Ah, Fantasy Football draft day. Last year Justin and I carried out the draft at an island bar while on our honeymoon in Bora Bora. Honestly, how can we top that?
This year we did without the tropical surroundings and participated in the draft from the comfort of our home. Our friend Tom joined us, providing the wine, and it was quite the nerve-racking event.
As always, I am highly anticipating the football season for several reasons:
1) I grew up watching football. My mom, dad, and I would have games on in our house every Sunday and Monday night. This exposure early on in life allowed me to learn while I was young and develop a love and appreciation for the game that I still enjoy today. Each year, as September rolls around, I find myself reunited with my first athletic love. I genuinely enjoy learning about football and find that there is always something different or new to take away from a game.
2) Seahawks! I don’t think I have ever been so excited for a season to begin, primarily because I am really looking forward to the leadership of Russell Wilson and where he has the potential to take this team! This 12th man is ready to play!
3) Social Sundays. Justin and I love having friends over to watch the key games of the week. This year will be no different. We are in a new house, new giant TV, and plenty of seating room for all to attend. Plus, Justin cooks up a storm.
4) Intensity. What other event on TV has the ability to select my clothing attire for the day, raise my blood pressure, lose my voice, make me do acrobatics out of my seat from celebration or nervousness, and scream at a rectangular inanimate object on the wall? That’s right. Football.
That being said, I am ready for both the NCAA and NFL seasons to begin.
The fantasy draft was full of excitement and surprises, as always. Here are the picks for my team, Victorious Secret, for the season (although, it is guaranteed to change).
QB: Tony Romo (definitely not my favorite)
RB: Ray Rice
RB: Darren McFadden
WR: Dez Bryant
WR: Steve Smith
TE: Jimmy Graham (very happy about this)
D/ST: 49ers (great D but they are the ENEMY!)
K: Phil Dawson
Bench: Rashard Mendenhall
Bench: Mike Williams
Bench: Golden Tate
Bench: Josh Freeman
Bench: Jacquizz Rodgers (Go Beavs!)
Bench: Zach Miller
Bench: Malcom Floyd
Bench: Alex Smith
Go Seahawks!!! Go Victorious Secret!!!