OPEN Sports Announces Next-Generation Fantasy Football Commissioner That's Free for Life, Tackle the Pros Featuring Marshall Faulk, Marcus Allen, Rodney Peete, Jonathan Ogden, Roger Craig, Jason Sehorn : Additional Interactive Contests, Office Pool Games for Rookies, Seasoned Veterans

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OPEN Sports (, a new online sports entertainment destination and brainchild of Mike Levy, founder and former CEO of CBS, is launching a new user-friendly lineup of interactive sports entertainment. New features include: a FREE for LIFE Fantasy Football Commissioner, Tackle The Pros Fantasy contest featuring former top football running back and future Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk and Pro Football Hall of Famer Marcus Allen along with NFL greats Jonathan Ogden, Rodney Peete, Roger Craig and Jason Sehorn.

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OPEN Sports is introducing a suite of products that give fans fun new ways to interact, share and get engaged in the sports they love:

"OPEN Sports Fantasy Football Commissioner" – is a first-of-its-kind fantasy football commissioner that's literally "FREE for LIFE" – and offers custom league set up, custom scoring options, public and private leagues, live and offline drafts, and live scoring. The feature will also include a tightly integrated content experience with fantasy features, player news, daily video and a regular dose of user-generated content via both blogs and videos. OPEN Sports is enlisting users to help improve and optimize the service by allowing users to provide feedback for future enhancements and releases.

"Tackle The Pros" – Each week of the NFL season, users will have a chance to show up the pros in the "Tackle The Pros" Fantasy contest. Pick the best fantasy team each week to be eligible to win the weekly autographed prize from that weeks' pro, plus be registered for the Grand Prize Super Sports Experience to meet an OPEN Sports Pro. Leading the pack for this fun Fantasy Sports Contest are Marshall Faulk, Marcus Allen, Jonathan Ogden, Rodney Peete, Roger Craig and Jason Sehorn, to name a few.

"Participating in fantasy football games is a mainstream activity, with an estimated 15 million fans having played in 2007," said Barry Carpe, chief product officer of OPEN Sports. "With the launch of OPEN Sports Fantasy Football Commissioner, we're providing a once in a lifetime opportunity to lock in free, full-featured fantasy play forever. Moreover, we're excited to have an all-star lineup of athletes be a part of OPEN Sports and give our fans the opportunity to interact with these superstar athletes."

In addition, OPEN Sports is launching:

"OPEN Office Pool Challenge" – Give the office pool the excitement it deserves with The OPEN Office Pool Challenge which allows users to test their skills in picking the winners of every NFL game during the pro football season. Simply login and choose the winner of every listed game. Make the most correct predictions to win the $1,000 weekly prize.

"OPEN Office Pool Manager" - The OPEN Office Pool Manager lets users manage their private office pools, create custom scoring rules, decide whether or not to use the point spread and send invites to friends to join their private league. Each week during the NFL season, league members can log in and submit predictions for every pro football game played and track results online.

"2-A-Day Sweepstakes" – 2-A-Day is about to get a whole new meaning with OPEN Sports. Fans can get in on the action with two chances to win cash prizes every day. Players are also eligible to win a Grand Prize home entertainment package.

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About OPEN Sports:

OPEN Sports is the ultimate social sports destination online providing unparalleled content, diverse programming and next-generation fantasy sports tools for fans of all levels. Led by Mike Levy, founder of CBS, and Rob Phythian, founder of, OPEN Sports' mission is to serve every sports fan with a next-generation experience that is guided by a user-first philosophy. Leveraging its cutting-edge platform, OPEN Sports delivers an approach to sports entertainment that enables fans to connect, inform and participate in a passionate community. For more information, visit

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