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You don’t mess with Fantasy Football!!!

Posted by tggokul on September 2, 2007

I have been an active fantasy football (NFL, not soccer) player for the last four to five years and I have always been on yahoo free/paid leagues. This year we tried to be a little different and created a league in Fox Sports. The User interface/data everything seemed to be the same. but we were hoping that since Fox had been associated with Football for quite sometime, expert opinions would help us better when we select the roster.

How naive of us!!! So our draft time was Saturday morning 8.00 AM Indian time which translates to 10.30 PM EST ( Friday night) and 7.30PM PDT (Friday night). Our league consisted of people in all the three timezones mentioned above. Some guys actually altered their long weekend plans to be part of this live drafting. And I had to wake up by 8.00 in the morning, that too on a Saturday!!! So we are all up and kicking, ready for football and when we try logging into the live draft page, all we see is a blank page!!!

A thousand refreshes and one hour later, we all understood it was a futile attempt. (Btw, I think the software is powered by Microsoft since we need to login with a hotmail id). Our draft was cancelled and I went ahead and did the most sensible thing. Created a yahoo league and our draft is going to be on a weekday!!

When the Vicks of the world get punished, is it possible to get the Gates and Murdochs of the world punished for this as well? You can’t mess around with a man’s footbal and get away with it, or can you?

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2 Responses to “You don’t mess with Fantasy Football!!!”

  1. Amad said

    Hi Gokul,

    I have been a reader of your blog for sometime now. I’d really like to speak to you, but can’t find any contact information. Please send me an email if you get a chance.

    Thanks!

  2. Subbi said

    Yo bro, the commisioner (U) of the yahoo league did not verify that the #teams were even and hence that bombed as well.

    As always, the best thing is to bank on the manual draft like we did, works everytime 🙂

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