KANSAS CITY – Analyzing team depth charts, checking injury reports and scouting rising stars isn’t just the domain of the professionals in the front office of your favorite NFL team. Millions of fantasy football fans across the nation tackle the same tasks preparing for a season of action on the virtual gridiron. As the 2010 season gets ready for kickoff, Time Warner Cable’s award-winning “Fantasy Huddle” is also returning for a fourth season of helping fans navigate their way from fantasy draft dray through the playoffs.
The new season kicks off the week of Aug. 12-15. During the week of Aug. 26-29, “Fantasy Huddle” hosts its annual fantasy draft special featuring the Time Warner Cable Experts League. This year’s fantasy draft special includes Sports Illustrated’s Jay Clemons, Michael Fabiano from NFL.com, John Hanson of FantasyGuru.com, FootballDiehards.com’s Mike Beacon, RotoWire.com’s Chris Liss, and Even Silva from Rotoworld.com among others.
Since its launch in 2007, Fantasy Huddle has quickly emerged as one of the premiere destinations for fantasy footballs news and analysis. Each week host Chris Gough and fantasy football experts Herbie Teope and Dave Neilson break down matchups, scrutinize the impact of injuries and identify who are the best bets to put in the starting lineup and who should be left on the bench.
“The entire ‘Fantasy Huddle’ team is thrilled to return for a fourth season,” said Teope, who is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America, a special contributor during the NFL season for the Kansas City Star’s website and frequent guest on many fantasy football websites and radio broadcasts. “The show has enjoyed tremendous success the last three years, and we look forward to making the program even better for the 2010 season for our viewers.”
In Kansas City the new season of “Fantasy Huddle” debuts on Time Warner Cable’s Metro Sports (channel 30 and 1030) at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 12. The hour-long draft special airs on Aug. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Throughout the season the show airs on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. with an encore airing on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The show is also available on Time Warner Cable On Demand on channel 113. Metro Sports is also available locally on Comcast channel 258 and Sunflower channel 37.
“The fantasy sports industry continues to grow by leaps and bounds online and in broadcast media,” Teope said. “Time Warner Cable’s ‘Fantasy Huddle’ is a reflection of that growth and we’re thrilled for the opportunity to assist our customers nationwide in their quest for a league championship.”
The third season of Fantasy Huddle won the 2009 Mid-America Emmy Award for outstanding interview or discussion program. The “Fantasy Huddle” website at www.fantasyhuddle.tv features blog articles and other fantasy news throughout the year. Fans can also keep tabs online by following Teope on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TheTopSpin.
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