We are entering into a new era here on the website and in our Sports With The StatMan series on BlogTalkRadio.com. In the past seven-plus years, we have had a weekly podcast (sometimes twice or three times a week) that talked about pro sports topics and fantasy sports topics. Along the way, we have introduced a blog and a website. But, as life changes, and the amount of time in a day does not, I have had to restructure and reimagine my passion and my hobby. I am sure most of you have done the same over the years. That is why, last September, we moved from two podcasts a week to one podcast, which is the Saturday show “This Week in Fantasy Sports”. The Saturday podcast will continue, but podcasts were only ever part of what I wanted to do.
The other weekly podcast we have discontinued, our pro talk segment on Sports With The StatMan, will be relaunched in a regular weekly blog here on StatManSportsOnline.com called “Countdown”. We will count down the top ten stories that people are talking about in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia. In all, we have 13 professional teams in baseball, football, and hockey, and the “Countdown” will focus on our teams. But, there may be national stories we will sprinkle in. As we get comfortable with the weekly deadlines, we can also add some audio or video, which we can split out into other media, such as YouTube. However, the key will be that all podcasts, all blogs, and anything else I post as part of Sports With The StatMan will be posted or linked from StatManSportsOnline.com.
Adding to the “This Week In Fantasy Sports” podcast, the “Countdown” blog, and other material we will continue to provide on StatManSportsOnline.com, we will also introduce a new segment on a new platform in 2017. Twitch has been the foremost live streaming platform for gaming and I have always wanted to introduce a gaming segment to our fantasy podcast. However, more often than not, the gaming segment has ended up on the cutting room floor because there is more fantasy sports information and opinion to share than the time slot allows. Therefore, a segment dedicated to gaming is in order. “This Week In StatMan Sports Simulations” will debut in late January and will be a live Twitch stream that will summarize our week in the sports simulations we are running and take you into one of our simulations to tell the unfolding story of the simulation. The games and the scenarios will also get the full treatment, complete with a companion blog series and any online publishing of game information, such as OOTP pages for Out of the Park Baseball simulations.
If you have checked out our fantasy podcasts, thanks for checking in and keep listening! If you enjoyed our pro talk segments, we hope you make the “Countdown” blog part of your weekly reading and please chime in with your opinions and which stories we should add to the conversation. If you like sports simulations, we hope you will be interested in the scenarios we will put together and try to animate for you.
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Here’s to wishing you and yours a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year! All the best in 2017!