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.”
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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.
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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.