- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
Ok, so a bit of history… I don’t really like watching team sports except for baseball. But, my FI is REALLY into football. Every Sunday during football season is my most dreaded day of the week. Worse than Mondays sometimes. I just really, really hate watching the sport. Our usual compromise is that we split the weekend. I get to pick whatever we do on Saturday as long as I don’t bother him on his Sundays to watch the games. But, this isn’t really enough for my FI because he really wants me to enjoy watching the game with him. So, last year, we picked me a favorite team (Go Panthers!) and I tried to get into it but apparently they don’t show the Southern teams unless they play the Northern teams up North. Uhm, thanks for helping me pick a team I’ll never be able to watch, FI!
Anyway, towards the end of the season last year, I decided to stop being a selfish jerk on Sundays and to stop being pouty and to get into football. It’s apparently “really important” to him that I learn to like football. So, at the end of last year’s season, I told my FI that I will be on this year’s fantasy football team.
Now, I’m competitive by nature. My FI is, too. So.. not only will I be joining the team, I actually have to beat him. Problem? I really don’t know ANYTHING about football. It took me 5 seasons to learn what “a down” is (lol.. ok maybe not that long.. but honestly, it took a while). That’s probably part of the reason why I hate football (that and the fact that there was a problem w/ my ex.. long story..). And FI apparently researches EVERYTHING and wins almost all his leagues every year. Talk about your competition!!
So, I’m coming to you guys for some help. I need to learn the rules of the game and I need to learn who the teams are, who the players are and how to pick the best players. Where do you look that stuff up? How do I know which sources to trust? How do I know which players are going to do well this year? How do I know who is injured? How do I know when a trade is good for me? How do you even WIN fantasy football????
Can anyone help me by linking me to places where I can look this stuff up? I don’t want to just willy nilly google these things.
I know this is a lot, so any help would be greatly appreciated!!