Fantasy football is ruining fan-hood
Published: Monday, September 17, 2012
Updated: Monday, September 17, 2012 22:09
Fantasy football has ruined being a fan of professional football.
Yeah, that’s right, I said it.
You might be saying, “but Justin, fantasy football makes me more of a fan.”
The casual fantasy football player who plays for fun with their buddies won’t agree with me, but the hardcore players know what I’m talking about. The ones who buy books and do 20 mock drafts and write the results down to see what pattern keeps occurring -- they know exactly what I’m talking about.
I was in this category last weekend. New York Giants QB Eli Manning and Dallas Cowboy kicker Dan Bailey are on my team, and they played each other last Thursday. I found myself cheering for the Giants to score on passing plays and for Dallas to score so Bailey can kick and get me points.
Sometimes it’s hard to root for my Tampa Bucs if somebody from the opposite team is on my fantasy team. It’s becoming hard to be a fan of just one team.
For those of you who say, “Oh, this will never happen to me, I’m dedicated to my team no matter who is playing against us,” just watch. You’ll be surprised when you yell at the TV because the replacement refs called back a touchdown for one of your wide receivers who plays on a team you hate.
Before fantasy football ruins this column, we’ll move on…
In case you missed it… Women’s soccer went 2-0 this weekend at the UMKC Tournament in Kansas City, MO…
Two freshman soccer players on the women’s team earned weekly honors. College Sports Madness named Shea Rhoney Atlantic Sun player of the week. Goalkeeper Brittany Brown was named the A-Sun defensive player of the week after making 11 saves in the UMKC Tournament…
Keeping on the pitch, men’s soccer senior Will Morse was recognized with the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week award and a spot on the College Soccer News National Team of the Week. He became the first player in the six-year history of the program to score a goal in three straight games…
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Despite losing all three matches at the Rocket Classic in Toledo, Ohio, FGCU volleyball got some national recognition this weekend. During the UCF vs. Ohio State game on ESPN2, commentator Beth Mowins gave the Eagles volleyball team a shout-out.