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For as long as Fantasy Football has been around, I’ve always wondered what it is my friends are really up to. They’re gone for long blocks of hours at a time every Sunday, they meet in secret and have highly emotional text threads with one another. This leads me, a guy who has never and will never play fantasy with friends, to make some wild assumptions about the outsider truths of Fantasy Football, as I believe them to not be the whole truth.
If you ask a friend to talk about it, explain the rules to an outsider, they recoil and make excuses about the “complexities of the game,” how it’s “nothing you’d really care to know” and, yet, a day of “beers with the boys” has never had them so flustered. Is there something they’re not telling us? Are their fantasies not as great as they imagined?
For all your fantasy-loving football addicts, those of us who take the fall to get back into our projects, carve pumpkins and act like human beings, we just want you to know: We’ve got our eye on you. And these 10 wild assumptions may not be so wild after all.