Saturday, August 7, 2010

Live Fantasy Draft Guy's Afternoon Out

Today a bunch of guys from the church got together , had lunch, and conducted our church league's fantasy football draft.

The Punt, Pass & Praise Football League has eight teams. This is the third year of it's existence. There are four of us who have played all three years. This year we also have a "lovely" trophy to award to the winner:

You've heard of the Stanley Cup? I think this is Stanley's Cup. Fortunately, it's not game worn.

This is the championship banner that some lucky individual gets to hang from the rafters in his man cave:

(any guess where we conducted the draft?)

Here is the draft board just before the draft began:

And here is the board about three hours later(Each color represents a different position. Orange-Running back, yellow-wide reciever, light blue -quarterback, green- tight end, gray- team defense, white-kicker):

While we were drafting, we enjoyed great food & fellowship. We also had a few laughs along the way (what's the fun of a live draft if you can't rib someone about their selection?). Here are a few quotes that I scribbled down:

(While someone was looking over the menu trying to decide what to order) "Come already. You're not drafting your food."

(Someone looking down the sheet to cross off the player just selected) "Where do I find Manning?" "Look under quarterbacks." came the reply.

(While looking up information on their blackberry) "Hey, You're not calling your wife to ask for advice, are you?"

(Spoken after an injury prone player was taken) "Better get the Carfax on him to see if he's broken."

(Spoken after the selection of a player who has had brushes with the law) "You'll have to post bail on him first.

(Spoken of a player with a hyphenated name) "He must have wanted to keep his maiden name".

A good time was had by all, and we're all looking forward to the season starting.

BTW- Here's my roster (if you're at all interested)

Frank Gore -SF RB

Drew Brees NO QB

Calvin Johnson DET WR

Ryan Matthews SD RB

Vernon Davis SF TE

Anquan Boldin BAL WR

Tony Gonzales ATL TE

Justin Forsett SEA RB

Pierre Garcon IND WR

Baltimore Defense

Dwayne Bowe KC WR

Brandon Jacobs NYG RB

Joe Flacco BAL QB

Mike Sims-Walker JAC WR

Clinton Portis WAS RB

Mason Crosby GB K


Mrs Lemon said...

Stanley's Cup? really Dad?

Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

I did not create the trophy. The creator was your friend's husband who loves everything Michigan. I think you know in whom I speak.

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Oh! My! You guys sure do take this seriously!!!

Personally, fantasy and football just don't go together in my world.

Mrs. NB