Is fantasy football turning us into machines? These days it seems as though all age brackets, species, and sexes are playing fantasy football. Whether you are trying to make a couple bucks or just enjoy managing your own squad, fantasy football seems to appeal to everyone.
As a result, we find ourselves worrying about the health of the players on our teams. In that sense there’s not much difference between monitoring your fantasy team and worrying about your favorite team. Arian Foster, the No. 1 overall pick in most fantasy drafts after his monster performance last season, has a huge problem with people who are only concerned about his injured hamstring because of fantasy football.
“(For) those sincerely concerned, I’m doing ok and plan (to be) back by opening day,” Foster wrote on Twitter. “For those worried (about) your fantasy team, (you people) are sick.”
In a sense Foster is right and it is pretty selfish for people to only ask about his health because they drafted him in a fantasy league. However, it’s no different from rooting for your favorite team. When Tom Brady tore his ACL do you think Patriots fans felt badly for him personally or were worried about their season? It could be a little of both, but we all know the latter is where priorities lie. We’re talking about a tweaked hamstring, not locker room devastation.
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