ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – When the Super Bowl kicked-off, millions of Texans also had their eyes on another game – hoping to win big money. “It’s like stocks. You are always chasing the big dream,” said David Sharp of Arlington, one of an estimated four million Texans who play daily fantasy sports.RELATED: Rangers To Pay A's $13.5M Over Next 2 Years As Part Of Swap “I play every single day,” Sharp said. “It makes sports more interesting to watch but the drawl is the money.” Daily fantasy sports has grown into multi-billion dollar industry despite being on shaky legal ground in Texas. To play the online sports fantasy game: contestants pay a fee; pick athletes they think will do the best that day; and, if they do, contestants can win big money. DraftKings and FanDuel are the two largest companies in the industry. Both have spent millions in recent years to flood the airwaves with commercials, enticing sports fans with chances … [Read more...] about Will Texas Punt Again On Legalizing Daily Fantasy Sports?
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for July 30 Fox News Flash top headlines for July 30 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com New York Jets running back Le’Veon Bell is set to return to the football field for the first time after missing last season due to a contract dispute with the Pittsburgh Steelers . Bell used his social media platform Monday to tweet an apology to fantasy football players who had drafted him in their leagues during the 2018 season. Bell had been one of the most productive running backs during the 2017 season but his contract status put some fantasy football owners in a tough spot. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS' JOE THUNEY WAS TOLD HIS INTELLIGENCE COULD SCARE OFF NFL TEAMS DURING DRAFT: REPORT Bell said he was sorry and vowed that this season would be “wayyyy different.” "This is looong overdue!! but I want to take a moment to apologize to all the fantasy owners who picked me last year, I'm sorry I … [Read more...] about New York Jets’ Le’Veon Bell apologizes to fantasy football owners, vows 2019 will be ‘wayyy different’
Quarterbacks: Peyton Manning Phillip Rivers Kyle Orton Joe Flacco Eli Manning Aaron Rodgers Matt Schaub Brett Favre Ben Roethlisberger Michael Vick Matt Ryan Jay Cutler Troy Smith Matt Hasselbeck Josh Freeman Donovan McNabb Ryan Fitzpatrick David Garrard Sam Bradford Matt Cassel Rusty Smith Comments: Shootout in Indy this Sunday – both QBs could have monster stats. Balt may need a more creative offensive game plan this week to get around TB’s defense. TB is better than most are willing to admit at this point and they’ll come to play. Flacco will chuck it around a fair amount. Eli is due for a big game. Kevin Gilbride will likely open it up in part to help Eli gain a measure of redemption after costing the NYG a good chance at victory last week. Lots will question putting Favre this high. Two main reasons I did this. This will suddenly be a different Vikings team with a new coach the players respect but also, for Wash, it will be … [Read more...] about TheDC Fantasy Outsider Andy Hayes: Week 12
Nicole Hemmer is an associate research scholar at Columbia University with the Obama Presidency Oral History Project and the author of " Messengers of the Right: Conservative Media and the Transformation of American Politics ." She co-hosts the history podcast " Past Present " and " This Day in Esoteric Political History " and is co-producer of the new podcast " Welcome To Your Fantasy ." The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. View more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN) Of all the made-up holidays that sitcoms have graced us with — Friendsgiving, Festivus, Chrismukkah — none is more wholesome or more necessary than Galentine's Day . Leslie Knope, the main character of the NBC show Parks and Recreation, explained the holiday to the world this way: "Every February 13, my lady-friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies." Galentine's Day … [Read more...] about The fantasy that changed female friendship forever
A wonderful, unlikely love affair between Peyton Manning and Colorado started nearly 10 years ago with an ugly pass to Rockies first baseman Todd Helton, who scooped a weak toss out of the dirt on one hop from a Hall of Fame quarterback who had forgotten how to throw a football. “We were out there on the field, walking around and we had a ball,” Manning told me. “Helton said, ‘Let’s throw some.’ And I told him: ‘Nope. I’m not throwing out here at Coors Field, because I don’t know who’s watching.’ ” In excrutiating detail, he remembers that first embarrassing pass in Denver behind closed doors in the summer of 2011, when Manning revealed to Helton what a massive undertaking his NFL comeback story would prove to be. RELATED: Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning voted into Pro Football Hall of Fame “We went into the (indoor) batting cage to throw,” Manning said. “And I want to say Helton was 10 yards … [Read more...] about Kiszla: Peyton Manning’s remarkable run with Broncos started with bounce pass to Todd Helton