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Old 09-08-2011, 02:02 PM   #1
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Default NFL orders fantasy football stats to be posted at football games...

http://content.usatoday.com/communit...aints/1?csp=hf

Starting with tonight's Green Bay Packers-New Orleans Saints season opener, the NFL is directing all 32 clubs to display real-time fantasy football stats at all home games for the new 2011 season, says league spokesman Brian McCarthy.



I hate fantasy football, but I have to admit that it's the NFL's way of acknowledging that millions of people like to play fantasy football...

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Old 09-08-2011, 02:07 PM   #2
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:23 PM   #3
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What stats are they/you talking about? Is it the normal game time statistics or are they talking about some "Average/normal" fantasy football league point value (Which is a joke since there are as many different scoring versions as there are leagues).
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I'm indifferent to fantasy football.
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:28 PM   #5
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I play fantasy football and I don't like that. This sport is about the team and winning in a non-charlie sheen way. FF is a fun diversion but it's totally self-involved and it tests allegiances (though it would never test mine... if I was in a big money group who knows it might be different).
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:30 PM   #6
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I no longer play it. When your "Bronco Friend" is rooting on the Chargers and Rivers to scorch the Lions, then you know what is more important; A Fantasy Football Title over the Vince Lombardi Trophy. We don't decide games and especially those we are not attending but it is so ****ing wrong to root for a division opponent because you were so keen to select him over the other worthy, non division/conference opponent. My FF team would be all Broncos if I could have my way.
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:43 PM   #7
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Don't they already show stats? I think its retarded that the league feels the need to mandate crap like this.
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:51 PM   #8
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Scoring alters dependent on league rules anyway.

People should just learn to do simple ****ing math OR check it on their computer/phones
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:05 PM   #9
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I play fantasy football and I don't like that. This sport is about the team and winning in a non-charlie sheen way. FF is a fun diversion but it's totally self-involved and it tests allegiances (though it would never test mine... if I was in a big money group who knows it might be different).
dude, the NFL is desparate for $, just ask Pat wheres-my-scotch Bowlen.
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:10 PM   #10
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and there goes Fantasy Football Fonzie, still in his leather jacket, right over the shark.
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Haha. I've never been in a standard scoring league, I just wish they'd post "top 10 players" stats live. I've done them in my head for years now.
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I can't play it.

I hate too many players and despise too many teams.

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Let me guess: You tried once but had trouble scoring?
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:39 PM   #14
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I, too, wonder what kind of stats they are going to show that would be different than what they've done in the past. With the terrible AT&T data access on game days I just rely on fan vision to see what's going on in the other games.
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This just promotes the "me" attitude of a team sport.
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Well, MightySmurf started a league but his buddy forgot to give him the password. He was Ball blocked by his buddy.
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I'm of the opinion that FF enhances the sport, rather than detracts from it. I understand purists who hate it because they think it elevates individuals over the team.

I disagree. For one thing: FF stops before the real NFL playoffs even begin. So, the most important aspect about NFL (the playoffs) has no actual connection with 95% of FF leagues.

Also, if you're actually struggling with watching the Broncos vs. Chargers because you have Philip Rivers but you're a die-hard Broncos fan, I say you're stressing for nothing. If anything, you can watch the game and actually be OKAY if the Broncos lose because you have consolation with Rivers doing well. Rather than just be totally pissed and have nothing to be happy about.

I think you can actually root for teams (i.e. be a fan) AND be really into FF.

In conclusion, I like wine.
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Its the first of many steps that the NFL is going to take to require stadiums to be more like your living room.
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I started Fantasy three years ago, its actually very enjoyable.
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Haha. I've never been in a standard scoring league, I just wish they'd post "top 10 players" stats live. I've done them in my head for years now.
I've been doing this hot Ph.D candidate in my head for about a month now... but to each his own.
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I started aforementioned fantasy about a month ago, it's actually very enjoyable.
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I started aforementioned fantasy about a month ago, it's actually very enjoyable.


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Old 09-08-2011, 06:15 PM   #25
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I'm of the opinion that FF enhances the sport, rather than detracts from it. I understand purists who hate it because they think it elevates individuals over the team.

I disagree. For one thing: FF stops before the real NFL playoffs even begin. So, the most important aspect about NFL (the playoffs) has no actual connection with 95% of FF leagues.

Also, if you're actually struggling with watching the Broncos vs. Chargers because you have Philip Rivers but you're a die-hard Broncos fan, I say you're stressing for nothing. If anything, you can watch the game and actually be OKAY if the Broncos lose because you have consolation with Rivers doing well. Rather than just be totally pissed and have nothing to be happy about.

I think you can actually root for teams (i.e. be a fan) AND be really into FF.

In conclusion, I like wine.
In my opinion, the only reasons most people are fans are because of tradition and for a fun competition of bragging rights with their friends. What fun would it really be if you never bantered with opposing fans or bragged to a fellow fan?

When FF gets introduced, you then have an attachment to root for beyond "I always have". I can very much see why people are so quick to overlook team loyalties when FF comes into play. I think football would be in a hugely different situation popularity-wise and financially if FF didn't exist.
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