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“…Oh, balls”: My new gig at Yahoo! Shine Sport

Submitted by on August 27, 2012 – 9:37 AM7 Comments

Yahoo! Shine recently launched a Sport vertical, which is awesome, and put me in charge of it, which is even awesomer. Please step over there and various regular features like Breakfast Trey, a fairly regular morning wrap-up of three sports stories of note; dig my creative swear substitutes on Out With The Crowd, this time featuring FloridaErin and the Detroit Tigers; and — this one’s important — throw your hat in for our fantasy-football league. I would super-love to have some of you guys in on this! Problem is, time is short: you gotta send me a funny story today (shine_sport at yahoo dot com) because we draft tomorrow PM. (You can just post it here if you’d like. Here’s mine: I was out of phone battery at a Jersey Turnpike rest stop and borrowed a stranger’s iPhone to change out my kicker. Stranger: “No problem, miss!” Stranger’s wife: “…Weirdos.”)

So! That’s what’s up. But seriously: fantasy football. You really don’t have to know squatola about the NFL; Lord knows I didn’t when Gen sucked me into the fantasy thing. And you can’t make fun of the punfortunate names I picked for Beston’s and my teams if you aren’t in the league, so. (Fine, fine, Beston’s is “Beston Show.” …I’m so sorry.)




  • Whitney says:

    Congrats on the new gig!

    Do you have any tips on setting up an RSS feed just for the Shine Sports content? Because it looks like I can do all Yahoo Sports content or all Shine content, but those are both super high volume feeds, and if I look just for you in the Contributor widget it only gives me one post from the Pets blog.

  • Sarah D. Bunting says:

    Thanks! And I don’t know how to do that, but let me look into it.

  • meredithea says:

    Yay! I’ve thought for years and years that the Internet is stupid for not paying you to write on sports. Congrats!

    I stink at all fantasy sports. I think I get too sentimental about my players, and refuse to trade or sub them out. I’d be a super lousy manager. Fantasy Survivor? I rule. Fantasy movie draft? Ditto. Sports? Massive suckage.

  • attica says:

    I’m always giddy for ladies to get good sports-adjacent gigs, there are so few. So I’m especially thrilled that one of my favorites has landed one. Congrats mucho!

  • Leigh in CO says:

    Sweet gig, many congratulations!

  • Jane says:

    Attica said it all perfectly – congrats!

  • Bo says:

    Awesome! Hockey fantasy turned out to be stressful for me. Now the only sports fantasy I engage in involves naked players. Well, and coaches and GMs because I’m they’re more age appropriate.

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