Maybe Two of You Can Relate to This

When I left Florida I left several things.

1) My parents.
2) My friends.
3) My twins club.
4) My fantasy football league.

It sounds silly, but do you know how hard it is to get into a good fantasy football league that had a live-in-person draft and plays for money? It’s hard. Nobody ever leaves their league, but people always want to join. You have to wait for someone to move or die. It’s like getting in to Cirque de Soleil. Or my community pool. Sort of.

I used to drive 45 minutes to draft for my old league. Everyone else lived in Lakeland. I got a spot because I worked with a guy on the league and the year before they had kicked out a mother and son for cheating. (Dumping all the best players to the better of their two teams right before the playoffs).

I know you non-fantasy football people are rolling your eyes like crazy, but those of you that play completely understand what I am talking about.

Finding a good fantasy football league here in Northern Virginia was right up there with finding a good pediatrician.

Now Gabe is rolling his eyes like crazy.

Through the power of the interweb I have been lobbying Bump (aka Lumpyhead’s Dad) for a spot on his league. The actual NFL season starts exactly four months from today, but I assure you it isn’t too early to start thinking about it.

I either read on a blog somewhere or saw someone on TV (maybe “Last Comic Standing”?) say “Isn’t Fantasy Football just Dungeons and Dragons for meatheads?”. That isn’t the exact joke, but it’s close. Now, I don’t really consider myself to be a meathead. I don’t think anybody would mistake me for an athlete of any sort. I mean, in high school I lettered in drama and chorus. So maybe, maybe it is just like D & D. If it is, I better go out an buy one of those die with 64 sides.

I bet you guys didn’t even know you could letter in chorus. I’m a huge dork. Now the whole internet knows. I’m sure you suspected this anyway. I’m guessing the people that were actually cool in high school aren’t spending their time talking to the internet about their twins, fantasy football and “The Doodlebpos”.

The good news is that I got an e-mail yesterday from one of my internet boyfriends who is starting up his own league. It may be long distance, but at least I can expect some good trash talking.

There are just under four months until September 7th, also known as the first day of the 2006 – 2007 NFL season and I can’t wait.

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  1. I lettered in BAND.
    Twice.
    TWICE I SAID.

    That is a LOT of Band Credits.
    My senior year I was playing in the FRESHMAN band just for something to fill up my time.

    Fantasy Football rocks it. I never beat up any D & D geeks. I rather like smart boys……

    By the way, my verification word is jihad!

  2. Ugghh. Did you hear that? That’s me sighing as you point out how close football is.

    I lose my husband for six months a year when football starts. He has been a Cowboys fan since he was three years old. No joke. His grandmother told me that.

    He is also the commissioner of his fantasy league. So even when games aren’t on he’s researching football and discussing footbal and collecting money for football and advising about footbal…I think you see where I’m going with this.

    Plus then I don’t get to watch Desperate Housewives on the big screen. I have to resort to the “other” TV. 😉

    I keep telling him he needs to start his own blog and discuss football because I swear knows everything there is not know. He remembers every game every played. And every player playing. He can’t remember my birthday, but he remembers who won the Super Bowl every single year.

    So, anyway, enough about me. 😉 Hope you get in to a good league!

  3. I would hate to admit the amount of time I put in researching what team to field during the week. Fantasy Football is the DEVIL! I love it!

  4. Frank Sucks says:

    FF is part of the reason why the NFL is been getting worse over the last 10 years, but you know that already.

    Let’s go Mets. And SU, who I still think can beat UCF any time they want, and I know SU Football sucks.

    lov ya dear!

  5. Wow. I so cannot relate. I find football to be the biggest yawn of all time. Even hearing the games on in the background, that whistling, that cheering, pisses me off.

    The big problem with the sport? Too many players, and too many clothes. I like a sport where the men wear less and there are fewer of them. I miss the days of bun-huggy NBA ball. Those long saggy shorts just don’t do it for me.

  6. Okay, gotta point out a few cool things here. First, you hail from Florida? What part??? I grew up in Florida! And I LETTERED in swimming. Swam meets in Lakeland!
    Next, I lettered in drama and chorus. I’m a Doodlebop-geek-Last Comic-Standing-whore as well. Ahhhh haaaa. No wonder I’m drawn to your humor!!!!

  7. You always got a spot on my league!!! And in looking at the schedule we could draft Sunday the 3rd…. the same weekend as the concert….hint hint! I miss you! (or I’m sure you could telephone draft if necessary….someone did it in our league last year)

  8. Sarah, I may actually “out-dork” you on this. I lettered in chorus AND academics. (WHO DOES THAT?) Aparently, I did. Somehow.

    YEAH!! FOOTBALL SEASON!! Finally, I can actually sit and watch a game without worrying about an upcoming test. It won’t be the same without you guys here. Miss you!

    Sigh………..

  9. You are so not a dork. sorry.

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