January 31st, 2011

FSB Daily 1/31: Neyer, ESPN, Meat Loaf, WCOFF, Fantasy Fishing

Monday, January 31st, 2011

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

- As he points out, Rob Neyer was hired 15 years ago by Starwave to edit fantasy content for the initial iteration of ESPN.com. On Monday, he produced his final piece for ESPN.

- Sprint ID devices earlier this month launched the ESPN Pack, which enables fantasy-team management on the go, among other things.

- To anyone familiar with his fantasy prowess, it should come as no surprise that Meat Loaf knocked off Jerry Cantrell to win the ESPN-publicized Alice In Chains & Friends Fantasy Football Charity League.

- Tony Windis and his girlfriend will be finishing their 2010 football season in Dallas this weekend at the Super Bowl, thanks to Windis’ victory in the World Championship of Fantasy Football. Oh yeah, he’ll have $300,000 to kick around as well.

- The Fantasy Fishing game from FLW Outdoors gained immediate attention by handing out $1 million grand prizes in each of its first two seasons before dipping to a $50,000 top amount last year. The 2011 season opened recently and will close with a $100,000 lead prize.

- Even if ice fishing ain’t necessarily your bag (baby), this guy has the right idea with creating a fantasy-type scoring system for other activities in your life. After all, that’s how all these fantasy sports got their start anyway.

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