____ of the game brought to you by DraftKings or FanDuel,” it’s hard to avoid what’s arguably keeping leagues afloat in a time of decreased ratings.

If you’re the type of person who’s giving up on fantasy football because you’re close to giving up on the sport entirely, we can’t blame you. However, if you think football and the fantasy part of it is a lose-lose situation so far, then why not give Win-Win a try?

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Win-Win, as the developers explain on their website, is “the only fantasy sports platform with tournaments hosted by pro athletes and teams! Priceless prizes and powerful impact!” Former Duke University football standout Michael “Tauiliili” Brown explained more in a recent phone interview he had with the Inquisitr.

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“Win-Win is a platform that connects fans to their favorite athletes through games while making the world a better place and that game is fantasy sports. A lot of people obviously are familiar with fantasy sports and it’s basically trying to leverage that industry to great things and positivity. After bouncing around in football a bit – I’m from Houston, I played ball at Duke University and was a two-time All-American there, got signed to the Colts, and bounced around – but one of the things I was always focused on was life after football; I always kept that at the top of my mind, which is why I chose Duke.”

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A short video on how the app works can be seen below.

Once compared by Sports Illustrated to former three-time Pro Bowler Jonathan Vilma, Brown has done in three years what many athletes have sometimes taken decades to do: figure out life after retirement.

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“As I was transitioning out, I was actually looking into business school because I had not yet known about tech. But in 2013, I was introduced to Draper University, which is [famous venture capitalist] Tim Draper’s program and I got into the bug, realizing that this – tech, startup, all these things – is what I wanted to do. I didn’t have the idea for Win-Win at the time when I moved to Silicon Valley, but I figured that if I wanted to start a company, I should work in startup and what I ended up doing when I got hired as a startup here was I was really trying to get my network and knowledge up. After fifteen months so around this time last year, I started developing this concept and it all started when, like everyone, I was getting bombarded with FanDuel and DraftKings commercials and I was like ‘obviously, this is really annoying.'”

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