As you may know from following this blog, I have a habit of finding odd hobbies to distract me from writing. I have decided that this is okay. Writing is not my job, at least not yet and having a lot of hobbies makes me a well rounded person…See how I did that? I can totally justify my procrastination with that argument no matter how unimportant or pointless said procrastination is.
My most current form of procrastination is fantasy football. I always thought it was weird, and I didn’t really get it, but my brother-in-law wanted to join an espn league to see what it was like and I figured hey why not try it, its free and I already watch the Vikings every week.
The draft was a learning experience. I ended up drafting seven teams before I was happy with what I got. I did keep up with all of my teams. I rarely watched games but I played very close attention to the bottom little banner thing during the Vikings games.
It was actually a lot of fun. I dealt with injuries and picked up new players, some booms and some busts. I spent a few hours a week trying to figure out who I could add to make the perfect team. I picked up and dropped more players than anyone else in any of my leagues.
In the end only one of my teams sucked. Three of them were one game from making the playoffs and the other three of them actually made it.
Now that the first match up of the playoffs is almost over and I find myself in a weird spot as I wait for Monday Night Football. All three of my teams are in precarious spots.
The Roberts Raiders need Mike Wallace of the Pittsburg Steelers to score less than 10 fantasy points so that they can beat Team Scoregasm.
The Prairie Pirates need Mike’s team mate Antonio Brown to score a whopping 55 points, which I don’t think is very likely. (Scoring break down 10 yards receiving = 1 point & touchdown = 6 points) So he only needs a 310 yard four touchdown game….
Finally team NE Roberts needs the same Antonio Brown to score 19 points, which is doable he had 21 last week, but it also needs Frank Gore the 49ers running back, to score nothing and the Steelers defense to score nothing.
So my best bet is hoping Mike Wallace has an off night while at the same time his team mate Antonio Brown has the best game of his life.
I don't even like the Steelers.
Sometimes I think writing would be easier than procrastinating.