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Tales From a Fantasy Football Junkie 2

Posted on November 10, 2009 by Joe Gill

It’s maddening. It causes you elation one minute and devastation the next. Its

CJ28, which is my pet name for him, is my fantasy football man crush.

CJ28, which is my pet name for him, is my fantasy football man crush.

America’s other pass time, fantasy football.

Perhaps Doctor Drew will have a reality show based on this addiction.

I should send in my video now.

I have been playing fantasy football for over 14 years, back to the days when there was no social media or rotoworld.

We used magazines to gather intel to draft players and the commish would calculate scores by reading the box scores in the newspaper.

Technology has drastically changed the FF landscape.

Now if the live scoring isn’t updated in seconds, I get frustrated!

My fantasy football “career” can be summed up as follows, “I am the Fantasy Football version of the Buffalo Bills of the 1990’s.”

I can make it to the big game, but I just can’t win it.

I may be cursed.

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