Monday, August 08, 2005

Fantasy Footbal

As a New Yorker, winters are tarnished by a cloud of negativity. The weather is too cold, the sidewalks are dotted with slush puddles and everyone seems to be in hibernation. For us loyal Fantasy Owners however, it is the greatest time of year.As a child I used to keep track of the dreaded "days left" till school starts. August would roll around and you could just feel your summer of fun ending. Time to hit The Gap and Staples for your new clothes and Thundercat pencil holders. It was the only time I really hated to go shopping, and come to think of it, the only time my mother ever took me shopping.I have a new countdown now called the "countdown till my life improves". Since the final snap of the football season, a piece of me has been left on the internet. When August comes, I still go out with a smile on my face; pretend to enjoy my drink when I am at a bar; shake my head like I really care what this girl is talking about, but the truth is I DON'T. All I can think about is what pick in "the draft" I am going to get stuck with. I hope it's 1-3, if I get stuck with the 4th pick I will NOT be a happy camper. The 10th pick might not be that bad, I will really avoid some serious running back dilemas. Yes, let everyone else make the hard decisions, I will sit back and pick whoever drops to me and grab a stud wide receiver on the way back. Wait...am I saying this out loud? Why is this girl in the elevator staring at me with her mouth open?As I exit the elevator, I wonder if that girl is going to head my advice and take Daunte Culpepper if he is there at 11. More importantly, she was wearing those Juicy sweatpants that I love and I didn't even attempt to look at her ass. Maybe Fantasy Football does make me a better person like I have been trying to convince myself for the past 7 years.Anyway, I have a lot of research to do. I still am not sure about my quarterback strategy and I want to ask the doorman if he knows which apartment the elevator girl lives in. ( I want to make sure she doesnt tell anyone who I'm looking to grab in the 5th round ).To be continued...