August 4th, 2010

MJD Show to Get Runnin’ Saturday

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Maurice Jones-Drew has been the public centerpiece of the Sirius XM fantasy sports channel since its launch last month, and now we’ll finally get to hear his fantasy analysis.

His show, Runnin’ with MJD, will debut Saturday night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET. (It’ll run again on Saturday, Aug. 14, before settling into its regular Friday night slot.)

“I’ll use my experience and my sources to give Sirius XM listeners the best fantasy football info I can give them,” Jones-Drew said in the press release. “We all get into fantasy football for the competition and the cameraderie but the goal is to dominate your league and I’m confident I can help people do that.”

We’ve written multiple times in the past on this site about Jones-Drew’s experience with and respect for fantasy, so we’ll certainly be interested to hear his takes. If nothing else, the Jaguars running back certainly brings unique perspective among his fantasy brethren.

“I’m friends with a lot of guys around this league but if they’re on my fantasy roster it’s all business,” Jones-Drew said in the release. “If they’re not performing for me, I may just call them up live on air and cut them.”

How many of us wish we could have that kind of access?

Sirius XM has been trickling fantasy analysis from MJD via the channel’s website, namely his top players at each position. Jones-Drew has also started to mix in some fantasy on Twitter here and there (reportedly naming Houston’s Arian Foster is top “sleeper” for 2010, most recently).

Here’s hoping the running back’s show only helps to get more athletes involved in fantasy and foster greater connection and acceptance between our games and the teams and leagues at the center of them. At the least, let’s hope for an entertaining show in a genre (athlete/coach shows) that can often be pretty boring.