The first NFL game of the 2012 season is a week from today. Yes!!!!!!!!!!! I love football more than any other sport. I pay attention to the college game, primarily because of its fast pace and the excitement that comes with being on a college campus. In fact, I am taking my son to the AT&T Nation’s Classic this Saturday. It’s a match up between Howard University and Morehouse College. It should be fun. Pro football (NFL) is my thing, though.
Over the past few years, one thing that has pulled me even deeper into the game is Fantasy Football. I am currently in three different leagues, including one with friends from work (managed outside of the office, of course). Somewhat like poker or golf, there is strategy to playing/participating in fantasy football — strategy that I have yet to master. My teams over the years have been decent, but not strong enough to contend for a title. I am hoping that a little more draft research, and more thoughtful roster management, will lead to better results this year. The one tough thing about fantasy football is the inevitable situation of having a player on your fantasy team playing your real life favorite team. It’s a struggle, because you want your fantasy team to win, but you don’t want your real team to get torched. I’ve always said that I would rather have my Detroit Lions win, no matter what. However, if several hundred dollars are on the line, I may just have to accept a Lions loss for a fantasy win. That’s terrible, I know, but it’s just a game…right?
What about you? Do you play in a fantasy league — in any sport?
If you are new to fantasy football, and need a little help, here are some sites that I’ve found useful.
If you are a fantasy football veteran, please feel free to share some draft and weekly game strategy and tips in the comments. If you have an additional link to a good fantasy football site, please share that as well.
Good luck to everyone playing fantasy football, except anyone playing in my leagues.
Bring on some football, and Go Lions!