BigLead060210.bmp One of the Web’s most well known sports blogs has been sold. The Big Lead has been acquired by Fantasy Sports Ventures for “low seven figures,” according to the New York Times.

Fantasy Sports Ventures operates a network of 600 sports websites, mostly on the smaller side, with some notable titles including HoopsHype, the Hardball Times and The Huddle.

Said FSV CEO Chris Russo:

“You can’t out-ESPN ESPN, but you can take a different approach. Jason covers general sports and celebrity with an in-depth focus on sports media. Through good journalism and good luck, The Big Lead has succeeded.”