Fantasy Football advice for Week 2:

Keep it to yourself

9/10/13 in NFL   |   andrewgilman   |   20 respect

It's Tuesday and you lost. Matt Ryan had too many yards.
The good news is, no one cares.
It's Tuesday and you stayed up late watching Monday Night Football making sure your players got that extra yard. You won. Phillip Rivers was just good enough, and man, you shouldaseenititwasamazing.
Guess what: No one cares about that either.
Fantasy Football ranks just above, "Remember When," and quoting movie lines in the big picture of worse conversation starters. It's not creative. It's un-inventive. It's tired and played out.

It's time to stop. Not playing, no. Enjoy your team. Enjoy your league, the RedZone channel and every highlight show. That's fine.

But no one wants to hear about it.
And no wants to hear about your team -  not your friends, not your co-workers and certainly not your wife, who probably prefer you have a secret life, kids and job than join a fantasy football league. The only people that kind of care are the ones in your league, and let's face it, you could use some cooler friends, right?
Sep 8, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) walks to the sidelines after a quick set of down against the New Orleans Saints during the third quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Don't be, "That Guy."
You know, the one who complains about this yard or that catch. The one who talks about which players should have been started or which ones got totally lucky. It's Fantasy Football. It's not real, so if you're treating it as such, you might want to consider getting a new Life Coach.
There are a few things we can all agree on that none of us want to hear:
  1. Every one of your golf shots from yesterday's round.
  2. Your Vegas story where you nearly shut down a hotel after going on a hot streak, only to give it all back.
  3. How your college football team got screwed by the BCS.
  4. Your "Bad Beat" fantasy football loss.
Oh, by the way. I'm 1-0.
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9/10/13   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Ha! I couldn't agree more!