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:
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.”