Is Fantasy Football a Game With Fun?
For a long time fantasy football remained a hobby and a pleasant pastime and was mostly played in a non-serious way in sports bars, among friends, in offices and at homes. But the scenario has dramatically changed in recent times and today, fantasy football is a multi-billion dollar industry largely due to the Internet and the numerous websites that have come up specifically for this purpose.
Now there are scores of magazines, game play software, a proliferation of websites, and so many different leagues making fantasy football an exciting and fabulous sport. Of course, the fantasy football continues to be a fantasy game, but the players are real life players and this is the reason why you have to carefully study the real NFL season and keenly observe the players and their performance.
There is nothing complicated about fantasy football and in fact, anyone can play fantasy football, even if he/she does not know much about the sport but has the aptitude and willingness to learn. You are not required to be a fanatical football fan to enjoy playing fantasy football. In fact, there are a lot of people today who simply love fantasy football but have neither an in-depth knowledge nor serious interest in the actual game.
Each fantasy football player is, in a sense, owner of his/her team and drafts an imaginary team but with real-time players before the football season commences. You then score points based on the actual performance of your players in the real games. Your fantasy football team progresses in much the same way as the real football games. When your dream team scores the most points by the end of the football season and comes out with the best win-loss record - then you obviously win.
Fantasy football is a sort of format where you choose a team or squad of players from your favorite league and score points every week or weekend depending on the player's performance in real game. You can always apply necessary correctives to your team before the next round of matches using the hindsight knowledge to predict who will perform well.
There are different set of rules for each different league. You must be willing to spend the required time to learn the rules of the league to improve the chances of success in the season.
You can opt to play either NFL leagues or NCAA leagues and create your own football dream team that will allow you a chance to win. With a wide variety of options for game play and leagues, you can certainly enjoy the fantasy game and have lot of fun. Fantasy football provides so much of excitement that millions of people indulge in fantasy football every season contributing to its ever increasing popularity.
Historically speaking, fantasy football was the brainchild of Danny Dulac, one of the organizers of the Raiders. Interestingly, he conceived this queer idea and formulated many of the rules when he was on a road trip to the east coast. Today, fantasy football has become a craze with millions of players all around the world.
Fantasy football can be challenging and you can compete with your friends to see just who has the best intuition. Of course, fantasy football becomes an addiction over a period of time but it is a much cheaper and infinitely less destructive than other forms of gambling.