The commissioner of the Arena Football League said the plan is to add two to four teams every year, thinks its inclusion in daily fantasy sports will engage more fans, and wishes he had a time travel machine to attend all three season openers this weekend.
A year after Comptroller Peter Franchot proposed the first-ever series of rules to ensure daily fantasy sports are operated fairly in Maryland, nearly a dozen firms have registered with the state — each trying to carve out a market with its own approach to wagering.
Ravens fans in their purple team jerseys mingled, drank beer, played cornhole, listened to music and gazed at a large, outdoor TV. But there was something different about this tailgate scene. It was held not in a parking lot, but in an outdoor plaza of the new Horseshoe casino, which — like other Caesars properties in Cleveland, New Orleans and Cincinnati — is near enough to an NFL stadium for the casino to wage an aggressive marketing campaign seeking to become part of fans'
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith has hit his boiling point when it comes to negative comments directed at him and other NFL players from fantasy football owners via social media. Following the Ravens' 18-16 win over the Detroit Lions on Monday night where he was limited to four receptions for 69 yards after being targeted a dozen times, Smith wrote a series of critical comments about a segment of fantasy football players on his official Twitter account.