Friday, October 30, 2009

I Heart Fantasy Football

It's true. I totally love having a fantasy football team. It's kind of ridiculous! I guess after being married to Adam for nearly 9 years- I finally gave in and started to enjoy watching football. What I have never enjoyed, however, is watching football ALL DAY. I got really nervous when Adam told me that he wanted to get the NFL Ticket because I knew that's how we'd be spending the next 15 Sundays or so. By the way, I think the whole NFL Ticket thing is kind of a genius win for males. I'm convinced that the guy who came up with the NFL Ticket was a husband who's wife didn't want him watching so much football and this was his secret scheme to rationalize it. For example, the only reason we got it was because Adam couldn't get any Seahawks' games back here. I felt bad for him and suggested that he go ahead and get Directv. Little did I know, it's kind of expensive. And here is where the genius lies- now because he spent so much money on the damn thing, I want to make sure he gets his money's worth! It's a total win for him! I'll admit- this might be a bit far fetched.

Anyhow, when I was asked to take over a fantasy football team, I never expected it to be so fun! My team is doing really well too! I took over at 0-2. I am now 4-3. I'm in 4th place and am playing the 3rd place team this week. I have made a lot of adjustments since I last told you about my team. First of all, I guess the NY Giants were overrated. I still have Eli Manning but I've sat him on the bench the last few weeks in favor of Matt Schaub (Houston). I didn't even know who he was until I started playing fantasy football. That's why this is so fun- I actually have a vested interest in all these football games. Matt Schaub has been solid week after week- so I'm going to stick with him on Sunday. At running back- I have Thomas Jones from the NY Jets and Ray Rice from Baltimore. I have DeSean Jackson as WR - which should work out well for me this week because the Eagles are playing the NY Giants. The Giants haven't been great at defending the passing game- so hopefully that will work out. Speaking of which, I dumped the Giants Defense for Minnesota. I'm not sure about this choice since they are playing in Green Bay. However, maybe this rivalry will work in my favor. Wish me luck!


6 comments:

Missy said...

You sound like another friend of mine who didn't know squat about football until she got married and got a fantasy team, lol! Now she's hooked and knows more than I do. I sooo want NFL ticket so I can watch all my Niners games!

Anonymous said...

Who are you and why are you posting things to my wife's blog?--Adam

Steve said...

This post makes me so happy I want to cry....

I somehow feel that all those hours talking FF with Aaron have rubbed off on you. Well done, Jenny, well done.

The only thing to make it complete would be a recipe to make nacho's on Sunday or some such thing.

So who are the receivers on your team?

Steve

Emily said...

You would be Curtis' dream wife! If I would get 1/2 that interested in football it would make his year!

laura said...

woah. all of a sudden i felt like i no longer read english; my eyes glazed over in that all too familiar way...yes, thats it!~you were speaking that barbaric football jargon i hear occasionally from mike. That weird language he speaks. No habla footbolia. no habla. no habla.

Jenny said...

Blogging is so funny- I have a pretty diverse readership so it's hard to always choose topics that everyone will enjoy. Laura's reaction to this post "my eyes glazed over" is probably similar to Steve's reaction to my sourdough experiment!

By the by- My fantasy football team is in second place! Not too shabby!