You Know You Need to Back Up From Fantasy Sports When…
Some people just take fantasy sports way too seriously. Even if there is money on the line, it is just glorified gambling. And being a lifelong bettor (no degenerate), I certainly have nothing against it. However, it is getting to the point where you could take bets for when a sports-related story is posted and someone ISN’T leaving a comment about how an injury, a suspension, or a missed game due to a birth or death in the family is going to affect their fantasy teams.
ARE YOU SERIOUS?
Listen, I played fantasy sports for the better part of a decade. I won two fantasy football championships. I know how it is. One of the downsides to fantasy football is hoping that you can squeeze out big numbers from a player on an upcoming opponent’s team (in real life), or worse yet, from a player on the opposing team, and that opposing team is a RIVAL TEAM.
However, there seems to be no middle ground when it comes to fantasy sports. Either you are not involved with it at all, or you are so immersed with it that everything related to players causes you to first think of how they could potentially affect your fantasy team, or the guy you’re facing next, rather than the welfare of the player himself.
That’s when you know you kind of need to assess matters a bit. I backed off from all fantasy sports after 2012. It was a personal decision, so I am not telling people they shouldn’t do fantasy, but constantly reading stories where bigger things are more important with regards to the story, and someone is saying (with all seriousness, at that, which is disturbing) how a major injury will kill their fantasy team.
Get a life, B.