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Re: Fantasy baseball vs. Fantasy football

Postby knapplc » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:30 am

Lofunzo wrote:Luck is involved with all factasy sports but I would love for someone to tell me how playing FF isn't more luck oriented than FB. It is for a bunch of reasons. 1 player can also dominate FF and win your league for you. The same cannot be said for FB. If you had LT last season, by mistake, you had to at least make the finals. If you had Pujols, for example, you weren't guaranteed anything.

Don't go there. I've had LT the last four seasons and I have not made the finals yet. Look at LT's week 10-14 numbers the last two years. He's OK, but not great. I've lost in the first round of the playoffs each of the last two years. :-/
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Re: Fantasy baseball vs. Fantasy football

Postby slomo007 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:54 am

I just visited the fantasy football cafe for one of the first times ever and just noticed they have a hilarious set of smilies. I'm sure many of you knew this, but come on, these are just funny: Image
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Re: Fantasy baseball vs. Fantasy football

Postby Jimboozie » Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:38 pm

You guys have to remember one thing: LT set the single season record for TDs (31). That isn't a NORMAL thing. That would be like having Barry Bonds during his 73 HR season and saying how easy it is to dominate the HR category...just get Barry Bonds.

I love football and I love fantasy football, so I'm definitely biased to which one is better. :-D

However, if you judge by popularity; fantasy football is light years ahead of fantasy baseball.
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Re: Fantasy baseball vs. Fantasy football

Postby Jimboozie » Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:42 pm

Source about the popularity of the two fantasy sports....

2005 article...
http://www.forbes.com/2005/03/14/cx_pk_ ... print.html

Football is the most popular fantasy sport, with an estimated 8 million users

Fantasy football took in about $100 million in sales in 2004, excluding advertising revenue, while baseball came in at a fraction of that, $20 million, according to estimates from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.


...and fantasy football is rapidly growing, so I wouldn't be suprised if those numbers are even more lopsided now. ;-)
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Re: Fantasy baseball vs. Fantasy football

Postby Jimboozie » Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:48 pm

Sorry to triple post, but I just have to share this quote....

Fantasy baseball is like marriage, and fantasy football is like sex.


So true. :-b ;-D
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Re: Fantasy baseball vs. Fantasy football

Postby sportsaddict » Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:21 pm

I would think fantasy football would be more popular because it's not nearly as time consuming as fantasy baseball. With football, if you plug your players in the lineup on Saturday you're set. So there are a lot more casual fantasy football fans like that.

Fantasy baseball takes a lot more time and effort. Some say it's not as exciting- that's a valid argument. Depends on what you want- the marathon or the sprint. I like both for what they are.
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Re: Fantasy baseball vs. Fantasy football

Postby josebach » Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:29 am

Jimboozie wrote:
fantasy football is like sex.


So true. :-b ;-D


I think you may be doing it wrong. ;-7


Actually a better analogy would be.

Fantasy baseball is like Poker. Fantasy football is like War. }:-)
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Re: Fantasy baseball vs. Fantasy football

Postby Yoda » Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:36 am

josebach wrote:
Jimboozie wrote:
fantasy football is like sex.


So true. :-b ;-D


I think you may be doing it wrong. ;-7


Actually a better analogy would be.

Fantasy baseball is like Poker. Fantasy football is like War. }:-)


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Re: Fantasy baseball vs. Fantasy football

Postby 5 » Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:08 pm

Fantasy Football: "I sure hope my players have a good week 15 and 16"

I like both
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Re: Fantasy baseball vs. Fantasy football

Postby great gretzky » Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:03 am

football is undeniably more luck dependent, I can't believe someone would even argue about it. It doesn't mean it's not more fun. It also doesn't mean that knowing a lot about it is unimportant, as it is one of the mitigating things. Baseball is less luck dependent on injury as fantasy football is, and it's far less dependant on game situation and (usually) arbitrary milestones. Is 9 yards really that much worse than 10? In many leagues, its a whole point difference. Also, a hitter is up to bat, score be damned. In football, people get shut down based on game situation.

But football doesn't even represent the relative values of the players. Backs are so important that the whole first round is basically taken of RBs. In real life, QBs are the prized commodity. Backs are prized, but I don't feel football even represents the true value of players we are focused on. Imagine if fbb had the first round of closers or something?
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