I think a mass-majority of football fans share the same blissful feelings I have for football season. Preseason is winding down, coaches are making their final cuts, rookies are praying they have what it takes, and veterans are hoping their roster spot is secure. The last and arguably the biggest decisions to be made are about Fantasy Football.
If you’re anything like me, you have been waiting a long time at a shot at redemption. I’ve been waiting patiently since I made a run-of-the-mill 2nd and 7th place finish last year. Or as some of you would say, “first place loser” and 7th place, either title is fitting. If you play fantasy football then you know what it is I’m referring too. You also know about the preparation, the studying, the notes, the time away from family which ultimately leads to draft day!
Before the draft begins we always say “new season and new plan”. So what do you do when draw the 5th pick this year? Foster is gone, Rice is gone, Rodgers is gone—no big deal, you have a plan. What if have the last pick? Who cares, now you get two- in- a- row.
The second round is where you’re going to make your biggest move and make your mark on the draft. The third round is where you find your groove and get in a rhythm. The fourth round is where all your preparation comes into play. This is where all your studying to discover this year’s sleeper pick unfolds. You slide your mouse over the selected player of choice and boom. The biggest sleeper in this year’s draft is yours!
Now all your research and analysis is coming together. You got this, it’s yours, and this is your year. For those of you who play understand, for those of you who don’t play won’t be able to experience it until you have. You won’t know the excitement that comes with checking your phone or computer every two minutes to check this year’s sleeper pick stats.
You won’t know the joy of changing the channel every 3 minutes to see if your defense is on the field. You also won’t know the frustration of having a benched wide receiver score 30 points and your starter score 3. Most importantly you won’t know the bitter-sweet agony of hoping Drew Brees throws for 3 TD’s and 300+ yards while still hoping he loses to your favorite team.
Fantasy Football has changed the way I view football while adding additional excitement. It is intense, it is exciting and at times it is so depressing you just can’t handle the outcomes. So good luck cry, laugh and yell. I hope you place better than myself.
Never placed better than 2nd