Fantasy Football for the frequent flier.

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  1. cordray2643
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    I am in a work Fantasy Football league and find that it is difficult when I am on the road all week to keep up with things. Anybody else happen to be a fantasy football team owner and a frequent flier?

    I am hoping that you have some ideas on gaining an edge this season. Thanks for any help you can give!!!
     
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    Have the prizes be paid in points?
     
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  3. Kevin
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    Make sure to start a league with a site that has a good smartphone app. Maybe someone has suggestions for managing your team on the go from the last couple years?
     
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  4. legalalien
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    Yahoo! Fantasy Football Android app is pretty good. I used it last year for managing my team while working on UA 1k traveling domestically.

    EDIT: Come to think of it...I finished 8 of 12 last year, so maybe travel and fantasy football don't mix well, after all.
     
  5. sobore
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    The biggest tip is to set a reminder for yourself on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning to check your lineup.
    This will help you make sure you have accounted for any injuries or changes in starters.
     
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    I used Yahoo! Fantasy Football on the iPhone and it treated me well.
     
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    The Yahoo FFL app and the fantasy guru app work pretty good for my droid. I like the idea above of setting a reminder email too, but set it to 24hrs prior to kickoff. Those Thursday games can ruin your week if you forget about them. You really only need to check it twice a week, Tuesday (or whatever day your players clear waivers after the Sunday game) and Saturday to set your lineup are the days that count most.
     
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    set up daily alerts when news gets posted on your players so you can have it in your inbox every day.
     
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    Anyone interested in a Yahoo league then for MPers?
     
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    Yes
     
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    This thread is so popular that it's listed twice as trending, as #1 and #4 simultaneously.
     
  12. billydee
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    I might be interested if it's a Yahoo league...let me know
     
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    Maybe we can get some sponsors to pitch in status and/or miles for the winner(s).
     
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    I am also interested. Let me know. Thanks!
     
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  15. I'd be very interested in a FF league!
     
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    Oh yeah, I'm in for a FF league!
     
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    Maybe Randy might be generous to pitch something in? It would be cool getting sponsors as well for status or miles/points.

    The problem would be making multiple leagues and having one "Champion" since I doubt there are only 12 people interested in this.
     
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    There is nothing worse than having to travel to the east coast (especially on a flight w/ no wifi) from the west coast on a sunday during football season! You get to the airport, see the games on, start watching, and then boom - on the plane - no updates... So sad! And then your fingers are itching to load up the stats on your phone as soon as you land hahahaha.

    I get so addicted to fantasy football ;-).
     
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    Fly Delta and keep track on the wifi... Or fly JetBlue and watch the games live.
     
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    I'm definitely in for a MP league!
     
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    Nothing worse? Really? How about not being able to see any live games. It's a sad life. :(

    Don't you feel better now?
     
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    Well I have a thread in the Community area. It seems as though having a pot doesn't entice many people. I'm considering on changing it to a league that is mean't for fun so no pot/prizes. If interested, please post on that thread.
     

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