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August 24th Marks the First Ever “Buffalo Wild Wings and Yahoo! Fantasy Football National Draft Day”

By Ken Fuchs, vice president of Yahoo! global media and head of Yahoo! Sports and Games

What does August mean to me?  With my Cubs long gone (again), it’s time for training camp, preseason, mock drafts, sleepers and keepers… and Fantasy Football!

On August 24th, we’re teaming up with Buffalo Wild Wings, the official destination of Yahoo! Fantasy Football and best place to host every draft party, to create a new national holiday just for fantasy fans - “Buffalo Wild Wings and Yahoo Fantasy Football National Draft Day,” the first ever nationwide draft party and a celebration of our collective love for Fantasy Football.

So on the 24th, all Yahoo! Fantasy Football managers can go to any one of the participating 935 local Buffalo Wild Wings to get draft advice, some free swag, and enjoy some wings and beer - and draft their Fantasy Football teams. Whatever you do, don’t forget to make a reservation first, as seats will fill up fast.  Leagues will receive draft kits that include coupons for $100 in free B-Dubs food at future visits, a championship brag flag and t-shirts (until they run out!).  For those fans who are in the Dallas or Minneapolis areas, you’ll get to hang out with Yahoo! Fantasy Football leading experts Brad “Big Noise” Evans and Andy Behrens and pick their brains before you draft.

The entire celebration will be hosted by Fantasy Football experts Brandon Funston and Kay Adams from the Yahoo! Sports studio and will be streamed to every Buffalo Wild Wings location as well as to Yahoo! Sports’ 50 million sports users 12-2 PM, CST.

So, to get into full-on fantasy mode, be sure to grab our new app, watch our new shows, check out Commissioner Appreciation Days, enter Name Time Decision (do you have the best ever fantasy team name?) and never forget Legendary Moments in Fantasy Football.

Get to it – This is YOUR Year -  And Happy National Draft Day!

This Is Your Year — Go Big With Mobile Drafting In The New Yahoo! Fantasy Sports App

By Ron Belmarch, Product Director, Mobile Fantasy Sports

At Yahoo! Fantasy Sports we pride ourselves on being the #1 home for fantasy, giving you awesome apps, world-class up-to-the-minute news and updates and everything else you need to win big…and of course talk a little smack with your friends along the way.

Today, the Yahoo! Fantasy Sports mobile team is proud to share some news. We’re launching the 2013 Fantasy Sports app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android smartphones, with a new design and lots of great new features. Front and center is what you’ve all been asking for — mobile drafting!

To make the best end-to-end mobile fantasy sports experience out there, we drafted our own team across Yahoo! including the recently acquired Bignoggins Productions, and Loki Studios.

As a Yahoo! Fantasy Sports Football manager, you can now sign up, draft a team and win your league championship wherever you are.

Yahoo! Fantasy is now faster and easier to use with the complete end-to-end fantasy experience available on every screen. We’ve even added free notifications so you’ll always be up to the minute while you’re out and about.

Draft day is the most important date for any fantasy football player, so we’ve built in mock drafting to help you prepare and get an edge on the competition. Not into football? Basketball, hockey and baseball are on the way, too! All of our Fantasy games will now live under one mobile roof — that’s why we renamed it the Yahoo! Fantasy Sports app.

Keep an eye out for more Fantasy Football news and updates as we inch closer to the season, so sign up and start your mock draft.