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.