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					 Fantasy Football:
A Dangerous Game
     Dan Green
      CIS 1055
     Section 12
A Brief History of Fantasy
         Football
Started in 1962 by Wilfred Winkenbach
Gained popularity as an underground activity
among friends over the years
The internet explosion of the 1990’s allowed
more people across the country to access
fantasy football, statistics, and long-distance
friends
Fantasy football has a large presence on the
internet and even on ESPN and other sports
broadcasts
            How to Play
At right is an
instructional video
on how to play
fantasy football
    How Big is Fantasy
        Football?
More than 15 million players in the U.S.
They view more than 2 billion pages per
month
Even NFL players play fantasy football


                   Fantasy player
Chris                       Cooley
Why is it bad? (Individuals)
The average fantasy football
player spends a reported
$360 annually
Fantasy heckling can lead to
workplace confrontations
and hurt feelings
Die-hard sports fans find
themselves rooting against
their favorite team because
of conflicting fantasy
interests
Who are fantasy football
    players? (Age)
    Who are fantasy football
      players? (Income)

30% are wealthy
       Workplace effects
The average fantasy
football player spends
more than an hour
every week checking
fantasy stats and
making trades at work
One research group
estimated that fantasy
football will cost
employers roughly $275
million per week in lost
productivity
        Even More Serious
            Problems
Fantasy football IS a form of
gambling
Many employers have
reported a large increase in
                                www.ncpgambling.org
gambling among workers
over the past decade
If you or a coworker has a
gambling problem, find out
more at:
                           Works Cited
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Duguay, Isabelle. "Problem gambling prevalent in the workplace." Employee Benefit News. 1 Jan. 2007. 16 Nov. 2008
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"History." Everything You Wanted to Know About Fantasy Football. 16 Nov. 2008
<http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/fall03/abrotsky/history.html>.
Kapos, Shia. "Workday sport: football hazing; Fantasy leagues play out in the office; bonding amid the jabs." Business of Life. 1 Oct.
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no=7>.
La Monica, Paul R. "Fantasy football...real money." CNNMoney. 11 Aug. 2006. CNN. 16 Nov. 2008
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Red, Christian, and Gary Myers. "CLOCK'S TICKING. Fantasy football is gambling time bomb for NFL players." Sports Final
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Youfantasyfootball. "How To Play Fantasy Football For Beginners." Youtube. 1 Aug. 2008. 16 Nov. 2008
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