I would say that a close second behind rooting for my players on a Fantasy Football Sunday is Fantasy Football Sunday Twitter. When you’re winning, it’s amazing. Like last week when I had the luxury of refreshing James Conner’s name and everyone was either complaining that he’s torching their teams or relishing in his Le’Veon Bell-esque performance. On the flip-side, when things go wrong you have a ton of people to share the misery with. You’re never alone, because you know that if you have a player worth owning, that not only are your dreams being crushed, but everyone else’s are as well. WE IN THIS TOGETHER. WE FAMILY!
With that said, all I’ve been hearing about recently (given that I’m a Le’Veon Bell owner) is that “securing the future is important” to football players. Well, if that’s the case, then I’m happy to report that I have the solution.
If I was an active football player in the NFL right now, for example, A.J. Green last night the first thing I have would done post game is tweeted out:
” TO MY FANTASY OWNERS, WE GOT THIS, WE IN THIS TOGETHER! FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP! 25+ POINTS, 3 TDs and it’s only the beginning BABBAYYY LETTSSS GOOOOOO!!!!”
I also realize that AJ Green probably doesn’t need to worry about bills any time soon, so this might be a better alternative to someone who is a WR2 or WR3. Like if I was a J.J. Nelson or Dede Westbrook, I’d jump on this Twitter train right now!!
Now, what does this do? This makes you a hero to thousands, but more importantly, it sets the stage for your career after the NFL where you can become a Fantasy Football analyst as soon as you hang up the cleats, which is probably less demanding than being an actual analyst. I mean, it’s a stone cold layup.
And even if you were to completely shit the bed on game day, your Fantasy GMs wouldn’t be so hard on you. You could even throw out a little “Sorry I let you guys down this week, but next week, I’m gonna go WR1 … LOCK IT UP!” and then boom, you’re back in the good graces of Fantasy Twitter. Live your best life man. Embrace the Tweet game.