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SoundBits: Paul Greco Talks a Great Game

If the true test of passion in a sportscaster is disrobing live on the air, then Paul Greco takes the cake. But more on that later. In the meantime, what you need to know about Paul is that he’s a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he’s V.P. of business operations for FantasyPros911, he current- ly makes his home in San Antonio, Tex., and, along with Lenny Melnick, he co-hosts Talking Baseball Live on our Fantasy Sports Channel. Now cue the national anthem – and let’s play ball!

Give us a 15-second pitch for your show – why should listeners tune in?

Lenny and I combine reality with fantasy when discussing baseball. Via our Major League Baseball sources, we offer listeners inside inform- ation about players and coaches. Our audience then can take that info and use it to sort out their fantasy baseball team, or simply gain a better understanding of their favorite team.

CAPTION: Paul (above): Major-league baseball guru.

Paul: Major-league baseball guru.

Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?

(1) In 2000, while serving in the Air Force in Turkey, I was ranked as one of the top eleven soccer players in Europe within the military ranks. 2) I once had to spend 14 days in a burn unit gett- ing a skin graph because I spilled turkey juice on my left foot while prepar- ing my Thanksgiving turkey.

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

I have many from the old-time baseball days, like Ernie Harwell, Vince Scully, Marty Brenneman, Harry Kalas and Milo Hamilton.

If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?

I would love to sit down with President Obama. If I had the opportun- ity to talk to him man to man, I’d want to find out what it was like to be on the campaign trail, as well as get details about his inauguration.  I still believe we don’t know everything about the man, so I would love hear some of his stories about his first days in the White House.

As we speak, what are you wearing?

Shorts and a T-shirt.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done while in the middle of hosting your show?

While on camera during our Fantasy Gridiron Show last year, I got all fired up about the topic at hand and stripped down to my underwear.

To sample Talking Baseball Live, which airs Wednesdays @ 8 p.m. ET, click here.

To check out The Fantasy Sports Channel, click here.

To check out FantasyPros911, click here.

To read all our SoundBits profiles, click here.

Fantasy Sports Channel Teams up with Baseball Digest and Fantasy Pros 911 for 24-Hour Cystic Fibrosis Radio-a-Thon

copy-of-cystic-fibrosis-poster1By now, it’s widely known that our Fantasy Sports Channel boasts more live fantasy-sports radio than anyone on the planet.

But what you may not know is just how seriously our hosts take that motto.

Case in point: Tomorrow, March 7, Paul Greco and Lenny Melnick will deliver 24 hours of expert fantasy- baseball programming.

And, no, we don’t mean that Paul will do a 12-hour stretch followed by Lenny doing the same – or that they’ll each trade off hour-long blocks.

We mean that they’ll both be live on the air for 24 hours straight, with fellow Fantasy Sports Channel host Tony Cincotta jumping in, too.

Not only that, but the guys will be undertaking this Herculean effort for an excellent cause: To raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

copy-of-cff-logo1With Paul at the Power Swing Sportsplex in San Antonio, Tex., Lenny in New York City and Tony in Tampa, Fla., The 24-Hour Talking Cure gets under way at 12 p.m. ET.

Thanks to our partners in this event, BaseballDigest.com and FantasyPros911.com, we’ll be bringing you interviews with Baseball Hall of Famers Ernie Harwell, Duke Snider and Monte Irvin, as well as with a host of active and retired MLBers, including Jack Voight, Mike Easler, Rob Deer, Nick Markakis, Adam Jones, Chris Ray and Jay Bruce.

fsc-graphic-10-08Plus, we’ve got some of the best sports- writers and broad- casters in the biz, including Newsday’s Adam Ronis, XM Radio’s Casey Stern, KTKR-AM/Ticket 760 Radio’s Peter Burns, MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch and NYSportsDay.com’s Joe McDonald.

Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease that affects 30,000 adults and children in the U.S., and 70,000 people worldwide. It causes life- threatening lung infections and serious digestive complications. More than 10 million Americans are symptomless carriers of a CF gene.

To tune into The 24-Hour Talking Cure, click here.

To make a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, click here.

The Ultimate Football Show on BlogTalkRadio

The Ultimate Football Show broadcasts LIVE InGame coverage of NFL Sunday on BlogTalkRadio. It’s a gigantic virtual tailgate party from 1 to 5pm ET. Don’t miss out on this unique experience to watch games, listen online and discuss NFL football in real-time with the experts.

footballsunday.jpgShare your commentary and criticism live with host Paul Greco and his all-star guest list on the Ultimate Football Show from 1pm ET to 5pm ET today, Football Sunday. (347) 215-8420.

With over 15 experts, including former NFL’ers, this just may be the BIGGEST Independent Football Show anywhere. But don’t take my word for it, listen to the show yourself and leave a comment on the host page or here and tell me what you think.

Guest List:

  • Todd Farino/Fantasyfootballsearch.com
  • Marc Caviglia/Bruno Boys Fantasy Football Radio Show
  • Rob Nucatola/FantasyFootballFantatics.com
  • Aaron McGhee/fanprophet.com
  • AJ Pelletier/ thefantasyfootballebook.com
  • Geoff Stein/MockDraftCentral.com
  • Mike Beacom/profantasysports.com
  • Nathan /Fantasyconsultant.com
  • Paul Hickey/no-offseason.com
  • Jeff Coruccini/FantasyFootballStarters.com
  • Brian Startare / WIP in Philidelphia
  • Mike Bowser / XtremeFantasyFootball
  • Brian Swaw / ESPN Radio 1000am Chicago
  • Lenny Melnick – Lennymelnickfantasybaseball.com
  • Adam Allen – FantasyInsiderOnline.com
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  • kffl.com
  • fantasyplayers.com
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