[Warning to American football lovers, you may not like this blog post. Also, this post is about American football, not the football known in America as soccer]
Growing up as a baseball fan, football was never really part of my life, until 2004 when I joined a fantasy football league. Through the years I grew to become a football fan, and then I left the football fan club. Through that process there were several stages my relationship with football went through.
I knew nothing of football. I watched zero football.
My approach to football changed when my brother asked me to join his fantasy football league. Growing up, we always did things together. So as 29-year-olds when my brother was participating in a new pastime, I became very interested in joining.
In the 2006-2007 season, our home-town team the Chicago Bears had a great team. We even got to the Super Bowl! As I became more experienced in fantasy football, the stats became an addiction. In addition to crunching the stats of the players, I would also create all sorts of interesting charts based on how the teams in our fantasy league performed. I was one of those guys who would come up with all sorts of trivia on the history of our teams in the fantasy league.
As we got older, everyone in our fantasy football league started to have kids. People didn