Fantasy Sports

From The Atlantic:

OK, members of my family are totally into this; I have no interest whatsoever. For me, the worst part is someone cheering for a player on a team that is rival of one’s own team! Maybe my dilemma is that I might have to cheer for someone on the Packers or Vikings. How about you?

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  • Jakeithus

    Personally, I’ve gotten into fantasy football in a big way. I don’t have strong NFL allegiances, so it’s a good way to make interesting what would otherwise just be background noise and an easy way to spend a couple hours.

    To better understand the attraction, I would recommend the Book Fantasy Life, by Matthew Berry. It’s a great, funny read about fantasy sports and the human connections that it can create.http://www.amazon.ca/Fantasy-Life-Outrageous-Uplifting-Heartbreaking/dp/1594486255

  • Phil Miller

    Don’t understand the appeal, personally… But I barely watch or care about professional sports in general. I am almost to the point where I think they do more harm than good in US society.

  • Rick

    Another indication of the American emphasis on individualization over community?

  • Clay Knick

    No interest since I’m the real games and not the fantasy ones.

  • attytjj466

    I guess I understand it. Turns what is otherwise a relatively passive activity into a competition against others that one is actively part of. There are exciting games that are fun to watch…..sometimes. But yes, many are kind of boring or predictable or blowouts. So fantasy football makes things more interesting. I am not interested though. It might be more of a younger generation thing.


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