Computerless Packer Is New Fantasy Hoops Guru

If you’re like me, your basketball fantasy was not have to hear blowhard commentator Billy Packer calling the Final Four. Whether it was engaging in blatant homerism or ripping on St. Joe’s for no good reason other than to defend the purity of the major conferences, Packer was the one annoyance in an otherwise blissful few weeks of basketball.

Billy Packer looking at sign

So I greeted the news that Packer was being replaced by the bland but decent Clark Kellogg for the Final Four this year with nothing but bliss. But obviously Packer’s name and history means something, and he was certain to land a gig somewhere. And USA TODAY says that he has: a company called Fantasy Sports Ventures has hired him to be a lynchpin of their new fantasy basketball site.

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