Press Release: Empty the Bench, LLC, Joins Fantasy Sports Ventures Network

November 20, 2007, New York, NY – Empty the Bench, LLC is proud to announce a new partnership with Fantasy Sports Ventures (FSV), an integrated marketing and media company with a focus on digital/fantasy sports.

Founded in 2006 by Christopher J. Russo, formerly the Senior Vice President of New Media/Publishing for the NFL, FSV will work with Empty the Bench in the areas of commerce, marketing, and content distribution. Empty the Bench plans to syndicate its content for use on FSV’s portal site,

As the latest sports blog to join forces with FSV, Empty the Bench is further establishing itself in the growing fantasy sports marketplace and serves as yet another example of the increasing influence sports blogs are having across the sports media landscape.

“Empty the Bench is a perfect addition to our complement of fantasy focused web sites and blogs,” said Andy Regal, Executive Vice President of Programming for Fantasy Sports Ventures. “We are eager to introduce this unique voice to the 5 million users who visit our network of sites each month,” Regal added.

About Empty the Bench, LLC:

Launched in February 2007, Empty the Bench, LLC is geared towards diehard and casual sports fans and currently offers insightful and thorough analysis of the NFL, the NBA, and MLB with a slant towards fantasy sports. The founders and principle writers are Brian Spencer and Andrew Thell, two avid and knowledgeable sports fans with over 20 years of combined experience participating in fantasy sports. Both have professional backgrounds in small, successful start-up companies.

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For more info, or to schedule an interview with one or both of ETB’s co-founders, please email Brian Spencer at


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