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Brandon Funston

Brandon Funston
Born Brandon Evan Funston
(1970-05-25) May 25, 1970
Residence Poulsbo, Washington, United States
Nationality American
Occupation Sportswriter
Known for Fantasy sports

Brandon Evan Funston is an American sportswriter, who is currently a fantasy sports analyst and columnist for Yahoo! Sports. Funston pioneered fantasy sports coverage on television while working with ESPN.[1] He is currently Yahoo's managing editor of fantasy sports.[2]

Career

ESPN

Funston started his career with Starwave and then eventually moved to ESPN. While with ESPN, he became the lead analyst, along with Eric Karabell, for the network's fantasy sports coverage. He was known as "the Gamer" while writing for ESPN The Magazine.[3] He also became the network's first on-air fantasy sports personality.[4]

Yahoo! Sports

After spending eight years with ESPN, Funston took a job with Yahoo! Sports in 2004. He writes the popular "Big Board" feature, where he ranks the top fifty fantasy players in their respective sports.

Personal life

Funston graduated in 1988 from Sequim High School in Sequim, Washington.[5]

References

  1. ^ Schauf, Matt (2010-02-01). "Personal Profile: Brandon Funston". Fantasy Sports Business (World Sports Technology Inc). Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  2. ^ Funston, Brandon (2008-06-30). "Brandon Funston's Blog". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  3. ^ Schauf, Matt (2010-02-01). "Personal Profile: Brandon Funston". Fantasy Sports Business (World Sports Technology Inc). Retrieved 2010-02-01. 
  4. ^ Sweet, David (September 8, 2003). "Media pour resources into fantasy coverage". Sports Business Journal (Street & Smith's Sports Group). Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  5. ^ http://www.sequimgazette.com/sports/article.exm/2008-12-03_alumni,_varsity_split_jamboree_finales

External links

  • Yahoo! Sports profile
  • Official Twitter page


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