F is for Fantasy Football-Fun for Friends, Fans, and First-timers

Football season is here and so is fantasy football. Today I asked my oldest son, Bill, to share a little about fantasy football.

Just recently a group of my church friends had our annual Fantasy Football Draft. For those of you unfamiliar with Fantasy Football, the simplest way to explain it is like this: each person has a team and drafts NFL players for their team, and how those players perform on a week to week basis determines how well your team does. In recent years our league has gotten to the point where most of us gather, set up laptops, and draft our teams in the same room and make an evening out of it with pizza, desserts, and other goodies.

Each year our league has some turnover which is a good and bad thing. While there are a few of us who have participated every year, some have moved back home. This does allow for newbies to be invited in and gives a new form of fellowship with out fellow church goers. Some of us are pretty competitive, some are there just because they like football, and sometimes, they are there just to hang out. But whatever the motivation, it is a great way to connect with people and make the NFL season even more exciting.

Do you play? Do you enjoy college football or NFL?

I enjoy college football and like to cheer for the Georgia Bulldogs. I've already got my reservation in for Athens this fall.