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  • superjon

    I’ve come to the conclusion that between the amount of time and money I spend on DFS and the little I have to show. I’m just not very good at DFS.

    Some people can treat it as a hobby and just play a little here and there, but I have a super competitive and somewhat addictive personality. To the point where I want to be the best at everything I try. Of course, I have to objective as well, and realize when it’s time to move on.

    So I’ve decided that between MLB tonight and NFL tomorrow, the goal is to win at least $1,000. It’s something I haven’t done before, so I’m not going to hold my breath. In the likely event it doesn’t happen, I’ll be utilizing FD’s self-exclusion option. Probably for a 3 month period.

  • dolphinkick182

    NBA preseason is getting close!

  • superjon

    @dolphinkick182 said...

    NBA preseason is getting close!

    Hence, the 3 month exclusion :)

  • scott33

    I was the same way when I started out man. Remember this is supposed to be for fun & to maybe make a little bit of money along the way. But I’m glad you’re getting honest with yourself, I’m sure a lot of people can relate.

  • wolfjb1

    Props to you for realizing that you need to take a breather. Hope the break is good for your mind and soul (and bankroll)

  • superjon

    @wolfjb1 said...

    Props to you for realizing that you need to take a breather. Hope the break is good for your mind and soul (and bankroll)

    Thanks. Luckily I’ve got a good job, so the money part wasn’t as bad as the spending time part.

    That’s been the real issue. I wake up early everyday, and start researching. I’m probably spending close to 4+ hours a day on DFS. That’s just too much imo without having anything to show for it.

  • kwame724

    Good for you man. I think I am close to taking a break myself. DFS is truly a process just like the season in a specific sport. I have experienced some highs but the low points always seem to be longer. I also like to take a risk and mostly play gpps, My advise: When you come back focus on playing cash games to build your bankroll steadily, In addition to that play mostly single game gpps, which have less player pool and variance.

  • squidkill

    @superjon said...

    I’ve come to the conclusion that between the amount of time and money I spend on DFS and the little I have to show. I’m just not very good at DFS.

    Some people can treat it as a hobby and just play a little here and there, but I have a super competitive and somewhat addictive personality. To the point where I want to be the best at everything I try. Of course, I have to objective as well, and realize when it’s time to move on.

    So I’ve decided that between MLB tonight and NFL tomorrow, the goal is to win at least $1,000. It’s something I haven’t done before, so I’m not going to hold my breath. In the likely event it doesn’t happen, I’ll be utilizing FD’s self-exclusion option. Probably for a 3 month period.

    Don’t quit until you have hit rock bottom- Lose your job- Get kicked out of the basement- rack up tons of debt due to DFS etc. etc.

    Best advice I can give- We are transferring to the NFL now- Less daily research needed.

  • bigez952

    If your goal is to at least win $1000 tomorrow you should make sure to get in at least $5000 worth of entries so you can get it.

  • sirrobert6

    • Blogger of the Month

    I know a ton of people who went out, bought a guitar, played it 5 times and realized they didn’t really like guitar. I know other people who played until their fingers bled, then played some more.

    Either you like the blood, or you don’t.
    Basically everything you commit to in life will make you bleed. What is worth bleeding over to you?

    If DFS isn’t, nothing to be ashamed about. I was there, and instead of quitting, focused on creating content (and getting into the community that way) rather than being the absolute best. Sure, writing articles can be hard work, but to me, it’s worth bleeding over.

  • dolphinkick182

    @sirrobert6 said...

    I know other people who played until their fingers bled

    Was that back in the summer of 69’ by chance?

  • Njsum1

    @superjon said...

    Thanks. Luckily I’ve got a good job, so the money part wasn’t as bad as the spending time part.

    That’s been the real issue. I wake up early everyday, and start researching. I’m probably spending close to 4+ hours a day on DFS. That’s just too much imo without having anything to show for it.

    Baseball is a tough sport man, probably my worst. I’m competitive as well, yet I’m also self aware, and realized a few weeks into the season that there are too many variables to account for and too much variance to consistently overcome a sharper field, without putting in more time than its worth. Last couple of years it seemed easier. Just looking at ball park, odds, splits, streaks, was enough to get by. Now it seems like people go way deeper, pitch type stuff, which is more than I’m willing to do.

    Plus the lineups have so many components that have to sync up just to cash. Multiple pitchers, 8 hitters, the sheer size of most slates. I realized in baseball you make 150 lineups or you make 1. Anywhere in between you’ll just get squished. In the words of the legendary karate master, Mr. Miyagi, “walk right side, safe…walk left side, safe….walk middle, sooner or later squish, just like grape.” Being that baseball isn’t my strong suit I generally make 1 cheap lineup per slate, and don’t do much research. And I’ve done OK with this approach. It’s such a tough sport for DFS for so many reasons…IMO…I’m sure others who are better at it will feel differently. Plus, most people who play DFS baseball are regular players, so the competition is also tougher.

    Anyway, good luck man. Enjoy your time away. Also know this, that baseball does this to many grinders. Makes you think you suck at DFS, when maybe you either just suck at DFS baseball, or haven’t been on the right side of variance, and don’t really suck at all.

  • mike291md

    Baseball has been a roller coaster this year. That and the way DK has poorly handled contests for this baseball season has my playing volume reduced lately for MLB. Hard to get excited about putting in the time to research these days when the contests are ho-hum.

  • gaelicgirl

    Will miss your input on the NBA threads, but respect your decision. Enjoy the mental break. If you feel it’s safe to wade back into DFS waters after three months, hopefully you can enjoy playing NBA in moderation again. Good luck!

  • sirrobert6

    • Blogger of the Month

    @dolphinkick182 said...

    Was that back in the summer of 69’ by chance?

    I’m Canadian, don’t you Bryan Adams me.

  • noddy

    @dolphinkick182 said...

    Was that back in the summer of 69’ by chance?

    lmao

  • superjon

    153 chances today.

  • tippycat

    @dolphinkick182 said...

    Was that back in the summer of 69’ by chance?

    I think it was after Jimmy got married. Today, Jimmy is a DFS guru and I still play the guitar.

  • tomac

    @tippycat said...

    I think it was after Jimmy got married. Today, Jimmy is a DFS guru and I still play the guitar.

    Those were the best days of my life.

  • bozzburg

    @superjon said...

    I’ve come to the conclusion that between the amount of time and money I spend on DFS and the little I have to show. I’m just not very good at DFS.

    Some people can treat it as a hobby and just play a little here and there, but I have a super competitive and somewhat addictive personality. To the point where I want to be the best at everything I try. Of course, I have to objective as well, and realize when it’s time to move on.

    So I’ve decided that between MLB tonight and NFL tomorrow, the goal is to win at least $1,000. It’s something I haven’t done before, so I’m not going to hold my breath. In the likely event it doesn’t happen, I’ll be utilizing FD’s self-exclusion option. Probably for a 3 month period.

    Good for you man! Since the DK Sports book launched, I have been on that. I’m not a heavy hitter by any stretch of the imagination, but I have turned a profit because that is handicapping at it’s essence.

    When DFS was first made legal, it was exciting. Once the scandal happened, I lost all trust in the amount of insider information that gets spread (namely ownership %‘s). I firmly believe it still happens. Plus IMO, alot of the rules and prize structures should be changed.

    I prefer to predict the outcome of a game rather than micro-handicapping. DFS is tainted and not to be trusted. I throw my darts in once in a while, but I don’t expect anything out of it.

    Good Luck brother!

  • STLwwwww3

    this is what i said about poker 10 yrs ago quit grinding everyday and play weekends. give your head a break..

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