David Gonos Becomes a Partner in FantasySports.org
David Gonos has been writing about Fantasy Football online since 2000, eventually joining the crew at CBS SportsLine.com in 2003. That five-man Fantasy content staff consisted of three eventual FSWA Hall of Famers (Tristan Cockcroft, Scott Engel and Michael Fabiano) and a two-time FSWA award-winning writer (Daniel Dobish) … and Gonos.
Gonos has been playing Fantasy Football dating back to 1989. He has drafted both Curt Warner and Kurt Warner. He won the 2008 FSTA Fantasy Football Championship, as well as the 2008 Tout Wars title, and then he apparently went into a coma for five years.
David Kitchen, founder of FantasySports.org, said that the move to bring David Gonos on board is a no brainer.
When I bought the domain last year, I had David Gonos in mind from the very beginning. He brings a unique skill set to the table with his experience and in-depth knowledge of the industry. He’s going to play a vital part to the website and we’re already planning some things that will be really helpful and entertaining to the fantasy sports enthusiast.
Gonos + FantasySports.org
FantasySports.org is going to continue to evolve into an industry site that informs and entertains. Some of the stuff that Gonos will contribute to:
- Editor of The Fantasy Sports Journal – a quarterly interactive magazine about the fantasy sports industry
- Weekly webcasts and interviews
- Breaking news in the fantasy industry
- Tips and tricks to benefit the fantasy sports consumer
Since FantasySports.org is turning into more of an industry site, Gonos will continue to write about actual analysis (rankings, etc.) on DavidGonos.com.
As far as how David (Gonos) feels about the move, we thought it be best if he just explained it:
I’m incredibly excited to be a part of FantasySports.org, considering my career has revolved around it over the past 13 years or so. Even with my first site, FantasyRef.com in 2000, I always tried to get sites to work together for a common goal — inform readers with as much content as they can consume.
And if there’s one thing I know about a Fantasy Sports player, they will read anything and everything in hopes of getting an edge on an opponent. There’s never a point where they say, “OK, I’ve seen enough.” Up until the morning of their drafts, they’re reading — and then every week until they have to set their lineups.
The Fantasy Sports industry is not one built on competition, I’ve always considered it one built on co-opetition. That’s why you see sites host experts leagues with multiple writers from other sites, and that’s why you see guest posts, and combined rankings. Everyone, for the most part, tries to help out everyone else. And that’s why I’m so happy to be a part of FantasySports.org, so I can continue to work with other site owners on promoting bigger and better content and tools.
Ever since I bought my very first Fantasy Football magazines back in 1989, I’ve always been obsessed with the Fantasy industry, and now I think I’ll be able to help smaller sites become bigger, and bigger sites become better, as I try to convey what 30 million Fantasy players want.