Thursday, July 17, 2008

5 Free Fantasy Football Sites



Have you ever wondered why people get so involved in fantasy sports? I knew the apocalypse was near when Fantasy Golf came around. Don’t get me wrong, you all should know by now that I love golf. I’m just a realist. I want to play golf and improve my game, not live vicariously through the pros. Fantasy Baseball and Fantasy Basketball are way too time consuming for me as well. I know there is also Fantasy Futbol/Soccer in several of the leagues but I’d never get anything done if I did that (In case you do have time you can find Facebook’s Premier League here that has a fee or the Barklays version here that is free).

Even so, I do get into Fantasy Football (NFL). I’m playing again this year and the draft comes up in another few weeks. I haven’t played for a few years – it was Cadillac Williams’ rookie season when I last had a team. My team rocked! I had LaDainian Tomlinson that season where he had a touchdown run, reception, and pass in the same game. My kicker was Neil Rackers when the Cardinals only scored a bunch of field goals every game. My dud was Algae Crumpler. He was untradeable for some reason and only had like one really great game. I ran through several QBs including Byron Leftwitch and Donovan McNabb.

Alright, there are several viable sources for Fantasy Football, most of which are free or have a free option:

1. Yahoo! Sports
2. ESPN
3. CBS Sports
4. CNN/Sports Illustrated
5. Facebook has one here and many others that you can find just by searching the term “fantasy football”

There are others out there as well. My football-loving pals over at Chicks in the Huddle are also hosting a league for a small fee and need some more chicks to sign up! Don’t forget to check out The Hazean, a blog that completely revolves around Fantasy Football.

Chime in everyone and let me know what else is out there – I’m all ears. Are you playing this season? Where are you playing? What are your favorite sites that give you FF info?

2 comments:

Lindsay said...

I've never played fantasy football, mostly because I've never really gotten into football. But your post is tempting me to sign up. I'll let you know if I do.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Its really fun! I'm asking everyone to keep me up to date on how they're doing through the season so we can all brag/sympathize/etc.