Over the years, I’ve expressed disappointment in the changing times, when magazines about the fantasy baseball outnumber those about the “regular” game.
Fantasy Sports is a multi-billion dollar business. With so much at stake, there have to be rules and governing bodies, otherwise there’s chaos. From time to time, I try to get with the program. I started reading Larry Schechter’s Winning Fantasy Baseball: Secret Strategies of a Nine-Time National Champion, which I recommend, but after awhile the numbers started making me dizzy. Just prop me up in front of the TV, give me a cold beverage, and I’m good to go. (I certainly can’t see getting involved to this extreme.)
But, like I said, I keep trying. So I called on my friend Marc Edelman, He is an associate professor of law at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College who specializes in sports law, antitrust, intellectual property, and gaming law. His articles on the subjects have appeared in numerous publication,s including Forbes. He also hosts The Sports Judge blog, where he and a group of like-minded colleagues hold court on areas of contention, which, let’s face it, probably happens when money is at stake. And for a small fee, they provide “Fantasy Sports Dispute Resolution … by Law Professors, Retired Judges, and Other Legal Experts.”
Marc did his best to educate me; we’ll see if it sticks.
Here is a very small sampling of Edelman’s articles I offer for your own entertainment and education:
- “A Short Treatise on Fantasy Sports and the Law” (Harvard Law Journal)
- “Yahoo!, CBS Sports, and ESPN Adopt Diverging Business Strategies For 2014 Fantasy Baseball” (Forbes)