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.