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    Fantasy leagues are an abomination and corruption of the sports they are based on

    Discuss.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Evil begets evil

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisPistofferson View Post
    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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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Define real sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    Define real sport.
    Not golf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    Define real sport.
    sport (spôrt, sprt)
    n.
    1.
    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.
    5.
    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
    v.intr.
    1. To play or frolic.
    2. To joke or t*****.
    3. Biology To mutate.
    v.tr.
    To display or show off: "His shoes sported elevated heels" (Truman Capote).
    adj. or sports
    1. Of, relating to, or appropriate for sports: sport fishing; sports equipment.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    Discuss.
    Been stinkin' it up in the football pool this year, huh? Me too.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by himespau View Post
    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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