Because people are stupid and are willing to pay those ridiculous prices. Something needs to change, and I believe it will in time.
Messages - van Haarlem
A bunch of friends/co-workers are running our third annual Toss the Pigskin league, and we need one owner for a 4:30 draft(yahoo sports). I have created an extra team, with an extra yahoo account for the final owner. Send me an e-mail (email@example.com) in the next fifteen minutes to reserve your spot in this league. All in all, this draft/league is filled with experienced ff'ers, and will be good practice for your big $ leagues.
Again, shoot me an e-mail asap at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will send you the account info.