This weekend it's time for my fantasy football draft, and I'm pretty stoked. I've been running a league I call the FFFL (Fantasy Football Fanatics League) for 14 years now and it's always a joy to see everyone and get the machinery up and running again. We're holding our draft at a local pizzeria this weekend, so it's time to really dig in and get ready for the season. We're going to have 14 members in our league this year, and we're doing some neat things with flex positions on our rosters to allow for a variety of line-ups.
Playing fantasy football generally means that every game holds weight, not just those contests that your favorite team is playing in. It takes NFL fandom to a whole new level. It's also a nice social activity--my wife and my father are also members of my league, to include a number of friends, some of whom I probably would have lost contact with over the years if not for this silly game we take so seriously. If you're a fan of football and you haven't tried it yet, I highly recommend it. We use ESPN's website to run our league, but there are a number of options out there.
I just want to know where I'm picking and get this thing rolling--football season is upon us, peeps. Long live fantasy football and the NFL!
Oh, and one last thing: Go Hawks!