Whatever may be the season is, for a vast majority the definition of popular sports is football. And with football comes fantasy football. Most of the football fans around the world now play fantasy football league.
Out of all those who participate in fantasy games, over half of the people work full-time jobs. In those full-time jobs and play from their workplace. In fact, fantasy football experts argue that more and more companies must embrace and recruit their employees in playing fantasy games.
Being a part of an office’s fantasy football league and culture presents great social opportunities. With football as the unspoken true American pastime, there is a unifying dynamic to following the game, with Sunday’s gridiron goings-on becoming the stuff of water-cooler legend.
Here are some great tips on how to take advantage of these opportunities.
You Don’t Care About Football, So What?
Now that we’re out of high school, it’s not necessary to pretend that we care about sports to impress the jocks. That being said, football is outrageously popular
The Draft is a Major Social Event
Anytime a fantasy football draft is scheduled, it is the opportunity to gather with the other members of your league and revel in the sprouting of the competitive roses.
If you are in an office environment, this can be accomplished very conveniently after work. You’ve already got a room filled with computers built in.
Fantasy football is a great conversation
The workday is long and unless you are in an office that operates under complete silence, fantasy football banter can be a great way to pass downtime. This is when subtle trash talking can fly free. When you don’t have anything interesting to talk about, you can let the interesting actions of professional athletes talk for you!
Winning is something
It’s important to maintain your image through your fantasy team. It’s all too easy to get into a losing funk and lose interest, but keeping a respectable record provides confidence.
The most important key to success is to actually check your line-ups often. Players go in and out of injuries and forgetting their bye week is an easy way to drop a win by leaving the wrong guys in the game and/or on the team. Chances are there will be someone who drops the ball or doesn’t care and it’s important to be the person that pounces on those opportunities rather than be the one pounced upon.
Knowledge is Power
Those who succeed in fantasy are seen as gurus to those who are not so successful.
Keep It Competitive yet Professional
India fantasy is great. It makes The Cleveland Browns interesting and gives you a truly solid excuse to bond with co-workers. That being said, it also holds the danger of being a distraction.
Whatever you do, make sure you stay focused on what you have actually been hired to do and use fantasy as a welcome but moderated distraction.
Enjoy playing fantasy sports!