Here’s some advice for your fantasy football team
It’s that time of year again, the time when I can’t step out of my house, sit inside a sports bar or wait to board an airplane without some man or woman asking me about fantasy football.
I used to love fantasy football. Remember when I wrote a magazine devoted to fantasy drafts? I miss doing that. Those magazines were irreverent and fun and highly accurate.

Jeff George was always my No. 1 pick.
Hmm, come to think of it, I quit playing fantasy football around the time my favorite QB’s career took that ugly turn toward Oakland, Al Davis and oblivion.
The truth is the game just got too hard and complicated. Leagues started drafting defensive players and jazzing up and adding nuance to their scoring rules. A silly, entertaining diversion quickly became a year-round obsession.
In order to be competitive, you have to study the NFL as diligently as a real general manager.

kansascity.com
8/24/08