Tales From The WTNY
I can remember the day it all started, like I was still there now. It was just before the beginning of my final year in elementary school (I was 11 years old), the year 1991. I was sitting at a burger joint, not far away from my Grandparents house with my Dad when he pulled a neatly folded piece of paper out of his back pocket.
He told me something to the effect that he had joined this football league with my Uncles and proceeded to tell me the players they drafted over the weekend. With the fifth pick in the first round, they selected Thurman Thomas of the Buffalo Bills. Other names included Steve Young (fifth-round pick, first year as the 49ers starting quarterback) and Browns wide receiver Webster Slaughter.
While I can’t remember most of the names he read off to me, I found myself instantly fascinated in this new game he stumbled across. It all came about when a friend of my Dad’s at work, wanted him to team up with him the year before. Basically, his friend was just looking for someone to cover any loss money he might have to pay up, if he should miss the playoffs.
My Dad passed on playing that year, but the next summer an opening in the league was available and he decided it was worth giving a shot.
What started out as some names on a piece of paper, turned into a life-long obsession and the stories you will read about below are tales from a league that was created a few years later.
As we move through the summer, I will have new posts of stories from years gone by, but when the regular season comes, it is my goal to have a weekly post as an update for what is currently going on in the crazy Wait Till Next Year Fantasy Football League.
- Shaft – LT ’03
- My Sunburns Are Legendary: One Man’s Struggle With His Inner Fantasy Self
- “Yeah, I Want Cheesy Poofs!” – How I’ve Missed You Arian Foster
- CJ2Dumb And The Wrath Of Sean
- Spark It Up, Gimme Some Munchies, Hand Me A Cheat Sheet — I’m Going To The Super Bowl
2012 Season –
Week 1 – A Messy Situation
Week 2 – T. Rich Please Don’t Hurt Us!
Week 3, 4, 5 - Yeah, Old Men Know How To Drop It Like It’s Hot Too!