I am currently embroiled in 2, yes count em, 2 different fantasy football leagues and there may be no real explanation as to why. I have never been a omniscient purveyor of sports and their statistics...just ask R Dukes. I do like sports, I played them when I was younger, but I do not possess an almanac-esque knowledge base of sporting history.
I am in these leagues for fun. My work league is fun because it offers me further opportunities to harass and make fun of my co-workers. I work with some pretty cool people and on the other hand I also work with some basement dwelling ogres who are socially inept. Needless to say my repertoire of smart-ass comments and comebacks is always put to good use. The second league I am in is with a few friends of mine and is a $25 buy in. I know its not much money but seeing as I just ended my fantasy baseball league which cost me $107.50 and not to mention was awful. This league was manned by the guys that in high school were voted "Least Likely to Evolve" (present company excluded). They were all friends of friends, save 3 of them, and I didn't enjoy it one bit.
The second league is better cause it is with my close friends and one guy even named his team after my actions during the weekend of another league member's bachelor party. That was awesome! I don't mind losing $25 to a group of friends...Hell I don't even mind losing $20 to some of the same people at our semi-monthly poker night. In fact some may say I enjoy it.
The worst part is that because I choose to partake in these leagues that the assumption is made that I will be good. In essence I rarely ever do good in them and if I do lose it is readily pointed out by R Dukes as a glorious revelation. Trust me its not. I wonder if at all if he will do at least 1 of 2 things. First...Will he be as excited if I actually win and make another attempt at being humorous. Second will he get my name right.
These are yet to be seen but I remain hopeful. Until then I will continue my mediocre streak in all fantasy sports.