On the drive back from my parents’ house this past weekend, my husband queued up a Mike & Mike podcast from last week in which they talked about the most underrated and overrated players in this year’s fantasy pool. “I saved the Fantasy bit for you,” he said helpfully, knowing that I’d signed up for the Draft Day Suit fantasy league.
After playing for the past six years or so (and helping my husband with his draft for a year or two before that), I’d considered not playing at all this year, or at most joining an anonymous public league. With a 4 1/2 year-old, I just don’t have the time to devote to watching even one entire game on Sundays, much less the 4 or 5 I used to watch when we had the DirecTV NFL Ticket package, and playing fantasy well means paying attention on Sundays at the very least. Both my husband and I have turned our fantasy seasons around by making awesome picks off the free agent list or waiver wire while games were in progress, and if I can’t do that, why bother?
But then Sarah created the Draft Day Suit league, and I couldn’t help myself: I signed up. Of course, signing up with DDS is not like playing in a public league or even a league that I run myself. DDSers know their shit. So when we returned from our car trip to find that the auto-draft had already occurred, and that I got Drew Brees but some rather, er, odd choices, my husband was ready to remind me of the names I’d jotted down on my New York Times during the Mike & Mike podcast.
To his surprise, they’d all been drafted by other teams in the league. “Honey,” I explained, “these people listen to the same podcasts you do. Heck, they might have even-unlike either of us-bought Fantasy magazines this year. These people LOVE SPORTS and are serious about their picks. Of course Brent Celek is gone, and Kevin Boss, too.”
I sure hope Zach or Heath Miller have breakout years.
In related news: I signed up for Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Golf. Yeah, I know. I’m sick.