Originally Posted by Tunescribe
It's all crap. I hate it. Goodell wants this to be the NBA and ADHD video-game mentality plays right into it. This is the ultimate TEAM sport; fantasy football is just absurd.
The future of sports. There's simply too much digital entertainment for our country's ADHD minds not to utilize it to keep the sport popular.
The players of today grew up in the video game age and admittedly play Madden in their spare time (no doubt for ego boosting), as well as fantasy football (though mostly for "joking" purposes).
The very existence of the Red Zone Channel and the new policy to bring it to mobile to season-ticket holders just tells you what sports has become. Fans want to see everything all at the same time, and the NFL is doing a great job to deliver it, which keeps it far ahead of any other sport in this country.
Fantasy football adds to that and brings an interest from fans to other teams and games like we've never seen. Football isn't provincial anymore.
I know I sound like an ad, but that's just what it is. You're still free to go to the game or just watch one of your favorite team on TV. But fans are getting more hungrier for sports content, and this is just the beginning.
Ps. I am not a schill for anything, lol... I just love the NFL experience these days.