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Old 11-22-2015, 05:04 PM   #11
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Uh-oh! Here comes fantasy team gate
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Old 11-22-2015, 07:29 PM   #12
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One of those "you too can get rich like I did" sites claims to Pay Out $75 million a week! Who knows how much they take in, can a league can stay "clean" with that kind of money being tossed around?
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:58 AM   #13
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If these players are involved in FanDuel, DraftKings , et ... how closely related is that to something like Pete Rose betting on baseball when he was a player/manager?

Seems like this is the future of football, individual players/stats over teams, .
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:22 AM   #14
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If these players are involved in FanDuel, DraftKings , et ... how closely related is that to something like Pete Rose betting on baseball when he was a player/manager?

Seems like this is the future of football, individual players/stats over teams, .
Exactly what I'm wondering and why I say all of these professional sports are showing their hypocrisy. Because, to me, it's exactly the same thing. You can't know how many, if any, of these players would actually sabotage anything in a game, but it's the possibility of it happening that caused the ban on player gambling, in the first place. So how is this different?

I think it has everything to do with the global frenzy that fantasy sports creates, and how much attention it brings to each sport. I can only speculate, but I would say that they don't want to acknowledge fantasy sports as a form of gambling, because if it were ever declared to BE gambling then you'd have people dealing with all the convoluted and differing laws in every state, which would stand to chase a large number of people away from fantasy.

And while no one (especially in the NFL) will say it, they know how important the fantasy crowd is to them. It's easy to "take a stand" against all other forms of gambling, but when they have a chance to generate ratings (and who knows if there might even be revenue, under the table) "LEGALLY"? What's Roger's favorite word again? Integrity?... lol. Sure thing, Poodell.
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If I had a nickel for every time I heard that, the NFL would fine and suspend me.
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:35 AM   #15
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Wait a tic! Maybe RR was purposely sabotaging our defense so he could win money in fantasy football!!! OMG!!! Fantasygate!!!!!
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"Seems like this is the future of football, individual players/stats over teams"

The NFL is turning into the "Professional Punt, Pass and Kick League!"
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