knapplc wrote:It is far too arbitrary to continue to throw money away on fantasy football when, despite having the best team, your chances of winning are basically a coin flip.
your flip failed. Please send your coin to me, scottaa1, c/o Fantasy Football Cafe.
I stopped money leagues as well several years ago. I do it now just for the fun of it, and it keeps me more interested in other teams and in stats and such during the season. It's still frustrating though, as all the points you made above are ones I'm all too familiar with.
One of my RL friends, we'll call him Troy, by week 8 is always saying 'next year, remind me not to play FF again' and by week 10 I'm saying the same thing. But of course by May we're both signed back up, eager to get back to it. It's insidious. But it's fun. Sometimes.
I just climbed from dead last to 4th, but now have to play an undefeated team this week. I sure hope it comes out on the fun side of the coin.