Tuesday, September 11, 2012

What Have I Gotten Myself Into??

I have never really been much of a Pro Football fan.  The college life has always been better suited for me.  Here in the South, college football is a religion and people pull for some great football teams.  Pro football in the South gives us the Falcons.  Do I really need to say anymore?  The Falcons are enjoying a little success lately, but have you ever noticed that when highlights are played for other team's greatest moments that the opposing team is always the Falcons?  That's because that have historically sucked!  Our one and only Superbowl appearance found our starting defensive back trying to hook up with a prostitute the night before the game.  Needless to say, John Elway and the Broncos trounced us pretty good on their way to the title that year!

Sunday afternoon football has always been nap time at my house, or work time in the shop, or play time with the kids.  I don't know that I have watched more than a handful of games over the past few years.  I get my football fix on Friday night and all day Saturday.  But I have a feeling that is all about to change.  I have a new hobby.  This new hobby is seeing just how bad my new fantasy football team can perform with me as its General Manager.  I was stupid enough to allow the Downeast Duck Hunter to talk me into joining a Fantasy Football league and my limited knowledge of the Pro game came through with shining colors this past week. 

- I finished dead last in points scored this week
- My bench players scored more points than my starters
- My number one draft pick didn't show up for practice until two days before the first game
- I was a 24 point under dog before the first snap
- I asked for insider help from ESPN and it caused me to do worse
- I was awarded the LIMP Award this week by my league for the poorest performance

HOWEVER, I did watch more Pro football this past week than I have in the past 10 years!  I'm not sure that is a good thing!!

So I will go into the second week of Fantasy Football reading all of the projections and trying to field a team that might actually score me some points.  My competitive side of me will not allow me to give up and my commitment side will not allow me to not finish what I started.  Please note however that I will play the remaining part of this season under protest.  DDH I told you I didn't want to do this!  I like the REAL world!

Oh look, I'm favored by 4 in week two!!!!!!  Look out boys, the Brave Eagle is back!!!!


Ian Nance said...

What about the Bucs???

Erin said...

My husband got suckered into FF at work. He had the highest score for a losing team this week. But I think it has ruined football. Instead of cheering for your team, you are cheering for players/a QB/a defense etc.

Good luck!!!

Trey Luckie said...

Sorry Ian! The Bucs suck worse than the Falcons! :)

Trey Luckie said...

Erin- I found myself in the same pickle as I watched one of my receivers score against my defense!

Downeast Duck Hunter said...

You need to worry more when you play the Harbor Hogs week 5.

Don't sweat the slow start, projections usually never pan out but at least you know C.J. Spiller will be getting the pill this next week with Fred Jackson out.

Thanks for joining my league, and your money.

Downeast Duck Hunter said...

And I have to disagree with Erin, I went from hating football to loving it only because of fantasy football. Go Hogs!!!