February 26th, 2010

FSB Daily 2/26: FSV, Fighting Chance, Beware of Domains and Artists

Friday, February 26th, 2010

A roundup of items recently posted on the FSB News page.

- Fantasy hockey content site SchoolYourPool.com has joined Fantasy Sports Ventures’ Fantasy Players Network.

- Fighting Chance Fantasy recently redesigned its site.

- Derrick Eckardt of FantasyEthos.com points out that the fairly favorable Web domain FantasyNASCAR.com can be had, but there are reasons to be wary if you think you want to buy it.

- This blogger thinks a fantasy art-auction league could be viable, where participants would draft artists and then score each time an artist sold a painting via auction house. Hey, who am I to judge? I played a year of fantasy XFL.

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Baseball Talk-a-Thon This Weekend

Friday, February 26th, 2010

For the second straight year, BlogTalkRadio will feature 24 hours of baseball talk for charity this weekend, put on by FantasyPros911.com and BaseballDigest.com.

Paul Greco and Lenny Melnick of Fantasy Pros 911 created the event last year and managed to raise $7,500 to fight cystic fibrosis. This year’s installment will benefit Operation Homefront, which provides aid to returning soldiers and military families.

“It’s just a privilege to be a part of something so close to my heart,” Greco, an Air Force veteran, said in the media release. “Operation Homefront is a great organization providing a great service for many of my friends and their families still in the service. It’s an opportunity for an entire industry to give back to the troops who make it possible for all of us to play a game we love.”

BTR’s Fantasy Sports Channel also teamed up with Sigmund Bloom and Cecil Lammey of Footballguys.com in August for a football edition of the talk-a-thon, which also raised money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

As part of this second baseball event, FantasyPros911.com is offering a free one-year premium subscription to anyone who donates $25 or more. In addition, $3 from every purchase of the children’s book “A Glove of Their Own” will go to the cause — as long as you enter the code OHF-526 when you buy it.

The show begins at noon on Saturday and runs until noon Sunday on The Fantasy Sports Channel.