by Joe Daly and John Nestor
In the United States, and especially at Shenendehowa, sports are an important aspect of our culture. Not only real sports, but fantasy sports as well. There are many different types of fantasy sports, teams, and leagues.
These are games where people act as owners to build a team that competes against other fantasy users. They are based on statistics produced by the real individual players or teams of a professional sport, where they play either for fun or for money. There are many students and staff at Shenendehowa who are familiar with fantasy leagues and their many different forms.
When Dominic Scaringe, a junior at Shen, was asked what fantasy sports he partakes in, he replied “Football and basketball.” Of the people interviewed, the majority of them stated that they participate in the leagues purely for fun and entertainment.
If you’re interested in fantasy leagues, there are many different sports you can choose. Some of these include; football, baseball, hockey, and even golf, nascar, and skateboarding. The most popular fantasy sport at Shen appears to be football.
There are also those select few, like Lerone Lee, who participates in fantasy skateboarding, which has a little bit different setup than football, but is still very similar in concepts. Overall, many attendees of Shen engage in these fantasy sports and leagues with friends, family, and even some strangers.
People enjoy playing in these leagues to have fun, make money, make friends, and to enjoy the pure spirit of competition. People can join or create fantasy leagues for free online with friends or even complete strangers. Dependent on if you play for money or for pure entertainment, you can win anything from bragging rights to a wallop of cash.