With training camp in session, the Niners poised to turn some heads and the temperature–or at least the fog–rising for the next month or so, there’s no better time to be confined to the indoors.
That’s right: it’s fantasy football season. So get your scouting reports ready. Read up on Eric Karabell. Concoct a strategy (conquer Australia, conquer the world). Before you know it, you’ll be knee-deep in stats and checking the television listings for Houston Texans games.
But fantasy football, done right, is quite the endeavor, especially if you’re competitive like us. When embarking on the quest for a championship, the first hurdle is choosing a platform. Yahoo! and ESPN are probably the most popular destinations, but we recently came across a fantasy football site by the name of Rotohog.
The weird–or unique, rather–thing about Rotohog is that it’s more of a Web 2.0 version of your typical fantasy league. Also, the drafting process is a bit … capitalistic. As we understand it, it’s basically a free-for-all, open-market draft that sees 12 managers a chance at taking any player at the same time. For example, once the bell rings, all 12 managers choose a player simultaneously, but if Manager A takes LT in the first five seconds (before anyone else), LT’s off the board. We see a lot of potential for panic.
If only the real sports leagues adopted this draft. Imagine if every team had a shot at Greg Oden. Of course, it could backfire and if you get flustered, you could end up with a Mike Dunleavy.
Rotohog [Official Site]
ESPN Fantasy Football [Official Site]
Yahoo! Fantasy Football [Official Site]