April, 2009

Get My Fantasy Spin During the Draft

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

The Fantasy Sports Channel certainly won’t be the only place to get opinions on the fantasy impact of all the selections made in Radio City Music Hall this weekend.

Yours truly (that’s Matt Schauf, for those who’ve yet to meet me) and maybe a few of my World Fantasy Games colleagues will also be following the draft action and providing insight into what each pick means on the fantasy front for the rookies and their teammates.

Follow along with the player updates at either SportsBuff.com or ProFantasySports.com.


Fantasy Sports Channel All Over the Draft

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

The first round of the NFL Draft won’t start until 4 p.m. this Saturday, four hours later than it did just a year ago. The Fantasy Sports Channel on BlogTalkRadio will be getting an early start, though.

The online channel’s coverage kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday and then again at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, with each day’s lineup running right up to midnight.

Most of us who will be near our TVs all weekend will be tuned to ESPN or NFL Network (my choice, to get Mike Mayock and to get away from Chris Berman, Meshawn Johnson and Tom Jackson — even though I’ll probably have to put up with some Warren Sapp).

If you’re looking to get the fantasy spin on the picks fed right to your ears, though, here’s the FSC rundown

10 a.m. — Fantasy Football Facts
11 a.m. — All Access Football
Noon — Johnny Archive
1 p.m. — Inside the Trenches
2 p.m. — Red vs. Blue
3 p.m. — The Thundering Blurb
5 p.m. — The Fantasy Football Guys
6 p.m. — Fantasy Sports Group
7 p.m. — Fantasy Sharks
8 p.m. — Two Feet in Bounds
9 p.m. — Radio Grumblings
11 p.m. — RotoRadio

9:30 a.m. — All Access Football
11 a.m. — The Scott Engel Show
Noon — Fantasy Sharks
1 p.m. — 643 Sports
2 p.m. — Inside the Trenches
3 p.m. — Fantasy Football Roundtable
5 p.m. — Johnny Archive
7 p.m. — Phat Guys on Fantasy
8 p.m. — The Fantasy Exchange
10 p.m. — Fantasy Sharks
11 p.m. — Sports from Frankie’s Point of View


New Fantasy Game Rapidly Approaching

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Something new is about to hit the fantasy market, but it’s tough to tell just what that is. The teaser video challenges you to “Beat the Pros” and “Experience the Future of Fantasy Football!”

Is it fantasy football? Is it new entrance music for your favorite WWE wrestler? Do I know more than I’m letting on … ?

“Lots of effort over the past 12 months from the World Fantasy Games team went into this launch,” World Fantasy Games CEO Jeff Thomas says. “I hope consumers enjoy our new product.”

Check it out — www.RapidDraft.com


Boom! No More Madden on NFL Broadcasts

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

If you’re a football fan, you probably grew up hearing him once a week, whether it was with Pat Summerall or Al Michaels. You won’t be hearing him on Sunday nights this fall, though.

John Madden announced Thursday that he is retiring from broadcasting after 30 years, leaving his Sunday Night Football seat to Cris Collinsworth.

I feel compelled to admit that I haven’t always been much of a fan of Madden’s. I always found his tendency to overemphasize the obvious and talk a lot to be a bit annoying.

At the same time, I can certainly understand where many an average football fan appreciated Madden’s ability to explain things in an easy-to-comprehend manner. I also found his final couple of seasons in the booth to be some of his best work.

Of course, there was never a time when I didn’t enjoy his NFL video game (unless I was losing).

Still, no matter your particular opinion of the man, his work, his turducken or the fact that he’s the reason you’ll always remember that Tinactin fights tought athlete’s foot, the retirement of John Madden marks the end of an era.

At least Collinsworth, for his part, is one of the best in the business today and should keep Sunday nights enjoyable.