Well that time of the year has come upon me once again. That special time where I get excited for a few weeks, only to have everything come crashing down in shambles. That’s right: it’s fantasy football season.
If you’re just getting to know me on social media, well let me say that I absolutely love fantasy football and just watching the sport in general. Don’t ask me why, since I really don’t have a great answer, it’s just something I’ve always enjoyed sitting down and watching on Sundays. With that said…Bear Down!
But that’s not why I’m writing this today. I could probably go on for hours about why I love football and how the Bears are going to the Super Bowl this year, but this post is about fantasy football. It’s a very special hobby that I have that inflicts a wide range of emotions: from happiness to anger to straight up wishing I never got invested in it.
Tomorrow marks I believe the 7th year that a core group of college friends and myself have done a fantasy football league together and let me just say that it’s great. The day of the draft, most of us do our best to try and meet up and have a few drinks, some good food, and a lot of trash talk before it starts.
I always look forward to this part of the season because it’s when hope and optimism is still alive. It takes place in that magical time before you find out that Le’Veon Bell is going to sit out a full season when you draft him with the first overall pick.
It lets you forget about the year before when you make a big trade for David Johnson in the offseason, only for him to break his wrist in the first game or two and miss the rest of the season.
This time of year lets you also have hope that your luck will be better than THREE YEARS AGO when Adrian Peterson got hurt and I took him off the promise of a great season.
But anyway, I digress. I’m hopeful that this year will be the year with these guys. I’m already second guessing my keepers with Le’Veon in the first and Lamar Jackson in the 18th round which is always a good sign.
All that’s left to do is draft. I’ll more than likely give a full analysis tomorrow night coming off the high that my team can go “all the way” this year.
Side note: my team has been bottom 3 the last four years so I’ve got some high standards.