I’ve been planning to write this post for awhile but have been so busy that I kept putting it off! I figured that I had until Superbowl Sunday and then the window would be permanently closed so here I am on the Saturday night before, finally getting around to it.
For those of you that didn’t follow during the regular season, I joined a Fantasy Football league this year (you can read up on my FF season here). Yes, me…the girl that teased her hubby for the last ten years about how much time he spent on his BORING fantasy football! He was shocked, to say the least. However, I had a surefire strategy that couldn’t lose. I would pick only hot guys for my team. Now I don’t mean hot as in they had great stats. I wanted guys so hot that they looked like they came out of a Calvin Klein underwear ad! Okay, so maybe it wasn’t a surefire strategy to win but it did guarantee that I would seriously enjoy myself when watching the games!
I had my line-up ready for and my #1
Calvin Klein model draft pick for the Fun Money Fantasies was Eric Decker, much to the chagrin of anybody that actually takes this game seriously! I was warned by pretty much every guy I know not to take him first but what do they know anyway! Decker was the hottest guy on my list which meant he HAD to be my #1 pick! Aaron Rodgers, who quickly became my favorite QB of all time, was my #2 guy. I had some other hotties on the list too but these two were by far my favorites (you can see the rest of my draft picks here).
Anyway, there’s this Yahoo “Report Card Guy” that rates how well you’ve done and he didn’t seem to be quite as enthralled with my hotties as I was (of course, he was probably just jealous)! I knew I probably wouldn’t be ranked #1 but this guy seriously had it out for me. He predicted that I would lose EVERY SINGLE GAME and come in last place in my league! He even had the nerve to say this about my draft choices: “Fun Money Fantasies knows this isn’t European football, right?” Really???
It was a season filled with highs and lows but I didn’t even come close to losing every game. I started off with some big wins but took a bit of a nosedive towards the end. Yes, I was starting to lose faith (sorry Eric!) and it got even worse when Aaron Rodgers started to lose his magic touch.
So how did it all turn out? Shockingly, I still made it to the playoffs! I even won the first round and trust me, I was just as surprised as everyone else! However, Cam Newton must have been mad that he didn’t make my hot guy cut because he totally destroyed my chances of making it any further. (Sidenote: He’s also responsible for knocking my hubby out of his playoffs. We had to stop saying “I hate that guy” when our daughters reminded us that “hate” was a bad word…but that didn’t stop us from saying it after they went to bed!)
The final result: My Fun Money Fantasies actually came in third place in my league of 12. That was pretty exciting for my first season and I even won twice the money that I put in! Now I can’t wait to play again next year! My only hope is that the NFL adds a few more hot players this season…I could use some extra underwear models for my next starting lineup.!