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Ravens' Smith rails against fantasy owners

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07:29 AM ET 12.20 | Given time to think about it, Torrey Smith was back at it on Thursday. Following the Ravens' 18-16 win over the Detroit Lions on Monday night where he was limited to four receptions for 69 yards after being targeted a dozen times, Smith wrote a series of critical comments about a segment of fantasy football players on his official Twitter account. ... Smith hasn't changed his stance. At least not when it comes to fantasy football fans whom he regards as going overboard in their criticism of him and players like Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson after he caught six passes for 98 yards and no touchdowns. "Yeah, it's terrible," Smith said. "I think fantasy football is awesome for the fans. It's a way to interact and be like their own GM, in a sense. But it crosses the line when you wish players harm."

The Baltimore Sun

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December 20, 2013  08:45 AM ET

He'll get over it.

December 20, 2013  08:52 AM ET

another crowing ratbird....

December 20, 2013  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He's right.

Damn sure is...

Just became a Torrey Smith fan.

December 20, 2013  09:07 AM ET

Fantasy Football is ruining the NFL. When the they start legislating rules into the game to produce Star Wars numbers it's time to re-evaluate. Of course it is a billion a year cottage industry so it would appear that we are going to get closer and closer to what the NBA is, the most unwatchable pile of dung in the sports world.

December 20, 2013  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

another crowing ratbird....

better than the "crowing" that Mendenhall did about 9/11 and that Harrison did about Big Ben, etc.

December 20, 2013  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

another crowing ratbird....

So, it's a good thing to wish harm on a player?

December 20, 2013  10:34 AM ET

I simply don't understand the appeal of Fantsay Football anyway. Let alone the serious way some treat it.

December 20, 2013  10:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I simply don't understand the appeal of Fantsay Football anyway. Let alone the serious way some treat it.

It's very popular with some folks from Arlington.

December 20, 2013  10:40 AM ET

He's just angry because he has no fantasy value.

December 20, 2013  11:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

So, it's a good thing to wish harm on a player?

nope

December 20, 2013  11:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

better than the "crowing" that Mendenhall did about 9/11 and that Harrison did about Big Ben, etc.

neither one of those are with the Steelers anymore, that's like blaming the present Ravens squad for Ray Lewis' alleged misdeeds...

December 20, 2013  11:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

It's very popular with some folks from Arlington.

Woosh! Right over my head.

December 20, 2013  12:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I simply don't understand the appeal of Fantsay Football anyway. Let alone the serious way some treat it.

Neither did I until I started playing it. As a viewer, it gives you an investment in games that would otherwise be of no interest. It can go too far though. I only play in leagues for fun, no money and usually in auto generated leagues where I don't know the other league members. I hated hearing trash talk from a fantasy team owner who's team beat mine as though they themselves had actually accomplished something. The any given Sunday rule applies in Fantasy as well as actual football.

December 20, 2013  01:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I simply don't understand the appeal of Fantsay Football anyway. Let alone the serious way some treat it.

I did it until about 10 years ago. Won... lost... that wasn't what finally drove me away. I got to the point where I was more worried about my FF team than actually just enjoying a good game.

Now, we just do a family pick-em league and I keep the stats over on the Message Board for a few of us knuckleheads weekly. Much more enjoyable. And - I've made a sheckle or two in our family pool.

December 20, 2013  01:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Neither did I until I started playing it. As a viewer, it gives you an investment in games that would otherwise be of no interest. It can go too far though. I only play in leagues for fun, no money and usually in auto generated leagues where I don't know the other league members. I hated hearing trash talk from a fantasy team owner who's team beat mine as though they themselves had actually accomplished something. The any given Sunday rule applies in Fantasy as well as actual football.

I get Sunday Ticket and can usually find some reason to enjoy most games.

I'm happy simply pucking straight up winners against my son.

December 20, 2013  01:57 PM ET
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I did it until about 10 years ago. Won... lost... that wasn't what finally drove me away. I got to the point where I was more worried about my FF team than actually just enjoying a good game. Now, we just do a family pick-em league and I keep the stats over on the Message Board for a few of us knuckleheads weekly. Much more enjoyable. And - I've made a sheckle or two in our family pool.

I never wager a nickel ever. On anything.

 
December 20, 2013  03:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

I get Sunday Ticket and can usually find some reason to enjoy most games.I'm happy simply pucking straight up winners against my son.

I had ST for a couple years but gave it up this year. Too much money if all you do is watch RedZone, which is what I did. The only way to get your money's worth is to watch it the way you do.

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