FFCSR_Doug Nov 03 '08

Hey Guys, 
Sorry for no updates the past couple of weeks. We have not been on vacation in Aruba, but are working on a couple of big things (unfortunately can't go into too many specifics - know the creptic message will bring lots of guesses).  
So many of the upgrades, future lineup, co-commish, logos, have been put on hold for the moment.  
They are still priorities to us though and we understand how important they are to you guys.  
As soon as we can go into more specifics, we will provide you as much detail as possible about what we have in store.

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FantasyGuru1965 May 29 '09

In 2004 Fanball took over the fantasy sport section at AOL and revived it into one of the most-popular web destinations for fantasy sports. AOL offers Fanball's full suite of functionality from thsier falfship Commissioner product. Since AOL and Fanball are partners, maybe FF is getting an upgrade from Fanball...

DARKSEID May 29 '09

Maybe, but how does a picture if Jack Kerouac fit into that?

DARKSEID May 29 '09

Doug sure didn't throw us much of a bone.

DARKSEID May 29 '09

*if=of

FantasyGuru1965 May 30 '09

He is from Canada and Fanball is a Canadian owned company...

DARKSEID May 30 '09

CDM Fantasy Sports Corp. dba Fanball (Fanball, fanball.com) is a Liberty Media (libertymedia.com) company and was established on December 24, 1991, with the goal of becoming the largest operator of fantasy sports games in North America. Fanball consists of the assets of three companies that were acquired by FUN Technologies in 2005 and 2006. Liberty Media acquired 100% of FUN Technologies in December 2007. The first acquisition was Fanball.com, based in Minneapolis, MN, in 2005, the second acquisition was Fantasy Sports, Inc. (Fantasy Cup), based in York, PA, also in 2005, and finally the acquisition of CDM Fantasy Sports (CDM), based in St. Louis, MO, in 2006. 
 
Today Fanball is headquartered in St. Louis, MO, and offers over 80 fantasy sports products including league commissioner, salary cap and online draft contests, fantasy magazines, online draft kits, free and subscription-based fantasy content, and news and articles feeds which are provided to many sports media outlets. 
 
I can't find any mention of it being a Canadian owned company

DARKSEID May 30 '09

The American writer Jack Kerouac, born. Jean Louis Kerouac, Lowell, Mass., Mar. 12, 1922, d. Oct. 21, 1969 
 
Born an american citizen. His parents were canadian.

FantasyGuru1965 May 30 '09

Fanball used to be a Fun technologies game... 
 
Canada 
FUN Technologies  
230 Richmond Street East  
2nd Floor  
Toronto, Ontario  
Canada M5A 1P4  
 
But I hadn't wathed the company and didn't know they had been bought out and is now CDM Fantasy Sports... I remember them changing the name of their game from Exit42 to the Real Leagues, now I see why...

scotto1959 May 30 '09

Maybe the updates come Oct. 21st?

overachiever77 May 27 '09

It would be great to get some updates. I know the site admins. are working, but updates shouldn't take but a minute to post. Please give us something. It would be nice to know what's being worked on.

DARKSEID May 29 '09

Come on Flea staff, maybe something, maybe a hint, or even just stop in to say hi. The suspense is killing me. Any word at all would be great.

FFCSR_Doug May 29 '09

Hoping to have an announcement next week. Here is your obscure hint, <a href="http://www.fishup.ru/files/a3/78/30/lg_5010651_Jack_Kerouac_III.jpg">fishup.ru</a>

DARKSEID May 29 '09

I think I have maybe figured out your hint. The picture is Jack Kerouac, and the only thing I can figure by your " obscure hint" is you are adding fantasy baseball. If anybody else has a guess please chime in. Here is what leads me to beleive this, 
 
Jack Kerouac's fantasy baseball league 
Unbeknownst to his close friends, Jack Kerouac invented a fantasy baseball game and played it for most of his life. 
 
[Kerouac's game charted] the exploits of made-up players like Wino Love, Warby Pepper, Heinie Twiett, Phegus Cody and Zagg Parker, who toiled on imaginary teams named either for cars (the Pittsburgh Plymouths and New York Chevvies, for example) or for colors (the Boston Grays and Cincinnati Blacks). 
 
He collected their stats, analyzed their performances and, as a teenager, when he played most ardently, wrote about them in homemade newsletters and broadsides. He even covered financial news and imaginary contract disputes. During those same teenage years, he also ran a fantasy horse-racing circuit, complete with illustrated tout sheets and racing reports. He created imaginary owners, imaginary jockeys, imaginary track conditions.

scotto1959 May 29 '09

I think it means Lego's. Whoopee!!

scotto1959 May 29 '09

Maybe something totally new that Ori has been carring around in his little brain for years? 
 
Expanded message boards.

scotto1959 May 29 '09

Our weeks or yours?

FantasyGuru1965 May 29 '09

Why would we care about them adding baseball at this time of year? It has to be something else...

DARKSEID May 29 '09

We wouldn't care, but Doug's hint seem's to point in that direction. He was right about it being an obscure hint.

scotto1959 May 29 '09

This guy sounds just like me.... Are you making me a mod?

scotto1959 May 29 '09

I'll drink to that.

scotto1959 May 29 '09

Reading through this and the history of flea, and what it meant to Ori. I think he's going to wow us. The transfer to AOL and his comment that he took it as far as he could. He has had a year and a half to bring his baby to the net.

Volt May 29 '09

Kerouac's parents were Canadians. That means they are making a CFL fantasy site... 
 
...or since his initials are JK it means they were "just kidding" about making any changes.

scotto1959 May 29 '09

Or he just got drunk?

Volt May 29 '09

...or they could be adding a picture feature to the message board.

FantasyGuru1965 May 29 '09

Or the Canadian connection could mean they bought out or bought out the Fanball site?

Volt May 29 '09

If they make you a mod they sure better make me one too.

scotto1959 May 31 '09

I'm looking at live scoring , to surpass NFL.com. Roster expansions to out do ESPN. League message boards with live chat. Lego's of course.

scotto1959 May 19 '09

I feel an update this week!!!

DARKSEID May 21 '09

Some news would be nice. Why all the secrets? At least give us a little taste of what is coming. Im waiting to join to many leagues just in case the new features change the way leagues are run.

scotto1959 May 22 '09

It would be nice!! my lego stadium is now complete, my shit-zoo ate my Favre lego and is have trouble passing it... hmmmmm..

PigskinPlague May 26 '09

I don't think anyone works for AOL Fleaflicker anymore. Future improvements aint' gonna happen. This site has lost its will to compete and keep up with other sites which keep getting better. I hope I'm wrong, but if we don't get very meaningful site improvement announcements in the next couple of weeks you can write FleaFlicker off as dead and as an ignored asset within the sad AOL empire.

DARKSEID May 27 '09

As far as free sites go this one is still the best. Some news about the updates would be nice to see soon. Something..... Anything..... come on guys how about a little preview. It's been a long time coming.

scotto1959 May 27 '09

I think thier carrier Eagle got shot by a Patriot and eaten by a Bear.

scotto1959 May 27 '09

Or Doug lied and they are in Aruba???

DARKSEID May 28 '09

How about a little preview today.

FantasyGuru1965 May 28 '09

I feel like some news is coming soon... maybe before this weekend is over... :)

scotto1959 May 28 '09

I see they let Ori out of his cage.

scotto1959 May 09 '09

I think lego stadiums are in the works.

overachiever77 May 08 '09

Any word on when we will get a new update?

overachiever77 May 08 '09

Any word on when we will get a new update?

scotto1959 May 08 '09

I feel a surprise UPDATE coming today????

scotto1959 May 08 '09

another dead week!!

scotto1959 Apr 21 '09

Ok, so far I'm happy with all the upgrades? You guys are doing a great job?

scotto1959 Apr 22 '09

I went out and bought my own legos, and am now building my stadium and mascot. I can't wait to see what's next.