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Powerball Jackpot 435 Million-Like and Share for Chance to Win

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Powerball Jackpot 435 Million-Like and Share for Chance to Win

Like and Share for a chance to win the Power Ball $435M Jackpot.

Like and Share for a chance to win the Power Ball $435M Jackpot.

Fantasy News Hour fans, "Like" our Facebook page and "Share" our Facebook post for a chance to win a share of the $435 Million Powerball jackpot on Saturday, June 10, 2017. It's that simple.

Contest Rules:

1. Fantasy News Hour will purchase a Powerball ticket for the Powerball drawing on Saturday, June 10, 2017. A screenshot of the ticket will be posted below after purchase.

2. Like the Fantasy News Hour Facebook Page (click here) AND Share the contest Facebook post (click here) to be entered for a chance to win. The Fantasy News Hour Facebook page must be Liked and the Facebook post must be Shared prior to the start of the Powerball drawing.

3. If the posted ticket hits ALL 5 of 5 winning numbers AND the Power Ball, ONLY then will the prize money will be divided evenly between all legal entrants. The prize money is the money remaining after any and all taxes, costs, expenses, legal fees, and processing fees are withheld. The current Powerball Jackpot is an estimated $435 million, but the estimated cash value is $273 million. The ticket purchased will be for the current cash value only.

4. Only one entry per person is permitted. To be a legal entrant, you must be a lawful resident of the United States and over the age of 18 years. Likes and Shares must be made using a valid individual Facebook account only.

5. To be eligible, you must enter as provided in this post ONLY. Likes, shares, or other actions made on other social media are appreciated but do not constitute valid entries. There are no other valid forms of entry.

While you're at it, be sure and follow the Fantasy News Hour on Twitter, and listen to the Fantasy News Hour on iTunes (now Apple Podcasts), Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, Google Play Music, or on the "Listen" tab on our Facebook Page.

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Fantasy News Hour 2017 MLB Fandom For Sale

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Fantasy News Hour 2017 MLB Fandom For Sale

The Fantasy News Hour 2017 MLB team fandom is for sale. Read the contest details and terms and conditions here.

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High School Fantasy Football Challenge

If you're a Big Country high school football expert, join our FNH High School Fantasy Football weekly leagues.

Each week, pick a Big Country high school football team and your score is that team's point differential, positive or negative. For example, AHS plays ZHS and the score is AHS 40 - ZHS 20. If you picked AHS, your score is 20 points. If you picked ZHS, your score is -20.

You're allowed to pick each team only once throughout the season, and you're only allowed to pick a six-man school twice.

If you want to play, let us know in the comments below, or on our Facebook page, or tweet us your pick. Direct all questions, comments, or ideas to Brandon McAuliffe (@sportsfreaknut) or to the contest Twitter feeds @FNHChallenges.

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New England Patriots 2016 Fantasy Football Team Preview

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New England Patriots 2016 Fantasy Football Team Preview

Tom Brady's (QB-NE) suspension leaves a few question marks in New England, but expect Brady to be a top fantasy football QB when he returns.

The New England Patriots have historically been a source of fantasy football gold. Tom Brady is always among the top fantasy quarterbacks. Rob Gronkowski is the best tight end in the NFL, and Julian Edelman is a perennial top-20 wide receiver. Where the Pats traditionally frustrate fantasy owners is at the running back spot.

However, the only sure consistency this year is that fantasy owners will once again be frustrated by Patriots running backs. The rest remain question marks. Tom Brady's suspension will lower his value, but how much? It probably lowers Gronk's and Edelman's as well, but how will they be affected? How will Jimmy Garropolo perform as Brady's replacement?

Interesting questions to be sure, but only time will tell. Gronk is still a first-round pick. Edelman is still a solid WR1 if healthy. And Brady should be great when he returns if you can hold on until then.

Here are TJ's 2016 fantasy football projections for the New England Patriots:

The Core

Rob Gronkowski (TE-NE) is as close to a can't-miss fantasy option as there is. He's the No. 1 tight end in fantasy football again in 2016.

Tom Brady - 3800 yards, 28 TDs, 6 ints.

Brady started last season's Gronk-you tour on fire, but he tailed off toward the end. I expect when he returns this year he'll be a madman again, and I don't know if his season will be long enough for him to tail off much at all. Draft the ageless one and pair him with a Rivers type for the first month of the season. You won't regret it.

LeGarrette Blount (RB) - 800 Yards, 8 TDs.

With Dion Lewis (RB-NE) out for a significant amount of time, one would presume the running back job in New England is LeGarrette Blount's to lose. And I'm assuming that, but you never know with Belichick and backs. Blount is a bruiser who should score a few touchdowns. In fact, TJ's touchdown projection for Blount could be a little low - if Blount is the guy. You just never know with Belichick and running backs. I will say this with certainty, Blount will either be a stud or a dud. Did I say you never know? I'm drafting Blount, but I'm doing so at my own risk.

Julian Edelman (WR) - 90 rec., 1000 yards, 7 tds.

The reports out of Pats' camp are that Edelman is looking good. Because of the Brady suspension and Edelman's injury history, you might be able to get him cheap. His current average draft position (ADP) is 41, or the 18th receiver off the board. That's not a bad place, but it's not great value either with all of the if's. In a PPR (point per reception) league, he's fine as a fourth rounder, but I'd try and wait until the fifth in a standard league.

Rob Gronkowski (TE) - 76 Rec., 1100 Yards, 10 TDs.

He's Gronk. Draft him!

It doesn't matter who's throwing the ball to him. He's easily a mid to late first rounder. If you don't draft him, someone else will and you'll be sorry.

Danny Amendola (WR-NE) is a potential sleeper and bust for the 2016 fantasy football season.

Sleeper/bust - Danny Amendola.

More than anything I didn't want to pick Danny Amendola as the sleeper this year. Not because I don't like Amendola, I do, but because I pick Danny Amendola every year. So in keeping with tradition, and because Edelman is something of a question mark, I'm saying draft Danny Amendola as your Patriots sleeper this year. If I'm wrong, he's my bust and I've saved about 150 words writing about someone else.

The Patriots will be contenders again this year. They always are. I'm sure Belichick & Co. have answers for all these question marks, and I can't wait to learn what they are.

 

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Prove TJ Wrong Pokemon Go Contest

Enter our Prove TJ Wrong Pokemon Go contest.

During our NFC West fantasy football team preview podcast, we got sidetracked by a discussion of the Pokemon Go craze.

TJ, in typical TJ fashion, was dismissive of Pokemon Go and highly critical of Pokemon Go players, even calling them, "Nerds"!

Do you agree with TJ? Do you play Pokemon Go? Would you like to prove TJ wrong and win $25 in credit to Barley Hoppers Drafthouse and other cool prizes?

If so, enter our Prove TJ Wrong contest for a chance to win. We decided that 100 "Shares" of our Facebook post in two weeks (by July 28, 2016, 5:00 p.m.) would prove TJ wrong.

To enter, all you have to do is "Share" our Prove TJ Wrong Pokemon Go contest Facebook post, "Like" our Facebook page, and "Comment" on our post to let us know you've entered. You have to be at least 21 years of age and a legal U.S. resident to win.

The winner will be randomly selected and announced live on the Fantasy News Hour, July 28, 2016, between 6-7 p.m., on KTLT 98.1 The Ticket. We will also post the winner on Facebook, Twitter, and anywhere else we can.

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FNH Hosts Trivia Night at Barley Hoppers Drafthouse

We will once again host a Trivia Night at Barley Hoppers Drafthouse, 721 S. 1st, Abilene, TX, on Thursday night, July 7, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. following the Fantasy News Hour on KTLT 98.1 The Ticket.

We are mixing up the categories this time. The topics are Sports (of course), Music, US History, and Politics. Come join us for gourmet burgers, craft beer, and a chance to win cold, hard cash.

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Fantasy News Hour Hosts Trivia Night at Barley Hoppers Drafthouse

The Fantasy News Hour's Peter Lopez and TJ Wilson host Trivia Night at Barley Hoppers Drafthouse Thursday, July 23, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.

Join us for Trivia Night at Barley Hoppers Drafthouse, 721 S. 1st St., Abilene, TX, Thursday, July 23, at 7:30 p.m., hosted by FNH's own Peter Lopez and TJ Wilson immediately following the Fantasy News Hour on KTLT 98.1 The Ticket.

The theme for this week's Trivia Night: Sports. Surprise, Surprise. A cash prize will be awarded to the winners. You are welcome to play individually or as a team, so come on out and bring a few friends. Enjoy gourmet burgers and sandwiches from the Big Hopper food truck and craft beer on tap while you match wits with Abilene's finest.

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Announcing the 2016 FNH-KTLT 98.1 The Ticket Fantasy Baseball League

Play in the 2016 FNH-KTLT 98.1 The Ticket Fantasy Baseball League

The 2016 FNH-KTLT 98.1 The Ticket Fantasy Baseball League is on.

The basics of the league will be:

  • 12-team league (1st come, 1st serve).
  • Free to play (ESPN account required).
  • Head-to-Head points league.
  • 25-man rosters, 21 starters, 4 BN, 1 DL.
  • Starters: C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, 5OF, 2Util, 9P.
  • Up to 12 pitching starts per week.
  • 21-week regular season, 1 week per matchup.
  • 6-team playoff, 3 rounds, 1 week per round.
  • Draft TBD.

If you live in the Abilene, TX area and would like to play, let us know. All we need is your email address for the invitation. Email us or message us on Twitter or Facebook. You can also call the show on Thursdays, 6-7 p.m., 325-437-9898.

The league is filling rapidly, so if you want in, let us know soon.

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Congratulations to Our Champion

The winner of the inaugural FNH-KTLT 98.1 The Ticket Fantasy Football League is Jason Terbush and his West Texas Yetis.

Congratulations to the Champion of the Fantasy News Hour-KTLT 98.1 The Ticket inaugural fantasy football league, Jason Terbush and the West Texas Yetis.

The West Texas Yetis defeated Brad Gray's That is to a Chest Hair 114.7 to 100.8 in the FNH-KTLT Super Bowl to take the first ever FNH-KTLT title.

Your own Fantasy News Hour finished with the best record in the league and defeated Christopher Hall's And so it was Witten 151.4 to 115.9 to take third place.

The full league standings are:

  1. West Texas Yetis (Jason Terbush)
  2. That is to a Chest Hair (Brad Gray)
  3. Fantasy News Hour (Peter & TJ)
  4. And so it was Witten (Christopher Hall)
  5. 4.2 Forte (Albert Banda)
  6. Straight Outa Gronked (David Reese)
  7. Maximum Eifert (Jacob Bullinger)
  8. Handsome Jackrabbits (Scott Ashlock)
  9. 1.21 jiggaWATTS (Johnny Morrow)
  10. Tacos&Hoops (Jonathan & Titus)
  11. Schefter's Rolodex (Brandon McCauliffe)
  12. Brenchiladas (Brent Gray)

We want to congratulate the West Texas Yetis and thank everyone for a great fantasy football season.

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Play in Our Capital One Bowl Mania Challenge

Play in the Fantasy News Hour-KTLT Capital One Bowl Mania challenge.

Play in the Fantasy News Hour-KTLT Capital One Bowl Mania challenge.

If you can't get enough football, play against us in the Fantasy News Hour-KTLT Capital One Bowl Mania challenge.

It's free to play, and the winner will get a fabulous prize and, of course, we will talk them up on the radio show. All you have to do is enter, pick the winners of all the bowl games, and the best entry wins.

  • Group name: Fantasy News Hour-KTLT
  • Group password: ktlt981

As always, the Fantasy News Hour is live every Thursday, 6-7 p.m., on KTLT 98.1 The Ticket in the Abilene area. We are live at Primetime's Backstage Pass where we draft for our weekly fantasy football league each Thursday immediately following the radio program. Join us for our live draft and play in our weekly leagues.

If you're not in the Abilene area, listen live online at www.98theticket.com or on the 98 The Ticket app available in the App Store and on Google Play.

All episodes of the Fantasy News Hour are also available for download in the Podcasts section of our website, on iTunes and Stitcher, and on the Listen tab on our Facebook page.

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