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Tiki Barber Joins RotoExperts, LLC(November 08, 2011)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/11 -- RotoExperts,LLC, the independent industry leader in Fantasy Sports content, announces the addition of three time Pro-Bowler and First-Team All-Pro selection Tiki Barber to its roster of experts. Barber, the all-time leading rusher in New York Giants history and a member of the Giants Ring of Honor, will play an "all-purpose" role for his new team, both as a Fantasy Sports analyst and sports blogger.
"The fact that someone with Tiki's credentials, both on the field and in the media, has joined our team, speaks volumes about the Fantasy Sports industry and more specifically our company's rise to prominence," said Louis M. Maione, CEO of RotoExperts. "Based on his experiences on the field, in the locker room, behind the microphone and in the media, Tiki will bring our readers and listeners unique insights on the world of Fantasy Sports in addition to can't-miss opinionated articles on the world of sports in general. Tiki was a versatile standout performer as a player, and now he will be a well-rounded star as a RotoExpert. He is not only coming aboard as a proven analyst, but as someone who can help us grow our business from an executive perspective. His input will be highly valuable in all ventures, including promotions, marketing and business development."
Barber will become a prominent and regular personality on RotoExperts.com, where he will pair with notable experts such as RotoExperts' SirusXM Satellite fantasy talk show host Scott Engel to deliver the ultimate fusion of chalkboard strategies and Fantasy expertise. Barber will also be a featured analyst on RotoExperts' online blog, TheXLog.com, which provides serious, in-depth sports content and hard-hitting derisive commentary. "Always in the know and with something to say, Tiki, with his experiences and contacts, will provide must-read posts every week," Maione said.
"I'm extremely excited to join RotoExperts, mainly because their reputation for meaningful content parallels with my goals to give relevant analysis," said Barber. "I feel that through my football knowledge and experiences, I can add great value to both the coverage of Fantasy Sports and the sporting world in general with RotoExperts. It feels like the perfect fit for my professional skill sets and goals."
Through its partnerships and content syndication relationships with industry icons such as NFL.com, Bloomberg Sports, the Maxwell Football Club, Beasley Broadcasting and more, RotoExperts is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the stability, predictability and continued rapid growth of the Fantasy Sports industry. Barber's extensive media experience allows RotoExperts to utilize his talents online, behind the microphone, through streaming video and on TV.
RotoExperts is the premier independent Fantasy Sports company in an industry with exponential growth worldwide. According to the Fantasy Trade Association (FSTA), the industry reached over 27 million adult Americans in 2010 and participation has grown over 60% the past four years, with 19% of males in the U.S. playing Fantasy Sports. It's estimated that 32 million people age 12 and above in the U.S. and Canada played Fantasy Sports in 2010. Growth in the Fantasy Sports industry is rampant and estimated to have a $3 - $4 billion annual economic impact across the sports industry in 2011, with metrics in both participation and economics rising faster than it can be recorded.
About Tiki Barber
Atiim "Tiki" Barber is a former running back for the New York Giants. He played 10 seasons with the Giants, and holds every major team rushing record, amassing a total of 10,449 rushing yards and is one of only three running backs in NFL history with 10,000 yards rushing, 500 receptions and 5,000 yards receiving (Marcus Allen and Marshall Faulk). Barber has a long history in broadcast and internet media, with stints at Fox News, NBC News and Sports, and Yahoo! Sports.
Founded in February 2008, RotoExperts is one of the nation's fastest-growing sports / Fantasy Sports companies. RotoExperts has quickly become a leading provider of syndicated content for some of the most recognized and successful sports franchises and publications in the industry. In addition to its own sites, www.RotoExperts.com and www.TheXLog.com, RotoExperts content has been featured prominently and regularly on sites such as NFL.com, Yahoo! Sports, SI.com, KFFL, USA Today Sports Weekly, TheSmokingJacket.com, TheBigLead, DeadSpin and more.
RotoExperts occupies the morning drive slot on Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio and can be found on terrestrial radio stations, including ESPN affiliates throughout the country. In 2010, RotoExperts.com won two Fantasy Sports Writers Association Awards, and Managing Director Scott Engel was named to the inaugural class of the FSWA Hall of Fame.
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