Fantasy Sports – Why I Love Opening Weekend

In honor of the Major League Baseball opening weekend, I decided to take a moment today to reflect on why I love the start of the season in each of the sports that has a fantasy game I enjoy.

By this point in time, the vast majority of fantasy leagues have completed their drafts and are waiting in anticipation of the first pitch. While this may seem like the time that fantasy sports games start to the casual observer, that is far from the truth.

You see, fantasy games can be a year-round activity for the hard core player. I know many a fan who follows nothing but football or baseball every single month on the calendar. On the other hand, there are players like me. These are folks who play every major fantasy sport, which conveniently enough, just happens to touch on every month of the year.

Typically, depending on just how interested you are in a particular fantasy game, you may put in a couple of days researching who to pick, or you may be preparing for months. Some of us even continuously prepare for future seasons while we aren’t even finished with the one under way!

The most competitive and savvy players will spend at least a few weeks doing their research for the season. Many of them keep their own projections or download these stats from one of many websites that offers their take on prognosticating actual numbers. They spend time debating and splitting hairs between whether to take a rookie second baseman with a new starting job or an established shortstop with a track record but minimal upside.

Finally, at some point within the last few weeks heading up to opening weekend, they draft their team or teams. Believe it or not, the date of the draft is a HUGE event for the fantasy sports aficionado! You spend all this time preparing, figuring out when you have to draft certain guys to get them before someone else does, and mapping out how you want to approach the draft itself, and this is the day when you finally know what you’re going to battle with.

But it’s not over there. You spend the next week(s) until the season starts re-evaluating the selections you made. Oftentimes, your last pick or two are expendable if someone else better comes along. So you have to watch new developments and react in a way that will best position you to compete.

Obviously, with all this prep and hard work, the anticipation heading up to the first day of games can be nearly unbearable some years. I know I completed all of my serious drafts by last weekend, and the last week has been great, but there’s nothing like the games actually starting.

Anti-fantasy sports naysayers may call this a waste off time, but many a fantasy player has compared either the draft itself or opening weekend to Christmas morning. Y’know, that excited feeling you got when you were a kid when you walked into whatever room “Santa Claus” left his gifts in? It’s a lot like that.

So in honor of the first round of a long 162 game season, I’ll take this chance to say it for myself…”Play Ball!”

Tommy P. Landry has over 20 years of experience in marketing, entrepreneurship, and social media. Having started two businesses in the past 10 years, Mr. Landry authors blogs, articles, and online/offline copy to help others learn from his successes and mistakes. He is currently working on a full length book that will demystify how entrepreneurs can accommodate new social media techniques into their traditional marketing assortment, and how to measure success along the way. You can read more of his work on his website, Return On Now

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Learn More About Fantasy Sports Software

Are you into playing sports? What about video games? Well if you are into both then you are certainly in for a treat with fantasy sports software wherein you will surely be able to get the best of both worlds. Fantasy sports software is actually more of a simulation game wherein you can be part of your favorite team, you can put up your own team and choose your players and go up against other professional leagues. For gamers who want to live out their dream of becoming a professional football, baseball, hockey or even basketball player then their best in being able to achieve that is through fantasy sports software.

However, as there are several types of brands of fantasy sports software available over the internet these days, it is best that you try out the different demos or trial games available to help you get a better feel of the game that you are thinking about purchasing. If you are not satisfied with one then at least you have not committed to buying it yet and you can still look at different titles available.

For hardcore sports fanatics, this software truly is a dream come true and certainly worth the small investment. This is because aside from being very entertaining, fantasy sports software is also another way for you to practice your sports and gaming techniques in a more relaxed platform – you need not even leave your house just to be able to practice your game.

And while there are a lot of available fantasy sports games available over the internet, and you can actually make use of these for free, a lot of fans and gamers are still quite unsatisfied with the limitations imposed on each game as well as their lack of options as opposed to getting a fantasy sports software wherein the possibilities are practically endless that it truly is a gamers’ dream come true.

However, if this is your first time to encounter such games, then it is still advisable that you first check out the available free games online before you let yourself get lured into buying this sports software of your own. Most of sports-related websites actually offer this feature wherein you will be able to check out several varieties of sports like racing, basketball, baseball, hockey, and more. Just make the most of this free opportunity to learn more about fantasy sports to help you discern on whether this current gaming craze is for you.

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Catch Up on the Latest Sports Craze – Fantasy Sports Software

Are you a big sports fan or a big gaming freak? Well don’t let yourself get behind by catching up on the latest craze in the online gaming community: fantasy sports. There’s actually nothing new with this type of game as it is practically like the usual simulation games that we are all used to by now. However, there’s actually much buzz about fantasy sports right now as more and more people – sports fans and hardcore gamers alike, are actually starting to become big fans of these simulation games online.

All you really need to do is conduct a search on fantasy sports online and after just a few clicks you will soon find yourself with an enormous amount of gaming options – and most of these are actually free of charge. You need not even sign up for anything to be able to play online. However, there is of course the common problem of online gamers with the free games available online, while there are quite a variety of fantasy sports games online it can still be quite limiting which is why some people opt to get themselves their own fantasy sports software. If you are heavy into games and sports then getting a software package for your personal use – or maybe even your business, is actually a practical choice. You will have better control of the game plus you will also have better gaming options compared to the free fantasy sports games available online.

So how will you be able to get your hands on fantasy sports software? Just log on the internet and do a search on all the latest fantasy sports software out in the market. Lots of websites are actually offering some great deals on various types of software packages which you can either use to start your own fantasy team, or you can also get a sports software to allow you to create some cheats or learn some new techniques to win in your league.

However, if you are not that into mainstream sports then you might get a bit disappointed with the selection of available fantasy sports software. Current available titles as of the moment are of sports favorites like basketball, baseball, football and hockey. But considering the growing popularity of fantasy sports these days, it really won’t be surprising that soon you’ll also find a lot of new titles out in the market.

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