My football story … and I’m sticking to it …
In my over 60 years of life I have been consistently successful at ignoring football. Baseball is my jam and I have been a SF Giants fan since I attended my 1st baseball game as a young girl at Candlestick Park in the 60’s. I was absolutely mesmerized by the sight of “green” grass … having only seen games on our black & white TV.
My dad was an equally tried and true SF 49er fan … despite their off and on “dark years”. I learned to ignore football in those early years when my sister and I were not allowed to make any kind of disturbance or distraction while a game was on. I remember one year my mom and I were in a car accident on a rainy Monday night. As the tow truck pulled our car away … my mom belabored over calling my dad to come pick us up. I finally convinced her to give him a ring. I am not sure how the phone conversation actually went …. but my mom and I stood … cold and wet on the El Camino Real in Santa Clara until my dad showed up after 9:00 p.m. when the game was over. He was not happy, my mom was not happy, I was not happy.
… Fast forward … September 1, 2019 @ 5:30 p.m.
I drafted my 1st fantasy football team known as “Sandi’sTightEnds”. I know nothing about Fantasy Football. I know nothing about FOOTBALL … except of course that song that plays before a game … dut, dut, dut, duuhhhhhh … and that it is best viewed with a beer! So … why did I even join a Fantasy Football Team you ask? It has become a family “thing” that joins my family on the east, central and west coast … and … my nephew, who I dearly love, is the moderator/creator guy. (Love you JohnE!)
As an academic, I began frantically taking notes in a little black journal … but, it became too laborious … because I have too much to learn. So I am chronicling my Fantasy Football research here … in a cut and paste world where the information I log is always available to me (as I am right now heading out on a 5 week road trip to Indiana!). Besides … as it turns out … once you draft a team … the work is not over!!!!! (Who KNEW?). Also, it is hard to find information for the “football illiterate” … if there is another like me out there; hoping to understand this seemingly simple yet complex game ……. I hope this helps you also!