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Fantasy Football Update

If this was my RB, I'd have won the league in week 1...

Many of you already know that I am a huge football fan. Pop Warner, high school, college, NFL… doesn’t matter, I like it all. This may seem strange, coming from a SF/F author, but I really, really dig sports. I think because, unlike many of my fellow writers out there, I excelled at sports throughout high school and college.

For some reason, athletes don’t tend to turn into writers. Who knew, right?

Well, I haven’t had much writing news lately, and this website needs updating, so I figured I’d share my weekly fantasy football updates with you guys. Hey, it’s not like I’m competing against sports journalists (wish I was, though… laugh at me for picking Aaron Rodgers with my first pick). But I’m in two leagues this year. One is a Yahoo! public league, the other run by my friend Gary Poole (Chattanooga, TN radio personality and all around great guy).

In the Yahoo! public league, I’m in a tie for second after knocking off the first place team this week. For the longest time I thought Cowboyhater was going to run the table undefeated, since his closest scoring game was 25 points before last week. However, after losing last week in a tight one and getting blown out this week by yours truly, Cowboyhater is only 1 game ahead of me with three weeks to play in the regular season. Meanwhile, I’ve won 5 in a row and look well positioned for a solid finish. First place seeding going into the playoffs is in sight, although I really don’t like my schedule with Aaron Rodgers at the helm. Still though, my team looks a little thin overall, but it’s gotten me this far.

In the Scenic City league, I took only my second loss of the season, losing a close one to The Wingnuts (same team, I’ll add, that I had problems with last year and was oh-so-grateful to not meet him in the playoffs), 96-89. I started the wrong TE this week (Gregg Olsen over Antonio Gates…. oops) and paid the price. Of course, having a WR score zero points for me also hurt, but I’m thin at WR this year. Still, I’m 9-2 and already have a playoff spot locked. Plus, with Brainert Bombz losing, I secured the top seed in my division, and the #2 seed overall no matter what. Good spot to be in, going into the playoffs, especially since I don’t like the matchups I’d have if I were the #3 seed.

Yeah, fantasy football is D&D for jocks, but since I play both, it doesn’t hurt anybody, right?


By Jason Cordova

Born in Orange, California, author Jason Cordova has written books ranging from the fantastical realms of fantasy to the militaristic side of science fiction. His latest should be out soon. Really. You should probably buy it. Check Amazon. Demand it at your local store. Pay for his kitten kibble.

One reply on “Fantasy Football Update”


I’ve always been a huge fan of all sports, but most particularly baseball, football and basketball. I played some in high school but was just a bit before girls were able to play without controversy on the boys’ team if there weren’t any comparable sports for girls . . . anyway, if I didn’t follow sports in _my_ house, I’d have not have known the _lingua franca_ being spoken.

As for whether other writers like sports or not, some do and some don’t. I think it varies. Many who do don’t say anything about it, though, due to the very strong opinions of those who don’t. (So I’ve observed.)

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