Last Thursday night the MOST wonderful time of the year began: football season. Football season means one thing for me: it’s time to dominate in fantasy football.
Fantasy football is my FAVORITE. I love it, primarily for the competitive aspects, and every now and again the life lessons.
Week one brought me an important one: fantasy, like life, is about managing risks.
I took a risk this week and included players who played on Thursday night. In case you don’t watch football, Thursday night games are known for being terrible. And I’ve found that players often underperform.
But I had Brady on one team, Brandin Cooks on two others, and Gronk on one of the teams with Cooks. I trusted these dudes. I mean Baby Hands Brady is a one track mind POS. And the only track he has is winning. I made an exception for the start of the season, thinking well how bad could it be, the Pats are playing Alex “I Never Throw for more than 10 Yds” Smith?
TOM BRADY DID NOT THROW FOR A SINGLE TOUCHDOWN ALL GAME! 😡
And not just Brady all of the Pats underperformed. I watched the game in a state of rage and a likkle bit of wonder. Alex Smith was out there slangin’ the ball like he’s an elite QB (umm he is not). Brady was getting his arse handed to him.
And when your QB underperforms, so do his receivers. By Friday morning I had resigned myself to losing all of my matchups for week 1.
And here is the beauty of fantasy: I WON EVERY SINGLE ONE OF MY MATCHUPS!
I took a risk by playing folks on a Thursday night, I also shored up my teams with a defense that substantially over performed. Fantasy is not about star players it’s about a balanced team.
And as in fantasy so in life: having contingency plans to take up the slack when a risk falls apart ensures you keep winning. Also, I learned I gotta trust my preparation.
My fantasy sources are top notch, and my commitment to preparing for my matchups is not that different from how I prepared for the bar. While Baby Hands Brady & Co. tried to dim my week one shine, my preparation ensured I went out and KILLED THE COMPETITION!
So cheers to me! And cheers to a fantasy season that is looking mighty bright!