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Daily Fantasy Sports and a Look on the Inside with Michael Rathburn

Daily Fantasy Sports and a Look on the Inside with Michael Rathburn - The Sporting Edge
"Roz" and Xander host The Sporting Edge on LibertyTalk FM

BY: "Roz" and Xander, Hosts, The Sporting Edge
PUBLISHED: June 17, 2017

U.S. Open Course Should Make for an Interesting Tournament

The Golden State Warriors is your 2017 NBA Champions. It only took them 5 games to dismantle the Cavs, and not even LeBron averaging a triple-double could keep the Cavs within striking distance. A great friend of the show, Jared Rubin, talks with Witz and Roz about where he sees the NBA going from here and why the series was such landslide. 

It is U.S. Open week! This year’s tournament is being played at Erin Hills in Wisconsin. The course is 7,740 yards, the longest ever for a U.S. Open course. Jared breaks down the course conditions and what it will take for these golfers to be successful on such a tough course. He notes that guys who hit the ball high and long will have the best chance to be successful. False fronts and impossible roughs will be some of the challenges these golfers face this week.

Michael Rathburn, a Daily Fantasy Sports Expert, joins the show. Rath (as he is known in the DFS community) has been involved with DFS almost since its inception 10 years ago. He is a 6-time Fantasy Sports Writers Association Finalist, the 2014 FSWA Writer of the Year, and wrote the 2016 MLB Article of the Year Online. His work is all over the internet whether that be on Rotowire, Rotoexperts, or Yahoo.

Rath details what it’s been like being part of the DFS community for such a long time. He offers insight on his favorite DFS sport, baseball, and gives some advice to those who are just starting out in DFS. As a man with a full-time job, time is hard to come by, and that’s why Rath is able to make all his lineups for any given day in under an hour! Being around and watching the game of baseball for 35 years will help with that. Rath talks about the content side of the business and how everyone is not as friendly as they used to be. 


About Michael Rathburn

Michael Rathburn PhotographMichael Rathburn, Known as “Rath” in the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) community, he has helped run operations for two prominent daily fantasy sports startups. Michael has taken his insider knowledge and expertise in daily fantasy sports to the content side. Rath won the 2016 FSWA “Baseball Article of the Year, Online” award and was a finalist for the FSWA Best Baseball Series in 2011.

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Witz is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, where he obtained his B.A. in Economics and Business Administration. He is 22 years old and hails from Deerfield, Illinois. He was an all-conference baseball player at Deerfield High School, and was also a member of the school’s football & wrestling teams.


Roz is from Deerfield Illinois, where he attended Deerfield High School with his co-host “Witz." Roz attended the University of Dayton, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management with a minor in Business Administration.

While at the University of Dayton Rozdiversified his resume with multiple positions in the sports and entertainment industry. He has worked in the athletic department for the only private school in the city of Dayton. Off campus, Roz was a production assistant on a feature film Landline. The film was shot in the city of Chicago home of his favorite baseball team the Chicago Cubs. At present, Ethan is pursuing a career in talent management and marketing.

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