Monday, September 3, 2012

Lessons in Fantasy Football

Happy Labor Day!  I hope you soak in this extra day off with whatever it is you love to do.  I will be spending some quality time with the fam.  

A few weeks ago Dan told me we were invited to join a fantasy football league with a guy he works with.  I thought that sounded like fun because I never turn down a chance to gamble and I want to care about something else this season beside the Chiefs winning.  


I love living in Kansas City and I usually love being a Chiefs fan, but sometimes it can be a little painful.  This season I can put all my hopes and frustrations into more than one basket. 

We met everyone in our league after being an hour late to the draft party yesterday because apparently I didn't see the invite on the email.  FAIL.  I was so happy to make such a great first impression.  

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Although I spent the majority of high school with my back to the game facing my friends, I changed my tune during college when I got into Mizzou football.  I now know the basic rules of football and the positions - at least on offense.  

That is where my expertise ends, so I learned how to draft in about one minute and then spent the next few hours feeling like a complete idiot and trusting the ESPN rankings to pick my team.  

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Every time I asked a question I am sure everyone there was thinking, "This is going to be like taking candy from a baby."  

I love it when I can make people feel better about themselves.  

Here is my team - in all of its glory.  

Team Kendrick
QB Cam Newton 
RB Maurice Jones-Drew 
RB Adrian Peterson 
WR Calvin Johnson 
WR Roddy White 
TE Tony Moeaki 
FLEX Ryan Mathews 
D/ST Seahawks D/ST 
K Sebastian Janikowski 
BE Steve Smith 
BE Dez Bryant 
BE Trent Richardson 
BE Jared Cook 
BE Stevan Ridley 
BE Denarius Moore 
BE Roy Helu

Now I have to learn about bye weeks and who to bench and when to trade.  I like to think of this as a rebuilding year.  


I made Dan and I kale omelets for breakfast.  One piece of toast was covered in delicious honey apple butter.  

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After church Dan and I met some friends at a new to us local Italian restaurant.  The Alfredo was great - I ate half.

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I ordered a salad too, but it came with a few strands of hair, so I didn't eat it.

I had a major headache after thinking so hard at the draft party, so while Dan went golfing, I rented a chick flick (Lucky One) and ate ice cream and cereal for dinner.  

As I was going to bed I almost peed my pants when I saw this hanging on our stairway wall:

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At first I thought it was Dan, but he was just as creeped out as I was.  So, whoever snuck in our house and hung this poster please step forward.  You have a lot of explaining to do.

Thought for the day:

1 comment:

  1. My boyfriend said that's a really good team you have there!


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