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St. James Plaindealer - St. James, MN
  • Fantasy Football Woes

  • Fantasy Football is growing in popularity throughout the country, as people look for new and exciting ways to be involved with the sports they love. The advances made in technology have made it easier than ever to play the game – since all of the points, drafts, waiver-wire transactions and transfers can be completed online without any real difficulty.
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  • Fantasy Football is growing in popularity throughout the country, as people look for new and exciting ways to be involved with the sports they love. The advances made in technology have made it easier than ever to play the game – since all of the points, drafts, waiver-wire transactions and transfers can be completed online without any real difficulty.
    I have been playing in a league with my friends since I transfered to Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2009. What was once friendly competition between teammates, roommates and friends has now become a way to stay connected with a few friends as we each continue to drift further apart.
    My only issue with Fantasy Football is that I am terrible at it. I haven’t finished last yet in the league, but I am usually right in the middle. After a mediocre draft the season starts and my team is already behind. Then comes the time when you are supposed to choose a line up. I select my starters and choose who will be riding the bench, then set the line up and watch the games. And, here is why I should draft all of the Vikings and have them sit on the bench – it doesn’t matter who I start, my bench will always score better than my starters and I will always look like a fool.
    This opening week of Fantasy Football, my bench of five scored as many points as my team of nine as I got crushed by 90 points by a friend who is living in Guatemala and can’t/doesn’t even follow the sport.
    What is supposed to be a nice relaxing Sunday of watching football and dreading the start of the work week in reality turns into me running around my living room wondering why the Falcons said Roddy White was fine, when he clearly has a high ankle sprain and is just limping about the field as a decoy. Bye bye fantasy points.
    I’d like to offer a bit of wisdom to my fellow Fantasy Football players out there, but the truth is I’m terrible. I literally make all of the wrong decisions, and my friends love me for it. If you really want some good advice, take a look at my team this week, see who I’m sitting, and start them – because they are about to have a career fulfilling night.

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