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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2012
The Ravens get gold rings if they bring home the big prize this season, but what happens if your fantasy team wins, too? Aside from bragging rights, if you live in Maryland, you don't get squat. That's a sharp contrast with people in most other states, where winners can receive cash and prizes. Del. John Olszewski Jr., an active fantasy footballer, says he wants to put Marylanders "on the same playing field" with participants elsewhere, and has pre-filed a measure in Annapolis to allow wagers within fantasy leagues.
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2012
The Ravens get gold rings if they bring home the big prize this season, but what happens if your fantasy team wins, too? Aside from bragging rights, if you live in Maryland, you don't get squat. That's a sharp contrast with people in most other states, where winners can receive cash and prizes. Del. John Olszewski Jr., an active fantasy footballer, says he wants to put Marylanders "on the same playing field" with participants elsewhere, and has pre-filed a measure in Annapolis to allow wagers within fantasy leagues.
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SPORTS
By CHILDS WALKER | September 20, 2007
With 0-2 starts staring at me in two football leagues (thanks so much, Donovan McNabb and Larry Johnson), I'm trying my best not to focus on the fantasy details. Sometimes, it's worth standing back from the hurly-burly of whom to start and sit in a given week. When I think about how far fantasy sports have come from the homespun baseball and football leagues I started with school friends in the early 1990s, I'm amazed and perhaps a little aghast. More than 19 million people participate in the United States and Canada, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.
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By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,SUN REPORTER | June 2, 2008
When Jamie Hovey got a text message about the death of actor Heath Ledger, he quickly went to the Internet. Moments later, the 29-year-old Columbia resident was distraught. It wasn't because the entertainment world had suffered the loss of a rising star. Hovey was dismayed because he discovered someone else had claimed Ledger in his celebrity fantasy league. Hovey is part of the growing number of entertainment world fans who take part in the leagues, which operate like the more established fantasy sports leagues.
SPORTS
February 27, 2006
Mind Games section Fantasy sports, gambling and book reviews. Go to www.baltimoresun.com/mindgames Those Fantasy Guys Dave Alexander and Childs Walker write about fantasy sports. Go to www.baltimoresun.com/fantasy
SPORTS
March 9, 2006
Mind Games section Fantasy sports, gambling and book reviews. Go to www.baltimoresun.com/mindgames Rick Maese's blog Read a blog by Sun columnist Rick Maese. Go to www.baltimoresun.com/maeseblog
SPORTS
By CHILDS WALKER | February 1, 2008
I hate fishing. It all started when I was 5 years old and my father and uncle took me on a deep-sea charter from the South Carolina beach where my family vacationed. As the boat bobbed away from the shore, the pungent odors wafting from piles of bait and chain-smoking deckhands unsettled my stomach. On top of that, I was bored to death, staring at my line, waiting for it to jerk. Funny thing was, I hooked the biggest fish of the day, the one that became dinner that night. I still have a picture of me hefting it on the dock.
NEWS
October 4, 2007
INSIDE TODAY WHAT THEY'RE SAYING TODAY'S SUN COLUMNISTS Don't forget Earl the Pearl To display a complete picture of the city's sports history, the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards needs a Baltimore Bullets exhibit. Sports baltimoresun.com/steele Listen to what Amazon offers For music online without hassle of copy protection, try Amazon. Business baltimoresun.com/himowitz OTHER VOICES Childs Walker on fantasy sports -- Sports Rashod D. Ollison on Rahsaan Patterson -- Live Sam Sessa on Birds of a Feather scotch bar. -- Live 5 THINGS TO DO TODAY Paolo Nutini -- Scottish singer/songwriter Paolo Nutini, who performed at the Virgin Festival in August, returns to the area for a show at the 9:30 Club.
SPORTS
By CHILDS WALKER | September 20, 2007
With 0-2 starts staring at me in two football leagues (thanks so much, Donovan McNabb and Larry Johnson), I'm trying my best not to focus on the fantasy details. Sometimes, it's worth standing back from the hurly-burly of whom to start and sit in a given week. When I think about how far fantasy sports have come from the homespun baseball and football leagues I started with school friends in the early 1990s, I'm amazed and perhaps a little aghast. More than 19 million people participate in the United States and Canada, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg | September 7, 2007
If there is one cliche we never seem to tire of in sports, it's the biblical story of David vs. Goliath (1 Samuel 17) that writers and broadcasters use to help explain an upset. Never mind that it is the intellectual equivalent of beginning a novel with the words, "It was a dark and stormy night." Each year, when a tiny team pulls off a major upset - claiming, more often than not, that it was motivated by disrespect or even outright dismissal - the news wires and airwaves are littered with references to the story of David, the future king of Israel, slaying Goliath, the champion of the Philistines, with a single stone.
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By Kevin Eck | May 12, 2007
When it comes to current popular culture and sports, I feel as out of place as a Mensa member at a convention for Pittsburgh Steelers fans. I don't watch American Idol, I don't think Will Ferrell is all that funny and I couldn't name one Jay-Z song. I'm also convinced that I'm the only sports fan on the planet who isn't in a fantasy league. I know it sounds crazy, but I actually intently follow major league baseball and the NFL simply because I love the sports. The new mantra for sports fans, however, seems to be: It's not whether your favorite team wins or loses, it's how you play the fantasy game.
SPORTS
January 29, 2007
Those Fantasy Guys Sheil Kapadia and Childs Walker on fantasy sports. Go to www.baltimoresun.com/fantasy
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