Monday, September 01, 2008

Asian American Males Fantasy



Okay, this is an article in which I can't believe the research. Stephen A. cites industry research states that only whites, to the tune of 93% of fantasy sports followers or ("general managers" as we like to be referred), participate in fantasy football, baseball, and that ilk which extends all the way to NASCAR and Ultimate Fighting.

The article pegs Asians at 1.1% What?? Okay, the 2006 census puts us at 4.9% of the population but the number is still too low. Every Asian American male (except Jason) I know participates in fantasy sports (especially fantasy football which is all I have time for because baseball and basketball should be more realistically thought of as second full-time jobs since they require more daily maintenance than a 17-year old.)

The intersection of free time at computers with high speed internet, copious statistical analysis, and virtually participation in sports are all calling cards for Asian American males. We have got to be as statistically overrepresented as we are in higher education. What's next, we don't gamble or play video games? Ask what the real guy (Asian not Jim Sturgess) from the "21" movie about MIT students cheating in gambling is actually doing now. That's right writing software for fantasy football. That's what I'm talking about!

6 comments:

Angie in Texas said...

just had our draft and i got a pretty good team. next year i say ya'll host a FF league and winner gets to choose which charity the money goes . . . after FF there's a little break and then it's off to MM (march madness)!

Angie in Texas said...

what about the asian FEMALES?! represent!

daddy in a strange land said...

How 'bout the males of all races who don't care about sports whatsoever, fantasy or otherwise? Huh? What about us? Represent! (sniff) Oh well, just me...

cranialgunk said...

No, Daddy in a strangeland, you are not alone. While I do enjoy getting aerobic and sweaty every once in a while, I have interest in following, tracking, fantasing, etc. sports.

thisislarry said...

DIASL and CG, I'm with you. fantasy football to me is one step below text-based video games & stock tickers in terms of pure excitement.

Like you two, I'm just not hip to being excited about a bunch over overpaid atheletes winning or losing games, much less so about virtual atheletes.

I like watching real football being played because I like the athletecism, but I like watching skateboarding for the same reason -I wish I could do some of those tricks. I have no interests in the stats.

Anonymous said...

All I can think about when viewing the picture was, who in their right minds would pick Deuce McAllister and Shaun Alexander with your 1st pick??? Definitely no Asian American in their right mind would do that!