Fantasy football leagues have been micro-social networks for over 40 years
(PRWEB) July 22, 2008
Boston, MA What do you get when you combine the booming popularity of social networking sites with the red-hot fantasy sports industry? For the Fantasy Football Times.com, one of the industry's most popular and respected content providers, you get the My FF Times Community.
The four-time industry award finalist hopes that the combination proves to be dynamite in an already explosive industry that is nearly 30 million strong with the launch of their new community platform for the start of the 2008 NFL regular season.
"Fantasy football leagues have been micro-social networks for over 40 years," said founder and publisher Greg Bebezas. "Community based sites are a natural fit with the fantasy football industry, because fantasy football players are constantly communicating with each other and sharing information."
The My FF Times Community is free to sign-up, and much like the mainstream social networks (MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn), members get their "own" page. This allows them to create multiple rosters of all their fantasy football teams, which then enables them to customize how they can receive their players' news via the company's industry leading content engine, along with optional email alerts.
It also allows members to add each other as "teammates" (aka friends), so that they can view each other's rosters and post comments to share their insight by giving and getting advice on drafting and managing their fantasy football teams, such as who to start/bench, trades, & free agent pickups.
"We did this because we know there are a lot of knowledgeable fantasy football players out there that can help each other win. We want those kinds of people on our site," added Bebezas. "Having a community like this is a perfect complement to the expert scouting services we provide and our premium 6th annual 2008 Fantasy Football Draft Guide."
Weekly Salary Cap League
The Fantasy Football Times.com's partnership with leading gaming provider SportsBuff.com is another example of the company's effort to maximize its community of members. Their industry award winning fantasy football salary cap game has been the longest running of its kind since 1993.
Founder and Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) President, Jeff Thomas, knows the importance of being community-focused and putting members front-and-center. He credits his company's success and longevity to partnering with hundreds of affiliates and white label partners over the past 15 years.
"SportsBuff.com continues to have the best price-to-prize ratio in the industry. Our fantasy football game is perfect for those who want to win great prizes and not spend too much over a six month NFL season," said Thomas. "Besides a $30K grand prize, there are $500 in prizes per league, state championship prizes, and more."
Fantasy Football Times.com members can also get special discounts to enter SportsBuff.com's Mr. Fantasy Football. The contest sends the top eight finishers to Las Vegas for a VIP post-season event to determine the $30K champion.
About The Fantasy Football Times.com, LLC
The Fantasy Football Times.com is an expert scouting service providing free community sign-ups for fantasy players, as well as a premium draft guide with cheat sheets, rankings, sleeper picks, news, predictions and analysis on hundreds of professional football players.
Fantasy football players can either purchase the website's draft guide, sign-up for a free My FF Times Community account, or access news from around the web to help them draft and manage their teams better with the goal of competing to win the leagues that they play in. The Fantasy Players Network affiliate also provides content to other sports related businesses, and contributes to several media outlets.
A four-time industry award finalist for Best Fantasy Football Draft Kit, Best Site Update, and Best Web Article over the past three years by the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA) and Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA), the company's thousands of users have made it one of the fastest growing web and wireless content providers in the Fantasy Sports Industry.