Yahoo Fantasy Sports
by Patrick Austin
Mr. Austin is a freelance writer
who covers sports for a number of web sites including RealGM.com,
Hoopsworld.com, and Fanstop.com. He currently also covers
entertainment and sports for Vainquer magazine.
Todays sports fan is very different from the sports fan
from say...1980. Back then, you rooted for your home team, went
to games, and that was about it. Today, due to the proliferation
of the internet, a plethora of sports information is available,
making the sports fan of present more knowledgeable than ever
before. Ask any die-hard fan, and he or she will tell you they
could run their favorite team much better than the highly paid
general manager in the front office. Thats why Yahoo
fantasy sports are so great. They provide an outlet for fans
to live out their dream of running a professional sports team(even
if it is just a computer game).
Yahoo fantasy sports are a free service provided by Yahoo.
You can join up with a group of friends and customize a league
of your own. It takes just a few seconds to set up the guidelines
and rules of your Yahoo fantasy sports league. The Yahoo fantasy
sports program encompasses all professional sports--football,
basketball, baseball, hockey, and even auto racing. If you arent
a fan of the pro game, Yahoo fantasy sports gives you a college
football and basketball section too.
Another fun feature is having the ability to create a unique
name for your Yahoo fantasy sports team. You can name them
your favorite professional or college team, or come up with something
that is totally different. Ive seen some Yahoo fantasy sports
leagues that have team names like the Rock n Roll Riverdragons
and the Los Angeles Lazerhawks. Its totally up to you.
Many fantasy nuts will tell you the best feature of Yahoo
fantasy sports is the draft. Thats where you get to
assemble your Yahoo fantasy sports team. The draft format on Yahoo
fantasy sports is clear, concise, and very easy to use. Having
a well-run draft is extremely important to your Yahoo fantasy
sports league. Think of the draft as the foundation of your league.
If the draft is run poorly, there is a very good chance your Yahoo
fantasy sports league wont last. Thats why the easy-to-use
format of Yahoo fantasy sports will help prevent a bad drafting
There are other fantasy sports services out there, but
none of them can compare to the quality and convenience of Yahoo
fantasy sports. For example, ESPN has a fantasy sports program,
but you have to pay for the service, and you arent allowed
to create your own rules or guidelines. You have to play by their
rules, which isnt very fun.
In my experience, Yahoo fantasy sports are the best of the best.
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