fantasyPHD wrote:Thanks guys. I have gotten some great responses.
Why do you think Fantasy Football is more popular (19 million participants) than Fantasy Baseball (9 million)? Do you think as FF players realize it is just luck they will switch to fantasy baseball? Would you ever stop playing fantasy football all-together?
For starters, I think football has surpassed baseball in fan base. Don't feel like googling it, I might be wrong. The game itself is much simpler, making it easy for anyone to play. The head-to-head aspect I think is key in football, you actually get to see your team crush another.
And I wouldn't say it's entirely luck. Just a lot more luck than in baseball. I don't think there's any chance fantasy football ever goes away. It takes so little effort to play it and it can be a lot of fun. You can throw a league together with a bunch of friends or co-workers and have a pretty competitive league.
Fantasy baseball, roto in particular, are for more diehard players. Baseball itself wears down many players just due to the length of the season. But actually actively managing your team every day for 6 months takes some discipline.