2014 DFBC Finalist: Long Night, Longer Day for Conan_The_Bumbarian

Apr 28 10:44am

Daily fantasy players are used to staying up late, watching the games until the last inning is complete. Conan_the_bumbarian, or Chris, had to report to the firestation for work the next morning at, but that didn’t stop him from staying up till 4a.m. to secure his DFBC Qualifier victory.

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How long have you been playing fantasy baseball?

Fantasy football is my main one and I started in 2000. Fantasy baseball I tried one time back in 2007. I just started on April on your site.    


In your opinion, how does daily fantasy compare to season-long?

Daily fantasy I enjoy more because you make a bad draft, you can always try again the next day. It’s more exciting in the long run. Every day is a new start.


How would you describe your overall approach to drafting?

The first thing I keep an eye on is the weather to make sure the teams are actually playing. Besides that I go with my gut. I’ll pick a few guys that I feel I need to have on my team (generally hitters) and a value pitcher who isn’t too expensive and hope it works out.


Describe the night of your DFBC Qualifier win.

I thought I missed the entry because when I looked in the daytime there were no spots available. Later in the day I looked again and some spots were open so I jumped in. I went back and finalized my lineup about 20 minutes before the lock. Around 10’o’clock I saw I was in a pretty good position. Decided at that point I wouldn’t be able to sleep and decided to stay up. Some of the games had extra innings, but I didn’t have any players in those games so I was pretty nervous. The last games ended at around 4 in the morning and I had to go to work at 6a.m.

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Wow. Must have been a rough day at work. What’re you looking forward to the most about Vegas?

Geez, that’s hard to say, but the one thing I keep picturing is when the plane lands and I get into the limo. From there I don’t even know what I’m going to do. I guess I’m just looking forward to the whole experience. I’ve been picturing Vegas ever since I started playing football on the FD.


If you won 1st place, what would you do with the $1,000,000?

 I just can’t imagine it. I’d definitely help out some family and friends, pay off the mortgage, and just continue on in fantasy sports.

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