If you’ve never tried playing in fantasy sports leagues, it can be a lot of fun. I play in several virtual leagues; football, basketball and baseball. There are a lot of other basic games revolving around sport that I’ve dabbled in too.
At the end of the day, this is good, harmless fun. You act as a team manager and buy and sell players and build your team, giving you areal sense of satisfaction when your team wins.
A word of warning though, this is very addictive. I’m constantly checking results and stats and seeing how the competition is doing. I find I’m doing this on a daily basis at least, and pressing refresh an awful lot!
Are the addictive qualities of these games bad for you? Well I personally don’t think s, but then I wouldn’t, would I? It does take up a huge amount of my time and If there are no new stats I find myself watching games I have no interest in, and checking other results to see of my team is affected.
A true sports fan loves a good competition where things are nip and tuck; it brings out our competitive nature. There are lots of positive things about playing these leagues, and like a real sport, they keep us occupied for the duration of the season.
On the flip side, I do tend to get rather over involved and lose my temper when players put in bad performances and feel that they have let the rest of the team down. This often overshadows the actual result.
Like many of us, I have favorite teams in real life that I have been a fan of since childhood. Why now, for the first time ever, is my allegiance being tested by teams that don’t even exist? If fixtures clash I’m in the horrible situation of having to choose between them.
I’m not the only one who feels like this, trust me. These types of leagues are hotly debated by sports fans around the world.
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