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Tuesday, August 22, 2006


It's that time of year, football time. And as every new football season rolls in so does fantasy football and the friendly trash talking that comes with it.

This year we at Labitat had a little idea to challenge the rest of the Search Engine industry in a little friendly Search Engine Fantasy Football Challenge.

That's right, we are calling you out to come get a piece of the action. So if your name happens to be Cutts, Zawodney, Arrington, Battelle, Scoble, Schwartz, French, Sterling, Godin etc etc. You get the point, if you are in the search industry let us know that you want a piece of the action by emailing us at Labitat[at]


It only makes sense that we use web 2.0 site as our platform, which also allows people who are not in the league to watch what is going on in the league (ie the beatings people take)!

We don't want to hear any excuses like your wife won't let you, its too expensive (its FREE), I don't know anything about football or you don't have time (it should only take a few minutes a week) so buck up and take the challenge. If you are scared, get a dog, just don't bring the excuses!

*Update - We have our first Search Engine player, Thomas Shaffer of MSN
**Update - Garrett French of SEL has joined
***Update - Barry Schwartz a.k.a. RustyBrick has joined
****Update - Jason Dowdell has joined

By Matt O'Hern at 01:29 PM | Comments (14)


If anyone has an excuse for not playing it's me... I know nothing about fantasy football, much less real football, nor do I have the time but I'm in.

Comments by Jason : Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 02:15 PM

Sure, why not...

Comments by Barry Schwartz : Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 03:16 PM

This will be fun.

Comments by Thomas : Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at 05:50 PM

Still looking for more Search Marketing people, pass the word on if you can.

Comments by Evan : Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 09:44 AM

if I win I'll trim my beard.

Comments by Garrett French : Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 04:17 PM

I'll bite if you're still filling spots. And if I get to draft Suzy Kolber to handle my team's PR. :-)

Comments by Matt McGee : Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:53 PM

Count me in, too.

Comments by Bill : Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 04:27 PM

I'd love to be a part of it, too.

Comments by randfish : Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 05:33 PM

You guys are in... only a few more spots left.

we need a yahoo'er and a google'r since we have an MSN'r now!

Comments by Evan : Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 05:56 PM

Do we need to go sign up on that site now, or wait for instructions from the commish?

Comments by Matt McGee : Friday, August 25, 2006 at 12:21 PM

Thanks for the invite, hope Bill and Barry are prepared to be crushed!

Comments by Loren : Saturday, August 26, 2006 at 03:49 PM

if you sent me an email I should have sent you a invite via flea flicker, if not contact us again.

whens the best time for you all to draft?

Comments by Evan : Sunday, August 27, 2006 at 10:00 PM

If no one else can do it, I'll play. I don't work for Google or Yahoo though. I don't work for anyone right now actually...

Comments by Muskie : Saturday, September 02, 2006 at 08:49 PM

So, who is the best SEO guy out there. I need help in that area...

JT (

Comments by JT : Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 12:29 PM

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