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Favorite Team v Fantasy TeamWhere's your heart?


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Poll: What do you care about more? (64 member(s) have cast votes)

What do you care about more?

  1. Fantasy Football (31 votes [48.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 48.44%

  2. Your Favorite NFL team (33 votes [51.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 51.56%

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#1 GottaGetTheWin

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:34 PM

A question that comes up a lot, especially from people who don't play fantasy to people that do.  Really was curious how you guys and gals felt about this.

Let's say your favorite team is the Cowboys.   They are playing the Chiefs, and you have Jaamal Charles and Dwayne Bowe.  Your opponent has Dez Bryant.

Used a week 2 example that I was faced with as my example.

Tell the truth! If your fantasy team is #1 in your heart that's completely fine with me.  Just curious about the debate.
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#2 Proteus

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:35 PM

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#3 smokin_that_greenellis

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:44 PM

I always find myself pulling for my favorite team over my fantasy guys.  It's almost second nature for me.  If you put my favorite team on the TV in front of me I'm going to root for them to win and be oblivious to anything and everything in the world.  Including my girlfriend, family, dog, personal well being, etc.

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:48 PM

I cheer for my favorite team and my fantasy team. I cheer for my team to win in a shootout. In your above scenario I would cheer for Charles and Bowe to go crazy against the cowboys defense but for the cowboys to keep up and for Witten and the rest of the WRs have a big game while Dez is relatively quiet.

#5 NYR Fan 116894

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:49 PM

That's why it is good to be a Jets fan.

#1: They are terrible, so I don't expect much from them anyway.

#2: They don't have any fantasy players that are useful.

#3: Since they are awful, I will root for my fantasy players on the other team the Jets are playing. They won't compete anyway, so what difference does it make?
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#6 NYR Fan 116894

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:51 PM

In all seriousness though, I'm not going to lie, but fantasy football has made me much less of a football fan. I just find that I'm not cheering for my favorite team as often. Maybe it's because the Jets are bad, but even when they were decent, I wasn't nearly as much of a football fan as I was before FF.
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#7 RADickey4Prez

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:51 PM

Team 1st
Fantasy 2nd

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:52 PM

Being in LA I dont really have a home team, so FF works out perfectly.  Im sort of a de facto Chargers fan, but I really dont care what happens to them at the end of the day.  Ive never had an NFL team in mu adult life, so its very alien to me.

To give a real answer though, the Dodgers and Lakers are my teams, and I always root for them ahead of any fantasy team of mine.

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:53 PM

I play in multiple leagues. So I always have someone from my favorite team playing for at least one of my fantasy team. So I cheer for my favorite team always before fantasy team (since I have so many...one is bound to do well).
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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:53 PM

I was always conflicted growing up between the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts, because I live in Northern Indiana and am actually (in terms of drive time) closer to Chicago. I tend to lean towards the Bears (just to join with the Bulls and Cubs) but because of the conflict I never grew up loving one team, so I think I marginalize that.

Despite that, I was disappointed that the Colts couldn't beat the Dolphins and although when he scored the TD I cheered for Mike Wallace, in the grand scheme I would've preferred the Colts to be able to overcome that.
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#11 chrispaulwall

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 10:54 PM

cmon. eagles all day regardless of FF.

anyone who says otherwise is a chump

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:36 AM

This should not even be a question. Fantasy is just stats. Your team is your highs and your lows. You can redraft year by year, dropping players who gave you woes. They're not who you grew up with, let alone something your heart's come to know.
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:47 AM

Always favorite team.  No question.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:49 AM

View PostNYR Fan 116894, on 16 September 2013 - 10:49 PM, said:

That's why it is good to be a Jets fan.

#1: They are terrible, so I don't expect much from them anyway.

#2: They don't have any fantasy players that are useful.

#3: Since they are awful, I will root for my fantasy players on the other team the Jets are playing. They won't compete anyway, so what difference does it make?

Haha I feel you man.  Lifelong Raiders fan myself.  We play each other this season so at least we have that to look forward to.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 01:54 AM

I'll admit it I root for my fantasy teams before the Chargers. It's easier for me in So Cal because there is no team in LA or Orange County. I would never root against UCLA under any circumstance though

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 05:08 AM

I had this happen in week one. Bears won, AJ Green killed it for me in fantasy. That is my ideal situation. I try to draft Bears players year after year because it's fun to be even happier when they do well. Two things I hate much more than my player facing my team: when my team is doing awesome, but say they keep throwing and I have Forte; and when my opponents have bears and they are killing me.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 05:44 AM

View Postchrispaulwall, on 16 September 2013 - 10:54 PM, said:

cmon. eagles all day regardless of FF.

anyone who says otherwise is a chump

Well I say otherwise, and to me it's not close. I guess I think you're a chump if you put your heart over your wallet.

When my fantasy team wins, I can actually take pride in building that team. Knowing who to trade for, and hitting on my "sleepers." When my real team wins, I did nothing. They have no idea who I am.
What do I get if my real team wins? Yay, feel good. If my fantasy team wins, I also feel good, plus I get a cash reward.

Week 16 and I need a TD to win my championship, but that TD knocks the Lions out of the playoffs, I root for the TD.
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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:32 AM

View PostBackdoor Slider, on 17 September 2013 - 05:44 AM, said:

View Postchrispaulwall, on 16 September 2013 - 10:54 PM, said:

cmon. eagles all day regardless of FF.

anyone who says otherwise is a chump

Well I say otherwise, and to me it's not close. I guess I think you're a chump if you put your heart over your wallet.

When my fantasy team wins, I can actually take pride in building that team. Knowing who to trade for, and hitting on my "sleepers." When my real team wins, I did nothing. They have no idea who I am.
What do I get if my real team wins? Yay, feel good. If my fantasy team wins, I also feel good, plus I get a cash reward.

Week 16 and I need a TD to win my championship, but that TD knocks the Lions out of the playoffs, I root for the TD.

Totally agree with this guy.  I just don't relate anymore to people who get so emotional over a team that has zero to do with them.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 07:31 AM

View PostBackdoor Slider, on 17 September 2013 - 05:44 AM, said:


Well I say otherwise, and to me it's not close. I guess I think you're a chump if you put your heart over your wallet.

When my fantasy team wins, I can actually take pride in building that team. Knowing who to trade for, and hitting on my "sleepers." When my real team wins, I did nothing. They have no idea who I am.
What do I get if my real team wins? Yay, feel good. If my fantasy team wins, I also feel good, plus I get a cash reward.

Week 16 and I need a TD to win my championship, but that TD knocks the Lions out of the playoffs, I root for the TD.

I couldn't have said it any better. Especially since 90% of my leagues are money leagues.

My fantasy team winning > Lions winning.

View Postrraayy3, on 20 August 2012 - 11:16 AM, said:

"experts" do not exist.

get sunday ticket, think for yourself.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 07:58 AM

Favorite Team >>>>>>>>>>>>> Fantasy Team.

But in those scenarios when say I play the guy who has Cruz (my favorite player) I just hope Nicks, Randle, Myers, or anyone else gets the TD's...if he does oh well as long as they win. The worst is when a guy on your favorite team that is against you goes off only for your real team to win and your fanatsy team to lose...that's the wrost. As long as 1 wins every week I'm happy.
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