The First Annual BlogTalkRadio Fantasy Football League

In an effort to get you the best fantasy advice, 10 shows got together to compete in a fantasy football season. You can hear the experts employing their different strategies. You can hear the weak attempts at playful smack talk. You can hear the utter disdain when things don’t work out. The good folks at scoutfantasy.com volunteered to host the league (they are the home of FFToolbox and other fine fantasy podcasts). This is a recording of what happened on that fateful, draft night:

These are the participants of our First Annual BlogTalkRadio Fantasy Football League. The draft was merely the beginning. Download and listen to these shows all season long for the best fantasy advice around and find out who finishes on top.  

John Hansen representing Fantasy Guru

Online since 1995, FantasyGuru.com is one of the oldest and most connected fantasy information sites on the planet. Merged with footballinjuries.com in 2008, they offer quality information and professional analysis from a staff that is predominantly comprised of individuals who cover and analyze the NFL full-time. The episodes featuring regular guest, Greg Cosell, are not to be missed. Even if John ran into a few issues drafting, I fear he’ll be a competitor to watch for.  

Matt Chatham representing Football By Football

A players-only roundtable discussion of NFL and college football topics offering listeners unparalleled insight into the game. Experienced. Real. Football insight by football players!  Matt really broke down the players as the draft went on. Always good to have a “real football” analyst in a fantasy draft.

Gary Davenport representing The Fantasy Sharks

There are two types of Fantasy Owners. Sharks and Chum. Which are you? Gary Davenport and Walton Spurlin look at which players fantasy owners should be marrying this year and who they should be asking for divorce. Gary was drafting with us, but couldn’t join us on the podcast. Which is a shame because I would have liked to hear why he drafted Teddy Bridgewater.

Dennis Farrell representing The Fantasy Sideline Show – 

Dennis Farrell is joined by some familiar old faces and some new ones to bring the Fantasy Sideline Show back to the top in fantasy sports entertainment. Dennis had to disappear early in the draft to take care of his kid, only opening the door for an excuse later this season when I beat him.  

Jeff Ratcliffe representing PFF Radio – 

PFF Radio provides award-winning football and fantasy football analysis for the thinking fan, powered by Pro Football Focus. Much like Matt, Jeff was also providing valuable breakdowns for all the players on his draft board – and he got to speak for Dennis once as well.  

Joel Henard representing The Fantasy Insiders podcast –

Host Joel Henard will sit down with co-host Mike Hilbig (@TheFantasyDR) from The Fantasy Insiders and get you up to date on the latest news and notes from around the baseball and football world. Hey, wait a second. Baseball??? What is baseball???

PodVader representing Next Fan Up – 

Next Fan Up is a twice a week check in with the people who know their NFL teams the best, the fans. We have 32 SuperFans, each representing one of the 32 NFL teams. And we speak with the occasional guest. I also drafted Mark Ingram much too early and I’m still willing to trade him for rather cheap.

Ramona Rice representing The Sports Gal Pal

The Sports Gal Pal is a show to help the novice fan find their team spirit and embrace their love of sports. If that isn’t enough you’ll at least learn why the sports fans in your life go a little nuts once in awhile. Ramona believes fantasy football is one of the best ways to initiate new fans into football.

Ashley Williams representing Her Fantasy Football

The Williams’ sisters – Ashley, Courtney, Brandon – are women talking to women about fantasy football. They’re the hosts, analysts and competitive. Except for Ashley, who drafted nothing but Denver Broncos for her fantasy team.  

Mark Morales-Smith representing ScoutFantasy.com (home of FF Toolbox) –

Since 1997, smart players have turned to FFToolbox for the best in fantasy football information on the ‘Net. They cover the latest news, topics and trends – all aimed at helping you dominate your fantasy football league this season. And one last thank you to scoutfantasy.com for hosting our league this year.

At the end of this season, PodVader will be crowned champ <ahem>. I mean, someone will be crowned champion, complete with bragging rights and a spiffy trophy!

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