In the past, when
I was having some lean years, only my friends drafted me. And they weren't
happy about it. I felt bad; they were really just trying to be nice. But I know
I was killing them because they didn't talk too much about their fantasy
numbers and how their teams were doing. Finally, last year I had a big
[season]. Now all my friends are like, 'Hey, nice game. Thanks for helping me
"All the time
people tell me, 'You were great for my fantasy team this year.' I usually tell
them, 'Well, hopefully, I was good for my reality league.' Fantasy is fantasy.
We gotta stick with reality in our business." �-- Todd Heap TE
THEY SAID IT
guys who work on our sideline who are obviously in fantasy leagues. They'll
come up to me and say [whispering], 'Is Bobby Engram going to have a big day
today?' Or you can see it in the way they react to a certain play. Jerramy
Stevens will catch a touchdown and there are two or three guys on the sideline
who are way too excited."
[breakout] for me was in San Diego [the 2002 season finale, when he threw for
449 yards and two touchdowns]. Everywhere I went, it was just nonstop: 'You had
137 points! You won my fantasy league for me!'"
"Every day I
get a comment about fantasy football. Every ... single ... day. And I tell them
all the same thing, 'Pick Shaun Alexander.'"
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