Finding Fantasy Football
Let me show you what an unquenchable thirst for fantasy football is, and how to cope with it. My name is Matthew Bull,and I grew up watching football like most kids in my generation. I first realized the need for fantasy when most kids would watch cartoons, and I woke up early to watch NFL coverage.Yet it only got worse from there. I couldn't label my obsession for fantasy football as an illness, but more as a prescription for just that. I have suffered from the inability to have enough football in my life since the age of thirteen years old. I was in a family league that seemed too easy to win, and a need for competition as a young boy. For many years I let this persist, and I assumed there was no alternative to this purgatory of a league. I would consult friends at school about playing together, and it always seemed to fizzle as teenagers minds waver daily on less important subjects. I moved on, went to college, it seemed to be the same issue. Everyone was focused on something else that they labeled as "more important." It hit me right then; The years I listened to people telling me to "Do something you love for a job, and you wont work a day in your life." I knew what it was I wanted to do with my life. I wanted to write for fantasy football. I wanted to live my childhood dream of being like Adam Schefter, and being an analyst. I wasn't like everyone I had been trying to get interested in fantasy because it was who I am. Fantasy Football was no longer that family league that I begged my dad to let me commish at the age of fifteen. It was no longer that family notebok I dived into every day to stat out my players potential. It had grown into something more. It was my passion, my life, and my outlet for creativity. It was where I could morph my thoughts into words, and be myself. As of a year ago I started listening to The Fantasy Footballers podcast on my way to work. It became a way to medicate for my fantasy football illness. If i didn't have my daily dose I was not nearly as excited for my shifts. I commute forty minutes to work every day at a job I have had since I was eighteen. I am now twenty three, and I have worked my way to district manager of four stores in the Tampa Bay Area. Yet in my spare time I fill up on all the football I can get (which is still never enough). I left school early in order to support myself and my wife to be. Yet in the back of my head I have the goal to make my dreams come true. This is my declaration that no matter what discouragement comes my way I will reach to make everything I have ever wanted come true. The Fantasy Footballers have made me realize that this is a real possibility because I connected to their story about how they came about. If I could write for free just to put my name in the ring, and have a ticket to the show would be world changing. I may not have the experience, but I have what NFL scouts can't measure, I have the heart ring that will never let me quit or accept defeat on this. This is my declaration that fantasy football is in me and I can share my thoughts to help others. I am here to write.