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What hobby do you pivot to when fantasy football is over?

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It's winter, in Michigan.

So...I stop watching the trash that the Lions produce.

And then there is the noble art of video games and drinking.

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Prep for Fantasy Baseball and Fantasy Basketball (not Roto for either, tried it a for a couple of years. Catagories based Fantasy gives you a twisted view of the real life game).  

FBaskBall, unlike all the specilization that occurs in FF,  is mostly not there (maybe a 3 pt specialist or defensive stopper in the last few minutes). So it is easier to evaluate players than in football.  Injuries and minutes played are a factor. Coaches substitution patterns can drive you crazy.  But all in all, I find it easier to win in FBaskBall and in FF.

I was advancing nice in Fantasy Baseball in the playoffs until Trout went down (Justin Turner too). So I lost in the semi-finals in a 14 team league (which we have been doing since the mid-80's). Baseball is a marathon. Your roster rarely stays intact for the year. Early season success (see E Thames for the Brewers) and the players on your roster in Sept will probably be vastly different.

I mostly do FF these days to have someone to cheer for when I watch games. I made it to the playoffs, but C Carson, Barkley, Lockett, Waller and the NE Def all had a bad week for me in week 14  (week 15 they were all great, but it was too late).  So it's not like I don't try in FF. It is just more difficult to consistently win year after year in FF.

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1 hour ago, rabaak said:

Prep for Fantasy Baseball and Fantasy Basketball (not Roto for either, tried it a for a couple of years. Catagories based Fantasy gives you a twisted view of the real life game).  

FBaskBall, unlike all the specilization that occurs in FF,  is mostly not there (maybe a 3 pt specialist or defensive stopper in the last few minutes). So it is easier to evaluate players than in football.  Injuries and minutes played are a factor. Coaches substitution patterns can drive you crazy.  But all in all, I find it easier to win in FBaskBall and in FF.

I was advancing nice in Fantasy Baseball in the playoffs until Trout went down (Justin Turner too). So I lost in the semi-finals in a 14 team league (which we have been doing since the mid-80's). Baseball is a marathon. Your roster rarely stays intact for the year. Early season success (see E Thames for the Brewers) and the players on your roster in Sept will probably be vastly different.

I mostly do FF these days to have someone to cheer for when I watch games. I made it to the playoffs, but C Carson, Barkley, Lockett, Waller and the NE Def all had a bad week for me in week 14  (week 15 they were all great, but it was too late).  So it's not like I don't try in FF. It is just more difficult to consistently win year after year in FF.

Yup.  I win consistently in fantasy baseball, hockey, I even won fantasy basketball my first year.  Football is the one I can't lock down.

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I smoke the devil's lettuce while waiting on the GM meetings, where all the off season dynasty and keeper trades take place. 

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Buying random things I really don’t need off eBay 

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Fantasy baseball, running and brewing beer.

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On 12/27/2019 at 4:39 AM, crazyfingers711 said:

This is a good question.   I can honestly feel some depression settling in.  Not just bc ffb is over, but also bc the weather starts to suck and the days get shorter.   I like playing poker.   There’s a lot of similarities with ffb.   The best hand doesn’t always win and so forth.  I wish I said, I pivot to working out or eating healthy but yeah.... about that.   Lol 

I read an article somewhere a long time ago that said there was a strong correlation between good poker players and good fantasy sports GMs. I played years ago on Party Poker until it shut down to US players and then on Full Tilt until it shut down. Good times.

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On 12/26/2019 at 4:20 PM, JDE said:


Yikes. Yeah Washington is pretty notorious for having extremely strict anti-sports gambling laws (you can thank the tribal casinos for that). You’ll probably have to move again before you resume your DFS career.

But hey at least pot’s legal?

 

So i can smoke some weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeduh  (Stephen A Smith voice) but I can't play DFS? Really Really? I mean come on man.

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Back to fighting games like street fighter and Dragonball and any other genre I'm interested in

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23 hours ago, fletch44 said:

I read an article somewhere a long time ago that said there was a strong correlation between good poker players and good fantasy sports GMs. I played years ago on Party Poker until it shut down to US players and then on Full Tilt until it shut down. Good times.


And now there’s black chip poker.   I believe it’s hosted off shore somewhere so you can play if you live in the US

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9 minutes ago, crazyfingers711 said:


And now there’s black chip poker.   I believe it’s hosted off shore somewhere so you can play if you live in the US

Good to know. I've been thinking about getting back into it.

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I start paying attention to my gf again.

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6 hours ago, dmb3684 said:

I start paying attention to my gf again.

Stop. Stop. STOP!!!!
 

Your wife might find out!

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I go back to court to see if the judge will let me remove the ankle bracelet.

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Buying/Selling sports cards on eBay.  It's like a mini stock market for sports fans if you know what you are doing.  The high end limited print stuff is like trading in Artwork.  Tons of money to be made, and even if things go south you'll always be able to recoup some of the money you put in.

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On 12/29/2019 at 7:39 AM, weakkneeswilly said:

Actually it's girl watching, but I don't pivot to it, I girl watch year round. 

But are you pivoting inside your pants during those times?

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Us UK people just fall back into the football that involves using your actual feet, which you American's have charmingly renamed 'soccer'.

On 1/7/2020 at 11:41 PM, cashvillesent said:

Drugs and unprotected sex.

Mostly this though. It ain't much different round the world. People's is people.

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2 hours ago, fjthegrey said:

Us UK people just fall back into the football that involves using your actual feet, which you American's have charmingly renamed 'soccer'.

Mostly this though. It ain't much different round the world. People's is people.

You guys do know you can do that and fantasy football at the same time, right?

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On 12/26/2019 at 5:29 PM, pdog109 said:

Now im WA and of course its illegal and VPN doesn't work.

 

How does the vpn not work?   Is it the app some sportsbooks make you put on your computer now?

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