Coppermine wrote:Simulacrum wrote:Coppermine wrote:I'll just go ahead and make my typical generalization that Fantasy Football is considerably easier, for first-timers, novices and experts, than fantasy baseball. Football is very injury sensitive, but most people are drafting from a very similar order, and with less positions to consider. Plus, you only have to worry about your FF games on the weekends... we go out there every day, setting our starting pitchers, making decisions based on matchups and past statistics.
Anyone can play FF... but FB takes some real baseball knowledge and a keen eye on the sports sections to make sure you're up on day to day developments.
You've got big brass buttons, Copper. Why not start a thread and post this on the football side?
Yeah, but I'm not trying to be a jerk here... I love fantasy football, but I hate that baseball is continually taking a backseat to football in America. I think it's too bad.
No ill will though, and knowing the cafe, no matter which side you're on, the vast majority of posters are quality guys.
And I can settle the debate with one word: MADISON.
That's 44669 post of pure, unadulterated fantasy baseball wisdom. It's too bad he's not a human....... but his wife is!
I am SO skating on thin ice today....
I agree with that sentiment about fantasy football, but I get disenchanted with it for slightly different reasons. Not only is it a sprint compared to fantasy baseball, but football in my mind takes a backseat to European soccer (primarily England and Spain). The pooor folks here in L.A. don't have a football team to support and so, everywhere you look it's like looking at the colors of the rainbow: Cowboys fans here, Steelers fans there, Raiders fans (well, everywhere), occassionally a Charger fan here and there, and so on and so forth. I just don't like the professional football mish-mash around town, but then again, L.A. is infamous for being a transplants town. Back on topic, fantasy baseball does take more skill in that you have to be more intensive in your management day to day.
I believe the reason why the NFL is getting more separation from MLB in popularity is largely due to the league parity. We're a few weeks into the year and heck, the New Orleans Saints are a playoff contender. Who can't be excited over that?
FYI, Mad spends half of those posts on GT, with the lion's share of those posts discussing wrestling and with 99.99% of those posts marking out for the Undertaker...oh, and you forgot to count his posts as Hammy!