I have meant to call EEI about this for a while. I just haven’t had time. I’m not Frank from Gloucester but I make some rings. Usually Derron from the car or Derron from Tyngsboro. The issue I want to bring up is simple. There was recently an excellent piece written about how 2010 is the year that fantasy sports finally became mainstream. Everyone and the mother plays. My wife even gets asked to play and she recently asked me why they have the number 4 on sticks in every football game. I have read many times about professional athletes and how they all play fantasy and every professional club house as a league. I read how Chris Cooley lost because he played himself and he had 3 TD’s.
Now, lets face the facts here. It’s only a matter of time before someone blows the whistle and calls this gambling. Who’s to say that Peyton Manning and all his cronies aren’t playing in a 100k a piece league. Winner gets a cool million or maybe more. Manning who has Brady on his team is playing himself and he promptly throws for 125 yards and 5 picks. Losing the NFL game but winning 1 million in Fantasy. I think you all get the point. This will happen. How is this not considered gambling? Better yet, the best baseball player of all time has been banned for life for betting on the sport he plays. How is what Peyton Manning and Chris Cooley doing any different? It’s only a matter of time before this is the next major controversy in professional sports.
I want Charlie Hustle in the Hall of Fame. Free him. He’s the modern-day Nelson Mandela. he’s apologized. He’s sorry. He’s been ruined.
This needs to be addressed and I’m almost amazed no one in mainstream media has brought this up yet. Maybe because Nfl.com is one of the more popular fantasy sites. I don’t know. Personally, i don’t give a shit if these guys play fantasy. I do give a shit about Pete Rose being banned for life by an asshole, dickhead, commish. It’s been 20 years for Christs sake. Has anyone else ever thought about this? Come on man.