Last year, I was in a fantasy football league and I loved it! The group consisted of some random people, but it mostly included a group of friends that I used to watch football with every Sunday. Since that group included my Ex of all Exes, I did not join a league with them this year. I came to terms with not being part of a league this year and was able to justify not spending the time on it since I need to study for my CMP.
Well late Sunday night, the Penguin invited me to join one of his 5 leagues. It is a no-money league, but a group of his close friends do it every year. No money lame, but then I began thinking…it won’t be about the money, it’s all about the PRIDE!!!!
The trick is they draft defensive players and it is a PPR league. I agreed to join the league nonchalantly and then quickly realized my mistake. I’m in a league, with a bunch of seasoned football watchers that have been drafting fantasy teams for years and I’m the ONLY girl. What was I thinking?! The pressure! The stress! And then to make matters worse, I got the 3rd pick! Do you know how hard it is to decide who the 3rd best player in the league will be?!?!?!
I started feeling the pressure around 5:30pm when I finally sat down motivated to do some research. Since I wasn’t planning on joining a league, I’ve stayed away from most pre-season games and most news related to foodtball. When the Penguin “google hangout video chatted” me around 6:45pm with him and two of his friends I thought, this will be fun!
They were talking players/strategy/etc and I started to freak out. We stayed on the video chat during the whole draft (which started at 8:00pm) and I continued to feel the pressure. They gave me advice when I was getting in a bind closer to the end of the draft, but I was overall really happy with my selections (except one major slip up which I should be able to trade in and get someone a little better or he will just live on my bench)!
Then I got the email ranking my draft and I scored a B and am predicted to win the league (according the the “yahoo” analysts). One of the guys on video chat was so defeated when he realized I was in the league because “he doesn’t do fantasy league’s with chicks.” Well take that BUCN, whose draft was graded a D! I play him TWICE and I hope I crush him both times!
Anyways, for those interested, my team is below!