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Fantasy Football

This year I became a member of my extended family's Fantasy Football League - White House Rules. As it turns out, I'm pretty amazing. My secret? Making good choices. For example, this year, I chose to auto-draft my team rather than selecting players based on their teams' colors or helmet designs. I figured ESPN's systematic ranking of players based on their performance rating, may produce a more "competent" team, rather than the color coordinated team I stood behind previous to this year. However, certain decisions do carry grievous consequences. Did I specifically request a garish combination of bright yellows, faded oranges, and deep golds? Of course not! Although my team can't all wear catchy tiger striped Bengal helmets, or even sport a non-offensive Eagle jersey's color scheme, I settle for Plaxico Burress (Mr. Plax-tastic in my book) coming through with an unexpected 34 point total his first week - thrusting me to a victorious lead. My team, not necessarily a combination of patterns and colors I'd like to see all at once, does manage to perform moderately well when adding an objective point total based on their merits and performance during the weekend's matches. Critical considerations like these seem to propel me closer and closer to bringing home the grand prize. Yet, worst come to worst, I'm only out ten bucks.


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