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  • eKing

    I am the type of person that thinks when my team is down 40 at the 2 minute warning we still have a chance, but I am starting to accept the reality of the situation as the clock is about to hit zero. Without ranting and crying, this is an underrated awful for the DFS industry and everyone just lets it pass by…. smh

  • skeeter1114

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    If you are a site, why would you risk running these? There are already lawsuits from former college players, some states have written into their laws not to run amateur contests, and the NCAA clearly is against it. I wish it was still available to play too, as I did well with it last year. But, it’s not worth the risk for any site to try and run it now.

  • sabresrock29

    @skeeter1114 said...

    If you are a site, why would you risk running these? There are already lawsuits from former college players, some states have written into their laws not to run amateur contests, and the NCAA clearly is against it. I wish it was still available to play too, as I did well with it last year. But, it’s not worth the risk for any site to try and run it now.

    This right here. The risk for any site to run it right now is too high and I think almost every state that passed a law legalizing DFS has a clause that excludes NCAA games

  • mcluchey21

    I was really hoping a site that rhymes with fantasy faces was going to offer CFB this year. This is a big bummer.

  • rgreuli

    Wonder what the TV ratings for Thursday/Friday night MAC football will look like this year?

  • walkoff9

    @rgreuli said...

    Wonder what the TV ratings for Thursday/Friday night MAC football will look like this year?

    Should be fine. Off shore sportsbooks should pick up some business.

  • ThatStunna

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    @skeeter1114 said...

    If you are a site, why would you risk running these? There are already lawsuits from former college players, some states have written into their laws not to run amateur contests, and the NCAA clearly is against it.

    The NCAA doesn’t want anyone making money off of amateur players other than the NCAA. Oh I’m sorry, they’re non-profit… despite that nearly all DFS players (other than the top 1-3?) would prefer to be paid as well as the president of the non-profit NCAA.

  • iwrestle

    Maybe FF , they’re in Canada????

  • skeeter1114

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    @ThatStunna said...

    The NCAA doesn’t want anyone making money off of amateur players other than the NCAA. Oh I’m sorry, they’re non-profit… despite that nearly all DFS players (other than the top 1-3?) would prefer to be paid as well as the president of the non-profit NCAA.

    You’re not going to get any disagreement from me here. The NCAA deserves to be bashed for all of their hypocrisy. There was a reason it was the third thing I mentioned for reasons why there is no college football DFS.

  • Stewburtx8

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    @rgreuli said...

    Wonder what the TV ratings for Thursday/Friday night MAC football will look like this year?

    Unfortunately DFS was only a very tiny fraction of the viewership compared to the amount of people who watch these games due to sports betting. College Football is HUGE and only 2nd to the NFL in terms of total dollars wagered in Vegas and at offshore sportsbooks/with bookies. That is not going to change. Losing DFS will likely not even be noticeable.

    It’s why Fanduel and Draftkings (and other sites) were willing to sacrifice College Football and College Basketball for political favor and to try to get regulation for the their cash cows (NFL specifically). It’s unfortunate that the NCAA (and lawmakers) actually believe that DFS could impact the integrity of their games. The players are already being exploited by the NCAA for huge profits. Gambling is the main thing that drives their viewership and huge tv deals. But I think the only way college DFS comes back is if sports betting is legalized everywhere (or at least most states).

  • valterlaw

    @rgreuli said...

    Wonder what the TV ratings for Thursday/Friday night MAC football will look like this year?

    DFS affected the ratings for those games in absolutely no way, shape, or form. Gambling is a far,far more driving factor.

  • madmanjayWV

    @skeeter1114 said...

    If you are a site, why would you risk running these? There are already lawsuits from former college players, some states have written into their laws not to run amateur contests, and the NCAA clearly is against it. I wish it was still available to play too, as I did well with it last year. But, it’s not worth the risk for any site to try and run it now.

    What exactly r u risking?
    The NCAA is more corrupt than the government

  • eileengalloway

    FF just replied to my plea. They too are abstaining from CFB and CBB this year. This really sucks.

  • eileengalloway

    Read my response below…not good!

  • hotpants

    @valterlaw said...

    DFS affected the ratings for those games in absolutely no way, shape, or form

    Not true. The only reason I had any interest in most of those games is because of DFS. I would gamble that I’m not alone

  • stubbysooner77

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    How about freerolls? Might be good pub for a company and it isn’t technically DFS if no money is being wagered. I got nothing….this sucks. DFS CFB was far and away my best sport.

  • Hkhotsskhotb

    Look at the number of players ranked in CFB and hockey. There were more players total on the CFB vs hockey. Maybe CFB wasn’t such a niche sport. The states that passed no Amatuer sports are out bust most states haven’t finalized or even created a bill to outlaw.

    How about a site using the numbers of the college players vs the names of the players. If you say sometimes they switch jerseys or have multiple guys were the same number, then figure something else out. Like ee15. There’s got to be a way to save the best dfs sport imo.

  • chronoxiong

    The day the NCAA allows for video games to be made using NCAA teams is most likely the day they will allow DFS to have CFB games again. And when will that happen? Never.

  • lolGTO

    @hotpants said...

    Not true. The only reason I had any interest in most of those games is because of DFS. I would gamble that I’m not alone

    And I would gamble that this had, in relative terms, a trivial impact on viewership/ratings.

    Some of you drastically overstate the micro bump in viewership that DFS has. Traditional sports betting is the real driving force in ratings and viewership.

  • kantiger77

    I’d be open to a free league just for fun if someone wanted to track it. Maybe base it on one conference or something. I really enjoyed CFB though I understand without the $ aspect it’s not as fun. I only played quarters anyway

  • madmanjayWV

    There’s noise on TWITTER with a 9/1 slate somehow going to be done on FANTRAX???? perhaps…

  • kaneb

    Could it work for a site to list no names or numbers just positions? You can draft Alabama QB, Ohio St. RBs, Michigan WRs, etc. as a group. Even use the nicknames of the team not the actual school name.

  • sethayates

    @Stewburtx8 said...

    Unfortunately DFS was only a very tiny fraction of the viewership compared to the amount of people who watch these games due to sports betting. College Football is HUGE and only 2nd to the NFL in terms of total dollars wagered in Vegas and at offshore sportsbooks/with bookies. That is not going to change. Losing DFS will likely not even be noticeable.

    It’s why Fanduel and Draftkings (and other sites) were willing to sacrifice College Football and College Basketball for political favor and to try to get regulation for the their cash cows (NFL specifically). It’s unfortunate that the NCAA (and lawmakers) actually believe that DFS could impact the integrity of their games. The players are already being exploited by the NCAA for huge profits. Gambling is the main thing that drives their viewership and huge tv deals. But I think the only way college DFS comes back is if sports betting is legalized everywhere (or at least most states).

    I agree with this. The number of people watching NCAAFB strictly because of DFS wasn’t 0 but it was pretty low. A good comp would be checking the CFL ratings this year versus last year. Especially the ESPN and WatchESPN numbers from America. The CFL prize pools this year have been comparable with what we would usually see for MAC slates. I would be willing to wager that the CFL has seen a slight bump in viewership this year but nothing extreme.

  • zoltar912

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    maybe the viewership won’t decline…but surely, the number of people updating their gamecast while looking at wedding venues on saturdays during a good sweat, will surely have a 100% decline. i can guarantee that.

  • timusbr

    @Stewburtx8 said...

    Losing DFS will likely not even be noticeable.

    wow this is news to me and im am really bummed. I luv dfs college football, I have even started my season analysis. I will finish it because i play sportsbook too. but for me I think the Mac conference will be a forgotten conference now. other stuff to watch on tv

  • tarheel66

    Offshore books will handle all of our needs

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