August 22, 2010 - 11:54 PM
It might not be fall quite yet, but football season is right around the corner. And, to prepare for the upcoming season, the roommates have all joined a Fantasy Football league.
It's a guy thing, I know, but it's hilarious how involved we become in this. Tonight at 10PM, we all sat down on our computers and went through the grueling ninety-minute draft. There are ten guys in the league and as of now we're spread out across Oregon - half in Eugene and half in Portland. Throughout the entire process, we were smack talking each other with our draft center chat room. Then we all realized that we hadn't been in a chat room since middle school, which made us feel old.
We're all big sports fans, but we don't take the Fantasy league too seriously. It's just your average friendly competition for bragging rights. Plus, we have an excuse to watch SportsCenter at night. Now we can call it "research."
The first few picks are usually a mad dash to pick up Oregon players. LaMichael James, Darron Thomas and Jeff Maehl were picked up early. My final pick in the 14th Round was Oregon Kicker, Alejandro Maldonado. I'd done enough research to know that he's fighting Rob Beard for the starting job. In the end I just wanted to have a guy named Alejandro on my team. And if he does play this year, I can singing Lady Gaga's "Don't Call My Name (Alejandro)" after every extra point he kicks.
An hour and a half and we were all about ready to pass out, eyes heavy from staring at our computer screens. The hardest part is over though, and we're geared up for another season.
There are high hopes in Eugene for another trip to Pasadena on New Year's Day. We've been preparing ourselves mentally for the grind of College Football Saturdays. Walking up at the crack of noon, putting your finest yellow Gameday shirt and trekking over to Autzen. I get excited just thinking about it.
Countdown until Ducks Season Opener: 13 days!