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FightClub.com, Now the Official Fantasy Football Game of Sports Media 101; Sign-Up Free, Win Big

September 28th, 2013 at 9:25 AM
By Sports Media 101

Sports Media 101 Inc. is proud to announce an official, and exclusive, fantasy football partnership with FightClub.com.

FightClub offers weekly fantasy football games suited for both the novice and professional fantasy football player, encompassing NFL football and NCAA football.

Sign-up is free and all new participants receive an immediate $5 credit. Additionally, if you sign-up through Sports Media 101 or any of our subsidiaries, you have a chance to win an additional $25 bonus each week. The $25 bonus will be awarded to whoever scores the most points. In other words, whoever proves to be the top dog.

In addition to the weekly games, $5 in free credit and the potential $25 bonus, everyone who signs up will have an opportunity to play the Sports Media 101 experts, as well as fellow fans and readers.

Players can win money each and every week, and do not have to worry about forgetting to set lineups, make waiver wire moves or trades. Your roster is set uniquely each week without a draft based solely on who you feel has the best match-ups. Ultimately, it's a true test of your Football IQ.

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Miami Marlins Trades Rekindle Thoughts of Fire Sales Past; Signal Rebuilding Phase

August 1st, 2012 at 3:41 PM
By Chester Baker

 Coming into this season, the Marlins made a big splash in the offseason with the acquisitions of Jose Reyes, Mark Buerhle and Heath Bell, as well as bringing in manager Ozzie Guillen. With the trade of Hanley Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante to the Detroit Tigers, the Marlins have begun yet another fire sale of talented players.

'Hanley Ramirez' photo (c) 2009, SD Dirk - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

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Miaimi Marlins Continue Scorching May, but Lose a Scoreboard in the Process

May 22nd, 2012 at 2:06 PM
By Adrian Baste

The best team in baseball during the month of May does not reside in New York, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, or St. Louis. Most of those big budget monsters aren't even leading their respective divisions. Having put all of the chaos of a new ball park, moronic comments, and performance anxiety behind them, the Miami Marlins have surged to a 23-19 (15-5 in May) record and seem to be finding their place as a team.

Their latest addition to the win column came on Monday night in explosive fashion versus the Rockies. After trailing four to nothing after the top the first inning, the Marlins roared back and scored seven unanswered runs. More than half of those runs were scored on a epic grand slam blast recorded off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton. The 462 foot laser beam which traveled faster than your grandma's Pinto, left Giancarlo's bat at a speed of 122 MPH, and is the fastest recorded homerun in the big leagues since ESPN launched it's Homerun Tracker in 2006. The Rockies and Jamie Moyer were not the only one's hurt by this rocket, the scoreboard which sits behind the left field foul pole was also damaged due to the irresistible force that collided with it. Giancarlo Stanton 1  - Marlins Park Scoreboard 0. 

Giancarlo Stanton with the walk-off Grand Slam! WTG Marlins! Pictures, Images and Photos

Mark Buehrle was able to weather the storm of the first inning to record his forth win of the season, going seven and two thirds innings and giving up 5 hits. Austin Kearns added to the offensive support Buehrle received by going four for four with two RBI.

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Gaby Sanchez Demoted to Minor League Duties for Miami Marlins

May 21st, 2012 at 2:48 PM
By Adrian Baste

Exactly one year ago Miami Marlins Openning Day First Baseman Gaby Sanchez was on his way to an All-Star game birth and was hitting .345 in the month of May. However, if we fast forward to present day the 2011 All-Star first baseman finds himself in unfamiliar territory and in a new state. On Sunday Marlins brass announced that it had optioned Gaby Sanchez to Triple-A New Orleans and called up outfielder Chris Coghlan.

'Gaby Sanchez - Florida Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies 17 April 2010' photo (c) 2010, ElCapitanBSC - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Sanchez, has found himself in terrible slump early this season and is hitting .197 on the year. Truth be told this slump dates back to last season. After his All-Star game selection Sanchez only hit .225 for the remainder of the season. Marlins General Manager Mike Hill stated this is purely a move to take some pressure off of Gaby whom the team feels is pressing during this cold streak.

"We think he's better than he's showing here. We think he is pressing. We want to take some pressure off of him, get him down to Triple-A, and get him right."

With the demotion of Sanchez, the most likely candidate to fill the absence at first is Outfielder Logan Morrison. Morrison played first in the minors as he was coming up and with a sore knee is the most likely candidate to fill the void. 

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Miami Marlins Beat Houston Astros with Long Balls, Carlos Zambrano Gets First Victory

May 8th, 2012 at 6:05 PM
By Adrian Baste

Carlos Zambrano was finally able to get some credit for his performance on Monday night when his three hit, complete game shutout of the Houston Astros earned him his first win of the season. Zambrano decided to take matters into his own hands and not allow the offense, or Heath Bell to blow this victory for him. Unfortunately, three of Bell's blown saves have taken place when Zambrano is on the mound, and has been the main reason why Zambrano was 0-2 in five starts this season. Along with a great performance from Carlos Zambrano, the Marlins also continued their improved offensive output in the 4-0 win over Houston.

Zambrano has been one of the best pitchers in all of the Major Leagues thus far and this latest performance only supports his claims that he is a new man. Zambrano who is sleeker version of his former incarnation, now ranks eighth in the National League in ERA and is well on his way to possibly earning comeback player of the year honors. Zambrano might be the best offseason acquisition in the entire league. 

Giancarlo Stanton has played a major role in the Marlins' new found success and Monday proved to be no different. The young burly slugger belted a broken bat two run homerun 365 feet into the left field corner of Minute Maid Park for his sixth homerun in his last 9 games. Arguably, no one has been a more integral part of this Marlins resurgence than Stanton. When asked what has led to his currently scorching performance, Stanton credits four inches. No, this is not a "that's what she said joke", Stanton credits moving his hands 4 inches further back to his recent power surge. "Basically, I'm keeping my hands four inches further back." said Stanton, "Four damn inches is the whole thing."

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