Fantasy... fishing leagues?!?
Cut-Throat, are you on top of this?
Here's an excerpt from my e-mail:
News of the Weird, August 13, 2006
by Chuck Shepherd
Copyright 2006 by Chuck Shepherd. All rights reserved.
* Not only has professional fishing grown so spectacularly that last year's leading money winner earned $547,000, but popular "fantasy fishing" leagues, resembling fantasy baseball and football, employ elaborate statistical breakdowns of fishing tournaments to help players pick winners, according to a July Wall Street Journal report. "Average weight per fish [caught] over careers,"
"margin of victory [in pounds]," and other data points are plotted by players, along with weather reports, depth and temperature of tournament lakes, and intangibles such as "home-lake curse." The organization FLW Outdoors estimates 40,000 fantasy players, many of whom have never actually fished.
[Wall Street Journal, 7-20-06]
Co-author (with my daughter) of “Raising Your Money-Savvy Family For Next Generation Financial Independence.”
Author of the book written on E-R.org: "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement."
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