FanDuel, the global leader in one-day fantasy sports, has signed a partnership with the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies are the 13th NBA team to sign a partnership with FanDuel and 16 NFL teams have as well. There will be in-arena interactive experiences, although you don’t have to be at the games to play. FanDuel will be integrated into Grizzlies media promotions as well. I’ve never used FanDuel but friends of mine have and they enjoy it. As I understand it, you pick what league you want to join based on buy-in amount, choose your players, and see what happens. “I play the Saturday and Sunday games and if I win, the money is in my PayPal account Monday morning,” one of my friends told me.
(I have to insert my usual gripe that people can play cash leagues on FanDuel legally, but the government says it’s illegal for my to get on PokerStars and play a cash game or cash buy-in tournament. I would argue that poker is as much a game of skill as fantasy sports.)
If you drive on South Main, you may want to find an alternate route for a little while. Paul Morris who runs DMC tweeted that paving will start Monday on South Main between Peabody Place and Talbot and will last for two weeks. I guess it takes extra long to pave Main because of the trolley tracks.
Couple of pieces of job news this afternoon. First of all, Ghost River is hiring for a part-time sales position. They’re looking for a person who is an enthusiastic lover of Ghost River beers. Send a resume to Suzanne@ghostriverbrewing.com to apply.
Action News 5 reports that a Staffing 101 job fair will be held Thursday. Positions include forklift operators, light industrial, clerical, IT and call center. They have immediate openings, and expect to see applicants in professional attire.
… In other words, don’t wear this see-through tie that is an ant farm to the job fair.
Home from work. Still undecided where to happy hour. Won’t be Max’s due to the heat and distance. Somwhere in the core. I will decide when I hit the Main Street Mall.