Monday, August 24, 2009

Pick Me, Pick Me!

Do you know football? The last time I followed football the Rams were still in Los Angeles and the "Fearsome Foursome" ruled the defense. Well, in my mind they did. I loved Roman Gabriel, and, of course, Deacon Jones, Rosey Grier, Merlin Olsen, and Lamar Lundy. I loved ABC sports' This Week in the NFL show. I loved learning the nuances of the games and about the players and coaches. Vince Lombardi, Tom Landry. Monday Night Football here I come. Sundays will be in front of the boob tube. Not that I have any idea how Fantasy Football is scored.

But what do I know now? Nada. Zip. Zilch. And yet I have a Fantasy Football team and I'm in a pay league. Forked over my $50 to pay. I am such a geek. Nerd. Dork is probably more like it. The name of my team? The NanoBots.

Yes, that is my logo. Go ahead. Make fun of me. The commissioner...well, L's hubby, the Marine, originally had my team named the Killers. I cannot seem to leave well enough alone.

The draft went well, I think. It went fast. We all had our laptops so it was so cool to see who picked who. The quarterback I originally wanted got picked in the first round with the very first pick. Drew Brees. So sad. As a tribute to Killdozer I picked Phillip Rivers and San Diego Chargers defense. I have Marion Barber, too.

I remember playing football in the street with my brothers. I loved kicking the football and I loved throwing it watching it spiral down the street but god help the damn brother who actually hit me. They would get their butt kicked later on.

I'm still looking for the Rams though. Someone told me they are still around somewhere. Traitors.


Bill Stankus said...

Let me understand this - you were a Los Angeles Ram fan and you have included a clips of the Green Bay Packers and Cleveland Browns? And you are involved in gambling with a team called the NanoBots?

Yes, everything is perfectly clear.

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

Well, when you put it that way...*sigh* Does it matter that I loved Vince and dang if I was going to put a clip of the Rams when they deserted me and the league name is the Helmet Heads but my team name is the NanoBots. You know what? It still doesn't make sense.

Southern Sage said...

Jack Youngblooooooooooddddddddd!!!!!!!!!

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

Ah, Sage, you're right!!!

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

My fantasy teams usually get derailed by injury or something fantastic like that.

Last year, I had Tom Brady. This is going to be the year I thought. Until that first game and Brady's left knee ended up on his right shin.

Now, I don't play fantasy football. It's far too frustrating.

@eloh said...

Do what?

My youngest daughter (TB) has sent money to some web site over the years for "virtual stuff"....She will say .."Mom, I need a check for $5." and I'll say .. "Is this for more crap that your imaginary people need", but hey, there is a war going on for fairy land and far be it from me not to finance the fairy wars.

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

Don't tell me your TB plays World of Warcraft, too? No wait, you pay for that one every month. I finally had to kick my daughter off WoW unless she was willing to pay for it herself. Somehow the phrase fairy wars just sounds so wrong but I'm glad to know you are financing one...does that make you an imaginary Krupp dynasty?

Fantasy Football last year I guess had a bunch of commercials with the pro players saying "Pick me" for your Fantasy Football team. I did a lousy job of picking my team and those guys are ruthless in their ridicule.