“Run!” “No!” “Yes!” “Catch it!”
Those cries come from every sports fan as they watch their favorite players and teams compete for victory. Fans may not be an official member of a sports team, but they share in the ups and downs, the missed calls and the Hail Mary passes. Joining a fantasy team deepens that connection of fan to player and is one of the fastest growing segments of the sports industry.
Fantasy sports websites offer dedicated and casual fans alike the chance to draft players, manage teams and compete for cash and prizes. They can be a great way to unite an office or a group of friends around a common interest such as the NFL, baseball, college sports, etc. The choices vary from season to season and can quickly become a year-round series of events. Besides groups, individuals can sign up on Fantasy Feud to compete against other sports fans in one of the seasonal, daily and weekly challenges. They can be for the NFL, NHL, or college basketball and football championships.
At FantasyFeud.com there are three ways to play. With the Salary Cap each player can assemble a team from the general pool of players but cannot go over a 1,000,000 budget. This is especially good for fantasy leagues where everyone shares a general knowledge of the sport and which positions the “general manager” needs to fill. The Pro-Pick ‘Em is better for fantasy leagues where there are a mix of talent and familiarity levels because each manager needs to select one player from eight choices in ten different positions. The Snake Draft makes things more challenging because no single athlete can be on two teams in the same league.
As the season goes on, everyone has the chance to play the general manager for their very own sports team. Competition can get fierce as each member of the fantasy league manages their team and tries to win the most points week after week. One of the interesting things about fantasy sports websites is the way that even casual fans who join simply because their friends or colleagues tell them to have a fighting chance depending on the way various teams rise or fall contrary to expert opinions. It is a fun way of fostering competition and group unity at the same time.
Prizes are another fun element of fantasy sports websites. Depending on the type of league set-up winners can get cash prizes on a daily, weekly or season-wide basis. The chance to win keeps people engaged and sweetens the victory but in the end, the real prize is the fun people have managing their teams and taking part in their favorite sports.
Author Bio: Mike Campelson is a lifelong lover of sports who was searching for a way to enjoy an authentic coaching experience from home when he discovered Fantasy Feud. He loves the experience of coaching his own fantasy sports team, and highly encourages you to check out the Fantasy Feud blog at http://blog.fantasyfeud.com/ to learn about the latest developments in online fantasy sports.