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Fantasy Or Reality??

by Tom King

Many of you will be participating this week or next in that time honored tradition....the fantasy football draft. Or maybe more than one. And the question can be raised for some of you...when does fantasy overpower reality. As someone who has played fantasy baseball since the 80's and fantasy football for over 20 years I can tell you that it's easy to have that happen. When you find yourself watching a meaningless game between two teams you could care less about..,.because you have RB or reciever playing from "your team" , you know you have slipped over the line. When one of "your players" scores against your favorite team and you don't know whether to cheer of curse...you have stepped over the line. When you have your smart phone smoking in church because you are making final roster moves...you know you are a poster child for some special help.

There is no question that fantasy sports has made the games more fun to watch. There is also no question that it has skewed the way we follow and think about pro sports...and not only for the better.

Oh, and one more thing...don't talk about your fantasy team to anyone in normal conversation. Nobody cares...the only thing they might care less about is your golf game.