April 9th, 2010

FSTA Conference Registration Opens Next Week

Friday, April 9th, 2010

The Fantasy Sports Trade Association announced Friday that registration for its summer conference will open next week.

The conference will be held June 9 and 10 in Chicago at the Doubletree Magnificent Mile, with football drafts taking place the night of June 8. The early-bird registration period ($100 off) will run until May 10.

For more information, contact association manager Megan Van Petten ([email protected]).


FSB Daily 4/9: Baseball in Time, Football Back in Time

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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

- Time.com mentions Bloomberg’s new fantasy baseball tools (and incorrectly states the pricing) at No. 7 in its list of the “Top 10 Things to Watch for This Baseball Season.”

- None other than The Wall Street Journal points out that Washington’s offense looks really good to fantasy football owners right now — or at least it would if we were back in 2006.

- Sarah Talalay of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel recently wrote an article about the increase in sites offering fantasy sports dispute-resolution services, focusing on FantasyDispute.com, SportsJudge.com and RotoUmpire.com (but leaving out FantasyJudgment.com). The bit of actual news buried inside the feature, however, is that CBSSports.com is developing an “online club for commissioners” to be rolled out for either the 2010 football season or 2011 baseball. Similar to the dispute-resolution sites, it’s meant to serve as a resource for commissioners to seek help with any issues facing their fantasy leagues.

- This blogger for Baseball Daily Digest thinks that fantasy baseball’s rotisserie system of scoring needs to go away.

- General info portal About.com just added a couple of weekly fantasy baseball columns to help people plan for the week ahead.

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