2014 DFBC Finalist: Long Night, Longer Day for Conan_The_Bumbarian
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 6.am., but that didn’t stop him from staying up till 4a.m. to secure his DFBC Qualifier victory.
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.
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.