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Fantasy Football Is Stupid

See you in January, boys.

Imagine something you would miss your best friend’s birthday for.  Something so worth doing you’d pass up seeing your family or ignore your boyfriend for.  Something, perhaps, you’d even stay up all night waiting for with intense anticipation.  As intelligent CollegeCandy readers, you’re probably thinking that only an intimate date with Brad Pitt or a shopping trip with Tim Gunn is worth such steep sacrifices.  Well, as I said, that’s because you’re intelligent CollegeCandy readers.

Now, if you will, enter the male mind.  I know, scary prospect, but just for a moment.  If you’re back on campus, you’re well aware college football season has started with a bang (or a keg stand, depending).  What you might not know is that fantasy football season is also about to kick off.  And no, fantasy football isn’t an entire team of Mark Sanchez look-alikes playing without their shirts.  Psh, I wish.

The actual fantasy process is long and involved and, truthfully, absolutely pointless if you ask me.  From my limited understanding, it’s basically guys sitting in a room arguing over who “gets” what NFL player for their fake dream team.

Am I wrong to say that seems a whole lot like standing in front of an empty closet and arguing with my best friend over who gets to keep clothes that don’t exist?

“I want the vintage Pucci scarf!”
“Well you already got the Manolos, so the scarf is mine, bitch!”

Ladies, what brings our men to such insanity?  How is this fun for them!?  Please, don’t tell me they actually think their fantasy selections are serving a greater purpose.  Or worse- that they think their teams “need” them.  I mean, what else could explain the sudden disappearances from class and absences on date night?  This sort of behavior is unacceptable to such a drastic level.  It’s bad enough when Johnny Drunkass gets lost at real college football games.  We cannot possibly accept being ditched for imaginary sporting events.

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    1. AJ says:

      Meh, I'm aware it CAN get out of hand. But don't knock it until you've tried it! I do FF with my boyfriend and not only is it something to talk and joke about, it makes mundane games I'd have to watch anyway a lot more exciting.

    2. J says:

      I second AJ. Fantasy is a great bf activity. This year I don't even have one and I have two teams and I'm kicking all of the guys' asses in it. It's great competition. Not to mention, all I have to do is mention my fantasy team to get a cute guys attention at the bar.

    3. J says:

      I second AJ. Fantasy is a great bf activity. This year I don't even have one and I have two teams and I'm beating all the guys in it so far. It's great competition. Not to mention, all I have to do is mention my fantasy team to get a cute guys attention at the bar.

    4. Keri says:

      I love Fantasy football and guys seem to like girls that enjoy football, so I'm content.

    5. Elle says:

      Fantasy football is more than just fighting over who gets what. You do a draft and pick someone. Yea,h you might get mad that someone else got your player, but it's not just some outrageous argument over who gets what player.

      One thing that is fun, especially for the avid football fan, is that it is kind of a way to make what would have been pointless games interesting to you. If one of your running backs is playing for the Jets and one of your quarterback plays for the Saints then you'll want to see how there doing.

      A lot of the people I know do it as a fun way to keep in touch over distances. Some play with just the guys, or their girlfriend or boyfriend, or even families. It can be fun. There are a lot of things that people do that we may find 'stupid' or whatnot, and yeah people can get a little out of control, but I definitely wouldn't label it as stupid.

      The attitude in this article is really something that guys hate. Why would they want to understand some of the silly things we ladies like to do if we aren't even willing to understand something a lot of them enjoy?

      Furthermore, why write an article about fantasy football and do so with admittedly "limited understanding"?

    6. Nikita says:

      I think it's hilarious. Reminds of watching my guy friends trying to plan out their Dungeons and Dragons games. Whatever floats their boat, y'know. If they're having fun, who cares?

    7. Amy says:

      Agree with Elle. Why write an article about fantasy football and do so with admittedly "limited understanding"?

      Don't you know that most of them put money on and whoever has the most points at the end of the season rake in all the money?

      Amy

      University of Southern California (The real USC)

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    10. harry says:

      sports are stupid… period!

    11. andres says:

      of course we dont think its for a greater good, lmfao, thats stupid to assume anyone thinks that. but yes, we DO need certain players, in order to win that is. common sense serves well, young padawan.

      and it's dumb to think, that fantasy football is ANYTHING like arguing over who gets clothes that don't exist. i'm pretty sure, (but not positive!), that all the players on my fantasy team actually exist.

      and no, i won't 'ditch" anyone who is important to me over fantasy football. my best friends are that, my best friends. nothing will change that, and if anything would, fantasy football would be one of the last things to change it. i'd never even miss a good friends b-day party, let alone one of my BEST friends b-days.

      i hope this is a troll article cuz it's pretty crazy!

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