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Do you play for money?

Yes
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77%
No
15
23%
 
Total votes : 64

Postby eftda » Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:20 pm

Where do you think my allowance money goes to? ;-)
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Postby irishdude103 » Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:21 pm

nope all free for me
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Postby Pedantic » Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:31 pm

I do play for money (not in all of my leagues), but I don't pull out a second mortgage, so to speak, for high stakes games. Strictly small money for me. A big payout would be nice, but I have yet to meet anyone who's struck it rich playing fantasy baseball. ;-)
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Postby giants8307 » Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:41 pm

I'm setting up a yahoo "free" league with some friends this year. $5 buy-in with a $60 reward for the victor. That way, it's practically free, but a pretty nice little compensation at the end for the winner.

BTW: we're almost all college students, so $60 ain't too shabby. ;-D
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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:44 pm

I cant imagine playing for fun?
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Postby roadrunner » Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:25 am

All for fun, i allready work for a living i don't want fantasy baseball to turn into a chore worrying if it will cover the electricity this month or not
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Postby crapshooter » Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:26 am

I ONLY play for money. Play in two very serious, same owners year after year straight leagues. One league usually has about $6000 in the pot to be split 50%,25%,15% and 10% and the other is less expensive with usually around $3000 in pot to be split with same ratio.
You don't have to like 'em to own 'em!!!!
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Postby mocabeenow » Wed Feb 09, 2005 1:07 pm

I've been playing with my good friends/old roommates for the past 8 years. Were all married now, and we have put in $$ every year since we've started.

It really is the best motivation to give it your all... Makes draft day that much more exciting.

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Postby BitterDodgerFan » Wed Feb 09, 2005 1:15 pm

when i started out, i played free leagues to learn...but afterwards, it is just not worth it to put in so much work into fantasy sports without rewards. nowadays i can say it is worth it just to play money leagues to enjoy a competitive season and avoid deadbeat teams...surprisingly there still are deadbeats in pay leagues but much less.
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Postby Yoda » Wed Feb 09, 2005 1:29 pm

Money puts a whole different twist to the game. Our pot gets to around $3000 in a 10 team keeper league. It's EXTREMELY competitive and you cannot find anyone remotely good on waivers.

A little money is still fun but when you can win $1000+, it is a nice little bonus for a job well done. Very rewarding.
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