I grew up, all 16 years of my life (obviously starting when I could walk, ending when I went off to college), dancing. I always thought that football was only for boys. I thought it was a dumb sport that had no meaning, and I would roll my eyes at all the football players in high school whenever they’d talk about their most recent game (sorry guys, I was young and dumb).
Then, as many of you know, in the last year, I have become a pretty big football fan. I’ve become a huge fan of the Minnesota Vikings. My current boyfriend got me into watching the games every week, and one of my girlfriends, Mackenzie, showed me that there’s no shame in being a girl and being a hardcore football fan!
If any of you read my sappy article from last week, you’ll see that I mentioned The League, a TV show on FOX. Not only is it hilarious, but Jenny MacArthur is an accurate description of your average female football fan, only slightly more crazy due to the fantasy football league that she is part of with her husband, Kevin, and some of his closest friends.
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Now, I’ve seen this show, all seven seasons of it, almost twice now. So, I guess it’s safe to say I’m a fan. Between loving the show and watching Justin in his multiple fantasy football leagues last year, I wanted to be part of one so bad this year. When Mac asked me if I wanted to join her all women's league that she started, I replied with a resounding “HELL YES!” I wouldn’t want to join my very first league with anyone else! Mackenzie, her husband, and my boyfriend have taught me so much about football in the last year that I definitely thought I was ready to take part in my first fantasy football draft ever on the last Sunday of August.
Well, Justin was invited to the “Girls Only” draft to help with the drafting process with the site we were using (Yahoo Fantasy Sports), and after he got yelled at for helping me pick, he had some things to make fun of me for. For instance, I didn’t know I wasn’t supposed to pick my kicker in the 7th round of the draft (and I got a lot of crap for it). All I will say now is that Blair Walsh, you’re the only Viking on my team and you better do me good this season!
It is a really great group of ladies that I have joined this league with, and I can’t wait for the season to start! Unfortunately, I’ll be watching quite a few Packer games this season (because they were the best defense team left), but I’m so excited to spend every Sunday night (or afternoon) watching football with my love and good friends.
I’ll close this article with just a few words. May the best team win the NFC championship this year, and SKOL Vikings!!!!
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