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Old 09-25-10, 07:38 PM   #1
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Fantasy leagues are an abomination and corruption of the sports they are based on

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Just play Madden if you're a foaming-at-the-mouth sports gooch, it's way more fun.
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Old 09-25-10, 11:12 PM   #4
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I want to play a game where it combines aspects of soccer, football, hockey and baseball.

I'll call it dingerball.
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Just play Madden if you're a foaming-at-the-mouth sports gooch, it's way more fun.
Video games are just as bad.

How 'bout, you know, sticking real sports? With real athletes?
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Define real sport.
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Define real sport.
Not golf.

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Define real sport.
sport (spôrt, sprt)
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a. Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively.
b. A particular form of this activity.
2. An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
3. An active pastime; recreation.
4.
a. Mockery; jest: He made sport of his own looks.
b. An object of mockery, jest, or play: treated our interests as sport.
c. A joking mood or attitude: She made the remark in sport.
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a. One known for the manner of one's acceptance of rules, especially of a game, or of a difficult situation: a poor sport.
b. Informal One who accepts rules or difficult situations well.
c. Informal A pleasant companion: was a real sport during the trip.
6. Informal
a. A person who lives a jolly, extravagant life.
b. A gambler at sporting events.
7. Biology An organism that shows a marked change from the normal type or parent stock, typically as a result of mutation.
8. Maine See summercater. See Regional Note at summercater.
9. Obsolete Amorous dalliance; lovemaking.
v. sport·ed, sport·ing, sports
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2. To joke or trifle.
3. Biology To mutate.
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2. Designed or appropriate for outdoor or informal wear: a sport shirt.
[Middle English sporte, short for disporte, from Old French desport, pleasure, from desporter, to divert; see disport.]
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I concur with the OP. Listening to an avid fantasy player the day after games is just about the most tedious thing ever.
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Video games are just as bad.

How 'bout, you know, sticking real sports? With real athletes?
Good luck finding a hockey or football game near you to participate in, but your high horse is noted.
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P&R! P&R!

Seriously now, aren't most fantasy OR professional sports leagues abominations of the simple games upon which they were based?
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Been stinkin' it up in the football pool this year, huh? Me too.
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Old 09-27-10, 07:41 AM   #13
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Being involved with Fantasy Leagues has caused me to be more interested in watching sports broadcasts instead of doing other things.

So I guess I'd agree with the abomination part of the original premise.
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I concur with the OP. Listening to an avid fantasy player the day after games is just about the most tedious thing ever.
Well, I work with six of them.

When there is no fantasy football in season, these guys have withdrawl affects that are worse than a recovering drug addict. I am not joking. They get mean, rude, and sorta violent, and "joke" that they have no reason to live. When the season starts again, they are somewhat normal human beings for a few short weeks.
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I guess, to be fair, I get that way about the sweet 16 and my pool entry for that. Fortunately (or unfortunately) now that I've left college, I have less available people to make a pool and I get less into it. Being a scientist and the only male american nearby means my chances of making a local pool are small and I obsess about it less.
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