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Alexander Shaun, don't let me down

On Wednesday, I didn't drink any alcohol, or carbonated beverage, or smoke any cloves, or marijuana. May not seem like a big deal to YOU, but let me tell you . . .

I made up for it by mixing surprisingly strong drinks last night, which was good, because what with the football draft and all, there weren't many opportunities to get up and mix any more. Yes, I'm in a fantasy football league this season, with a million other people who have LiveJournals which I won't bother mentioning, because really, what good would it do you. There are fourteen teams, and each get sixteen picks, and for those of you keeping track at home, that's 2,146 players drafted last night. It only took us two and a half hours, which was actually a lot shorter than I had expected. EVERYONE came prepared, which was pretty cool. I also brought lots of highlighters. Kelly was the only person with a clipboard; I expect she'll do well this season.

Goddamn, did I used to hate football. Junior year, I spent that term in England; and when you do something like that, you end up saying the same thing to every person who asks about it, you know? One of my rehearsed lines was I'm glad I'll be missing a good part of the football season. Can you believe that? It wasn't the game itself that offended me, it was all the fucking HYPE that surrounds it all week long that is nearly impossible to escape. But then two seasons ago I watched the Eagles every week at American Way, and as I have discovered with basketball, sports are more fun to watch if you're actively following your home team. I loved it that season, and I loved it even MORE last season. I love how each play is discrete, and how many positions there are and how many different jobs there are. It's all very fascinating. It's one of the most physical professional sports, yet also involves a ridiculous amount of strategy. It's like chess with big musclely/fat guys. And I love how they only play once a week; it's like the playoffs all season long.

But, being a girl and all, I don't know much about anything. And I lose interest when I don't care who's going to win. So when Neil suggested a fantasy league, I got hype. Now, I'll have a vested interest in a lot more games per week. Also, I'll have to pay more attention to stats and stuff, and what everybody does. It hopefully will allow me to enjoy football just that much more. I'm excited. And a fantasy football league seems like the kind of thing where LUCK is involved in a big way, and I have a chance of doing well by accident. Besides, with fourteen teams, the good players went awful quick, so nobody really has more than two outstanding players. Man, I so don't know what I'm doing, but I don't care. My team is the Flying Buttresses. I'm playing Neil's Irish Car Bombers in Week One. I can't wait. Wish me luck.


( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 23rd, 2002 06:18 am (UTC)
So, what site are you guys playing on? I want to watch.
Aug. 23rd, 2002 06:45 am (UTC)
Um . . . are you sure that would be fun? Just to watch? It doesn't actually sound fun . . . but we're on Yahoo!.
Aug. 23rd, 2002 06:22 am (UTC)
2,146.....ummm...really? I missed something, a lot of something
Aug. 23rd, 2002 07:00 am (UTC)
You tryin' to tell me it didn't seem that long? Man, it was hot as balls in that room, and I was getting CRANKY at the end. I'm always cranky.
Aug. 23rd, 2002 07:53 am (UTC)
What? Since when.

I have to root for whomever picked Doom Patrol. I loved that comic.
Aug. 23rd, 2002 07:53 am (UTC)
Now watch that be Hal.
Aug. 23rd, 2002 08:04 am (UTC)
Since always. Really, I'm smoking for the benefit of others. Because without it, MAN am I bitchy.

And that's king_kai's team, by the way.
Aug. 23rd, 2002 08:21 am (UTC)
Wow, you're like Cypress Hill!
Aug. 23rd, 2002 12:17 pm (UTC)
turn on, tune in, drop dead
cliff steele in the hizzouse!
Aug. 23rd, 2002 06:43 am (UTC)
Man, I know what you mean about football...I started getting into it in high school, watching the Eagles when they still had Randall, but after that they blew and I didn't watch anymore until I moved to Tampa.

Let me tell you, Tampa is a football town. It is INSANE how much support the Buccaneers get down here. Yeah, yeah, Philly keeps beating their ass, and the Bucs deserve that, but they still have some pretty good games. They also keep schooling the Rams on Monday Night Football, and that's always fun to watch. This is the third year in a row that the Rams-Bucs game is on MNF, only this time it's like, the end of September instead of the middle of November. That could make a big difference.

Your reasons for picking up on football are awesome. The fact that the playbooks are like, fully packed 5 inch three ring binders is awesome, and shows that it takes a good deal of smarts and memory to play that game on the professional level. The code language rox my sox, too.
Aug. 23rd, 2002 06:53 am (UTC)
i have more than 2 outstanding players. 2 words baby: ALGE CRUMPLER. what now.
Aug. 23rd, 2002 06:59 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, man, my one girlish picked-by-name-alone is tight end Wesley Willis Walls. I have nothing but the utmost confidence in him.
Aug. 23rd, 2002 07:09 am (UTC)
don't you mean wallace? wesley wallace?
Aug. 23rd, 2002 09:06 am (UTC)
The more I think about fantasy football, the more I'd like to play, but then the more I actually read of the rules, the far far far less I'd like to play. The end.
Aug. 23rd, 2002 10:11 am (UTC)
Read the rules? I'm supposed to read the rules? Now I'm screwed.
Aug. 23rd, 2002 09:34 am (UTC)
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