Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Blogs With Balls Radio, Episode 9

After a broadcasting layoff in the wake of BlogsWithBalls 2.0 in Vegas, we're back.

This week’s Blogs With Balls Show on the JoeSportsFan Radio Network is now available.

Download Episode 9 Here.

Making its triumphant return along with us is the Ballsy Blog of the Week. This week we profile FanDuel.com. While not a blog, per se, the site definitely has a set of stones.

Somehow managing to get itself (and more specifically - fantasy sports as a whole) classified as games of chance rather than gambling, the site allows users to win cash money doing what guys do anyway - playing fantasy sports.

What's more, is you don't have to wait (or even play) an entire season for a payout - you pay to play by the game.

We'll let them explain...

1. Draft your team

First, pick your fantasy team based on which players you think will score the most fantasy league points during the upcoming NFL or MLB games (MLB games are daily and NFL are weekly)...Once you've picked your players you should order your draft by clicking on each player and dragging it into position. Then you order your selection ready for the competitive draft with your opponent. [Note: NBA & NHL now available]

2. Set your entry fee and choose an opponent

Select who you want to go head-to-head with (either a real-life friend or a Fanduel buddy,or even your whole fantasy league!), how much you want the entry fee to be and send them your challenge. The draft takes place and we'll email you your final roster- and you can see your opponent's team too.

3. Get paid instantly when you win

Then sit back and watch the real-time stats roll in for both your team and your opponent's team as the action begins. The team which scores the most fantasy points by the end of the day is the winner - and walks away with the cash prize!

Simple as pie.

Our guest this week is Yardbarker.com CEO Pete Vlateslica. We are lucky to get a chance to speak with Pete on the heals of the recently announced partnership between Yardbarker and FoxSports.com.

Pete goes into some detail about the deal, the relationship between marketers and bloggers, the current focus of Yardbarker and some of the new features that will be available through the portal in the near future.

We put him Skyped Up with "Name That Barker" where we see if he can identify some of the athletes in his site's stable of stars.

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