SBJ: NFL revs up a venture fund to invest in football-related technology

Sports Business Journal reports that "The NFL is planning to form a more than $32 million venture capital fund to invest in startup media, technology and entertainment businesses that tie into football." “We are in conversations with venture capital firms,” said Robert Kraft, the New England...

RotoExperts and Maxwell Club announce a new NFL Fantasy Player of the Year Award

RotoExperts, the leader in original Sports / Fantasy Sports content and the Maxwell Football Club, the oldest football organization in America, announced today that they will be presenting an annual NFL Fantasy Player of the Year Award. The “RotoExperts NFL Fantasy Player of the Year Award,...

MaxPreps launches QwiXcore for crowdsourcing high school sports statistics

From the press release: MaxPreps.com, the online high school sports leader and a CBSSports.com site, today announced the launch of QwiXcore, a web app dedicated to providing fans with live scoring updates from high school athletic events. Initially launching with football, the QwiXcore (pronounced...

Good Read: Biggest Missed Opportunity For Sports Marketers On Facebook

From the Take a Peck blog, written by Jason Peck: "Whenever you meet someone new–whether it’s a business meeting, first date, etc–I’m sure you agree that it’s important to make a great first impression so the other party can clearly see your value, get an understanding of what they can expect and...

Pickemfirst launches roster integration service; FantasyPros.com first to utilize

Pickemfirst now provides technology that lets fantasy sports websites retrieve up-to-date rosters from all major fantasy league management services. Pickemfirst also maintains the configuration pages that allow your users to import their teams directly on your website. And if they are already...

Big Lead: NumberFire attempts to take over the stat projection category

From the NumberFire website: "The most accurate predictions. Free." NumberFire was launched in 2010 by Nik Bonaddio, graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University and mathematics and financial whiz. According to NumberFire, the differences between athletes are few, so making the right decision about who...

Cool Infographic: The Fantasy Sports Economy

From Sportsology: How big is Fantasy Sports? Bigger than you think. I’ve been working on a Fantasy Sports startup that I’m not ready to talk about here just yet, so I’ll just let this picture do the talking for now. Follow the source link to see the full-blown image

Big Lead: The League returns for Season 3

The League finally returns to FX this week. It should be noted that The League is a very important show. I say that not because this is a sponsored post, but because it’s the first television show to delve into the sick and twisted world of fantasy football. Most importantly – it is the first show...

Fantasy Postseason launches 2011 MLB Season with video-enhanced drafts

Fantasy Postseason, LLC announced today that it has opened league registration for the 2011 Baseball playoffs. Fantasy Postseason baseball leagues enhance the fun of the post-season, by allowing managers to draft individual players from playoff rosters. Fantasy Postseason would also like to...

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