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Labor Day has come and gone, and real NFL football starts this week, so I can guess many of you already figured this out, but to make it official, today I am announcing that I am not opening Fantasy Throwdown this season.
I had every intention of continuing what I still think is a really great concept fantasy football game, until about a month ago. The more I thought about it, the less sense it made to keep doing the status quo, which amounts to a lot of time, energy and expense on my part for no financial return.
There just aren’t enough people playing Fantasy Throwdown right now, and I don’t expect that to improve without some significant changes. Instead of plugging along with the time consuming day-to-day operations of the website, I feel it is a better idea to step away, reassess everything, and go from there.
I’ve worked as an entrepreneur in the fantasy sports industry continuously since 1999. I still very much love fantasy football (which is what started me on this path in the first place), and I’m actually going to play in more leagues this season than I have in years, but it is the right time for a break from the grind keeping the websites updated.
This sabbatical is about refocusing my career. I’ve already registered for a certification course to advance my programming skills. I plan to spend time figuring out how to improve websites draftbuddy.com and fantasythrowdown.com, and ultimately decide if they should continue, or if I should pursue other interests.
My apologies to our loyal members, who were eagerly anticipating another season playing Fantasy Throwdown. I heard from a handful of you already about exactly that. I’m sorry. Hopefully we can reconnect in the future, either during a game of Throwdown or through other avenues.
Members who kept a balance in their account from last season, please feel free to login and submit a withdrawal request. I will process them as I receive them.
Enjoy football season, and best of luck in your fantasy football leagues!