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Stages of football through my life

[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.

Pre-2004: Ignorance
I knew nothing of football. I watched zero football.

2004: Watched
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.

2006: Fan
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.

2014: Forgotten
As we got older, everyone in our fantasy football league started to have kids. People didn

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I hate to break the news to you. But the Bears did not win the Super Bowl in 2007. They lost the Super Bowl to the Colts.

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I’ll still occasionally watch 5 minutes only to be reminded that I have better things to do in my life. The commercials forced my hand to disconnect. They are consistently inappropriate for young children. It’s very disappointing when you consider the games are on in the middle of the afternoon.

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