The Cool Girl’s Guide to Fantasy Football, Part One

by Jaime on June 13, 2016

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Maybe you watch it. Maybe you don’t. Maybe you scream at your television, pleading for some good calls from those goddamn refs.

Oh, just me? Yeah. That’s cool.

I’m just your normal, everyday girl. I guess. I love puppies, pretty dresses and pass protection. My name is Jaime, and I live in Denver.

I’m a Patriots fan by birth and family inheritance, and a football fan in general. I remember sitting in the living room listening to the men in my family curse at the static-covered television screen, screaming for an extra three yards. It never made sense, and I never got why they were so angry. Now, I get it. Maybe more than I’d like.

So, I guess I’d say that the real initiation into giving a shit about fantasy football is giving a shit about football in general. But for some people, including many girlfriends of mine, it went the other way around. After all, if you need to keep track of the game to make sure that you are staying on top of your roster, you will learn to start loving – and hating – the game.

As for me? I’ve drafted two kickers in the same league (I was drunk. Really drunk.). I’ve drafted all three WRs from the same team (on purpose, though I dropped two of the three by the fourth week). I’ve won. I’ve lost. I’ve had really embarrassing blowouts where I may have wanted to quit. And I’ve stuck around to see the team come back.

Hell, one time I pulled a Seattle (a la Hasselbeck years), going 5-6 in the regular season and going on to beat a 10-2 team to win the championship. So, if there’s any one thing I can share with you, it’s that the season isn’t over till it’s over. You can always come back for more.

(Which is exactly what you need to do to catch the next installment.)


[Photo credit: Douglas Chapin - @douglaschapinphoto]

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