The Good: It’s Challenging
It started off on July 28th which was also the first day of events. By selecting a different event, I missed out on China's historic gold medal in the Women's 400 Individual Medley. I couldn't believe I had done insufficient research and missed out on a prime early scoring opportunity until I realized it was previously unforeseeable when the news starts covering just how unexpected it was. Two other participants made similar decisions leading all three of us to miss out on the gold medal efforts of our countries.
The Bad: There are still some balancing issues
I have a favorite quote about tennis great and Olympian Roger Federer:
[In the modern game], you're either a clay court specialist, a grass court specialist or a hard court specialist ... or you're Roger Federer. - Jimmy ConnorsIn Fantasy Olympics the USA is like Roger Federer. China is probably fellow Olympian Novak Djokovic but the point is they are both really good at winning in the Olympics. We looked at solutions in Part II of this series and while we didn't completely solve the problem we did mitigate it and through this first trial of Fantasy Olympics we can see what we need to do.