Fantasy Sports on the Internet <ul><li>Andrew Fay and Scott Darling </li></ul>5
Popular Fantasy Sports <ul><li>Hockey </li></ul>Football Baseball 6 7
History of Fantasy Sports <ul><li>Began in 1980 at a New York City Restaurant called “La Rotisserie Française” </li></ul><...
Types of Leagues <ul><li>Head to Head </li></ul><ul><li>Rotisserie </li></ul><ul><li>Keeper Leagues </li></ul><ul><li>Tota...
Preparation <ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs/Magazines </li></ul>4 1 1 1
Online Drafting 1
Live Scoring Stats updated roughly 45 seconds after play happens. More categories to choose from. Stat calculation instant...
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Social Changes <ul><li>Before Internet </li></ul><ul><li>More independent. </li></ul><ul><li>More number crunching less ta...
Conclusion <ul><li>Mass Appeal </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone can play </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can win </li></ul><ul><li>Anyo...
References <ul><li>“ ESPN Fantasy Sports Section.”  ESPN.  April 1 st , 2010. <http://www.espn.com> </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ya...
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  1. 1. Fantasy Sports on the Internet <ul><li>Andrew Fay and Scott Darling </li></ul>5
  2. 2. Popular Fantasy Sports <ul><li>Hockey </li></ul>Football Baseball 6 7
  3. 3. History of Fantasy Sports <ul><li>Began in 1980 at a New York City Restaurant called “La Rotisserie Française” </li></ul><ul><li>League members took turns picking players from the MLB to compete for there own “fantasy team”, they then compiled a list of stat categories that the players would accumulate over the course of the year. For example, homeruns. </li></ul><ul><li>Over the course of the year they would record the stats and determine whoever’s team had the best numbers over the course of the year would be crowned champion. </li></ul><ul><li>A book was published in 1984 about the fantasy league and the idea of managing your own team caught on. </li></ul><ul><li>By the year 2000 with the creation of the internet collecting stats, news and information became easier which ultimately lead to the 4 billion dollar industry we have today. </li></ul>8,10
  4. 4. Types of Leagues <ul><li>Head to Head </li></ul><ul><li>Rotisserie </li></ul><ul><li>Keeper Leagues </li></ul><ul><li>Total Points </li></ul>2
  5. 5. Preparation <ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs/Magazines </li></ul>4 1 1 1
  6. 6. Online Drafting 1
  7. 7. Live Scoring Stats updated roughly 45 seconds after play happens. More categories to choose from. Stat calculation instantly done. Player schedule for entire year. Daily injury updates. 2
  8. 8. 2
  9. 9. Social Changes <ul><li>Before Internet </li></ul><ul><li>More independent. </li></ul><ul><li>More number crunching less talent evaluation. </li></ul><ul><li>Less research required </li></ul><ul><li>Less time consuming. </li></ul><ul><li>Gambling Addiction </li></ul><ul><li>After Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Considered a social event. </li></ul><ul><li>Very time consuming. </li></ul><ul><li>Intense calculations required (no live scoring). </li></ul><ul><li>Must be a rabid fan of the sport. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>Mass Appeal </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone can play </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can win </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can know at any given time where they rank </li></ul><ul><li>Is now not just for the </li></ul><ul><li>avid fan but for the casual </li></ul><ul><li>fan as well </li></ul><ul><li>Helps grow sports knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Great for the growth of sports </li></ul>11
  11. 11. References <ul><li>“ ESPN Fantasy Sports Section.” ESPN. April 1 st , 2010. <http://www.espn.com> </li></ul><ul><li>“ Yahoo Fantasy Sports Section.” Yahoo Sports. April 1 st , 2010. <http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/fantasy> </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sports Illustrated Fantasy Sports Section.” Sports Illustrated . April 1 st , 2010. <http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/fantasy/> </li></ul><ul><li>“ Matthew Berry ESPN Fantasy Expert.” ESPN. April 1 st , 2010. <http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/fantasy/matthewberry> </li></ul><ul><li>“ Fantasy Picture.” Texually Archives. April 1 st , 2010. <http://www.textually.org/textually/archives/archives/images/set2/fantasy_sports.jpg> </li></ul><ul><li>“ Fantasy Picture.” ESPN. April 1 st , 2010. </li></ul><ul><li><http://assets.espn.go.com/photo/2008/1110/fantasy_u_havlat_300.jpg> </li></ul><ul><li>“ Baseball Image.” The Sporting News. April 1 st , 2010. </li></ul><ul><li><http://www.sportingnews.com/images/148534/article.jpeg> </li></ul><ul><li>“ Silly Little Game.” ESPN 30 for 30. April 1 st , 2010. </li></ul><ul><li><http://30for30.espn.com/film/silly-little-game.html> </li></ul><ul><li>“ Draft Day Manifesto.” ESPN. April 1 st , 2010. </li></ul><ul><li><http://sports.espn.go.com/fantasy/baseball/flb/story?page=mlbdk2k10manifesto> </li></ul><ul><li>“ Fantasy Sports.” Wikipedia. April 1 st , 2010. </li></ul><ul><li><http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasy_sport> </li></ul><ul><li>“ Fantasy Sports Trophy.” I Own My League. April 1 st , 2010 <http://www.iwonmyleague.com/v/vspfiles/photos/AC0001-2T.gif> </li></ul>

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