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.
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.
However, if you judge by popularity; fantasy football is light years ahead of fantasy baseball.
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.
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.
"Oh, that Lankford and McGee, the trio of 'em. They're a one-man wrecking crew."
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?