1,056 Fantasy Contest Wins
One of our users on FantasySportsLive.com recently won his 1,000th cash prize on our site. Click here for the leaderboard. Why does this matter? This user who has only been playing on the site for about 4 months may have more fantasy contest cash wins than anyone else on earth. Before sites like ours started offering compressed season fantasy sports, everything was season long. So to get to 1000 wins assuming that you were good at fantasy sports and could win 60% of your contests, and assuming that you have been playing fantasy sports for 20 years, you would need to enter 83 season long fantasy contests per year. Now I know that there are some hardcore fantasy players out there, but 83 contests a year for 20 years is possibly more than anyone has ever done. Kaiseroll13 has made it to "long-term" in just four months, where it would have taken at least 20 years to get there before. My point in all this is we are really flipping fantasy sports around and making it possible to get to the long-term very fast and actually profit from fantasy sports. This was not possible before FSL launched.
So is 1000 fantasy contest wins really "Long-Term"? For poker long-term is usually represented by 10s of thousands of hands. It takes months and months of playing poker a bunch to get there. Even a year of playing a ridiculous amount of poker may not get you to long-term, as many winning players have had year long losing streaks. So can you really get to long-term in just a couple thousand fantasy contests? I think you can, because there is a key difference here. With fantasy sports you can basically chose your cards and play your best possible "hand" every time. Not true in poker. You will not even play a bunch of your hands because they are too poor to continue with. Poker is more situational. You need to get into 1000s of similar situations to see if your strategy is a winning one. This basically means that a bunch of your trials in poker are not really trials because the starting cards and situations are so important. Not true in fantasy sports. Each and every contest that you enter is a valid trail. You get to pick your cards and play your best possible hand, as does your opponent. So with fantasy sports there is much less noise in the data, and you can get to long-term much faster. 300-500 fantasy wins is probably close enough to long-term to determine if you are a profitable fantasy sports player. You can get to long-term faster on a site like ours than playing poker. You can also get there 100s of times faster than by playing season long fantasy sports. If you want to prove you are the best at fantasy sports and get the associated bragging rights that come along, you need to get to the long-term and you will never get there in season long fantasy sports. If you got what it takes, prove it daily!
Fantasy Baseball 08 Launches!
We launched our second season of Fantasy Baseball on Monday. It has been huge so far and will only get bigger as the season progresses. We have made so many improvements to our contest structures since last fantasy baseball season, that what we have now is pretty incredible. If you are into Fantasy Baseball you need to get in the game at FantasySportsLive.com and earn some cash. Like last year we will be running daily "Joe Speaker Specials" where you get a tiny bankroll to build a competitive team with. Its great for the tightwads out there like Joe. If you like to spend big and drive a hummer jump into one of our "No-Cap" contests where you can spend like the Yankees with hopefully more success than they have.