more ads

Kamat's Potpourri


Subscribe to Site Feed
RSS Feed for AnthoBLOGy

Kamat's PotpourriNew Contents
About the Kamats
History of India
Women of India
Faces of India
Indian Mythologies
geographica indicaArts of India
Indian Music
Indian Culture
Indian Paintings
Dig Deep Browse by Tags
Site Map
Historical Timeline
Master Index
Research House of Pictures
Stamps of India
Picture Archive
Natives of India
Temples of India
Kamat Network
Blog Portal


Vikas Kamat
 Vikas Kamat is a programmer- entrepreneur living in Birmingham AL. This blog is a complex mix of Indian culture, life in southern USA, computer sciences, and sports. Opinions are his own.
 About - Bio - Contact

Friend Me on Facebook


Best of AnthoBLOGy

Unripe Revolution
Rooster's Dharma
Don't Know Jack
No Love for Condi
Blogger's Block
Father of  the Bride
TinTin's Diary - I
TinTin's Diary II
Hate Bollywood
Child Labor
M.F.Husain Guilty
Marathi & Konkani
Artist's Daughter
India's First IT Guru


Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat


Fantasy Decisions Looming Durable Link to this BLOG
Fantasy Decisions Looming

The football season is here, and I welcome good cheat-sheets to pick my Dancing Cobras team to play in BAFFLE (Birmingham Area Fantasy Football League).

Before that, we need to decide on which service to use. Tips on choosing also welcome at Contact Kamats. The head-to-head features for those who have to make the same decisions are listed below:
SportsLine Yahoo!
  • more flexible scoring system: 
    • return TDs assigned to defense
    • bonus points for yardage thresholds 
  • all features are available to all owners (live scoring, etc.)
  •  basic service is free 
  • each owner decides which add-on features to buy (if you buy none, it's completely free) 
  • add-on purchases apply to all teams you manage through one Yahoo ID (cheaper if you're in multiple leagues)
  •  interface is easier to use (IMHO) 
  •  message board feature is more visible/easier
  • costs $12 per team (in addition to BAFFLE entry fee) 
  • interface is harder to use (IMHO)
  • message board feature is harder to find/use
  • scoring system is less flexible:
    • return TDs not assigned to defense
    • no bonus points for yardage thresholds 
  •  add-on features cost extra:
    •  StatTracker (live scoring): $8
    • wireless phone access: $4 
    • add-on features available only to owners that purchase them

What is Fantasy Football?

Fantasy Football is a sport where grown men (and women) painstakingly plan their team's gridiron strategy, spending countless hours honing their skills for the battles that lay ahead, sweating their every move in preparation to line up opposite each other with muscles straining and teeth clenched in an epic bone-crunching struggle to secure glorious victory.

Fantasy football is very simple. Each person in the league is an "owner" of his own fantasy team. Before the NFL season starts, we hold a "draft" of NFL players. In each round of the draft, each owner selects an NFL player from any NFL team. For example, you could draft Peyton Manning from the Colts as one of your team's quarterbacks and Marshall Faulk from the Rams as one of your team's running backs (the veteran owners are chuckling right now at the thought of one team actually getting both of those particular players, but that's another story)

Each week during the NFL season, the fantasy teams "play" each other in a predetermined schedule. After the actual NFL games are played, we add up how many points each of those individual players accumulated to compute each fantasy team's total score. The fantasy team with the most points wins that "game". At the end of the regular season, the fantasy teams with the best won-lost records advance to the fantasy playoffs to compete for the coveted championship.

Courtesy of BAFFLE Commisioner

(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Monday, August 12, 2002
Last Modified: 8/12/2002

Browse More Entries


About Me:


Powered  NOT by Blogger or MovabaleType or WordPress, but by SimplyBlog, a software I wrote to create blogs.
See details of implementation or download SimplyBlog.



Dictionary Look up

Kamat PICTURESearch

Kamat Glossary Search

Kamat BLOGSearch

Amazon Search

Yahoo Mail Secure Site - Requires Login
GMail Secure Site - Requires Login
Hotmail Secure Site - Requires Login
BBC News
Yahoo! News
Kamat News
Indian Blogs
Blog Network
My Mailing List
Friends of Kamat
USTA TennisLink
What's New
What's Old
Adhika Prasangi
Frequent Visits
Lyons Computers
Dave Winer
Birmingham Local


This is how I surf the web. Turns out creating your own start page beats all portals, back-flipping, personalized corporate pages, and book-marking tools.
Kamat's Potpourri Vikas KamatBlog

© 1996-2014 Kamat's Potpourri. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without prior permission. Standard disclaimers apply

Merchandise and Link Suggestions

    Top of Page