I wish I could tell you a good story. I wish I could say that Jim Kelly saved my life as a child, and therefore, I pledged my lifelong allegiance to the Buffalo Bills.
Or perhaps my story could be much more believable: that my dad was raised in Buffalo or that my uncle worked for the Bills and gave me lots of Bills’ memorabilia. Both would make sense. But both are false.
Instead, I’m continually asked a question for which there is no good answer: How did you – a kid from Kansas – become a Buffalo Bills’ fan?
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There is no other sports organization on the planet that means more to me than the Atlanta Braves. This despite the fact, I’ve live in Kansas/Missouri my entire life. I have Ted Turner to thank for my fandom. (I grew up watching the Braves on TBS.)
The week ahead is going to be tough for me. Living in Missouri, I’m definitely in Cardinals country. I have dozens of friends who like the Cardinals. I have one friend who likes the Braves. I’m a little outnumbered…
With that said, I want to have some fun with this series. It’s fun to smack talk, but at the end of the day, this is a game.
So for all my Cardinals friends, here is a very quick primer for you to better understand the team you’ll be facing in the National League Division Series…
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Being a sports fanatic is both a blessing and a curse. It can make your day. It can ruin your day. Unfortunately, I feel like I’ve had more of the latter in my 33+ years of fandom. However, it’s those truly special moments that keep me coming back for more. So without further ado, here are My 5 Most Euphoric Moments as a Sports Fan.
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If you’re not a sports fan, you simply don’t get it. This is why my wife thinks I’m certifiably insane.
Sports — specifically team sports — bring something out in us that defies logic. I have screamed, yelled, cursed, cried, kicked, and (my personal favorite) thrown the remote. All because a group of people I’ve never met performed worse at their craft than a second group of people I’ve never met. Yeah, it really is stupid.
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When I was in college, a group of friends and I started the Gorilla Legends Fantasy Football League. 12 years later, that league is still going strong. Some of the people have changed. Some of the rules have changed. But the heart of the league is still there. And it’s always the league I reference when I refer to “my team”.
Every year (because I’m crazy) I write a season preview soon after the GLFFL draft and I email it to all my leaguemates. This year, I’m posting it for the public. Here’s a (very) quick overview of the league:
– 10 teams
– Ability to keep up to two players (cost varies depending on where player was drafted last season)
– 16 roster spots / standard roster positions
– Standard scoring for the most part (no PPR)
With that said, ladies and gentlemen, here is the 2018 GLFFL Season Preview:
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