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"Yahoo fantasy
sports are the
best of the best."

Yahoo Fantasy Sports
by Patrick Austin

Mr. Austin is a freelance writer who covers sports for a number of web sites including,, and He currently also covers entertainment and sports for Vainquer magazine.

Today’s 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. That’s 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 aren’t 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. I’ve seen some Yahoo fantasy sports leagues that have team names like the Rock n’ Roll Riverdragons and the Los Angeles Lazerhawks. It’s totally up to you.

Many fantasy nuts will tell you the best feature of Yahoo fantasy sports is the draft. That’s 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 won’t last. That’s why the easy-to-use format of Yahoo fantasy sports will help prevent a bad drafting experience.

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 aren’t allowed to create your own rules or guidelines. You have to play by their rules, which isn’t very fun.

In my experience, Yahoo fantasy sports are the best of the best.

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