- 08/30/2012, 08:35PM ET
HighwayCrossingFrog said 08/30, 08:35 PM
I already know Im going to lose this TD..
Im going to give it the old college try..
For lack of a better sentence Fantasy sports, are for people that have too much time on their hands..
I guess its kind of like people that consistently make up up facebook status, of them going to the bathroom or if they saw a really interesting piece of grass grow on their lawn..
I dont get palin..
I dont get constant facebook updates..
Yes I dont get Fantasy sports..
Backstreet boys + N'sync, while we are at it..
I remember I got railed for saying college sports was kind of silly, couple years back..
This is the second most blasphemous thing I have ever said on fan nation..
I hope I do myself justice in my 2nd and 3rd arguments..
Cause in my 1st argument, I win!! Yeah yeah boy:)
Good luck have fun with it..
And remember to please explain as vigourously as possible:)
Why Fantasy sports are not as lame as a Paul Ryan Speech:)
Im just playing with you Paul Ryan.. we like to have fun here:)
fvkasm2x said 08/30, 08:48 PM
In 1990 there were about a million fantasy sports users and little to no revenue in the "business."
By 2008, there were about 20 million users in the USA alone and the industry made about 1 billion annually. This comes from companies making pools, to sponsorship, to advertising.
Just 2 years later, in 2010... roughly 3 billion dollars was made.
Fantasy sports is big business.
Carl Crawford once said (when he was awesome before moving to Boston) that he wanted to do everything well, so he could improve his Fantasy Pool value. How much of that is "just talk"... I don't know. But when a pro athlete says Fantasy Sports play an impact on what he does on the field?
Well I'd say it is more than just a silly hobby by people with nothing better to do.
HighwayCrossingFrog said 08/30, 09:38 PM
1. Its time consuming..
ok ok. I know fan nation is time consuming..
But we improve our reading skills..
wit + humour..
THERE IS ACTUALLY INTERACTION BETWEEN AMERICANS, CANADIENS, AND ONE GUY THAT GOT KICKED OUT OF ENGLAND:) ha ha.. Hey, If I get kicked out of america too.. Mexico, here I come!
Im just having fun by the way..
I have always pictured fantasy football guys, who would vote for the next Hitler/Bush..
Ever heard the expression, lies lies and statistics..
You guys are essentially wasting your time on something that means less than lies..
I know the truth hurts..
You dont think I was hurt when I found out that the love of my life was sleeping with a rich arab?
Yeah, it hurt!
I just took a big piece of humble strawberry cheesecake..
If it makes millions of americans happy, and they dont feel like they want to invade Iran..
Fine, I can see that logic..
My cat is borderline dumber than a PT cruiser..
But even my cat sees that logic..
come on Batman..
GIVE ME SOMETHING TO REBUTE..
I wanted something VIGOUROUS..
Not a mark walhberg from a PG-13 Movie..
fvkasm2x said 08/30, 11:36 PM
Fantasy football is worse than Palin?
"I can see Alaska from my house!"
Last year I joined a basketball fantasy league. I came nowhere near the top prize. I was like 1130th out of 800,00+ participants in this pool open to the entire country via our sports station on TV.
I still won a wicked digital camera worth $400 retail JUST FOR PLAYING.
Guys can win electronics, trips and money with these pools. They aren't a waste of time.
Fantasy Football participants voting for Hitler? WTF are you talking about? That makes no sense at all. I do like how you brought up dirty Arabs for the 89th time though. Well done. I know that Arabs have a lot to do with this topic.
So please, give a rebuttal for these facts:
1) Participants can win free prizes and money
2) Businesses can make money off the enterprise
HighwayCrossingFrog said 08/31, 09:20 AM
ha ha sweet sarah palin quote!
I was just having a bit of fun..
but hopefully I gave a couple of guys some chuckles..
Bottom line, if it gives some people some enjoyment, and gives them a diversion, so they dont have to worry about their problems for 10 minutes..
Then, Im fine with it..
However, I personally dont see the appeal..
I mean, am I supposed to cheer on Brandon Jacobs, when he plays against my beloved Pats? Am I suppose to hope he rushes for a 100 yards?
Statistics are not that reliable anyway..
If you are playing against a team that has an excellent stop the run defense..
Of course your QB is going to throw for more yards.. He didnt have a choice..
What if the team you are playing against just flat out quits in the second half? Of course you are going to get more yards against a team that is rolling over..
I guess its kind of cute.. How americans are soooo obsessed with stats..
In europe we dont have any of this..
If a guy in rugby makes a 50 metre run, no one cares..
If you need stats to find out how good someone is.. Just go to the freakin game! and see for yourself how good the person/team is..
fvkasm2x said 09/01, 01:56 AM
Americans aren't obsessed with stats.
It just so happens that there are TONS of stats involved in hockey, football, basketball and baseball.
What do you watch? Rugby and Soccer.
Since soccer games usually end in 1-0 scores, it's pretty easy to figure out who did what. Not a lot of numbers involved there.
Since rugby usually involved 990 passes before a try and 900 tackles along the way, there isn't much to record either.
It's the dynamic of the sport, not the culture.
You're a dunderhead.
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