This is a decision that comes tough for many people. You live in Indianapolis, but your opponent has Peyton on his fantasy team. Who do you root for? Or worse, its draft day. You live close to Cincinnati. Don’t be the guy who takes Chad Ochocinco over Randy Moss. In one league I’m in (not the one covered on “Walking the Walk”), one guy owns Phillip Rivers, Ryan Mathews, Malcolm Floyd and Antonio Gates. Obviously this isn’t the best way to build a team because most weeks, they can’t all succeed. The problem, of course, is everyone is biased. They won’t admit it, but it’s true. I’m biased. And knowing that, I don’t own a single player from my team.
Fans are not logical when it comes to their teams. There is a blog I enjoy on wordpress called “Gotham Gridiron”, but every week he does “Jets/Giants report cards”. Now, this is a good concept for local followers, but its all or nothing. Week one the Jets got an F. They lost 10-9 to one of the best teams in the AFC. This week they got an A, beating the Patriots 28-14. I’m not saying they weren’t bad last week, and I’m not saying they weren’t good this week. And like I said, I read the blog on a regular basis, but fans are extremists. Also, they overvalue their team’s players. HOT TIP: Always casually figure out who everyone’s favorite team is. They will usually pay more for those guys.
If someone asks for your team, tell them you come from an athletically irrelevant town (try Glendale) and your allegiance lies with your fantasy team only.