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Postby Bloody Nipples » Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:43 pm

This is my second year doing fantasy sports, but I have wondered for a while how just how popular fantasy was before, say, a couple years ago. At my school its popularity just seemed to boom about a year ago. Before that, I had only the tiniest exposure to fantasy sports. Now there's a friggin TV show about it! Has fantasy followed a similar progression as poker, in that it was a more or less underground thing until a couple years ago? Also, the cafe's popularity has seemed to boom recently, too.
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:47 pm

Fantasy sports popularity is definitely at an all time high and it's because of Fantasy Football which is becoming a cultural phenomenon. :-o
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Postby wrveres » Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:47 pm

The Hobby has blown up because of the Cafe.
Its truly the only logical reason. <img src=/forums/images/smiles/kiss.gif>
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Postby Bloody Nipples » Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:47 pm

Ok, so how about baseball? Has it always been popular, or has it's popularity boomed over the past couple years?
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:48 pm

Not as popular as it is now at least not in my experience.
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Postby kentx12 » Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:50 pm

I started with fantasy baseball 4 yrs ago and there were alot of sites on the net about it but in the last couple years there are tv shows, radio shoes and many, many internet sites that help with fantasy. I agree that it is at an all time high and seems to be getting bigger.
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Postby Bloody Nipples » Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:51 pm

kentx12 wrote:I started with fantasy baseball 4 yrs ago and there were alot of sites on the net about it but in the last couple years there are tv shows, radio shoes and many, many internet sites that help with fantasy. I agree that it is at an all time high and seems to be getting bigger.


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Postby wrveres » Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:52 pm

Amazinz wrote:Not as popular as it is now at least not in my experience.


but FBB has actually been around longer ... ;-D
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:54 pm

At least with FB it's mostly hard core baseball fans. FB is a lot of work (labor of love) so I think it weeds out a lot of the boobs who play FF. It kills me when I go into work and some broad who can barely get her makeup straight is talking about how her FF team lost because Peyton lit up up the scoreboard again. :*)
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:55 pm

wrveres wrote:
Amazinz wrote:Not as popular as it is now at least not in my experience.


but FBB has actually been around longer ... ;-D

Definitely. I started FB in high school using play-by-mail. This is only my second year of FF. ;-)
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