Requests keep pouring in via email and social media.
“Play fantasy football.” “Our fantasy draft is being held online this Friday!” “Do you want to join our weekly pick-em pool?”
That must mean the NFL season is starting. There’s really no way anyone can miss the signs: The nightly preseason games on TV, the newspaper articles, media reports, Twitter and Facebook updates or the fantasy or pool invitations.
To give the NFL a local slant, offensive lineman Brett Jones from Weyburn just got traded from the New York Giants to the Minnesota Vikings and Regina-born punter Jon Ryan left the Seattle Seahawks to join the Buffalo Bills.
There’s no escaping the American football behemoth until February. It will be everywhere, in every conversation, in every sports report as pundits dissect the teams and complain about league rules. So why do we need to get more involved by picking a fantasy team or choosing winners in a weekly pick-em pool? No, thanks.