#16 - Fantasy Football Fans

Episode 4 February 03, 2017 01:11:32
#16 - Fantasy Football Fans
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#16 - Fantasy Football Fans
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Show Notes

This week we're placing bets as we enter the season, of FANTASY FOOTBALL (or an episode, at least)! Why do folks become fantasy football fans? Is a familiarity with (American) football required? Hopefully our draft picks work out in this episode! Especially because we have guests Rebecca and Laura! Everyone's a fan! Want to see more awesome fandom content? [Become a Patron on Patreon!](http://patreon.com/thenickscast) Find more like this: [fanthropological.com](http://fanthropological.com) Find us on social media Twitter: [@thenickscast](http://twitter.com/thenickscast) Instagram: [@thenickscast](http://instagram.com/thenickscast) Facebook: [fb.com/thenickscast](http://fb.com/thenickscast) Youtube: [youtube.com/thenickscast](http://youtube.com/thenickscast) Email us about fandoms you want to hear about: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) Play-by-play 0:00:00 - Editor's Note 0:00:39 - Theme Song 0:00:57 - Introduction 0:01:21 - Special Guest Introduction: Laura and Rebecca! 0:01:55 - Who are Fantasy Football Fans? 0:02:50 - Why are people fans of Fantasy Football? 0:19:04 - Fantasy football, related fandoms, and more discussion 0:59:16 - Fans of the week 1:05:06 - Spotlight: [Fantasy Movie League](https://fantasymovieleague.com/) 1:06:54 - Where can I find more of Rebecca's work? [GetBookish (Youtube)](http://youtube.com/getbookish) 1:07:48 - Where can I find more of Laura's work? [Adlaya's Animals](http://adlayasanimals.wordpress.com/) 1:08:30 - Where can I learn more about Fanthropological / The Nickscast? 1:10:34 - Outtakes Citations ["Fantasy Football (American) - Wikipedia"](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasy_football_\(American\)) ["The Beauty (and Ugliness) of Fantasy Football"](http://thesportsfeen654.sportsblog.com/posts/31509896/the-beauty--and-ugliness--of-fantasy-football.html) ["The Popularity of Fantasy Sports Continues to Grow"](http://www.fordhamobserver.com/the-popularity-of-fantasy-sports-continues-to-grow/) ["Top Ten Reasons To Play Fantasy Football"](http://thesportsfeen654.sportsblog.com/posts/2976952/top-ten-reasons-to-play-fantasy-football.html) ["What's behind fantasy football's surprising popularity"](http://fortune.com/2015/09/12/fantasy-football-growth/) ["Fanlore - Television Without Pity"](http://fanlore.org/wiki/Television_Without_Pity) ["Fanlore - How do I Quit Wasting my Life on Online Escapism"](http://fanlore.org/wiki/How_do_I_quit_wasting_my_life_on_online_escapism%3F) ["Know Your Meme - American Football"](http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/subcultures/american-football) ["Jack Kerouac Was a Secret, Obsessive Fan of Fantasy Baseball"](http://www.openculture.com/2015/04/jack-kerouacs-secret-obsessive-fantasy-baseball-hobby-before-fantasy-sports-became-a-phenomenon.html) ["Fantasy Football Draft Prep, Part 1 - Fake Quarterbacks"](https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/fantasy-football-draft-prep-part-1-fake-quarterbacks) ["Fantasy Football Draft Prep, Part 2 - Fake Running Backs"](https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/fantasy-football-draft-prep-part-2-fake-running-backs) ["Fantasy Football Draft Prep, Part III - Fake Everything Else"](https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/fantasy-football-draft-prep-part-3---fake-everything-else) ["The Finances of a Fantasy Football Player"](http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2013/09/04/finances-fantasy-football-player.html) ["r/fantasyfootball - Fantasy Football is like Porn"](https://www.reddit.com/r/fantasyfootball/comments/1t5046/fantasy_football_is_like_porn/) ["r/fantasyfootball - Cognitive Biases and Fantasy Football"](https://www.reddit.com/r/fantasyfootball/comments/2dh7m5/cognitive_biases_and_fantasy_football_which_ones/) ["r/fantasyfootball - My Experience with Fantasy Football"](https://www.reddit.com/r/fantasyfootball/comments/5ddxat/my_experience_with_fantasy_football/) ["r/fantasyfootball - Would You Watch a Documentary about a Family's Fantasy Football League"](https://www.reddit.com/r/fantasyfootball/comments/3o5sf7/would_you_watch_a_documentary_about_a_familys/) ["Vimeo - Fantasy Football"](https://vimeo.com/115218128) Credits Music: All this week's music is provided by our very own G! Logo: ["Glasses"](https://thenounproject.com/term/glasses/132894) by [Anton Anuchin](https://thenounproject.com/antonwebium) used under [CC BY 3.0 US](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/) ["Magic"](https://thenounproject.com/term/magic/731216) by [anbileru adaleru](https://thenounproject.com/pronoun) used under [CC BY 3.0 US](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/) ["Football"](https://thenounproject.com/term/football/582) by [Edward Boatman](https://thenounproject.com/edward) used under [CC BY 3.0 US](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/)

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