Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday night links

Yo yo! I bring you an early evening post to give you something extra to make your Monday Night Football game just a smidge better. First up, links:

Also, I got an interesting e-mail today from some academics (and fantasy football players!) from Nevada State College who are surveying fantasy football players to find out a bit about our feelings on our favorite NFL teams and our fantasy teams. Here's an excerpt from the e-mail with details about the brief survey:
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?

My interest in this question goes beyond simply curiosity – in addition to being a die-hard sports fan, I’m a professor who is conducting research on this issue.  If you’re interested in taking part in the study (a fun study, I think, that asks about the things we like to talk about in our free time), please visit the link below.  The survey itself is quite short and should only take about 5-10 minutes to complete.  I’ll  be happy to share the results once the data have been collected and analyzed.  I know that 99% of the time people ignore stuff like this, so all I ask is that you click on the link and at least take a look at the first few questions.  If it’s not your cup of tea, feel free to bail out.

Your responses to the survey will be completely anonymous.  As you’ll see, I don’t ask for your name, your forum/member/guest name, or anything else that might allow me to identify you. If you have a few minutes, I would greatly appreciate it if you could help out a fellow fantasy player and football fan.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me: research at can find the survey here:


Anonymous said...

I did the survey, will you link to them when it is complete? The one positive I take from not making playoffs in FF is that I can go back to enjoying games like I did before I played. I'm still alive in both of my leagues, it'll have to wait.
Thanks As Always,

John Charles said...

Regarding the survey, asked a simple question poll last month. What is more important to you? Your fantasy team making the playoffs or your favorite team making the playoffs. Shockingly, the majority so far has said their fantasy team making the playoffs. You can go to the poll at .

dan said...

I'm not surprised a majority of people are more interested in their fantasy teams than their real world home team - there are a lot of crappy teams out there. Folks in Cleveland, Oakland, Detroit, St. Louis, and KC have a legit reason not to be emotionally invested in their team. And since so many people are in cash leagues, they have a financial interest in their fantasy team winning.