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‘The Audible’ Hosts Cecil Lammey and Sigmund Bloom Tackle Cystic Fibrosis Talkathon

Is there no end to the stamina, dedication and benevolence of our Fantasy Sports Channel hosts?

Apparently not—as evidenced by the Audible‘s Drive for Cystic Fibrosis.audible_fsc_cff_v2

Kicking off Saturday, Aug. 29 at 12pm ET, the 12-hour talkathon will help raise money and awareness for the life-shortening genetic disorder that affects one in every 4,000 children in the U.S.

All proceeds from the special will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Hosted by The Audible‘s Cecil Lammey and Sigmund Bloom of FootballGuys.com, with three 30-minute breaks covered by The Thundering Blurb‘s Andrew Garda, the talkathon also features expert fantasy-football commentary from throughout the sports arena.

Cec and Sig: Gearing up for CB fundraiser.

Cecil and Sigmund: Gearing up for fundraiser.

Among the guests dropping in to help the cause will be Continue reading

It’s ‘Must-Stream Thursdays’ on The Fantasy Sports Channel

Impossible as it sounds, The Fantasy Sports Channel’s expertise quotient is about to get ratcheted up a notch.

Beginning today, July 30, at 6 p.m. ET, we’re launching “Must-Stream Thursdays,” a prime-time lineup the likes of which has never been seen on any broadcast entity.

In all, seven of the biggest, most respected names in fantasy football take to our programming grid for a weekly, six-hour block of expert pigskin analysis that promises to have you dominating your league faster than you can say Adrian Peterson.fsc-image2

Here’s the schedule: Continue reading

SoundBits: Fantasy Football Guru (and Dali Lama Fan) Louis Tranquilli

Though we devised the six questions that appear here each week in the name of offering you a peek into the lives and on-air offerings of BTR’s most dedicated hosts, even we never dreamed we’d be talking personal finance, Eastern theology and Mickey Mouse in the same column. But that’s precisely what happened in the case of Louis Tranquilli. As host of BFDFANTASYfootball.com on our Fantasy Sports Channel, the Clinton, N.J., resident regularly serves up winning fantasy football insights. As for his non-sports-related musings, proceed at your own risk.

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

Because I’ve worked with professional football players, been to the NFL scouting combine and talked football with coaches, all of which has afforded me more than just a “fan’s view” of the game. Moreover, it makes me a fantasy football expert.

CAPTION: Louis: (Re)dressed for success.

Louis: (Re)dressed for success.

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

I’ve been on fire twice, and almost been blown up once. If that doesn’t surprise them, I also – as a financial advisor with The Investment Center – I manage many millions dollars of my clients’ money.

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

Baseball Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner. During the ’70s, Ralph used to pour a can of beer and have it sitting right in front of him the entire time he was doing his Kiner’s Corner show on WOR-TV in New York, which aired before and after Mets’ games. He wasn’t a great broadcaster, but he was a great guy to listen talk baseball. Ralph, who’s now 86 and, between 1946 and 1955, played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians, was John Madden before there was a Madden. Way underrated, he was relaxed, enjoyed the game and said some really off-the-wall stuff. Lotta fun.

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

I’d want a person of great controversy. Someone who’s at once adored and despised for his strong beliefs. I appreciate people who are willing to think differently and create a stir with their ability to deliver a message that isn’t pleasant, though is politically correct. Someone willing to place himself in harm’s way for others, and forsake personal glory for doing it. So that eliminates athletes, politicians, business people and scientists – leaving me with the Dali Lama or the Pope. Each has a name, but has given it up for the perpetuating “theory” of their religion. They represent something that’s based soley on belief, so there’s no science that can persude them. So it would be a gas trying to get some football opinions out of these guys.

As we speak, what are you wearing?

I’m still in my pajamas, just back from a Disney World vacation. (That little rat disguised as a mouse stole all my damn clothes, man!)

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

I cleaned up puke from one of my four kids while on the air. Top that.

To sample BFDFANTASYfootball.com, click here.

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Fantasy Sports Channel Kicks off NFL Draft Weekend Marathon

The day of reckoning for hundreds of collegiate football stars is just around the corner.

Will they be snatched up by the NFL – or cast out into the real working world?

This season, there’s no need to miss a moment of the drama because The Fantasy Sports Channel is rushing an unprecedented event your way.nfl_draft_300x250

Beginning Saturday, April 25 at 10 a.m. ET, we’ll bring you 25 hours of live gridiron- pick coverage on Draft Weekend 2009.

More than 30 of our all-star fantasy-sportscasters from 18 shows will be following the action as it unfolds.

Better still, they’ll be doing it with a fan- tasy football twist.

What’s more, All Access Football host Rick Serritella will be live on press row at Radio City Musical Hall in New York – the official site of the NFL draft – during Day One and Day Two of the marathon special.

Here’s the full Draft Weekend schedule (all times ET):

Saturday, April 25
—10am: Fantasy Football Facts
—11am: All Access Football
—12pm: Johnny Archive
—1pm: Inside the Trenches
—2pm: Red vs. Blue
—3pm: The Thundering Blurb
—5pm: The Fantasy Football Guys
—6pm: Fantasy Sports Group
—7pm: Fantasy Sharks
—8pm: Two Feet in Bounds
—9pm: Radio Grumblings
—11pm: RotoRadio

Sunday, April 26
—9:30am: All Access Football
—11am: The Scott Engel Show
—12pm: Fantasy Sharks
—1pm: 643 Sports
—2pm: Inside the Trenches
—3pm: Fantasy Football Roundtable
—5pm: Johnny Archive
—7pm: Phat Guys on Fantasy
—8pm: The Fantasy Exchange
—10pm: Fantasy Sharks
—11pm: Sports from Frankie’s Point of View

To tune into Draft Weekend 2009 on The Fantasy Sports Channel, click here.

Get Yer Peanuts! Get Yer Cracker Jacks! But Most of All, Get Yer Grand Slam on!

Opening Day in America’s favorite pastime is just one day away.

But don’t think for a moment that we’re unprepared for what promises to be the hottest season of the century.grand_slam_300x250-1

Nope – though no matter how big of a baseball nut you fancy yourself, we bet even you won’t be prepared for what we have hurling your way.

Beginning tomorrow, April 5 at 9 a.m. ET, The Fantasy Sports Channel brings you 13 hours of live, continuous fantasy-baseball action from 12 of our all-star fantasy sportscasters.

Yes, it’s Grand Slam 2009!

And here’s the full schedule (all times ET):

— 9am: FantasyPros911: Baseball
— 11am: RotoRadio
— 12pm: Fantasy Focus
— 2pm: Fantasy Bonus with Adam Ronis
— 3pm: Radio Grumblings
— 4pm: Sports Illustrated
— 5pm: Johnny Archive
— 6pm: Fantasy Phenoms Baseball Hour
— 7pm: Fantasy Baseball Roundtable
— 8pm: RotoRadio
— 9pm: The Payoff Pitch

 CAPTION: Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park, site of the first opening game, where the Phillies meet the Braves.

Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park, site of the first opening game, where the Phillies meet the Braves.

Plus, our crack team will deliver continuous cov- erage of the first game of the sea- son, as Atlanta takes on Philly.

To tune into our Grand Slam 2009! special, click here.

The Fantasy Sports Channel. Only on BlogTalk- Radio. It’s a schedule you can bet on!

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 Fantasy Sports Channel Rests for No Man, Woman, Child. . . or Turkey!

Thanksgiving be damned – the hardest-working fantasy sportscasters in the biz will be busy bringing you their trademark shows throughout the day tomorrow.

"I can't wait to log onto BTR!"

Cousin Fred (bottom right): "I can't wait to ditch this scene - and log onto BTR!"

In all, The Fantasy Sports Channel will feature 9.5 hours of live programming, which kick off at 8 a.m. ET. Plus, 6.5 hours of encore podcasts from our expert hosts.

That’s than 16 hours of holiday frenzy (which you of course know, what with simply adding 9.5 plus 6.5).

So if you’re not too keen on sitting around all day sipping sherry with Uncle Bob and Aunt Sarah, what better excuse to sneak off and log onto BlogTalkRadio than this Fanta-Palooza?

Here’s the Thanksgiving Day schedule (all times ET):

—8-10 am: Fantasy Football Insiders w/ Rick Serritella (live)
—10-10:30 am: Experts Edge: Hoops Edition w/ Hector Castro (live)
—10:30 am-12:30 pm: The Thundering Blurb w/ Andrew Garda (live)
—12:30-1:30 pm: Fantasy Brush-Up w/ Greg Brosh (live)
—1:30-2:30 pm: Reality Football (encore)
—2:30-3:30 pm: WCOFF Radio (encore)
—3:30-4:00 pm: Inside the Swollen Dome (encore)
—4:00-5:30 pm: Fantasy Football Facts (encore)
—5:30-6:00 pm: Fantasy Baseball w/ Lenny Melnick & Tony Cincotta (live)
—6:00-7:00 pm: Fantasy Phenoms (live)
—7:00-8:00 pm: Fantasy Hockey Roundtable (live)
—8:00-9:00 pm: Roto Radio’s Expert’s Edge (live)
—9:00-10:00 pm: The Fantasy Football Guys (encore)
—10:00-11:00 pm: Reality Football (encore)
—11:00 pm-12:00 am: Fantasy Phenoms (encore)

The Fantasy Sports Channel.

Only on BlogTalkRadio.

It’s a Thanksgiving you can bet on!

To listen, click here.the-fantasy-sports-channel4

Thanks for the Shout-Out, Football Guys!

If you fancy yourself a fantasy football fanatic and have yet to check out Cecil Lammey and Sigmund Bloom’s The 5-Minute Drill, you might want to do so before the next season gets under way.

No, not just because the dynamic duo – on their all-important final episode of the just-wrapped 2008 season – toss in a plug for their Fantasy Sports Channel show, The Audible: Drive Block (though that doesn’t hurt).


Cecil (left) and Sigmund: Fantastic fantasy pigskin picks.

But because the hot pick-packed On Networks’ program has everything we admire in fantasy-sports podcast – from wit to speed to slick production values.

To see Cec and Siggy’s TV show, click here.

To hear their BlogTalkRadio show on The Fantasy Sports Channel, click here.