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Postby tomkatt » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:09 am

Actually for me it's a positive. I own a card shop. For the last two seasons I've been in roto leagues with daily lineups. I love it. Keeps me updated on all the news for players and teams. ;-D
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Postby pangbones » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:14 am

It affects my home life, but not my job. I'm always on the computer, and my wife is usually naggin me to get off. I only have access to the internet on my cell phone at work, so it doesn't really affect my job, other than I'm ALWAYS lookin at scores on it.
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Postby CadensDad » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:52 am

It doesnt affect work at all. I know I have to bring home the bacon so I dont let it get in the way too much. Of course my boss is a big time Braves fan as well so he doesnt mind me checking scores on my phone as long as I keep him updated.

At home it's only a problem during the drafting times. Sometimes I break down my early drafts and try to find "holes" in them so when I draft my keepers and my winner leagues I am more prepared. I'll also review and check out like 30 other drafts and find out when's the latest I cant take one of my sleepers or whatnot.

I have 5 yahoo ID's 4 teams on 4 of them and 8 on another (4 of those are midseason)

1st ID:Regular season Roto
Winner league 11 of 12
Other 3 I am 2 of 12 2 of 12 and 1 of 12

Midseason keeper roto
8 of 12

midseason rotos non-keepers
1 of 12 and 2 of 12

midseason h2h 4 of 12

Thats just 1 id the other ones are all about the same with the exception of like 4 teams, but I dont make alot of moves throughout the year, I average somewhere around 30-40 per team, I just really try to draft well and avoid risky picks (Prior,Wood, Griffey, Kent,) and whatever risky picks I do make are always rounds 11 and down.

Next year I plan on have having no more than 12 regular season teams and 4 midseason ones. (unless I win too many yahoo leagues I wont miss a winners league)

But it doesnt mess with my home life somewhat. Luckily my wife doesnt mind too much as long as I do my baseball teams late at night so she can use the comp most the day
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Postby Smee » Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:12 am

I don't obsessively check my team as some, apparently. I take the clock maker approach; I do my research, build my team, and sit back and make minor tweaks when I need to. I odn't even have stat tracker as I content myself with waiting until the next day to check my team.

It helps that I'm in a league with some friends who are certainly baseball fans, but not fantasy studs...if that makes sense.
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Postby roninmedia » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:06 am

eftda wrote:I got in trouble checking the box score (on my phone) during my Bio class. :-b

Thanks Kentx ;-D


I go through the same, except with the NY Times. Explains my low test scores in bio. Thats why i dropped my yahoo leagues. Tired of daily line-up changes.
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Postby LouisC9999 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:18 am

How bad is my fantasy sports addiction? I was setting my fantasy basketball lineup (Nov. 2005) minutes before going to my father's FUNERAL.
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Postby teddyballgamemvp » Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:42 am

I work as a project manager-- so my free time is based on how quickly my projects are finished. My boss could care less what else I do with my time (his vice is reading about cycling, which boggles my mind).
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Postby Simulacrum » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:20 am

LouisC9999 wrote:How bad is my fantasy sports addiction? I was setting my fantasy basketball lineup (Nov. 2005) minutes before going to my father's FUNERAL.

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Postby d18Mike » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:46 am

The fact that anyone is replying to this note between 9-5 speaks for itself.

What seems odd to me, however, is that I can be so interested in it during the season and just drop it like a rock the day the season is over.
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Postby jlm53089 » Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:03 am

School, yea me and my friends in my leauges are always trying to find proxies to get around the firewalls, because Yahoo Fantasy is considered a game.
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