I've got news for you: that's not how fantasy football is supposed to be played. Fantasy football is about drafting and managing a team for a season, for better or worse. Period. It's about building rivalries among fantasy teams and friendships among fantasy owners.
Fantasy football is a commitment, not a one night stand.
Speaking of commitment, I am in several fantasy football leagues, but the grand daddy of the all is the More Beer Fantasy Football League. This is our 24th consecutive season together; we started in 1992 after I told my good friend Brian about this new thing called "fantasy football" which I had played the previous season with a group of co-workers. I'd suggested we give it a try.
Well, Brian (a fellow football nut) immediately took action and quickly organized a group of friends into what became known as the More Beer Fantasy Football League. He's been the commissioner from day one, back when being commissioner of a league was far more than just recruiting fantasy players and clicking a button to start a draft.
Indeed, the job of commissioner was not for the faint of heart.
Brian and I came up with the initial rules (printed out and distributed to all owners at the draft), but it was up to him to interpret those rules when an issue came to light; there was no fantasy football talk show call for advice, there was no web site to help (hell, there was no such thing as internet!).
Brian put in countless hours tallying boxscores from the newspaper and converting them into fantasy points back when there was no such thing as live scoring and immediate updates. He sent those scores via snail mail and the league received them by Friday (can you imagine not knowing whether you won or lost your fantasy game until the following Friday? These "one week season" pretty boys have absolutely no idea what true fantasy football is about!)
Brian tracked our annual draft with Sharpies and tag board (our drafts were live, in-person... always have been, always will be).
He took phone calls for trades and drop/adds at all times of the day and night.
Yes, being commissioner of a league was nearly a full time job back then. It certainly was not a "one week season."
Since 1992, Brian has put together a fantasy football draft invitation which the entire league looks forward to. It is always entertaining and humorous -- and occasionally a little embarrassing for unsuspecting league-mates; but it has become a tradition. Every season he outdoes the previous season's invitation... but this year, well, I don't think he can possibly top himself.
This is the best in 24 years... this, folks, is how the big leagues send out invitations!
So here is the 2015 More Beer Fantasy Football League draft invitation, featuring the Honorable Commish (co-starring with himself), our fearless leader for the past 24 seasons.
(A bit of background to the video: in this league, the last place teams in both divisions play each other in the "Toilet Bowl" at the end of the season. The loser of the Toilet Bowl must buy the 16-gallon keg of beer for the next year's draft party and must sit on a toilet seat for the first round of the draft.
For the first time ever, the Honorable Commish lost the Toilet Bowl.)