Friday, June 10, 2005

Tick tock, tick tock

It's almost here. You can see the signs. Smell it in the air. If you listen, very softly you can make off a tiny sound in the distance. Redskins war drums, Bronco's hooves galloping, dolphins jumping through hoops, falcons eagles cardinals all squaking and crowing.

Football's coming.

I just had a realization today. The fantasy football leagues are live. I just created one. It's great. The's almost here.

I don't know if anyone else has seen the movie fever pitch. It's basically a movie about Jimmy Fallon who's a die hard Red Sox fan. Jimmy and I share a lot of the same characteristics. First, we both have bad hair cuts, second..well he makes way more money..and is a lot funnier..and probably better looking. But the point of the whole movie is that during off season he's a normal guy. During the regular season..he's a nut.

I'm the same way. I love Fantasy Football. The stats, players, etc. It's just a great hobby to have. I'm really lucky that I have a wife who understands my compulsion and allows me to participate in as many leagues as I do. I'm sure she realized that FF season was already here. One of my leagues is a dynasty league, so it goes year round. The past 2 weeks I've been sitting at the computer pouring over spreadsheets. She asks "what are you doing?"

"Fantasy Football stuff dear"

I'm going to try and limit my compulsion this year..3 maybe 4 leagues. No more than 5 though. I do have to work..but boy oh boy work will be better with some FF to cheer me up.


  1. Oh how I know the feeling of football season withdrawal. March Madness helps shorten the offseason with at least something else to watch, but this whole May, June, July time frame is a lesson in patience that I've never quite been able to learn or understand.

  2. Ever tried reading a book? ;)

    I'm the same way about Harry Potter...too bad it doesn't come out yearly. (Nerd alert! Nerd alert!)