In the sports realm, fantasy rarely translates into reality.  Rotisserie fantasy leagues have been evolving since their creation in 1980.  These leagues allow fans to manage a pro sports team according to their wants and needs.  Statistics are kept via computer programs and tallied throughout the course of the year, determining one winner in the end. 

Fantasy leagues and ownership of this nature is far less complicated than those that are offered on video games.  Games such as Madden NFL 2007, allow users to manage a franchise such as the Chicago Bears.  The game encourages owners to alter ticket prices, upgrade stadiums, sign free agents, draft college players, etc.  The games are very involving and complicated, but they don’t compare with the day-to-day operations and difficulties a real team owner can encounter when owning a real professional team.

The one thing that is common in both genres is passion.  Owners must have passion for their teams, their respective sports, and of course, their job.  Things that fantasy owners needn’t concern themselves with are tax issues of the team’s athletes, obtaining liquor licenses, paying property taxes, hiring a mascot, or a means of selling tickets. 

The biggest difference of all, however, is the fact that realistic management doesn’t merely promote entertainment, it sells desires and dreams. 

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