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  • Drivingslow

    Wondering if anyone thinks there is a chance this comes back to fanduel and draftkings someday?

  • Stewburtx8

    • 2012 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    I don’t see any path to college sports returning. Not unless sports betting is legalized nationally. At that point I don’t see how fantasy college sports could not return. But that is not going to happen quickly if it ever does.

  • KindGuy

    It’s pretty simple: Legalize sports betting and everything else falls into place.

  • hcassidy

    @Stewburtx8 said...

    I don’t see any path to college sports returning. Not unless sports betting is legalized nationally. At that point I don’t see how fantasy college sports could not return. But that is not going to happen quickly if it ever does.

    But DFS isn’t gambling, it’s a game of skill…..

  • Stewburtx8

    • 2012 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    @hcassidy said...

    But DFS isn’t gambling, it’s a game of skill…..

    Unfortunately the hypocrites at the NCAA do not see it that way, and college sports DFS were not big enough for DraftKings and/or FanDuel to go through the legal battles to fight them. Not to mention several states have laws on the books outlawing fantasy sports on “amateur” contests. As we all know, only the NCAA can profit off their “amateur” “student” athletes.

  • cy1985

    I am still not sure why everyone is asking for NCAA DFS to come back. It’s not. We have to accept that. But speaking of the upcoming season, this article tells the toughest opponent for every team:

    http://www.cyinterview.com/2017/04/cyinterview-breaks-down-toughest-opponent-for-every-college-football-team-from-the-five-major-conferences-and-independents-for-upcoming-season/

  • hcassidy

    @Stewburtx8 said...

    Unfortunately the hypocrites at the NCAA do not see it that way, and college sports DFS were not big enough for DraftKings and/or FanDuel to go through the legal battles to fight them. Not to mention several states have laws on the books outlawing fantasy sports on “amateur” contests. As we all know, only the NCAA can profit off their “amateur” “student” athletes.

    Oh I know it’s not coming back I just find it absolute hilarity. I was a student athlete way back of ’95 graduation in a non-Olympic (not football or basketball). I was given all room and board all books access to trainers food diets, only thing I didn’t get was full tuition(3/4th). And they were making hand over fist then. Problem now is they all think they are entileted to any and everything even though if any actually went on an academic scholarship they would get room/board books & tuition not a penny more. But hey that’s today’s youth “entitled and want it all”

  • kantiger77

    I think it will come back eventually. I think we’re closer to legalized gaming than we think. There is no reason for the federal government to regulate it and I think that will open the floodgates.

    To me, the long term threat to DFS is actually people being able to legally bet on actual teams.

  • madmanjayWV

    @Stewburtx8 said...

    Unfortunately the hypocrites at the NCAA do not see it that way, and college sports DFS were not big enough for DraftKings and/or FanDuel to go through the legal battles to fight them. Not to mention several states have laws on the books outlawing fantasy sports on “amateur” contests. As we all know, only the NCAA can profit off their “amateur” “student” athletes.

    Since you seem to be in the KNOW and I am 100% NOT, could u explain to me or provide links (PM ME if u want) —- what LEGAL BATTLES u speak of?

    The NCAA is the next to biggest joke in AMERIKA next to the FED. GOVT and the Dept. of Education

  • Stewburtx8

    • 2012 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    @madmanjayWV said...

    Since you seem to be in the KNOW and I am 100% NOT, could u explain to me or provide links (PM ME if u want) —- what LEGAL BATTLES u speak of?

    The NCAA is the next to biggest joke in AMERIKA next to the FED. GOVT and the Dept. of Education

    Well, maybe “legal” battles is not the right word although I think if DraftKings and FanDuel would have continued offering college sports contests, the NCAA may have gone that route.

    I think the main reason that DraftKings and FanDuel suspended college fantasy sports was to gain political capital in state legislation. It was also to get the NCAA out of arguing against them in those negotiations as they tried to get DFS legalized and regulated in various states. They were willing to give up a very small piece of the overall DFS pie to put themselves in a better position to continue offering the major sports.

    http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/15104454/draftkings-fanduel-stop-offering-college-fantasy-games

  • mvanderk10

    Don’t do college fantasy sports…I made 22k last year on bovada betting colege football. Way more easier than facing people who know in detail college football.

  • cmbarbee226

    @hcassidy said...

    Problem now is they all think they are entileted to any and everything even though if any actually went on an academic scholarship they would get room/board books & tuition not a penny more. But hey that’s today’s youth “entitled and want it all”

    I would love for someone to do a study on people that make these comments.

  • kantiger77

    @cy1985 said...

    I am still not sure why everyone is asking for NCAA DFS to come back. It’s not. We have to accept that. But speaking of the upcoming season, this article tells the toughest opponent for every team:

    http://www.cyinterview.com/2017/04/cyinterview-breaks-down-toughest-opponent-for-every-college-football-team-from-the-five-major-conferences-and-independents-for-upcoming-season/

    FanPicks still offers it and is a quality site. It’s not completely gone, so there is hope for some that after the legislative dust settles, perhaps the DK/FD folks would reconsider it. Your statement implies we should be silent on the matter, which is counter productive.

  • hcassidy

    @cmbarbee226 said...

    I would love for someone to do a study on people that make these comments.

    Okay get your study but facts are facts, 254 players are drafted. Many after the 5th round don’t stick and bounce around. There are over 3500 players out of college that apply to the draft, 7% get drafted and less than 3% stay with that team. As I said, if NCAA went straight Academics period for CFB 50% don’t make the cut each year(Ivy League schools do this) and it has been discussed. As far as those now who do go on athletic scholarships they are receiving on average 100K a year in benefits. That is fact. They get room/board(even when living off campus) something an Academic Scholarship doesn’t pay. Steak dinners, Lobster, and many other top end foods and Academic Scholarship doesn’t pay for. Not to mention dietitians, access to Cream of the Crop Medical, among other things normal students get 0 access to.

  • cmbarbee226

    Just a broad stereotype, and I’m curious the source of it. It’s commonly supported with information misrepresented as fact (this time included), and you sure as hell can’t educate the people that use it.

  • hcassidy

    @cmbarbee226 said...

    Just a broad stereotype, and I’m curious the source of it. It’s commonly supported with information misrepresented as fact (this time included), and you sure as hell can’t educate the people that use it.

    Source is me, period. I was a student-athlete(non-football) in from ’91-95. I was full scholarship for my sport, I know for fact to this day many other non-olympic(as deemed by Ncaa) baseball, rowing, wrestling at certain points will offer half-scholarships because of the structure. Fact. Even back then in the ’90’s I had school, housing(on campus, off campus) paid for. I had meals paid for 3x for free, that normal students weren’t offered. I had books paid, injury I seen the top doctors. I know many people within top AD department’s including the one I graduated from, and their rundown is roughly 100K per scholarship athlete these days. Its common knowledge and fact as it’s a state University. Sorry but not buying the argument.

    Simple fact, in 2012 Ncaa changed the requirements for student-athletes on how to complete the core curriculum to begin in 2016 yet still many couldn’t meet those requirements. What else do you want? My numbers posted on those to NFL are fact. Top End Dinners Fact. Dietitians Fact, Tutors on Call Fact.

  • icebergslim

    Fanpicks still going…

  • ScottatFanpicks

    We are still going and have no plans to bail out on all of our college sports enthusiasts. We will also be offering college hoops if you were wondering.

  • seabie123

    • 2014 StarStreet MLB Playboy Mansion Finalist

    DFS college football picks…..it’s back grinders

  • Bsb20

    Driving Slow, you on ited me into the Pump up the Jam league a few week back
    Is there anyway you can invite my friend,
    Mattlacedup
    Or
    Hotmama2020

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