September 11th, 2010

FSB Daily 9/11: Ray Rice, Joe Namath, John Rozek, Jimmy Fallon

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

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

- Fantazzle Fantasy Sports has rolled out a free-to-play weekly fantasy football game with Ravens running back Ray Rice as the cover boy. Each week presents a fresh prize pool, with top winners becoming eligible for extra-cash games at Week 8 and Week 16.

- In the first installment of what will be a weekly series throughout the season, Joe Namath provided with his thoughts on a few players at each position (except kicker, but who cares about them anyway).

- This week’s sign that fantasy is big time: John Rozek’s selection by World Championship of Fantasy Sports as the top fantasy football player in the world right now landed him a feature story in the Chicago Tribune. The story could provide inspiration to those of us with dreams of high-stakes winnings as well, as it reveals Rozek to not be an obsessive football nut (he doesn’t even get NFL Network) — merely a bright, experienced player who knows the fantasy game.

- is up and running for the 2010 NFL season with a redesigned site. For anyone unfamiliar, Stinkball — in addition to being an ideal name for the next Cartoon Network show — is a fantasy contest in which you score by filling your team with the worst performers.

- Allow us to present the all-Illini fantasy football team, via a Yahoo! draft event. Now let that be the last time anyone presents anything remotely similar.

- only just launched last week, but the company wound up on Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night show on NBC way back in March. It turns out that fortuitous placement at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival won it some worthwhile media exposure. The Fallon appearance came in a monologue joke: “There’s a new program called HuddleHub that manages all of your fantasy sports teams. They call it the perfect solution for someone who’s too lazy to keep track of being too lazy to play actual sports.”

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