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For the 20th straight year, we had our fantasy football draft.

This is the most addictive thing around for football fans. Aside from just having your team (the Chargers) to root for, you now have a bunch of other players on various teams. You could watch, what normally would've been a crappy game between the Raiders and Browns, and now you are interested. Your opponent has a Browns running back, and you have the Raiders field goal kicker.

You find yourself doing horrible things, like hoping Torry Holt gets a broken leg, just so you don't have to face him on the first place teams match up the following weekend.

I've heard NFL players say things like "When people ask for autographs now, they tell me they have me on their fantasy team. It's wild." Another player was asked in an interview about receiver Marvin Harrison doing so well against their team. He smiled and said, "Yeah, well, I don't mind so much. He's one of my fantasy players." I couldn't believe it! Real NFL stars are actually playing this, too.

The most bizarre was when LaDanian Tomlinson said, the biggest thing about fantasy football was, how he is no longer booed as much in other stadiums. He said it's quiet now when he goes to face the Raiders, because so many people in the stands have him as their running back. I say, when rivalries like the Chargers/Raiders, have fans effected by a fantasy game (that many consider as geeky as Dungeons & Dragons was when I was a kid)...this stuff is huge.

I just saw the documentary (King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters) on Donkey Kong video gamers over the weekend. It was great. But, I left the theatre wondering...what competition hasn't been filmed for a documentary? There was Spellbound, about spelling bee's. There have been sports films, including the moving Murderball, about a rugby style sport in wheelchairs.

I say fantasy football should be next. Any of you filmmakers out there....get on it!

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Hahaa! This is my first year playing fantasy football and I'm already addicted. Plus, it's a great way to learn about football and get to know the players.

Best thing about this are team play and cammaraderies!

Sept. 13, 2007

What do you mean by "team play"? To me, the best thing about fantasy football, is that you can take the two worst teams in football, and you'll probably NOW be interested in watching that game, because your opponent has one teams kicker, and you have the other teams tight end. Just curious, how did you get roped into it?

Sept. 14, 2007

BRILLIANT idea for a next upcoming documentary. Loved Fist Full of Quarters, and I am assuming there are many-a-Billy-Mitchell types out there on Fantasy Football who'd like a shot at the record of most FF games won.

Sept. 17, 2007

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