It’s fantasy football draft season, and I’m saving the best for last, which is tonight. I’m playing in Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn’s PledgeMusic-powered league he is doing with friends and fans.
It’s been a pretty busy season so far. I’m coming off two straight years of banking in the Footballguys.com contest (last year I was 222nd out of 9,000 entrants…which is like 97th-98th percentile) and have a few teams I’m playing there which were part of last year’s bounty. And this year, I’ve also dipped my toes in the FFPC’s dynasty leagues, wherein you play year round and draft from the new crop of rookies each year (I’m hooked on dynasty over all other formats). Rounding out my high stakes trifecta, I’m dabbling for the first time in a couple of leagues at scout.com, which has some pros and cons compared to the other two platforms.
But what was missing was playing against real people mostly for fun. Don’t get me wrong, playing against strangers for lots of money *is* fun. But the hour was growing dark, running out of preseason, and I found a deficit in my fantasy portfolio. [Read more…] about Waxing introspective about joining Craig Finn’s fantasy football league, Hold Steady-inspired team names, being literally Stuck Between Stations, and fostering Faith In The Future (whew)