March 10th, 2010

FSB Daily 3/10: NFL-Verizon, MyFantasyTeams, Celebrity Games

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

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

- Verizon Wireless and the NFL announced a deal Tuesday that will present live football coverage to the handsets of Verizon customers for at least the next four years — including fantasy panacea the Red Zone Channel.

- rates the MyFantasyTeams application among the best sports apps available for the Blackberry. Just what Blackberry owners need, another reason to keep staring at the thing.

- A writer for the Hollywood Reporter applied the letter of the well-known (at least around these parts) federal UIGEA law to the common practice of holding Academy Awards pools. His assessment: As long as you stick to the same types of money rules that govern fantasy-games providers, there’s enough skill involved to keep things legit.

- RotoHog has signed on to build a celebrity-based fantasy game for US Weekly magazine.

- Dave Richard of uses the site’s Tableau-produced analytics to compare value across positions for the past football season.

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