Fantasy Football: A Dilemma
Are fantasy football games ruining the World Cup?
You're desperate for Ronaldinho and Kaka to score a hat–trick so you get silly points in your fantasy football team. But at the same time you really want to see Ghana bring about the biggest upset in the history of the World Cup.
You end up not being able to enjoy watching the World Cup. And when you don't do very well (I'm currently 6th in the RaW league), it makes it even more pointless.
But to abandon the fantasy football would leave you lumbering at the bottom of the league, gaining the sort of derision that only Westbrook really deserves.
It's an unwinnable puzzle, unless I just pick the entire England team for the Portugal team, where I can cheer even more vigourously… as they go out 3–1 in extra time. Damn…
I think that Fantasy Football is actually helping football because it gets people supporting teams that they would not usually support, and builds up small communities of people that have friendly rivalries. Work collegues and friends can pit their wits against each other and creates alot of football talking points.
I run the website http://www.fantasyfootballguru.co.uk
and it is full of people that love football.
So football is actually gaining from Fantasy Football!
14 Feb 2007, 10:32
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