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Fantasy Sports Dominate Real Sports, Give Big Economic Boost

Fantasy sports are officially mainstream. The good people at Fast Company have dropped a tremendous info-graphic on the impact fantasy sports have on the North American economy. See it here! We’re going to show you the numbers, but first we’ll give you a heads up on the basics of fantasy sports – just in case you’re not already obsessed. The basics Players draft a team of professional players in the sport of their choosing. They get points based on their players’ on-field performance (in a wide variety of stat categories). Highest point total wins the day/week/league – there is often a financial buy in and pay out for these leagues and matchups. Also, it’s just another excuse for me and my friends to talk smack, track stats and obsess over every play of every game. Sure, it’s pointless… but it’s a lot of fun. Impressive North American fantasy sports numbers:* -       Since 2007, fantasy sports enrollment and value have increased by 60% -       Over $800 million is spent annually That’s 18% of the entire sports industry! -       $467.60 is the average spent by a fantasy player -       32 million players above the

How To Save On Sporting Events

Is there anything better than getting together with family and friends, piling in the car and taking off to watch your favorite team score a dramatic win? Sports events are intoxicating – the energy of the crowd, your favorite players just a few feet away, and even the overpriced junk food has a certain appeal. Attending live sports events can get expensive in a hurry though. You can use the tips below to score big savings on future games. Tip #1: Use Your Email Account Create a free email account and sign up with all of your favorite local sports teams and box offices. You’ll be notified of upcoming games, special promotions and much more before anyone else even knows the event is going to happen. Many teams offer fan-only promotions that they send out to their mailing lists. It could be anything from members-only discount tickets, to a free kid’s night, free team apparel or a free hot dog. Tip #2: Financing the Food Unless you consider the hot dogs, popcorn and colas a truly important part of the sports experience, do everything you can to avoid buying food at the game itself. Eat before you go, sneak