Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football is just Dungeon and Dragons for guys who used to beat up guys who played Dungeons and Dragons.


sandman said...

Hmm... I used to run a fantasy football league. I also used to play D&D.

Fifteen years ago or so, I can remember when we fantasy football players were considered an annoyance. Sports talk radio didn't want to talk to us even.

Then, the NFL woke up and figured out that fantasy football is really the only reason to watch football at all. There's no point in backing a team, because there's nothing constant about any team. The days of the dynasty or "building for the future" are long gone. The only constant in any team is the laundry.

You're not rooting for the team. You're rooting for the uniform, because the team gets shuffled around every year.

David said...

As long as you didn't beat yourself up back when, then you're good.

I used to play D&D also. I think I would really enjoy fantasy football, except that I have absolutely no time whatsoever to start a new hobby. I can't keep up with the ones I have already and I don't want to give any of them up.

I can't tell you how many times I've been watching football games and cheering for some guy who is on a breakaway run and my wife asks who is that? And I have to tell her "I have no idea he wasn't on the team last week."

sandman said...

I ran that fantasy league for twelve years, but I've long since given up on football.

You know what killed football for me? TiVo.

Over the years, I've become a big fan of the L.A. Kings. Got in the habit of TiVoing the game, and then begin watching 45-60 minutes after the start. We call it "magic time." Once we've done that, simply fast forward past the commercial breaks and intermissions.

Then, I tried the same thing with football and discovered that I never got off the fast forward button at all. A three-hour football telecast is two hours and forty five minutes of standing around, with commercials to break up the monotony. I can't stand it. Might as well watch the highlights and nothing else.