[For this year’s Thanksgiving series, I wanted to highlight briefly but thankfully a handful of the things for which I’m thankful here in late 2022. Add yours for a truly thank-full crowd-sourced weekend post, all!]
No, not for me—I know my obsessive self too well, and know that if I started down the fantasy football road I’d soon enough be spending every free moment checking out the differentials between that one third-string running back and that other third-string running back. It’s my sons who have become fantasy football fanatics over the last few seasons, and while I will occasionally offer my advice about their latest trade offer or waiver wire signing, they know infinitely more than I do about the whole process and pretty much all NFL players as a result. And that last part is what I’m so thankful for—while I certainly enjoyed the stage of their lives where they were learning a lot about sports from watching and talking about it with me, I enjoy significantly more still the chance to watch with them not only as full equal partners in sports fandom, but as perspectives from whom I consistently learn more than they do from me. I’ve loved watching sports with them for their whole lives, but this latest stage is my favorite to date, and I’m very thankful for how much fantasy football has to do with that!
Next Thanks-giving tomorrow,
PS. What are you thankful for?