(original post date: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2011)
The time has come… yes, the annual Fantasy Football Draft is upon us. If you know our husbands, you know this is no joke.. Fantasy Football (the NFL in general) takes up every Sunday, all day, in our houses. Not just Sunday is dedicated to the sport though, our hubbies spend all week contemplating trades, talking trash on their message boards, and putting together their strongest starting players for the week.
This dedication is only seen once a year and it is so serious for them that they’re entire mood for the week depends on how their players play.
Jeff may actually be a little more hard core than most. For seven years in a row, he had never missed a Sunday football game in his “man cave”, which used to be our basement at the old house. Now it’s a room upstairs that he has set up exactly how he wants it and he pretty much dedicates the room to NFL. When Sunday comes around he will head up stairs to his “man cave” with the iPad, a bunch of papers, a pencil, and any other necessities he needs to keep track of what his players, and everyone else’s players are doing… alllllll dayyyy long. His new room at this house has a bathroom in it, so now I literally won’t see him all day, I used to at least see him run upstairs to go to the bathroom. His room is equipped with a leather couch, chair, a beer fridge (filled with every kind of beer he likes), and a large projection screen so he can watch the games just how he likes.
He literally preps all week long for the games. He refuses to leave the house on Sundays He has won back-to-back years and I don’t know if I’ve ever seen him so happy. Yes, his team, The Pain Train, has won 3 different years. His trophy sits proud on his beer fridge.
Today he was actually windex-ing the trophy and then he cleaned out his beer fridge and said he needed to start preparing. Last week he actually got an enormous draft sheet in the mail with labels for every player. I just know he is going to hang it up in his room.
If your husband isn’t into Fantasy Football, you should be glad. We’re thinking about starting a support group for wives of Fantasy Football players. Good Luck Ladies, it’s going to be a long season. ~L
Our husbands become obsessed about “their” teams they definitely suffer from Acute Fantasy Football Mental Breakdown Disorder.