Online Fantasy Sports
Online Fantasy Sports Sites and Leagues
Fantasy sports was popular before the Internet, but no one could have predicted the rise in popularity of fantasy sports online. Every day, millions of fantasy sports players log on to online fantasy sport sites their computers to manage their teams, officiate their online fantasy sports leagues, and play in make-pretend sporting contests.
Reasons for playing fantasy sports online are clear and many. For one thing, it's as convenient as having a computer connection and pointing and clicking on a screen. From the comfort of your own home you can enjoy the excitement of participating in these contests with your friends. And as popular as message boards have gotten, you can talk smack without even having to pick up the phone.
It's also inexpensive. Many online fantasy sports leagues and websites offer low buy-in contests with lots of players. Fantasy Sports Live, for example, offers daily contests that only cost as little as $1 to play. That kind of pricing is hard to beat in a live fantasy sports league.
Also, if you're the type of player who doesn't have the time to commit to a full season of fantasy baseball or fantasy football action, you can play "sit and go" type daily contests where you only manage a team for a day. Fantasy Sports Live has launched this new style of play, which is perfect for people who enjoy sports but don't want a huge time commitment.
Some of these sites even offer you a cash bonus when you make your 1st deposit. (I got $30 extra added to my account at Fantasy Sports Live.) I don't know of any traditional, live fantasy sports leagues who are offering free money to their players. (Although I hear that some of them do offer beer.)
This section will eventually include summaries of some of the better online venues available for online fantasy sports sites.