It’s Out of the Question: When will reality set in on daily fantasy sports fanatics?

Illustration by Jim Thompson/www.sportsbronze.com

Illustration by Jim Thompson/www.sportsbronze.com

Hate to be the who pricks your Fantasyland existence bubble, but here goes.
It was just last opening weekend of the NFL season. Fox didn’t have a game to put on the air for the Los Angeles viewers at 10 a.m. There were a few hours to kill before the Chargers-Lions kickoff.
So right after the network’s NFL pregame show ended, a half-hour infomercial began. Not one of those snake-oil sales job for a multi-use pressure cooker or how to flip houses for profit, but it might as well have been.
Did you see how crazy easy and fulfilling it is to play daily fantasy football?
The time-buy could have been from DraftKings.com. Maybe it was FanDuel.com.
Whatever, the fantasy being sold here is that a) you can will millions of dollars because this is just a different version of your season-long leagues with your buddies, b) this has nothing to do with gambling and c) you’re not going to compromise the integrity the games you’re watching.
It’s all semantics until someone gets hurt. Likely you.
The way it’s been explained to everyone is that this is all an activity not of chance, like cards, dice or roulette wheels.
It’s all about skill.
Fat chance.
Read more at this link …

Meanwhile …
= An NPR story posted Friday morning on the subject and, in July, on ESPN’s relationship with DraftKings
= ESPN posted this on Twitter on Friday promoting its DraftKings partnership:

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