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  • themikestrick

    Just saw this on ESPN

    “The leading daily fantasy sports operators are voluntarily suspending contests on college sports indefinitely in all states as part of a deal with the NCAA, company officials told ESPN’s David Purdum.”

    A link to the story: http://espn.go.com/chalk/story/_/id/15104454/draftkings-fanduel-stop-offering-college-fantasy-games

  • Galante118

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    @hammersticks84 said...

    Definitely. Unless of course you actually like college basketball. As in the sport itself, not in relation to your desire to use it for fantasy games to wager on. Then you should probably watch.

    We get it bro, you love college sports, you’re a purist. That’s why your posting on here GTFO lol

  • timski83

    Crazy that we have have so many great freedoms here in America yet organizations like the NCAA can deem it legal to wager the point spread on amateur athletes yet no for DFS, (game of skill)? Hypocrite behavior by the NCAA!!

  • hammersticks84

    @Galante118 said...

    You’re missing the point donkey. But go ahead, watch all the games because ya know, you’re the only one who truly loves sports lol you’re a joke, I’ll see ya on Aces ;)

    lol i will def be on aces. hopefully they keep cfb. But yeah I guess I am missing the point. Cus it certainly appears as if the point is that DFS players should boycott to prove some point or so the NCAA takes a hit. Or that theres no reason to watch games if you dont have any action on it. And if neither of those then Im not sure there is a point, other than the fact that you are mad, and want to take it out on someone. Im on you guys’ side. I love DFS and college especially. But lets not be ridiculous. Life will go on.

  • donnybasbl

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    @hammersticks84 said...

    lol i will def be on aces. hopefully they keep cfb. But yeah I guess I am missing the point. Cus it certainly appears as if the point is that DFS players should boycott to prove some point or so the NCAA takes a hit. Or that theres no reason to watch games if you dont have any action on it. And if neither of those then Im not sure there is a point, other than the fact that you are mad, and want to take it out on someone. Im on you guys’ side. I love DFS and college especially. But lets not be ridiculous. Life will go on.

    If you’re looking to talk common sense with level headed individuals, you’re in the wrong place.

  • hammersticks84

    @Galante118 said...

    We get it bro, you love college sports, you’re a purist. That’s why your posting on here GTFO lol

    I Love gambling, especially on DFS, Love fantasy sports in general. Its fun. Thats why Im here.

    I Love the games enough without it not to stop watching because Im so sour I cant play anymore. lol pretty sad if you cant separate the two.

  • DatDerFranny

    Its such a joke. How come brackets are ok? Complete hypocricy. I’d love to see what the NCAA would do if all brackets for March Madness ceased to exist.

  • DatDerFranny

    @timski83 said...

    Crazy that we have have so many great freedoms here in America yet organizations like the NCAA can deem it legal to wager the point spread on amateur athletes yet no for DFS, (game of skill)? Hypocrite behavior by the NCAA!!

    Completely agree. and don’t forget brackets and bowl pools

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzW2ybYFboQ

    Costs a buck-oh-five

  • hammersticks84

    @DatDerFranny said...

    Its such a joke. How come brackets are ok? Complete hypocricy. I’d love to see what the NCAA would do if all brackets for March Madness ceased to exist.

    Technically they are not. You cant gamble online with your bracket. Obviously all of these sites offer brackets to fill out but they do not offer up paid leagues and such where random people are entering their brackets against one another while wagering. Obviously we are all gambling with them but thats with pools put together by friends/family/co workers.

    Unless Ive been missing out on something awesome

  • DatDerFranny

    @hammersticks84 said...

    Technically they are not. You cant gamble online with your bracket. Obviously all of these sites offer brackets to fill out but they do not offer up paid leagues and such where random people are entering their brackets against one another while wagering. Obviously we are all gambling with them but thats with pools put together by friends/family/co workers.

    Unless Ive been missing out on something awesome

    Im pretty sure paid brackets are legal so long as the person running the pool/escrow doesn’t take a cut of the pot. But yeah, no matter what, were all gambling on them, cut or not. Billions of dollars are wagered every March.

  • timski83

    “We are pleased that we can work together with the NCAA on smart regulations for the fantasy sports industry.” – FanDuel Spokesperson What is that suppose to mean?? The only good word I read in the article was “temporary.”

  • DatDerFranny

    I really hope some small sites like fantasydraft say screw it and offers college sports, and fantasyaces adds CBB next year. screw reform… hash out your market share right there. Im sure 3% of fanduel and draftkings share would mean a lot to the little guys. (yeah I realize they won’t get all of the 3% or even close to it, but it would help their bottom line for sure.)

    Everything would have been better off if DK never bought draftstreet, and the 3 sites just advertised on the internet and sports talk radio, like the good ol days back in ’14.

  • hammersticks84

    @DatDerFranny said...

    Im pretty sure paid brackets are legal so long as the person running the pool/escrow doesn’t take a cut of the pot. But yeah, no matter what, were all gambling on them, cut or not. Billions of dollars are wagered every March.

    Perhaps, Im not sure. But either way Sites like ESPN Yahoo and CBSsports let you fill out brackets but you cannot wager against random people on their sites with them in the model that DK and FD use. You set up a group with friends and gamble on the side. In theory there is nothing stopping someone from doing something similar with DFS just by making their own rules and playing with buddies and keeping your own score. Difference of course being that its not going to keep track of everything online for us. Personally I keep screaming from the mountain tops that I dont understand why I cant still at least play friends in free contests in NY when all the language specifies “paid contests”

  • tvegas40

    Has anyone checked in on Putz to make sure he’s alive?

  • Yeoman

    @TheRyanFlaherty said...

    Unless this is just distancing themselves due to the questions of DFS’ legality, and they would allow it again if DFS was clearly legal in all states.

    The NCAA’s not in any position to allow or forbid legal activity by people unaffiliated with their association. If DFS on college sports were clearly legal in all states, or if FD and DK only operated in states where it were clearly legal, the NCAA wouldn’t have any bargaining leverage whatsoever.

    They also can’t “take every line off the board in Vegas.” They have absolutely no say in the matter, except to the extent they could lobby the Nevada legislature into forbidding gambling on college sports. (Good luck with that.)

  • Yeoman

    @timski83 said...

    organizations like the NCAA can deem it legal to wager the point spread on amateur athletes

    I think you might be a bit confused on who decides what is or isn’t legal.

  • eforsty

    Now that the initial shock has worn off, I just want to say how disappointed I am in FD and DK. You can spin it anyway you want, but the bottom line is that the NCAA has no jurisdiction or power to tell DFS site what to do. FD/DK are so concerned with the politics that they’re willing to throw college sports DFS and its players under the bus in order to MAYBE gain some favors with lawmakers. The fact that they let Mark Emmert come up with a statement which was inaccurate (youth, high school sports, come on) and didn’t correct it, shows that they have no spines. If any of the other sites offers both CFB and CBB next season, they will get 100% of my DFS business in ALL sports.

  • slcseas

    I recognize this makes me a terrible person, but part of me is enjoying watching DFS crumble right in front of our eyes.

  • teamcdot

    CFB DFS sucked anyway. No loss.

  • timski83

    @slcseas said...

    I recognize this makes me a terrible person, but part of me is enjoying watching DFS crumble right in front of our eyes.

    Haters gonna hate!! GFY

  • DCoop328

    welp.

  • zpruitt3

    aw man

  • Dadeano860

    @eforsty said...

    FD/DK are so concerned with the politics that they’re willing to throw college sports DFS and its players under the bus in order to MAYBE gain some favors with lawmakers

    This was obviously the move they made. NCAA is just 3 percent of their revenue so why not do ditch them in a farce to get favor politically and with ESPN? FD/DK cancelling this is as hypocritical as the NCAA. They know there is nothing wrong with offering these contests but smart move to make them the fall guy to get some breathing room from the heat they are getting. Just sucks.

  • BobGrinder

    @slcseas said...

    I recognize this makes me a terrible person, but part of me is enjoying watching DFS crumble right in front of our eyes.

    Why? I’m just curious.

  • mcarthuw

    @eforsty said...

    If any of the other sites offers both CFB and CBB next season, they will get 100% of my DFS business in ALL sports.

    I’ll second that. I’m worried that FD/DK will work with legislatures to ban all College DFS games to avoid losing market share to the smaller sites.

  • FFguru71

    To me, this would be a perfect opportunity for yahoo to now capitalize on an opportunity and run with it. DK and FD now gave up college sports. Well yahoo, if you want to become a major player in the industry and make yourself relevant..pounce on this opportunity to become the only site to offer college DFS. Advertise the heck out of it, get the word out. It’s not a HUGE part of the DFS industry(in terms of revenue), I get that, but there are enough SERIOUS college DFS players(myself included), that it could make an impact…it would drive more traffic to their site and in turn, help their overall DFS product. I hope they are smart enough to take advantage.

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