Saturday, June 11, 2016

Welcome To The Fantasy Sports Professional Blog!

Welcome to the fantasy sports professional blog! 

My name is Roosevelt Cooper and I am the founder and editor of this blog. I have been playing fantasy sports casually for over 19 years. I was introduced to the concept when I was 18 years old in college. I started off competing online on Yahoo Fantasy Sports. My first sport was a fantasy baseball league.

As a sports fan, fantasy sports was a match made in heaven for me. As a child I was a huge sports fan and still am today. I was never good enough to play at a high level to have ANY chance of going professionally. However, I was always very knowledgeable about the games. In High School I was the sports editor for my school newspaper. One of my biggest regrets to this day was making the decision to go into information technology as oppose to going into sports journalism. Had I known about the proliferation of ESPN and sports back in 1996, you might be seeing me arguing with Stephen A Smith or Skip Bayless right now!

In any case, in my first year of college, I was introduced to fantasy sports. I started off by playing fantasy baseball on the Yahoo Fantasy Sports website, which is still in existence today. I eventually branched off to playing fantasy basketball, fantasy football, as well as fantasy e-wrestling. I stopped playing e-wrestling after college. However, I continued to play fantasy basketball, baseball and football after college all throughout my adult years.

I eventually started playing in "money leagues." Money leagues are season long fantasy leagues where each participant pays an entry fee and compete for a cash prize. For many years, I played in both leagues for fun as well as leagues for money.

In 2014, I started seeing advertisements for daily fantasy sports leagues. Unlike season long leagues where you complete for a full season, daily fantasy leagues are one day leagues where you complete for cash prizes. I started playing on a site called DraftDaily. It was a lot of fun and I even won some prizes as well. I eventually moved over to DraftKings and started playing on there. 

In 2015, I made a decision to take this a little more seriously. I set a goal to be able to begin to earn a living from playing fantasy sports. I was fortunate enough to be able to turn a $100 initial investment to over $1700! I took $1000 out and I have been playing with my profit ever since!

In 2016, I was really excited of being able to play my second full year. Unfortunately the attorney general of the state of New York where I live announced that Daily Fantasy Sports is illegal. So I currently have only been able to play whenever I go out of state to New Jersey or Connecticut. However, the good news is that the New York legislature is working furiously to bring fantasy sports back to New York. I anticipate that by the end of this month, daily fantasy sports will be legal once again in New York.

On this blog, I will be sharing with you strategies, tactics, news, stories and my personal experiences in my journey as a fantasy sports professional. I hope that this blog will serve as a source of inspiration for you if you desire to play fantasy sports for profit as well.

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