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A Beginners Guide to Fantasy Football

 On a rainy night in a New York hotel in 1962, three men – Bill Winkenbach, Scott Stirling and Bill Tunnell – created the rules for what is now known as fantasy football. Five decades later, fantasy football has grown into a billion-dollar industry with more than 20 million participants.

If you’re planning on hopping on the fantasy football bandwagon, the following tips can help you draft the best squad possible:

1) Make Sure You Understand Your League’s Rules

Fantasy football leagues can vary in terms of drafting method, scoring system, roster format, waiver/free agency rules and prize distribution. The value of certain players can vary significantly based on the rules, so understanding how your league operates is essential when drafting your team.

A Beginners Guide to Fantasy Football  A Beginners Guide to Fantasy Football

2) Do Your Homework Before Draft Day

All savvy fantasy football owners do their homework before draft day. Research player evaluations, look at positional rankings and try to select your targets ahead of time. Make sure to write down your strategy and have this “cheat sheet” on hand during your draft. Also, never share your strategy with other owners in your league.

3) Check Bye Weeks

Make sure you keep an eye on bye weeks when drafting your backups. It defeats the purpose of having a backup if he has the same bye week as your starter.

4) Take Gambles in Middle/Late Rounds

Picking sleepers is a necessary part of crafting a winning fantasy football team. However, you don’t want to take gambles in the early rounds of the draft. Instead, you should wait until the middle-to-late rounds to take chances on rookies and young players with a lot of upside. This way, you minimize your risk and maximize your reward by not investing a tremendous amount in sleepers.

5)      Have Fun

While becoming a successful fantasy football owner does require a bit of work, it’s important not to lose sight of the ultimate goal of the game – to have fun!



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Lolly20 posted in Cheerleading:
yes it is  :)
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"FBGirl" wrote:I like cheerleading, but definitely NOT a sport! Sports are physical activity with competition and GEAR. The closest thing cheerleaders have to gear are pom-poms. And, yeah. Boys CAN cheerlead, but chances are they will be made fun of(not by me). Cheerleaders do A LOT of physical cheers and stunts, and we use ourselves instead of gear. A lot and most people underestimate cheerleaders for just some girls with poms and uniforms going "go team! yay!" because they have seen that in movies and tv. look up some cheer comp videos and still only some people with change their view of cheerleaders as girls on the sidelines doing uncreative cheers and stupid words to match. I hope this helped you understand a little bit more about cheerleading and cheerleaders. Peace Out!
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"lamiraclelemiracle" wrote:no cheering is not a sport it's something to turn people and the players up I was a cheerleader for 2 years (before I aged out) and we do not only wave pom poms int the air and yell "go team!!". All cheerleaders and coaches put A LOT of effort and time into making and practicing cheers. It is true that cheerleaders turn people and the players on...but it's much more than that. it's about having fun, teamwork, having some more fun, getting some exercise (uh that kinda makes it a sport right?), and great times with the other girls on your squad.   Rant over lol
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Lolly20 posted in Xtreme Sports:
of coarse girls can be stronger than boys but some are not :wave
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