Yes, they do have $200 belts. But clearly, the quality is not nearly as good, and not totally customizable. We could have a traveling belt, but then you have to worry about 1 owner keeping it and not sending it out.
I would never spend $1200 on a belt like this myself. Ever. So I would never have the opportunity the own such a thing. HOWEVER, this league provides that opportunity. With 12 teams, the top 25% of the league gets at least their money back, so you will still be making money just like any standard league. But, with a portion of the funds, going to an item that is truly expensive, personal, top-of-the-line, and something that no one would buy for themselves...that is what this league offers. And it offers it every...single...year.
The top of the line belts cost right around $1200. It's possible we can do it for $1000 or $1100, and then the difference in funds would go back to 1st place. I've never bought a custom belt like this before, so the exact cost is estimated based on the estimate on the belt website. We won't spend more than $1200 on it, and it is likely it would come in a little under. These belts are top of the line and freaking heavy.
The winner, along with myself and a representative from the site, will customize the belt to the winners liking, so you are GUARANTEED to love it when you get it.
Money can't buy you happiness, but a championship belt that will make you feel like you just won a championship UFC event...WILL!
I will add you and send you a league invite. I have set up a placeholder MFL homepage to interested owners. Nothing is setup in the league as of yet, as I want to make sure that the league is a go before I do anything. It's a redraft, so we have plenty of time. The draft probably wouldn't be until July or August anyhow. You would be team #4. I likely have another 2 or so that will join as we get more teams. I have a good feeling that this league will be a go. Once we get a full league. I'll set up leaguesafe and start creating the MFL site. I really hope this takes off.
I demand a picture of the winner of the first year, wearing the belt. The smile on that persons face will be a site to see.
Thanks for your interest!