fantasyfiend wrote:ofcourse they know about fantasy.
im sure they hear it all the time "hey, perez i got you starting today on my fantasy team"
they see the commercials regularly, and im sure its spiked most of the guys curiousity. im pretty sure they know how it works, and i wouldnt put it past some of the guys to actually participate in leagues.
During football season, one of the Four-Goofs-With-One-Goof-With-A-Particularly-Ugly-Suit-Pregame-Shows, they had a really long piece about FFB in general. A part of it involved player reaction, and they were generally mildly amused/slightly annoyed with it. I can remember Payton Manning in particular saying something like fans would come up to him and ask: "What went wrong in Buffalo?" And he'd say "Tough start, but we pulled it out" or something, and the fan would be pissed Manning didn't throw any TD's (As a Buffalo fan, I think this example must have been hypothetical). Manning's basic take was that of Tiki Barber's and some other dude's in the show, at least: you a Colts fan or a fantasy fan?
Doesn't really say much as to whether players play within their own sports, but it opened my eyes to how weird it must be to be a prized fantasy commodity. People don't harass their 401K's for going up or down.