Fantasy Football, How I Love Thee

Admittedly I'm newish to the fantasy football scene as this will only be my third season playing, but like Roethlisberger in year two, I learned from my rookie mistakes and allowed my running backs (Frank Gore, Steven Jackson) and tight end (Antonio Gates) to carry me to a championship.

I guess its true in a sense; Fantasy Football is like Dungeons and Dragons for sports fans. The Churning compiled a comparative list showing the similarities between the two games. Scary:

  • Random selection of the draft order = Rolling a 20 sided die
  • The draft = Creating new characters
  • The NFL = The “realm”
  • Your players = Your characters
  • Your fantasy league = Your characters’ “world”
  • Your league’s “commissioner” = The “dungeon master”
  • The “smack talk’ message board = “Flaming the n00bs”
  • Obsessively checking player stats to make the best decisions each week = Fighting dozens of small battles to earn experience points
  • Watching games all day Sunday = Sitting through all night RPG sessions on lonely Saturday nights
  • Talking smack because your runningback had a huge weekend = Bragging to your dorky friends that you just “leveled up”
  • Assigning your players in preparation for Sunday = Buying weapons and supplies to prepare for a raid
  • “You picked Oakland’s defense? Dumbass.” = “You’re gonna be a dwarf? Pwn3d.”
  • “Lookout, bitch! I’m playing Larry Johnson this week!” = “I’m arming my +99 helmet of the gods! All your base are belong to us!”

Fantasy Football Toolbox takes a look at the 2007 Chargers and sees an offensive powerhouse. Its pretty much the usual stuff like LT and Gates being no-brainers, but I guess it's never too early to start assembling your big board in preparation of draft day.

June 2, 2007

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FanProphet said... Jun 3, 2007, 2:26:00 AM

You're right it is like D&D to an extent it's just less interactive. If you get a minute come visit I have some pretty interesting things going on in the world of fantasy sports.


Ivan Abrahim said... Jun 3, 2007, 7:02:00 PM

Fantasy football is like D&D for the guys that grew up beating up the kids who played D&D

JJ said... Jun 5, 2007, 8:58:00 AM

Check out my follow-up entry. I ended up winning (with a little help from Frank Gore).

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