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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; According to Saints tight end Ben Watson, one such awkward situation came up when he talked to an opposing player, on the field, who said Watson is on his fantasy team. “As a non-fantasy guy, I was kind of confused,” ...

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Old 11-21-2015, 11:46 AM   #1
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Ben Watson: Opposing player thanked me for helping his fantasy team

According to Saints tight end Ben Watson, one such awkward situation came up when he talked to an opposing player, on the field, who said Watson is on his fantasy team.

“As a non-fantasy guy, I was kind of confused,” Watson said on ESPN’s fantasy football podcast, via the Washington Post. “But one of the players from the opposing team told me ‘Thank you,’ during the game, for helping his fantasy team. So fantasy has permeated into the entire NFL. Guys are playing fantasy football; some guys I think even play fantasy baseball. I don’t get involved with it. I have five kids, I just don’t have time. Not that anything’s wrong with the fantasy, but I just don’t have time for it, with my lifestyle.”

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Um.....oooook.
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Opposing offenses thanked Rob Ryan for letting them keep their job.
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I wonder if Godhell wants to know who the player was? Was it from a small market team where he could make an example of them?
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"5 kids" - how does he have time to play football much less famtasy football lol

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Oh boy, this should be interesting... But ultimately swept under the rug.
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I can't blame him. His wife is gorgeous.

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A very beautiful lady.

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Opposing offenses thanked Rob Ryan for letting them keep their job.
Rob Ryan will probably get a lifetime supply of holiday cards from Kirk Cousins!
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Re: Ben Watson: Opposing player thanked me for helping his fantasy team

I'm curious to know if this opposing player played on the defensive side of the ball. If so, one might question his motivation on the field. Some people take their fantasy team's way too seriously. Some people put a lot of money on it, which hastens that seriousness.

We all know fantasy football is, in essence, a form of gambling and the NFL refuses to acknowledge this because of the massive boost it gives them in ratings, and overall attention to the game.

You of course have the option to play with no stakes, but that is rarely what happens. So professional sports ban gambling, but not fantasy, which is only the most frequently used form of gambling these days.

I'm not saying it should be banned, I'm merely pointing out the obvious hypocrisy.
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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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