An insight into fantasy football
Football in general is a very famous sport. It has become very popular over the years. The game
itself has gone through a revolutionizing period and thus has evolved over the years. Right from
3rd century B.C to common date, the game has been played worldwide with much interest and
passion. In fact though the name suggests “FOOT”ball, it has been played with different
techniques and rules and regulations all across the world. For example American Football is also
a famous American national sport where the ball characteristics looks a lot more different and
the way the game is played is drastically different from the normal soccer. In fact the game is
played with hands just like the other sport rugby. Bizarrely rugby is also classified under football
as a sport as the game evolved over the years with football as its inspiration. Thus in general the
game is very popular among all ages of our world.
With the birth of internet, the technology has also affected the sport like any other sport and
influenced the game as it is today. Internet has indeed spread like the virus and got to the game
of soccer as well. Online fantasy football has become an addiction for millions of people. There
are several varieties of online multiplayer football games. A type of fantasy game that allows you
to pit your knowledge and forecasting skills about the game in a competitive mode with the rest
of the world is called as Virtual Manager Game. There are several websites that provide the same
features. You have the official and unofficial websites of football leagues, sports websites and
few newspaper websites as well.
Virtual football games are not like the virtual games you play in your Sony play station or
computers or in general joy stick related games. In Joy stick related games, you play against each
other or with a computer automated opponent wherein you try to win your opponents by scoring
more goals when the game is related to football. Fantasy football games are not the same. You
do not play for goals. You play for points. Over a season betting happens and in the end, the
person with most number of points wins the challenge. The system works has follows. The
database consists of a pool of players from which you are allowed to select your top 11. You also
have additional members in the squad with whom you can replace the 11 before a game starts.
The pool consists of players who represent their nations as well as clubs in various games and if
they perform well, for every contribution they make, some sets of points is awarded to you. At
the end of the game, points achieved by each and every player from your side are totaled up to
give you a fair idea of where you stand in the competition. That’s not the end of the road, as
seasons progresses, you are still in the competition and you can always make a comeback
depending upon your luck and how your set of players perform in their individual games.
However you should have a fair bit of knowledge about football and other managerial skills to
pick the right set of 11.
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