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  • Matt 1:50 pm on September 18, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: facebook,   

    Oh, by the way – we're on Facebook and Twitter. Just thought you'd like to kno… 

    Oh, by the way – we’re on Facebook and Twitter. Just thought you’d like to know.

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

    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 …)

  • Brandon 9:38 pm on August 11, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: card counter, facebook, league, sports illustrated   

    Facebook and famous card-counter enter the fantasy football league market 

    Watch out Yahoo and ESPN (and even FleaFlicker!), there’s another fantasy football league website in town, this one having the unique concept of being built into Facebook. Jeff Ma, one of the MIT card counters that inspired the book Bringing Down the House (which is a great book by the way) and the movie “21”, along with business partner Mike Kerns, have created the company Citizen Sports, Inc., and convinced Sports Illustrated to put its name on the product. The fact that it is a downloadable application on the new Facebook means it will automatically have a potential audience of millions, so there is a big chance that this could succeed…but we’ll have to wait and see if it really challenges the big boys any time soon. (More, including a couple screenshots, after the jump…) (More …)

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