Originally Posted by stitchwitch
Color me stupid but how does the fantasy football thing work? I've heard so much about it every season but never asked how it works.
I'd probably be up for it unless it involves great thinking.
If you've never played, there's nothing at all stupid about not knowing how it's done.
Each participant drafts the players for her team, or you can autodraft - which lets yahoo choose your players for you. Players can only be on one team; for example, Peyton Manning can only play for one of us. Each week, you decide which of your players you wish to play and which to bench. You earn points for things like touchdowns, passing yards, rushing yards, strong defense. Your team will play opposite another participant's team.
Is that enough of an explanation? It's easy and fun and many of us will be watching the games anyway and knitting while we watch. If you get really hooked on it, you'll find yourself dropping your knitting when you leap up to cheer on one of your players.
Winner gets bragging rights, nothing more.... Except maybe heading up the league next year? We can all decide later.
EDIT: This year, Yahoo allows co-managers. So two of us can head up a team. That could be really cool. Only half the shame, but only half the glory, too.
I keed. There's no shame. Last year, I came in LAST place in one of my leagues, despite having LaDainian Tomlinson on my team. Do you know how difficult that is to do?