Essay on Fantasy Football

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Fantasy Football, Taking Football to New Levels
Rebecca Fernandez
Axia College of University of Phoenix
COM 125 Utilizing Information in College Writing
Patty Lucas
October 28, 2006 Fantasy Football, Taking Football to New Levels

Football Sunday, the family has got a bucket of hot wings and beer, sitting in front of the TV waiting for the kick off. It's Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers and I have got my Champ Bailey jersey on while my husband is wearing his Tomlinson 21. We are ready for the game to start, but suddenly my husband changes the channel to check on the Cincinnati vs. Tampa bay game, so he can check on his fantasy football quarterback. Meanwhile I'm on the internet checking on my fantasy football defense, the
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Things like Direct TV's Super Fan package will be beneficial to a fantasy football player who has three different games to watch, all being aired at the same time. Sportsline has a league that plays for money called "Gridiron Guru League." This particular league's players are made up of 14 celebrities from CBS announcers, Jim Nanta, Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason, Bonnie Bernstein, Dan Marino, Gus Johnson, Randy Cross, Brent Jones, Steve Tasker, Steve Cohen, Tommy Tighe, and Clark Judge (WWW.boston.com, 2006). This is now taking the form of celeberty fantasy football, the endless possablilities for the media to partake in this fantasy world. Sports Center is trying to lanch a new talk show specifically dealing with fantasy football updates, player stats, and so forth. Already ESPN Boston radio has a Wednesday night fantasy show with Mike Antonellis and Bob Halloran. "On the newstands, publications about fantasy outnumbered the traditional previews about the upcoming season" (Wendel, 2004, How Fantasy games, 11).
The internet has a wealth of information which allows fantasy players unlimited football information. Players are notorious multitaskers; who watch the game on TV, follow their league on their PCs, all while chatting or talking with other league members. From managing leagues to checking stats on players, the internet is broadening elements to fantasy sports. The internet is providing speedy services to help fantasy football members get information

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