The folks over at Rotogrinders wanted to ask me some questions about the Buffalo66 Challenge, so I took some time to reflect on what it all means.
Cliff notes: Not much, really.
The original idea behind the challenge was to get regular action, hopefully at high stakes. I was willing to play my "weaker" sports in exchange for getting action in my wheelhouse (hockey/nascar/autopick).
Blinders thinks we are playing for some sort of world championship, which I refute completely. Win or lose, there is no one else out there playing 5+ sports regularly with better results than me.
If I were to play a multi-sport challenge worthy of a "world title", it would include:
-Higher stakes (at least $100 per contest)
-More total contests (probably 100)
-A minimum of 5 sports in the challenge
-Multiple contests on the same day (i.e. both an NFL & NBA contest on a Sunday)
-Autopick contests (IMO, the most skill based daily fantasy contests.)
Now, I have to give Blinders props for accepting the challenge. I acquiesced to most of his terms, mainly because I wanted the action so badly.
As for handicapping the current challenge, I really like my chances, even though the all salary cap format is pretty high variance. Knowing basketball is my weakest sport - If I can go 7-5 in the other three disciplines, then I'll only need 4 hoops wins to clinch the series.
I expect baseball contest #4 to take place this weekend.