Ok, so it has come to my attention that not all my readers are quite as enthralled in my sourdough bread-making. So I thought I'd share another project I am working on as of last Sunday.
Last Sunday, I received a call from my friends, Chelea and Keith Kent. They told me that they needed someone to take over a Fantasy Football team in their league because the previous manager had to drop out. The buy-in was just $15 but the bad news was that my team was in last place 0-2. I agreed to take over the team because Adam signed up for the DIRECTV NFL Ticket and all we do is watch football on Sundays. I might as well make it more interesting. Keith renamed my team Demarzzzzzarati! How sweet is that? I only wish I had come up with the name myself! Well, I didn't have time to make any adjustments to my team because I didn't take over until games had already started. But- my team did win and now I'm 1-2.
This will be the first week that I actually managed my team. I spent some time making changes and researching players. I think I have a strong chance of winning my next game. I have Eli Manning starting as quarterback- Adam says he's extremely overrated but I choose to ignore his commentary. After all, he is 0-3 in his own fantasy league. I will admit that I don't think Eli is as good as Peyton, but I just like those Manning boys- they're so nice! I chose the Bears defense because they are playing Detroit- they should do very well. I have Percy Harvin, wide receiver for Minnesota. My thought is that Brett Favre is going to go big against Green Bay and he'll turn to his WR. I won't go into all the other decisions I made- but I assure you that they are very well thought out. Anyhow, this should be a fun way to pass the fall as I enjoy some good smack-talking.
Now, what could be better- Football on Sundays, curled up on the couch with a bowl of chili and some freshly baked sourdough bread? Not much...
* I dedicate this post to Steve Davey. Steve was my manager for many years at Washington Mutual. There, I endured hours of lengthy fantasy football discussion (not all at once, but if you add up all the discussions together, it'd amount to hours and hours). I feel that this has prepared me better for taking on my own team. Particularly, when the biggest take away is- fantasy football is just an excuse to talk trash to your friends (and husband).