It’s that time of year

by Lesley on July 29, 2008 · 11 comments

in marriage,sports

A conversation between Jonathan and Lesley at CapitolDawg last night:

Jonathan: You know what time of year it is?
Lesley: Um, yeah actually I do.
Jonathan: (Long sigh) It’s almost time to apply for jobs again.
Lesley: That’s not what I was thinking of…. (narrow my eyes)
Jonathan: What?
Lesley: I know about your Fantasy Football team. You can’t hide these things from me.
Jonathan: HOW DID YOU ALREADY FIND OUT?!?!
Lesley: I’m all knowing and powerful.
Jonathan: Brad! Bradddddddddd….
Lesley: He told me about your e-mail today. Don’t think you can hide.
Jonathan: I was going to break the news gently.
Lesley: And it’s a $40 buy-in! $40!!
Jonathan: I came in near the top last year. Consider it an investment.
Lesley: (Grumble)

Conclusion: I will create my own Fantasy Football team this year to rival my husband’s league. All interested females may apply. Buy-in at $10. Prizes to include makeup/candles/or other stereotypically female things that will encourage me to occasionally read a sports page and find interest in my husband’s life. Please comment if you are interested in this time wasting bonding activity.

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Lesley Miller
Lesley Miller

Babster-- you are SOOOOO in! Expect an e-mail shortly to confirm your new fall pastime. Get excited.

Babster
Babster

Oooo Talk about fantasy football crazed husbands... Long ago, before PC's (that's before laptops too..), before cell phones (we're going waay back here)... The Luthers are on a little family get-away in San Francisco; taking the kids to famous landmarks, Golden Gate Park... and I notice Mr. Wonderful constantly checking his watch, starting to hurry us along, finally saying something like 'well, I think we've seen it all...let's go back to our motel!' And, why might you ask did we "need" to get back to our motel? Why to phone in player line-ups for the weekend's fantasy football league by the time deadline. Yikes! It's the Devil's work, I tell you. And I'm in for $10.00 just to taste some kind of revenge.

Kevin Thomas
Kevin Thomas

lez,i hate to break it to you, but i feel i should be the one to let you know, i almost feel a bit of responsibility for creating the beast that is Miller-Time in fantasy football. You know he comes to me for advice as often as possible...anywho. Here is the bad news. If indeed the other 8 guys in the league agree to this 40 dollar buy in, Miller will FOR SURE be the number one target to beat. You could offer me 1 million dollars to lie and say that no one wants to beat Miller as bad as anyone else in the league, and I wouldn't take it. That's how deep the hatred and mistrust of Miller runs in the Fantasy league. Tread lightly Mrs. Miller, you are getting into haunted territory...

Trent and Katie
Trent and Katie

Such a great conversation! My brothers' friends were all over the other day to draw from a hat who gets first round picks for their league- they are very intense about this fantasy football business. I like Katie's idea of the nachos but I am a bit afraid of her death threats.

Katie
Katie

Such a great conversation! My brothers' friends were all over the other day to draw from a hat who gets first round picks for their league- they are very intense about this fantasy football business. I like Katie's idea of the nachos but I am a bit afraid of her death threats.

The Butlers
The Butlers

Not to brag..okay, maybe kind of to brag...but we (Cameron and I) won our Fantasy Football league last season. We had a team together and it was really fun to scream at total strangers on Sunday afternoons together (the homemade nachos made it even more fun). Just an idea...although it may become addictive. Two weeks into the season you may be debating between crying in the fetal position and traveling to New Orleans to stab your QB.

Sarah
Sarah

oooo can it be COLLEGE football??

SportsFan's Daughter
SportsFan's Daughter

Dibs on Joe Montana for QB - he's still playing, right? Jokes, jokes. With a blog name like SportsFan's Daughter I am clearly in. Let the shit talking begin.