Monday, September 20, 2010

getting in on the action

Sitting in front of all the games, trying to get in on the action, and watching teams beat up on each other is what Sundays are all about. Rooting for your favorite teams and against divisional foes is like waking up in the morning and grabbing something to chow down on: It just comes natural. However, if you are involved in what I have recently termed, “the game of the century,” then you are just as disturbed as I am when it comes kickoff time. This frustrating game is called Fantasy Football, and it has become one of the most surprising up and comers in the market of gaming, and of course gambling. The market for Fantasy Football has exploded since the availability of computers and the internet. It is a multi billion dollar industry and people play it for several reasons: fun, competition, gambling, etc. It’s competitive nature is what brings people back every year, searching for those players who will give their team the edge, and possibly even a championship.

Now, if you don’t know the rules, basically you take turns picking football players, to be on your team, who actually play in the National Football League. What they do in a real game, their statistics, is what you get in fantasy points. At the end of the week, whoever has the most fantasy points in a match wins. There are many types of formats when it comes to fantasy football, but we are going to stick with a normal head to head format in this blog.

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