Men rejoice when October rolls around, the leaves are changing, the weather begins to cool and there is a palpable change in male behavior. They begin to carry notebooks, jotting down statistics, taking notes from closely monitored websites. Sites promising the latest news, trades, injury reports, legal issues. If they studied biology this closely we would have a lot more doctors, and man would they know their stuff.
Men will rush home, wolf down dinner, jump in the car grab a six pack and head over to a friends house, a friend with the same addiction, the same need. Boasting and excuse making monopolize the conversation, and legal pads, post it notes and index cards are scattered everywhere.
That's right it is time for Fantasy Chess leagues, they are sweeping the country, even the places that are already pretty well swept. Yes, the time when every man can be a Grand Master.
Every man can take a seat at the World Chess Championship, and bask in the testosterone filled spotlight of his player throwing down a well played QxKr7ch, and watch his friend wither and crumble. It gets no better than this.
Gambits, ploys and openings are dissected, discussed, criticized, praised, and talked practically to death. Middle games are plotted with a navigators precision, end game tactics are talked to death. Masculine reputations are built, destroyed, buried and resurrected, almost weekly.
I feel the need to say a "fantasy chess league" was Mike's (my younger cousin, who is so handsome it can actually be painful to look at him) idea, and I took it. Family can be so frustrating, don't you agree? Thank's Mike.
And, while I am confessing I should say this post is recycled from a couple of years ago. It is my new green initiative.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Fantasy Sports are Huge. And I am a bandwagon jumper from the old days.
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.