July 17th, 2010

FSB Daily 7/17: STATS, WCOFF, Yahoo! and More

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

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

- STATS has announced an extension of its major college football coverage for this season. Namely: The company will now offer play by play for all FBS games, X-info to reflect details that don’t appear in the typical box score and a mobile Web product, among other features.

- Anyone with an ESPN.com Insider subscription can read the upcoming ESPN the Magazine profile of the World Championship of Fantasy Football. (It’ll be in the July 26 issue.) Apparently competing in the WCOFF “takes a special kind of player.”

- Time.com counts fantasy sports among the nine strangest things that one can insure.

- We assumed that opening the Yahoo! Sports fantasy API meant opening up every sport that the company treats. Apparently it didn’t, though, as this quick blog post relays that basketball and hockey are now available.

- KeeperCommish.com is rolling out a new service to help keeper-league football manage the extended strategy that their format entails.

- This blogger says that his fantasy baseball league with 12 tracking categories fundamentally presents too much for the human brain to effectively process at a time — then tells business folks that they could use the example to improve how they instruct their sales reps.

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