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The Diary of a Fantasy Virgin – Let The Season Begin

What is the true definition of a Fantasy Virgin?  Welcome to my world and you will see. The draft is over and the Fantasy Football season is upon us.  Oh, by the way, with a Thursday NFL game you Virgins and other Fantasy Footballers, make sure you get your lineup in.    Your choices are not fair game and we are now in “decision mode”.  Welcome to the 2006-2007 Fantasy Football Season at fantasysharks.com.  Time to become informed for all you newbies and get your “rear in gear” because my friends it is playin’ time.  This week we talk about the luck of the draft and how you pick your opening lineup.  The true definition of a Fantasy Virgin is to act … well … like a newbie.

On Draft Day, Sometimes Its Tough Being The Virgin

In order to fulfill my mantra of being a Virgin Fantasy Footballer, I “forget” all that came before and I run my team in a straightforward manner.  I pull the Fantasy Custom Printable Cheat Sheet, load up all my players, running backs first according to the latest list of available players and their rankings, and then promptly pick Dominick Davis as a RB!  The whole group of people in my draft go “Oh No!” and feel a moment of sadness which is shortly followed by satisfaction in that “…at least I didn’t do that bonehead move!” kind of feeling.  But that is what I am.  I play the role as if I was a Fantasy Football Virgin.  So, now pickup Wali Lundy and all will be fine…unless someone else gets to him before you…like someone else in your league!  Tipped off by the reaction to your mistake.  Oh well, other than that the draft went fine.

You Picked Your Team, Now What?

Our draft is a snake draft.  This means that even though you pick 1-12…it only comes back 12-1.  So do you get what I am saying?  I had the 10th pick of the draft this year! That means I go 10th and then 15th  and then 18 picks to watch it go from pick 9 to pick 1 and then goes to round to at pick 1 until it comes back to me!  Arrrrrrrrgrghhhh! This means no advantage to the 10th  overall pick.  But that’s ok for it is time to get over it because it’s the same for everyone.  And so it goes.  You get two quality players at the sweep of the “corner” of the draft but go walking through the desert for the next 18 picks until you reach your Oasis again.  The team is picked so now please register for the fantasysharks.com website and enter your team in to the Edit My Players section of this site.  Enter your players and now go to see who you should start at the Fantasy Sharks Lineup Coach.  This is fantasy 101.  Take this information and apply it to this week and you are ahead of everyone else (unless they are fantasysharks.com members).  Don’t worry; your secret is safe with me.  Now we wait for next week we get advanced.  But until then we have a season to speak of.

Waiting For The New Season To Begin

I say this every year but it never gets old.  A Canadian High in New England presages the winter yet to come.  You think it never will happen but it has happened every year since I have been keeping track.  That would be at least 1982 my friends.  You see, the days get short and the sky becomes this color of blue unlike all summer.  You have to be an inhabitant of New England to appreciate this nonsense but it happens nonetheless.  It even happens amidst the backdrop of global warming. Soon to come will be 50 degree evenings with small-ish humidity and you have yourself a postcard right out of Fall Occasions in a picture by Norman Rockwell.  That is why we live in New England the rest of the U.S. and the rest of the world.  That is why we endure our 6 month winters and our 2 months of Bermuda highs.  It’s the “in-between” days.  And until the second week of October or so, they will only improve from now on.  Maybe we live for these “in-between” days that fall between Spring and Summer and subsequently Summer and Fall.  These days also define us Yankees in New England as “regulars”.  Come what may be it Hurricane or rain, we will always have our foliage and Pumpkin Pie.  That is why we love this area … and it is to begin yet again.

Let the games begin — Season 2006-2007.

Master D.

Tim can now be reached at tdavoll@fantasysharks.com and welcomes your opinions on the Diary of a Fantasy Virgin Articles.

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