Thursday, October 18, 2007

Think You Are Good at Fantasy Football?

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

That's some pretty simple stuff. If you think you are good at something, you prove it where it counts. For poker this means that you need to player higher level cash games or higher buy-in MTTs then somebody else, if you want to "prove" you are a better player than them (and be successful of course). You put your money where your mouth is. Before came around, there were high-stakes fantasy sports leagues. The problem was that they just did not pay back enough of the prize pool. You could put your money where your mouth is, but you would have been stupid to do it. If the rake went up as you moved up in stakes vs. down in poker, there would be a point where you would stop putting your money where your mouth is, because it would start to become a losing proposition. This is not the case, so you can easily locate the best poker players as the ones who have success at the highest levels.

At Fantasy Sports Live, you can put your money where your mouth is today. Zeem did it last week. He opened an account and entered (2) $10 10-player contests and won them both. That is a 100-1 shot if skill did not apply. Skill clearly applies. He profited from his sports knowledge by putting his money where his mouth was. Miami Don is another great example. He has won 3 out of 4 10-player weekly blogger battle contests he has entered. He put his money where his mouth was, and is now enjoying the profits. I am not trying to say that everyone wins on the site. I am saying that if you truly believe you are good at fantasy football, why not prove it on the only site that you can do so profitably. Do you have what it takes?

Several other sites have popped up during the football season exploiting the UIGEA like we are. They all have simply repackaged fantasy football into a weekly, unbeatable contest where the number of entries is not capped, and you have no idea what the house take is. They are all coming at it from the old school fantasy sports perspective. FSL did not come from that perspective. We are all about giving players a chance to actually profit from their sports knowledge. Its very nice to be the only one who thinks this way. We may hold on to this niche for quite a while.



At 9:30 PM, Blogger Zeem said...

Note that I used very similar lineups in both contests so they're hardly independent events.


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