Lester’s Legends, a fantasy sports blog, is running a survey to determine if people are more passionate about their favorite football team or their fantasy sports team.
Lester’s Legend’s says:
At one time or another, I bet everyone has wondered whether we should root for a fantasy player who is going up against our “real” NFL team. I think it all boils down to a simple question: does it feel better when my fantasy football team wins, or when my favorite NFL team wins?
This conundrum comes up on an almost weekly basis and its something many fantasy football fans wrestle with. There is no better example of this dilemma for me than this Thursday night’s game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Indianapolis Colts.
As a New York Jets fan, I desperately need the Jaguars to lose. The Jets and Jags are locked into a tie for the final wild card spot and the Jaguars hold the tiebreaker. A win by the Jags could put a major dent in the Jets slim playoff hopes.
On the other hand, my fantasy team has reached the playoffs on the back of Jaguars star runningback, Maurice Jones-Drew.
So I have quite a dilemma on my hands. Do I root for MJD to have a huge game and carry me to the fantasy football championship game or do I hope he gets shut down and risk missing out on fantasy glory?
I thought long and hard about this and I have come to a decision…
I’m rooting for Jones-Drew to have a monster game. If I win my fantasy league, I get a nice amount of cash. If the Jets make the playoffs, they will lose in the first round and I won’t have a dime to show for it. Also, even if the Jaguars win this week, the Jets will probably still fuck it up and miss the playoffs anyway.
I wouldn’t normally root against my “real” team. However, I think this situation warrants it. What does everyone else think about this issue? Fantasy team or NFL team? Talk about it in the comments.
“The Great Debate” is a new series in which I discuss two opposing viewpoints on topics that men often debate. Be on the lookout for more of these in the future.
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