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'The Daily Show' Bros Out With Some Fantasy Sports Brotestors

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.19.2015 | Comedy

On Wednesday, after State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's Nov. 10 ruling that banned fantasy sports companies from accepting bids from New Yor...

Deconstructing DFS: Separating the Game From the Gambling

Ron Shandler | Posted 10.19.2015 | Sports
Ron Shandler

The core issue: is fantasy sports a game of chance or a game of skill? The UIGEA definition says, Skill. The problem is that, when it comes to daily fantasy sports (DFS), a skill versus chance argument is a gross generalization of the issue.

How Fantasy Baseball Can Grow Beyond the Diehards

Ron Shandler | Posted 05.30.2015 | Sports
Ron Shandler

When fantasy football players think about making the leap to baseball, there is one common response: "Oh. My. God. I have to do this for 162 games?" They conclude that fantasy baseball is for diehards only and then they go find something else to do.

In Fantasy Football, Kickers Make a Difference

Larry Schechter | Posted 10.29.2014 | Sports
Larry Schechter

The conventional wisdom is that "kickers don't really matter"..."they are too unpredictable"...and "just get anyone from a pretty good offense, especially if they play in a dome or a warm weather city." I couldn't disagree more.

David Price's Honest Answer To Fantasy Baseball Question

Posted 02.13.2014 | Sports

Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price understands fantasy baseball and wasn't afraid to tell someone on Twitter to choose another pitcher instead of him on T...

Fantasy Leaguers Can Save the Hall of Fame

Ron Shandler | Posted 03.09.2014 | Sports
Ron Shandler

From a fantasy perspective, it doesn't matter if a player was a steroids user or if he never merited serious consideration for Cooperstown. All that matters is whether his statistical performances helped his fantasy teams during his career.

Daniel Okrent Talks 'Old Jews Telling Jokes' on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 12.21.2013 | Comedy
Mark Bazer

Maybe you know Daniel Okrent as the creator of fantasy baseball. Maybe you know him as the first public editor for The New York Times, or the author o...

10 Bold Fantasy Predictions

FanGraphs | Blake Murphy | Posted 03.28.2013 | Sports

Batting towards the end of the week with 10 Bold Predictions is a tough spot – I don’t want to duplicate what’s been said already, but I also do...

What The Body Of Christ Can Learn From Fantasy Sports

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 11.13.2012 | Religion
Bruce Reyes-Chow

As I have jumped into fantasy sports this year for the first time, I found myself watching the game differently. I wonder what would happen if we applied this same kind of lens to those things that we church folks so easily demonized every day.

What Are the Fantasy Baseball Implications of Melky Cabrera's and Bartolo Colon's Steroid Suspensions?

Lisa Swan | Posted 11.07.2012 | Sports
Lisa Swan

If you see that an MLB player in fantasy baseball is showing numbers that are significantly better than they have done in their career, or seem too good for their age, you should brace yourself for the possibility that the numbers could be chemically enhanced.

Going Deep: Top Five 2012 MLB Home Run Leaders

Posted 03.19.2012 | Sports

BY Rob Shaw (@RobShawSports), Bloomberg Sports Chicks are the only ones who did the long ball, fantasy baseball managers also have an appreciation ...

Last Gasp: Q&A With Osama bin Laden

John Bobey | Posted 07.11.2011 | Comedy
John Bobey

Osama... Osama bin Laden -- is that you? Yes, yes it is -- who is this? It's me, John Bobey.

Bloomberg Sports Releases Second Season of "Front Office"

Peter Robert Casey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Peter Robert Casey

The second season of Bloomberg's "Front Office" has launched --with a new look and a better, more streamlined offering of tools.

Plea to Buck Showalter: Please Play Ty Wigginton at Second Base One More Time This Year UPDATED: Thanks Buck

Stephen Kaus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Stephen Kaus


The Voice of the Fan Gets Louder, Even at 9 a.m. on a Saturday

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

Sports bloggers believe in the power of the written word, and are passionately tied to their craft -- even if in many cases it is just a hobby.


Ron Shandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ron Shandler

On the third anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting, I thought I'd re-post the column I wrote shortly after the incident. Sadly, in the three years since, nothing has changed.

Real Baseball For Fantasy People

Colin Barnicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Colin Barnicle

Is it wrong to feel like winning a fantasy sports league should go on my résumé? Is it crazy to be proud of such an accomplishment?

Condemning Fantasy

Ron Shandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ron Shandler

There is a segment in the new documentary film, Fantasyland, when several esteemed baseball media veterans rail against fantasy baseball. I have to shake my head.

Fantasy Football Surpasses All Previous Cringe Thresholds

Dave Hollander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dave Hollander

Nothing in the last five years has contributed more to the dumbing down of the American sports fan than the reductive, banal, and utterly shallow opiate of fantasy sports.

This Blog Post Is Even Weirder Than Michael Jackson

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

The general public doesn't mourn the deaths of less-famous people who might have continued to also do great things if they hadn't left us before their time.

It's Official: Nobody's Cool. (Kerouac Posthumously Blows It)

Dean Sluyter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dean Sluyter

But cool as an outer pose, as an attitude you can cop, is dead. When the truly cool people show up in your life, you won't recognize them -- they'll be too cool for that.

MLB Denied by Supreme Court -- Sports Pages Yawn

Dave Hollander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dave Hollander

A Federal Court of Appeals ruled that MLA cannot charge Fantasy Baseball Leagues licensing fees for using statistics and likeness of its players. That they sued fans in the first place is beyond the pale.