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The Diary of a Fantasy Virgin : Week 5

By now you have seen it all before. The football season is winding its way up as the year winds itself down. The back and forth is crazy. One week you are up big and another week you are down big. Trying to make your mind understand all of this is a wee bit crazy. It is like herding cats. It is like moving the world. It seems like it can be done, but you can’t quite reach it. So this week we look forward as we look back at the same time.  

I Can Get An Update Anywhere

You try to get an update on your fantasy football team. It is no problem these days. There is a phone app for that. The problem is that you only need a moment to see your team. You know the players. You know the stats. You know the trends. That means if you are at any function it can be achieved. You just need an opportunity like a bathroom break. Time it well. Drop your business and get out of dodge. Just don’t linger and don’t be rude. The best time is once late in the afternoon. I got my update and my team looked victorious and then confirmed it this morning.

And Then There Were None

The members of the 1972 Miami Dolphins get together every year and celebrate the last team to be removed from the undefeated ranks. That happened over the weekend with the Kansas City Chiefs losing to the Indianapolis Colts. It took only Week 5 to get there this year. Last year it took until around Week 14 and Week 15. The New Orleans Saints and the Colts looked promising for an undefeated season and then the teams rested or had the ball bounce in the wrong direction. So this week saw the last of the undefeated teams. Is parity back? It may just be.

Dear Diary

Vacation is a good thing. When you haven’t taken a vacation in a while all of it appears to be just a large to-do about nothing. But if you take a vacation the right way and stay away from work completely, something magical happens. When you get back, work just is not the same as it was before.

Many employers are encouraging vacations so please take them up on that offer and you will be all the better for it.

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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