Sep 6, 2007
This year has been interesting in dealing with customers, and even talking to random fantasy players. For some reason, there seems to be a higher level of sophistication with fantasy players these days. What I mean by that is I think people really get it now. It’s football. The ball is shaped oddly. Stuff happens. The unpredictable happens. Believe it or not, there are 11 guys on the other side getting paid millions to stop your guys.
People seem to understand this now. So unless we really screw something up this year, I’m really going to have to laugh when I see the after-the-fact complainers this year because these type of people are seriously in the minority these days. And they can go away forever as far as I’m concerned because my target audience is officially the rational people who have a grip on reality, and the good news is they appear to be in the majority in 2007.
I want to win as much as the next guy, and I hate to lose more than most. But it’s football. Just as my taste in music and movies is getting more sophisticated lately, I’m feeling a little bit more in control with fantasy this year. I’m not going to get too high, and I’m not going to get too low. It worked for Tony Dungy.
One way I’m going to change my approach this year is not check my teams while the games are going on. It’s not like I can do anything about it, and I’ll have an idea how my guys are doing anyway. Think about it, it you spend your Sunday afternoon watching every play on NFL.com, not only will you not know what the hell is going on, you might be extra pissed knowing you not only spent the whole day staring at a computer screen, but you did so do watch a loss slowly unfold.
Like right now, as I write this, I know I have Reggie Wayne in a couple of leagues and I’m not even going to check the sites they are on. Forget about how I quit smoking a couple of years ago after about a 15-year run.
That’s will power.