7 Reasons Why Fantasy Football Changes Your Life
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7 Reasons Why Fantasy Football Changes Your Life

Not the talented NFL athlete you watch on TV? Fantasy football allows you to be the next best thing.

7 Reasons Why Fantasy Football Changes Your Life

1. Moral Dilemma

As a Redskins fan what do I do if I have rival superstar Ezekiel Elliott on my team? Do I play him knowing I am rooting for a Dallas Cowboy against my own team? Our NFL forefathers are looking down on us shaking their heads that I would even consider rooting for a rival player.

2. DIRECTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket

Sorry, Buffalo Wild Wings, NFL fans don’t come to eat your overpriced wings, they come so they can watch multiple games at once. I mean, if they are there they might as well eat something though right? (But dang, those parmesan garlic). Now you don’t have to go out to watch the games, you can now watch them all from the comfort of your home. You can watch whatever you want from the finale of the Saints game, a Michael Crabtree garbage time touchdown, or like another Odell Beckham Jr. meltdown (good news is the kicking net and him are friends again).

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3. Be an Owner/GM/Scout/Coach

Your high school varsity football letter didn’t set you up for a gig on an NFL team, but fantasy football allows you to be the next best thing: an owner, a general manager, a scout, and a coach all in one. Feel like your team looks more like the Cleveland Browns? No problem, you can add new players, drop, and trade away all your disappointments.

4. Gives you something to look forward to on Monday

Got to go back to work or school on Monday? Well with fantasy football you have one more chance to pull off the upset or savor a victory another day. It gives you something else to get through the day, and one more day closer to the weekend.

5. Always have a team to root for

Whether your favorite team is the 16-0 New England Patriots or the 0-16 Detroit Lions, it doesn’t matter. Fantasy football gives you a chance to have a winning team to root for each week. I say "chance" because if you’re losing its probably because of reason three (see above).

6. Beating your friends without conflict

So you weren’t a super athlete like your friend Adrian Peterson? No problem, fantasy football allows you to gain bragging rights over your friends without ever having to be athletic at all. Just research, analyze, win the battles on the waiver wire, and set a lineup all from your mobile devices. Then, sit back on the coach, grab a bag of Doritos, throw on your NFL Sunday Ticket, and let your players do the work.

7. “Show me the money!”

If bragging rights, personal accomplishment, and reliving the glory days isn’t enough, there are the fantasy league winnings. Among the league, come up with a dollar figure that works for everyone. Maybe by the end of the season you will have some money to take a vacation or if you didn’t save your money, pay the DIRECTV bill for your NFL Sunday Ticket.

*If you haven’t seen the “show me the money” scene of Jerry Maguire go check it out

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