Laws of Nature
It's the most wonderful time of the year. Fantasy football draft day fast approaches! I played in my first online league at 13 years old. I recall finding a way to beat the system and sign two teams up in the same public league. My brilliant idea was to trade all of the best players on to one team. The end result? Terrell Davis and Jamal Anderson both tore their ACLs. Shannon Sharpe broke his collarbone. Though it was a free, non-competitive league, I was quickly smote by the football gods.
For the past few years, I've run a league with a group of long-time friends. From year to year, we usually have to replace 3-4, which is pretty good continuity for a 12-man league. I recruited two staff members at my practicum site to join the group for 2012. As the reigning champion, I hold bragging rights, though it becomes tougher to win each season. Especially with two of the members landing office jobs this year. We all know the stigma of sports fans with desk jobs and questionable productivity (all day web browsing).
I've always enjoyed fantasy football for a multitude of reasons. Aside from being a football fanatic and the social aspect, it provides an outlet for competition, anticipation, strategy, management, and even a bit of luck. That's my lone tie-in to audiology as an aspiring practice owner. My first off-campus preceptor once told me as an individual on my way to success, the laws of nature dictate I can no longer be good at fantasy football. Last year's success proved him wrong and make no mistake, I let him know about it! Let's hope for a similar turnout this time around!