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  • Brandon 5:20 pm on June 22, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: AOL,   

    AOL gives up on Fleaflicker 

    I’m sure all of you who have used Fleaflicker before already saw the e-mail today (see below if not), but “Fleaflicker has been acquired by its original founder, Ori Schwartz.” My assumption from the start was that AOL simply gave Schwartz some money (and possibly access to a few resources) in order to put their name on the product to begin with, so I’m thinking that the investment just didn’t end up paying off. The hope was to compete with the big boys like Yahoo and ESPN, but that never happened.

    As an early fan of Fleaflicker, I’m kind of glad to see the AOL name removed from the site…maybe they’ll even do better now! Ori does some good things over there and I am always one to recommend our leagues use their site (even if everyone rejects my idea and goes to Yahoo anyways.)

    fleaflicker not owned by aol anymore

    • Jeff 6:38 pm on June 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve ran a league on AOL/Fleaflicker for the past 6 years (since before Fleaflicker was involved). Is there any way to export my league data if I choose to move the league somewhere else, or am I stuck with Fleaflicker if I want to keep our historical data?

      • Brandon 2:46 pm on June 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Not sure what kind of league data you’re looking to export. Do you just want the team rosters? Or do you want to keep all the wins/losses, etc. I’m not sure Fleaflicker will allow for either anyways, so you might want to get out your pen/paper and start writing!

  • Matt 2:32 pm on August 30, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: AOL, draftmix, , ,   

    An interview with Matt Maroon, co-founder of Draftmix.com 

    DraftmixDraftmix is a website that offers a novel approach to fantasy sports. A Draftmix “league” is a very short-term commitment – it lasts only a week. You participate in a normal fantasy football-style draft on a Wednesday, drafting players who you think will put up the best numbers in just that given week. The following Tuesday, payouts are awarded and that’s it – league over. Draftmix is aimed at those people who like playing fantasy football for money but are looking for some short-term gambling gratification.

    Brandon and I first heard about Draftmix last year when we were invited to join the Draftmix Blogger Challenge (and thanks to big games from Joseph Addai and Hines Ward, we won). I’ve been keeping an eye on Draftmix ever since. I think it’s a fun concept that’s implemented very well. They’re still flying a bit under the radar at the moment, but they were just getting started in ’07 and I think they could really catch on in a big way this year.

    This afternoon, I had a chat with Matt Maroon, part of the three-man Draftmix team (and a former professional poker player). (More …)

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