by Bryson Shaw '19
Fantasy Football has changed the way fans watch the NFL.
Before Fantasy football started, most people paid attention only to their local or favorite NFL team. Now with Fantasy football, people have begun to pay attention to every team in the league to keep themselves updated on the progress of the players on their fantasy team.
Leagues continue to be formed all over the country with varying amounts of people.
People participate in the fantasy league for different reasons. Some join for the friendly competition amongst friends and peers, while others join purely for fun and do not care about the outcome. With that being said, some leagues are made up of die-hard competitors who invest hours into their teams. This can impact their daily lives and more importantly their bank accounts.
We continuously see Fantasy Football affecting the Bullis students daily lives. ome students do not know what Fantasy football is,“fantasy football? What’s that.” says Juliana Signora (‘20). Many, however,can not live without it. “Fantasy is love, Fantasy is life,” saidBrendan Kazanjian (‘18). Certain leagues bring spirit and a competitive atmosphere to school every morning. “Fantasy for us isn’t just a hobby, it is a way of life.” Says league member Robert Schain (‘19).
Fantasy football leagues around Bullis has brought students closer together. However, it has produced some friction between them also. “I left the league because Ike cheats.” said Alex Benaim (‘19)(former league member).
Fantasy Football means so much to people within the Bullis community, which begs the question, does Fantasy affect your daily life or get in the way of your school work?
“The first thing I do when I get to school is checking my lineup. I then normally talk to is someone in my league, we normally start with a chirp or two about how our team is better than the other team.” Said Robert Schain. “Fantasy was getting in the way of my school work. Sunday’s, Monday nights and Thursday nights were almost impossible for me to finish my work. I am so distracted checking my player's stats.” said by league member Jordan Ligon(‘19).