A few weeks ago I was invited into a fantasy football league, a seemingly American thing to do. It's also something I have never done. Admittedly I know very little about pro football which is almost as un-American as not voting for George Bush. Well, almost.
Here is a quick inventory of my pigskin related knowledge:
2. The New England Patriots really should be called the Massachusetts Patriots.
3. Los Angeles voted out of Southern California because they didn't want to pay $400M for a new stadium. And on that day I was very proud to live here.
4. I once spoke to the Kansas City Chiefs Vice President of Sales because he wanted to know more about a friend of mine. The guy was pretty down to Earth.
5. John Madden has the coolest job and the most hip-hizzle ride in all of football.
6. I used to fear for my life when Charlie Bottoms would come to play in our neighborhood touch football games. He was a hard-core-stoner.
As you can see, I am at more than a slight disadvantage in fielding a team against most guys. The kind who can do things like talk about individual players statistics or wax poetic about past performances. I'm hoping that a few of you, who I am not competing against, can give me some fatherly advise in playing my roster to victory over the other web developers whom I have been pitted against.
Below is my roster, a fine group of virtual players who were selected by ESPN because I was not able to participate in the draft. Any help in understanding what I should be doing in order to crush the opposition would be appreciated.
Here are your Los Angeles Airbags!