Okay, we are having a very stormy night in Georgia. The entire family is watching the weather carefully, considering we have tornado warnings all around us. What is my hubby doing? Watching Braves baseball (since it hasn’t been rained out yet) oblivious to the situation around him. He is whooping it up because one of his fantasy players hit a home run…
Now what is the deal with fantasy leagues? You would think that these guys have enough sports to watch without making up their own baseball leagues. Do they not get enough sports coverage with NBA basketball still going strong and major league baseball now in full swing? In between games, we usually watch Sportcenter to fill the time and make sure he didn’t miss anything. My guy watches sports around the clock, but apparently, that isn’t enough! They have fantasy leagues to fill up more of their time.
Fantasy leagues exist during baseball, basketball and football seasons. In each fantasy league, there are a limited number of teams, let’s say ten, for example. The guys have a team in the league and have a given number of real players on their team. They choose their players in a draft where each participant or “team” takes turns picking players. The best players usually go first and teams must pick players to fill all positions on the team. They can pick players from any team in the major leagues, for example, my hubby has players from Texas, Detroit, Boston, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Atlanta. After teams are chosen, the guys follow their players through the season and keep up with their stats such as batting average, home runs, stolen bases, and for pitchers, wins and saves. The guy’s team with the best stats at the end of the season wins.
So, please let me know if you can find any logic in this fantasy league stuff. I just don’t get how our guys have time to keep up with real sports and have extra time to keep up with pretend teams! Maybe I need to get that honey-do list out…Powered by Sidelines