July 1st, 2010

Announced SIRIUS XM Fantasy Schedule

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

In case you’ve slept through our past few posts, SIRIUS XM rolled out its fantasy sports channel on Wednesday. Here’s the full lineup announced, with some shows yet to start.

7 a.m. to 11 a.m. — RotoExperts — Scott Engel and Adam Ronis
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today — Jeff Erickson and Chris Liss
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. — SIRIUS XM Fantasy Football — John Hansen (FantasyGuru.com) and Adam Caplan (Scout.com)
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (7-8 p.m. on Fridays) — Fanball Fantasy Drive — Ray Flowers and Kyle Elfrink
8 p.m. to 11 p.m. — SIRIUS XM Fantasy Baseball — Steve Phillips and Jeff Rickard
11 p.m. to 2 a.m. — SIRIUS XM Fantasy Sports Recap

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. — The Fantasy Consultant Live — Nathan Zegura

8 p.m. to midnight — Fanball Fantasy Sports Recap — Ray Flowers and Kyle Elfrink

8 a.m. to 11 a.m. — Fantasy Pros 911 — Lenny Melnick, Paul Greco and Tony Cincotta
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — SIRIUS XM Fantasy Football — Matt Camp and Joe Dolan (FantasyGuru.com)

Starting in August — Maurice Jones-Drew Show — 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday
Starting “this fall” — SIRIUS XM Fantasy Hockey — 10 a.m., once a week — Jeremy Roenick
Start TBA — SIRIUS XM Fantasy Basketball — 10 a.m., once a week — Dennis Scott and Scott Engel
Start TBA — SIRIUS XM Fantasy Golf — 10 a.m., once a week — Alex Miceli (Golf.com) and Scott Engel
Start TBA — SIRIUS XM Fantasy Soccer — 10 a.m., once a week — (no host announced yet)


SIRIUS Running with MJD

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Not surprisingly, SIRIUS XM isn’t being shy about the biggest name associated with its new fantasy sports channel. (No offense to Scott Engel.)

Now that we’ve been introduced to a lineup that will include Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew as host of a fantasy football show starting in August, the company is trying to get the public engaged with one of fantasy’s favorite guys.

The homepage for the new fantasy sports station presents a poll by which you can vote for the name of the show — either MJD’s Fantasy Fridays or Runnin’ with MJD. Visitors will also see fantasy tips from No. 32, who says he drafts “based on a team’s scheme and offensive coordinator.”

According to the SIRIUS site, here are Jones-Drew’s top guys at each position …

  • QB: Aaron Rodgers and Matt Schaub
  • RB: MJD and DeAngelo Williams
  • WR: Andre Johnson and Steve Smith (Giants)
  • TE: Antonio Gates
  • D: Pittsburgh
  • K: Mason Crosby

Of course, we noted Wednesday that the one lingering issue with Jones-Drew’s show is the precedent of his coach nixing quarterback David Garrard’s Friday night show a year ago. We don’t yet know what Jack Del Rio thinks of his running back’s new gig, as he was apparently not around to comment on Wednesday after the SIRIUS announcement. Jones-Drew also reportedly said he didn’t want to comment on the show until the format was finalized.

Del Rio is notoriously controlling of his players, but there’s no bigger star in Jacksonville than Jones-Drew. This one will be interesting.


FSB Daily 7/1: FFPC-RTSports, EA, Fantasy Sharks, Librarian Stats

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

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

- The Fantasy Players Association website passes along word that the Fantasy Football Players Championship has chosen RealTimeSports to host its leagues this year. The FPA also raises some concerns that the FFPC audience might have with the switch from previous host MyFantasyLeague.com.

- You’ve surely heard of the fancy new fantasy league-hosting product at NFL.com, but did you know that EA Sports will be providing the player projections for the full season and on a weekly basis?

- Have you ever played in a Yahoo! public league (or a free mock draft anywhere) and gotten annoyed by the person who screws the thing up with idiotic early picks? Well, FantasySharks.com is encouraging them. For the fifth straight year, the site is supporting a challenge in which participants join a “competitive” Yahoo! public league and draft a kicker and a team defense with their first two picks. The top prize (a sum of “sand dollars,” Fantasy Sharks’ fake currency) goes to anyone who can win their league.

- For accuracy in running back rankings, RotoWorld edged the field of participants who have been in the FF Librarian’s Accuracy Challenge for all three years it has existed. KFFL, however, has been dynamite over the past two seasons.

- In the wake of Yahoo! opening up its fantasy sports API, FanGraphs takes a crack at explaining a bit about what it is and what it allows you to do.

- Did you miss out on fantasy points when England’s clear goal was disallowed against Germany? Did you miss the game and the replay? Legos have your back.

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