Rick at Bent Corner put up a good article a few days ago about how stupid fantasy football is
. Amen to that. Know what else is stupid? Football.
I'm not a fan of fantasy sports in general. We had to play fantasy baseball in my eighth-grade math class as part of a project — had
to — and I hated it. I also never, at any point, understood it even slightly. I never got the point, I never got how it worked, and I never got how it was supposed to be remotely fun.
Rick identifies the motivation for fantasy football as fans wanting to pretend they are the owners of their ultimate teams. I do get that. And if this were 1929 and there were no such thing as computers or Playstations, I might even see how it could be something people would want to do. But there are so many better, more fun ways these days to pretend to be a sports mogul, ways that do not involve scouring statistics and assigning points to selected players based on their real-life exploits on the field determined by an arbitrary scoring system.
Losers who play fantasy football might think they are cooler than dorks who enjoy a good game of Vampire: The Masquerade, but they are mistaken. All fantasy-footballers and live-action-role-players are equal in God's eyes. Equally lame.