My fantasy team is currently tied at 0-3 with the Green Bay Packers. We both suck in equal proportion. I guess this is my penance for trying not to get any Packers on my team. It is hardly my fault that the Packers suck this year. I continue to be a fan, but I’m realistic about what a miserable season it’s going to be. I did wind up with one Packer, Donald Driver, who I thought may do alright for me since the Packers have no other decent receivers. So far, no good.
The Packers though have highly-paid football minds invested in selecting their team. I took about two minutes to rank players on the list and never actually considered how my rankings might play out. Or come back to bite me as the case may be. Perhaps if I had a longer attention span I might have been bothered to invest a little more time and thought. Plus it’s not like there’s money on the line or anything, just pride. Money would have been a much stronger motivator.
My star running back, Jamal Lewis has turned out to be, just after Peyton Manning, the biggest disappointment of this season so far. I watched my tight end Tony Gonzalez last night as he was double- and triple-teamed, keeping him to low yardage and no touchdowns. Foiled again.
So I suppose this doesn’t bode well for my career in the actual NFL. It’s not like I was hoping for a GM position. I just want to know how I can get a job holding the down marker. Or working the dial-a-down thing. I could totally do that. Anything that throws me in the path of lots of large, strapping, well-paid men who can get me season tickets.
It’s really not just about the men in tight pants for me. I genuinely enjoy and appreciate the sport. Thanks to Big Daddy Lomas, I’m going to the Saints game on Sunday. I’ll cheer for the Saints since they’re sort of our hometeam, but my stress level will be considerably lower than when I have attended Packer games in the past. I can just sit back and enjoy the good plays, something that was rare in the Redskins games I attended. Well, the Chiefs and Falcons made plenty of good plays against them. Meanwhile the Redskins got less first downs than we had beers. And barring a low-interest loan, we couldn’t afford that many beers.
So while I’m so glad it’s football season again and so glad to once again have the opportunity to watch games and nap through games and talk on and on about football, it might be a bit of a sore subject this year. And I’m pretty sure my fantasy season is already shot to hell. Poor Lori.