HTF Challenges the Readers – the Inaugural HTF FF League

Sunday, August 09, 2009 | | |

So today I’m playing my little piano while the kids were singing at church in the primary and it was the 6th time through the same song so I was not having to focus too much and then a thought hit me -

It’s like almost football season!

(sorry about really bad english in sentence #1 . . . but not that sorry)

I’m not sure what has happened to me over time.  Football used to be a massive deal to the HTF.  But time (and 4 kids) has kinda eroded that.  At work I used to always hear people talk about this “Fantasy Football” thing.  Seemed like a weird concept, but one year, about 5 years ago, I decided to start up a league with some friends and totally loved it.  I didn’t really even have to watch games and the time commitment was minimal.  (and it’s free)  Still I was able to smack talk with friends and follow the game/players a bit.  Luckily I don’t care too much about winning/losing . . . which may be why I lose pretty often.  But it’s a fun way to bond with old friends all over the country.

Tonight I mentioned to Traci about how fun it could be to have an HTF Reader Fantasy Football League.  She didn’t really acknowledge the statement, which is probably a sign of my idea being a bad one.  But I’m gonna give it a shot to see if I can drum up any takers.  Here’s the pitch:

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If we get at least 8 takers, including me, we’ll have a league and you’ll get to read about the chicanery and smack-talk here on the blog.  I’m well aware of the “demographic make-up” of my readership – you’re mostly female.  (let’s be clear, I’m routinely crushed by the ladies in my current FF league)  What a great chance to SHOCK the men in your life!  Also, spouses are welcome to play along!

Anyway, there’s the challenge.  As Harry Truman used to say, “Try something you haven’t done before, and play fantasy football with HTF.”

5 comments:

  1. agm says:

    I know nothing about football, but that fancy blue sign totally convinced me to sign up. hahahah Put me down as YES!!

  2. Becca says:

    I still think that they should make the football flourescent orange or fitted with a flashing bulb - I can never seem to figure out where the darn thing went.

    So they sucked you back into primary again huh!

    Ok so the whole idea thing happens to me ALL the time - I often have FABULOUS ideas that get ignored like a whining child.

    I think my fabulousness is just so well, fabulous, that it renders my audience speechless!

    Kudos to you for charging ahead!

    Oh yeah, and I'm in.

  3. Emmy says:

    I am so in! I am a huge football fan, well huge BYU football fan. But I know a thing or to. My husband is always very impressed with my knowledge :) I'll send you an email

  4. CM says:

    You know I am so IN! A shot at public humiliation/celebration and almost no time commitment? Does it get any better??

  5. Kara Herron says:

    Woooooo!!!!! Football season!!!!! Ok, I'm in. I really hope that I can remember that I signed up for this!
    -Kara

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