Confessions of a Fantasy Football Junkie
Many fantasy football junkies would not be willing to admit that their keeper league causes them to cheer for rival teams or that their fantasy team is a part of them.
For fantasy football junkies, fantasy football is a way of life.
Here are ten confessions that fantasy football junkies may be hesitant to tell you.
The Application I Use Most on My Phone Is Fantasy Football
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Some people are obsessed with texting, while others are obsessed with e-mail.
For fantasy football junkies, most of their time on their phones is spent staring at fantasy football stats, rankings, and projections.
Not having fantasy football on the go is painful and having an app is a must for any junkie.
I Could Talk All Day About Fantasy Football
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For fantasy football junkies, most conversations are quite boring.
If junkies had their way, people would talk about fantasy football all day, everyday.
For fantasy football addicts, there is always something to say, from trash talk to potential trades. Don't even get them started on who they think the next big sleeper will be.
The Only Social Network I Need Is Fantasy Football
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The number one procrastination tool for most people is social networking sites...but not for fantasy football owners.
When they fire up their computers, they go directly to their fantasy football sites.
There is trash talking to be had, sleepers to be picked up and trades to be made.
My Fantasy Football Team Is a Part of Me
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Some people say fantasy football is just a game, but not for fantasy football junkies.
For fantasy football junkies, their fantasy football team is just an extension of themselves.
They can vote, talk trash, and trade, all in the world of fantasy football. They are the coach, owner, and manager.
When their fantasy football team loses, they lose. Their mood is directly influenced by the performance of their fantasy football team.
I Am in More Leagues Than I Probably Should Be
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Just like for Deion Sanders, one league is never enough for a fantasy football junkie.
If you are a true fantasy football junkie, you own teams in many, many leagues. Not just with people you know, but random people you met online as well.
If you ask them how many leagues they are in, you can safely double what your expectations might have been.
I Spend Weeks Preparing for the Draft
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The fantasy football draft isn't just one event; it effects 17 weeks of a fantasy football owner's life. If you don't get it right, you might as well give up.
Fantasy football junkies realize this and they spend a large amount of time compiling information from a plethora of sources.
For junkies, everything must go right and preparation is key.
I Spend Hours Agonizing over Potential Trades
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One of the key components to fantasy football is making good trades.
Not good trades for everyone, but for yourself.
Fantasy football junkies will spend hours upon hours engineering trades that will simultaneously put their team over the top and devastate the team they are trading with.
Brian Cashman, anyone?
For fantasy football junkies, the ends always justify the means.
If There Were Enough Hours in the Day I Would Watch Every NFL Game
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Fantasy football junkies could watch any NFL football game and be thoroughly engaged; even a game like the Miami Dolphins against the Indianapolis Colts.
There is always a player to watch. He could be on your team, your opponent's team, or maybe it could be a potential sleeper that you are going to pick up.
I Have Found Myself Cheering for Rival Teams
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Fantasy football can make a person do silly things, such as making a Chicago Bears fan cheer for the Green Bay Packers.
If, by some chance, a fantasy football owner picks up a quarterback from a rival team, they will be inclined to root for them when they are not playing their favorite team.
It may seem counter intuitive, and fantasy football junkies may not be proud of it, but it happens to all junkies.
I Think That the NFL Exists Because of Fantasy Football
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Without the NFL, there would be no fantasy football...but that's not how fantasy football junkies see it.
For them, the NFL exists so fantasy football can exist.
Had there been no season in 2011, fantasy football junkies would not have known what to do.