I wanted to take a second to offer a quick plug for our friends over at sports forecasting service AccuScore. They've managed to lure sports radio personality and podcaster extraordinaire Dave Dameshek over to their site. Dameshek and co-host Zach Rosenfield, a Blatant Homerism contributor, began their new podcast series this week. Check 'em out when you get a chance.
Below is a press release on the announcement.
For Immediate Release
DAVE DAMESHEK AND ACCUSCORE
FORM PODCAST PARTNERSHIP
Initial Show Debuts at #1 on iTunes Sports Podcast
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 (Los Angeles)—Sports forecasting giant, AccuScore has partnered with former ESPN radio personality, Dave Dameshek to broadcast The Dave Dameshek Show Powered by AccuScore. Dameshek will to host three-to-four shows per week on accuscore.com/dameshek with AccuScore’s Zach Rosenfield handling co-hosting duties.
The partnership was formally launched on Monday (November 16) and debuted in the top spot among iTunes sports podcasts, ranked sixth among audio podcasts and was tenth in overall podcasts.
Dameshek said, “Beyond producing good shows, I am most looking forward to taking part in their venture into sports entertainment. Over the past two years, I've enjoyed talking football and gotten tremendous feedback from my listenership from my discussions with Zach while he makes sense of what these computers are saying.”
Dameshek was first introduced to AccuScore when hosting afternoon drive for afternoon ESPN 710AM in Los Angeles. Dameshek and analyst Zach Rosenfield developed an immediate chemistry, eventually leading to Rosenfield become a show regular on the radio broadcasts and during podcasts for 710ESPN.com and ESPN.com Page 2, where Dameshek continues to be a contributing writer.
AccuScore CEO, Jason Manasse said, “The opportunity to distribute the Dave Dameshek Show is a tremendous opportunity for us and we could not be happier to see that audiences are already responding. Dave has a dedicated following and speaks directly to the sports fan we look to reach. We look forward to producing great content around the contrast of Dave’s ‘eye test’ and our computer simulations.”
The acquisition for Dameshek’s podcast comes at a time when AccuScore is rapidly expanding their brand. In addition to hosting consumer site http://accuscore.com, the company is currently partnered with numerous high profile media platforms to delivery various form of game forecasting information. National partners include include ESPN, Yahoo!, Wall Street Journal, CBS Sports, Sporting News and Versus. AccuScore also has more than 30 local partners in television and print. For a complete list of partners, click here <http://accuscore.com/partners
About Dave Dameshek
Dave Dameshek has hosted sports radio shows for ESPN, ESPN.com, Fox Sports and CBS. Dave also continues as a contributing writer to ESPN.com's Page 2.
AccuScore.com is the sports industry’s premiere pre-game resource for the serious sports fans. AccuScore is the first company to dedicate itself to sports forecasting by creating entertaining programming that analyzes and accurately forecasts everything that could happen for every game on every day. Powered by a patent pending simulation engine, AccuScore plays each game play-by-play 10,000 times providing sports fans with unprecedented insight into each match-up.
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