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Postby Y`s Guy » Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:07 pm

Traditionally the USA Today puts out a sweet Fantasy Guide within their Sports Weekly paper. That would cost a couple of bucks.

Today I see just a FAntasy section...separate from the regular SW issue...for $4.50. No, this isn't alot of money but just for the fantasy guide? Robbery and exploitation.

I passed on it as all my teams (3) are set.

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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:26 pm

Just another magazine/newspaper trying to capture a part of the 100+million dollar market
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Postby agchris02 » Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:58 pm

ehh it happens, im a little suprised theyre doing it this late though

as for money, think of something scary:

cbs charges about $130 for their league commishioner, assume 10 teams on avg, thats $13 per team, or you can pay individually anywhere from $10 - $500 per team (wow)

if youre curious as to how much the site is actually worth:

in 2004 viacom bought the rest of sportsline (40% for) $67.7 million, meaning the site is worth roughly $170million, why so much?well advertising is a big chunk, but I think the SEC filings speak for themselves:

advertising on site year to date 2004: 30.5 m
subscription fees = 7.091 m



that means cbs is making over 7 MILLION a year in cash flow from fantasy sports -- wow
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