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August 16, 2013

Hines Sight: Fighting the fantasy league time hog

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MT. VERNON —

We hand wrote our draft selections. We scoured box scores each day to tally up the total points. The window for a disputed point total is left wide open.

Now there's a bit more simplicity to that aspect. With so many national sports sites across the internet, a draft can occur with a few dozen clicks of the mouse. Point totals are automatically completed by the computer.

The complexity comes in the strategy, and yes there is a thought process when it comes to fantasy leagues. Like anything else you can put as little time into it, or you can fritter your free time away.

Naturally I can't help but opt for the latter. Usually, my competitive nature kicks in. I spend hours of my free time reading injury updates and searching the wavier wire for better players. The end game is improving my team.

Last spring I joined a baseball league. In the last few weeks I've added football and soccer to my list.

So once again, I'm promising myself maybe next year is the I hold strong and refuse the pull of fantasy sports.

 

Paul Hines is the sports editor at the Register-News.

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