According to research data from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, around 97% of fantasy sports players obtain information about their fantasy teams from websites. While we don’t imagine the percentage of drafts held online is quite that high, your fearless forecasters at FBD know from personal experience that many fantasy baseball leagues host online drafts because they have league members strewn across the country.
On the same hand, we also know that there’s nothing better than a live, in-person fantasy baseball draft. You can instant message your smack talk – but it’s clearly not the same as looking the person in the eye and saying it yourself.
Our friends at Skype want to help three lucky FBD readers host the best possible virtual fantasy draft this season. To help determine who deserves it the most, FBD is happy to announce the first annual Super Smack Talk Awards.
How To Enter The Super Smack Talk Awards
Truly great smack talk is so much more than just a witty punchline. There’s the delivery of the line, the situation in which it’s delivered, and the reason why it was even said in the first place. We want our readers to submit their stories of the best smack talk they’ve ever delivered via online chat, in an in-person draft, or via video call – doesn’t matter.
Submit your best line of smack talk with a little backstory to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 13. Try to submit lines with creativity that include a funny backstory. Try to keep the cussin’ in the line to a limit, too. Be sure to include Super Smack Talk in the subject line. Make sure your name, e-mail address, and Skype name, too (assuming you use Skype) are in the body of the article.
The editors of FBD will review all of the entries and personally select the three winners. The three lucky winners will receive a Skype Starter Kit, including:
- Everyman HD Webcam: This plug and play high definition webcam enables your readers to see their friends and family afar in great quality picture via Skype. Retail value: $69.99.
- Skype Group Video Calling Voucher: This allows baseball enthusiasts and friends to video chat with up to 9 other friends around the world face-to-face during their fantasy draft, or about last night’s home run, FREE for 3 months. Voucher value: $26.97
The three winners will be contacted by the editors of FBD to confirm and claim their prize, which will then be sent by the good people at Skype the week of March 13.
From there, Skype and FBD would love to have the winning users hold virtual fantasy baseball drafts with group video calling, a high quality premium service offering from Skype.
Questions or comments about the Super Smack Talk Awards? Please email email@example.com or hit one of us up on Skype – jonathan.bentz or ballparkbob.
Good luck… and happy smack talking!