Keeping Myself Accountable to my Football Endeavors

If you follow me on twitter you’ll randomly see pictures from me playing cards or going into a casino.  I really enjoy gambling.  That being said, I don’t ever spend all that much doing so…I get a sick feeling in my stomach knowing that one hand, one roll, etc cost me too much (Side note: this is why I don’t play craps).

Every year I am involved in multiple pools/fantasy football leagues.  By the end of the year I always say I break even, but that can’t possibly be true.  So this year for the first time I am going to let everyone in to see how I do:

  • One Half Fantasy League (with AVS) – $85
  • Brother’s League – $150
  • Work Fantasy League – $250
  • Suicide Pool – $100 Received for free since I got so many people to sign up through me
  • My League – $0 I take 3 free spots
  • Boss Man’s League – $0 I take a free spot for doing the back end work

Total invested this season $400 please root for me!

Update October 9 – Already won one week in Boss’ league! $250

18 Responses to Keeping Myself Accountable to my Football Endeavors

  1. I’ll root for you… but only because you’re not my competition. Only one league for me this year. However, I am up all time, consider it luck or whatever. I won the March Madness Pool and was runner up in the Football league (I’d actually prefer if second place didn’t win anything, I told them to stop the redistribution. I lost that.)

    Anyway, good luck, draft strong!

  2. I’m also gearing up for fantasy football. Draft day might be my favorite part. I did fantasy baseball for the first time this year. Might not be my thing because I looked at it a total of about 5 times this year and made the least moves by far of anyone in our league (I think I’ve made 8 moves). Just went on yesterday to check out my team….and I’m in freakin’ 2nd place! Mad skillz…..

    • I heard fantasy baseball is a huge pain in the ass?! I don’t follow the sport at all but everyone makes it seem like there is so much more work to do (for most I guess lol)

  3. Ahh, Draft day is coming up for me also. I have 3 of them coming up. One on the 27th, one on the 29th and the last one on the 3rd. I only have around $180 invested every year for this but normally I make at least half of it back. Good luck in your FF season.

    • I also have the added problem of a 22 month old who will know probably limit my ability to sit over a computer and study just how awesome I am doing

  4. Hey, Evan!!! Too rich for my blood! I generally stay away from gambling altogether. My only exception are the Super Bowl pools – I’ll drop about $20 and that’s it. Go Stillers!

    Anyway, just wanted to let you know I’m back in the blogosphere again. I’ll be dropping by more often now!

    • The BoBo is back just in time for election! Good to see you.

      I don’t gamble large sums of money (can’t stomach it) but absolutely love gambling.

  5. Good luck! I only do one fantasy football league and it’s $45. I’m down about $20 over four years. Here’s to a big win this year, for both of us!

  6. Another personal finance guy who loves fantasy football?! Sweet! I’m in four leagues. Three years ago I started tracking my results. Last year was the first year I lost, and overall I was down $30. Over the three year span, I’m up about $400, and I’m fairly certain that the 4 years before I started keeping track I would up by a fair margin as well. If you calculate the hours of “research” I put into, I’m probably making about 50 cents an hour!

  7. Good luck. I play FF mostly for the social aspect. I’m in for $20 this year but I probably spend about $300/year gambling. I prefer poker and pai gow.

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