BMN Celebrates 10 Years

Mike DiMauroSenior Writer IAugust 31, 2009

LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 28:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots warms up before a preseason game against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on August 28, 2009 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

As some of you may know, ten years ago today, I sent out my very first Beat Mike newsletter and a fantasy sports network was born. I had the pleasure for the past ten years to have fun with you and compete vs. you in the fantasy games offered by the network and it's #1 game, Beat Mike. I wanted to create Beat Mike because back in 1999, there was a game in the Springfield Union News (now The Republican) which was called Beat Carlos. I knew that I wanted a game similar to Beat Carlos that I could play with my friends and include every single game and the playoffs. From that game, came this great network that I formed. I had to do some marketing to get people to play, but when I got the people to play, it was pretty simple. I was able to make friends with a few people that have their own fantasy sports network. One of which, I am still friends with today, Jon Parrish and his JL Leagues. The other was David Marrier and his Slammer Leagues. Both men were inducted into the Beat Mike Hall of Fame class of 2008 for their achievement in Beat Mike and their achievement on allowing their players to play in my league also. Beat Mike is also the parent organization of the MFL and Mike's PALS (formally known as BMN PALS) walk teams. Just because you may think BMN is only a fantasy sports network, it also is a part of the community with the Rays of Hope and Autism Speaks walks which are held yearly in Springfield area (also have a walk team in Orlando).


I would like to congratulate everyone that was involved in Beat Mike for the past 10 years and thanks for playing the past 10 years. I hope that you will keep on playing and recommend your friends to BMN and hope that they will have a fun time too!


If you would like to play in Season 11, please e-mail me at mikedimauro31784@aol.comor join the Yahoo! league at ID: 22858, Password: gopats.


Good luck to you all and thank you!

Mike DiMauro
President of Beat Mike Network