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SAN FRANCISCO, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —  Bleacher Report has acquired Razzball.com, one of the fastest growing independent fantasy sports blogs, as announced today by Dave Nemetz, Bleacher Report Founder and VP of Strategy.  Razzball and its fantasy baseball, football, basketball, and hockey offerings will now operate as part of Bleacher Report’s new ‘Fantasy Sports’ channel.

Razzball.com delivers fantasy sports news, advice, and statistics often shared from a humorous perspective.   The blog, co-founded by Grey Albright and Rudy Gamble in 2008, has steadily grown over the past 5 years, fueled by a growing stable of writers, a growing demand for fantasy sports content, and useful tools such as the ‘Stream-o-nator’ which projects the value of the next 7 days’ worth of pitcher starts.

Nemetz added, “Razzball is a strategic investment for Bleacher Report that further enhances our broad portfolio of sports offerings and represents a site that has barely scratched the surface in its potential,” said Nemetz.  “We feel the blog’s perspective is a vital one for fantasy sports enthusiasts that can be amplified and supplemented by our team of writers.  When a reader asks a pressing question about which shortstops to target in middle rounds, we will provide the answer to that as well as related questions such as “Does that player have a wife or girlfriend?” or “If all shortstop wives and girlfriends were ranked in descending order of hotness, would that shortstop’s wife or girlfriend be in the top 25? Top 50?  Top 100?”

“We started Razzball because no other site talked about fantasy sports from the fan perspective,” said Albright.  “Now that we have joined forces with Bleacher Report, we can fully realize this dream by outsourcing all the writing to the fans themselves.”

“Do you realize how much time it takes to come up with pithy titles and sarcastic observations?” stated Gamble.  “Bleacher Report has a team that churns out fresh titles every 15 minutes.  Stats don’t lie – Bleacher Report’s analytics prove that web surfers prefer straight talk over self-indulgent, pop culture analogies like comparing something to the Simpsons episode where a bunch of monkeys were locked in a room with typewriters in hopes one would write the next Great American Novel.”

About Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report (B/R) is the Web’s leading publisher of original and entertaining sports content and is one of the fastest growing sports media Web sites in the U.S.  Since launching in 2008, B/R’s Web site has grown to an audience of 25 million monthly unique visitors.  The company’s distinguished editorial team leads more than 1,000 Featured Columnists and 6,000 contributors, and directs Bleacher Report’s unique data-driven approach to creating and programming content.  The result is first-rate sports commentary that gives B/R’s audience the stories they want to read in real-time around the teams and topics they are most passionate about.  B/R’s editorial content is also syndicated to a number of national and regional publishing partners including USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Philly.com, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle and Seattle PI.  In addition, more than 1.5 million users have subscribed to B/R’s sport-and-team-specific email newsletters, which provide a demand driven mix of content that engages a broad array of sports fans.

To learn more about Bleacher Report, visit http://bleacherreport.com/about

About Razzball

Razzball is a fantasy sports blog dedicated to providing usable tips, advice and commentary for winning your fantasy baseball, football, basketball, and hockey leagues. You’re welcome.

From Around The Web

  1. aaron says:
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    well… I am not buying Bleacher Report a daquiri.

  2. Tallow says:
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    Nothing on the internet is true on April First

  3. IowaCubs

    IowaCubs says:
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    Well done Boys. Lolz

  4. FlyinHawiianPizza says:
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    “It was the best of times it was the…BLURST of times?”

  5. Dan says:
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    April Fools!

  6. TheLoadedOne says:
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    There’s plenty of good writers on Bleacher Report. In fact here’s some of BR’s finest:

    Begin Slideshow 1/50

    • Buffalo Runner says:
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      :) haha

  7. Monsieur Bobo says:
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    ”Now that we have joined forces with Bleacher Report, we can fully realize this dream by outsourcing all the writing to the fans themselves.”

    Genius.

  8. Buddy Biancalana says:
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    You had me….shocked and puke-y.

  9. supra says:
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    Wow, just read on the AP that you guys got $42.75 million! Congrats… you’re rich beotch!

    So jealous… way to go guys. Please don’t let Bleacher Report change the font.

  10. Steve Baker says:
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    I was going to call you corprate sell out whores then I realized it was April 1rst. I hope this is is a joke.

  11. ichirosan says:
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    I nearly had a heart attack, then noticed which date I’m living in

  12. Ouch says:
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    My stomach actually dropped when I saw this in my RSS feeds…

  13. Adam says:
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    I’ll admit it, you guys fooled me. I was pretty pissed.

    Well done!

  14. Scott Evans

    Scott Evans says:
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    Whod’ve thought this would happen on the same day Deadspin purchased photos of Grey’s peener…

  15. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I thought I was going to have to start doing things with my family, ” No Honey, it’s baseball season, ask me to do that at the All Star break”

  16. Hackensack Bulls says:
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    Great, this means there’ll probably be another site re-design and endless slideshows featuring mustaches.

  17. Project Merkin says:
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    Haaa. You had me till the last paragraph….what a whirlwind of emotions. Need a minute….

  18. oh, jessica marie. says:
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    NOT FUNNY.

  19. theevilempire says:
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    I threw up a little in my mouth.

  20. Booze on First says:
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    I hate this holliday…

  21. brett says:
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    Rudy, when are you going to get the stream-o-nator up & running for 2013? thanks.

      • brett says:
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        Thanks! Since I went heavy on hitting this year I’ll need it.

        @Rudy Gamble:

  22. Duncan says:
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    Hope this is a joke I was fooled. Def bummed out when I first read it. You guys are great writers if I wanted bleacher report articles I would just go there and read w a grain of salt.

  23. Bourne says:
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    How much of the proceeds do me and the other fans get (but mostly me)? I will await my check in the mail. I also take direct wire and electronic deposit.

  24. letsgobravos says:
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    ARGHHHHHHH BLEACHER REPORT SUCKS!!!! I’ll NEVER READ THIS BLOG AGAN!!!!

    /faux outrage

  25. Tehol Beddict says:
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    FREAKING HILARIOUS!!!!!! greatest april fools joke of all time. I;m going to slit my wrists now. goodbye world

  26. JustMatt says:
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    He lied to us through song!

  27. slew says:
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    Whoa, will this lead to a monthly subscription fee, too?! I sure hope so…

    • Jay

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      @slew: Me too. I need the cash monies.

      • Murph says:
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        @jaywrong:

        Not going to lie thought this was real haha I’m terrible at slide shows

  28. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Well played sir! Well played!

    I was in shock until I got to Grey and Rudy’s quotes about the sale. Then i was all, wait a minute, isn’t today……….Damn You Razzball!!! At which point I stopped sobbing quietly and started to laugh. Which elicited some strange looks from my coworkers I’ll tell ya!

    I think the fact it was posted by Rudy and not Grey gave it the extra bit of credibility I think.

    Whew! Deep breathes, in through the nose, out through the mouth.

  29. Wake Up says:
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    Personally, I would go:
    Fresh Prince
    The Monkees
    The Andy Griffith Show
    Laverne & Shirley
    and
    Ron Swanson!

  30. Jake "The Snake" says:
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    I believed it. You guys are seriously the best in the business when it comes to knowledgeable and entertaining info. I’ve read the site since near the beginning and am surprised (but thrilled) Grey & Rudy are not writing for ESPN/CNNSI, etc. This site rules and is appreciated!

  31. Zeke says:
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    Pleas tell me Strasburg getting pulled after 80 pitches is a joke too.

  32. B.J. says:
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    Awesome news! I’m excited for the first slideshow. What is it going to be? The best 30 ballparks in MLB?

  33. Rags says:
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    Hahaha. Moment of panic for just half a second. Well done.

  34. Baron Von Vulturewins

    Baron Von Vulturewins says:
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    This is literally the only good April 1st joke on the Internet.

  35. Bob says:
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    Good thing I didn’t have any razorblades nearby.

  36. AJ says:
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    You had me for a second there. All of the blood rushed to my head.

  37. ROLFAMLO says:
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    lol you got me

  38. Smokey

    Smokey says:
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    Oh shit. Where’s my golden seal.

  39. bossmanjunior says:
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    I was honestly sick to my stomach. Having read numerous BR articles, most of them are a joke. Im pretty sure anyone can be a writer for that site. Those vanilla readers wouldnt be able to handle the spicy nature of Razzball.

  40. Pops says:
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    Thought I was going to have to use Eric Macks (Sports Illustrated) Advice.

  41. John says:
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    Awesome! I actually forgot what day it is today until I started reading the article.

    “When a reader asks a pressing question about which shortstops to target in middle rounds, we will provide the answer to that as well as related questions such as “Does that player have a wife or girlfriend?” or “If all shortstop wives and girlfriends were ranked in descending order of hotness, would that shortstop’s wife or girlfriend be in the top 25? Top 50? Top 100?””

    Pure genius! Ebil genius, but genius nonetheless!

  42. Nicky Numbnuts says:
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    You guys!

  43. Robert says:
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    Man, I bought into this and thought I was going to be sick. Good one.

  44. Carl Weathers says:
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    AYE CARUMBA! When did April Fools start getting so scary!

  45. Sky

    Sky says:
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    The first post would’ve been a slideshow of the Razzball Glossary.

  46. Terrence Mann says:
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    Nolan Ryan read this and thought fondly of Bochy’s helmet filled with rice.

  47. way too *#^% for this says:
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    dudes it’s april 2nd now this could be rea

  48. Tehol Beddict

    Tehol Beddict says:
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    i’d have given my chicken’s d!ck for this to be true.

  49. Jim says:
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    ugh….a day late and I still fell for it.

  50. Eddy says:
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    Rudy,

    April 8th can’t come soon enough, I needs me some Stream-O-Nator!

    I was wondering how you’re planning on basing the score of each pitcher. Last year you had about half a season worth of starts to go off on. WIll you just be using all of last season?

    Can I trust the SON full on from day 1 or will its scores be a bit more shaky in April as opposed to, say, July’s scores?

  51. Duncan says:
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    Question for Rudy…You said you don’t keep any bench room for batters early in the year so you can pick up closers as they come about. Is this for trade bait or a strategy only for teams that need closers?

    Right now I have J.Johnson, B. League, K. Jansen, and just picked up Fukijawa. Rosenthal is there as well as a few others but I would need to drop either Dominic Brown, Starling Marte, Josh Rutledge, Shelby Miller, Julio Tehran, or Everth Cabrera. Is three closers enough in head to head and would you drop any of these guys? Thank you! Razzball is the best!

    • In H2H, i feel that closers have a little less value. Rosenthal is too speculative now to drop one of those guys. Of them, though, I’d drop Everth because he brings absolutely nothing but SB and I don’t feel like SB is consistent week to week.

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