Where the inside of my mind leaks onto the screen.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fantasy... Football?

I'm not going to pretend to get it.  Grown, educated men with jobs and families who manage pretend teams of real football players, often with vigor likely equal to the real team managers.  Yep.  Don't get it.

Maybe if there was some parallel that tied into my interests.  Fantasy Broadway, anyone?  Of course, for that to work, there would have to be mainstream media coverage of Broadway stars equal to the coverage of the up-and-coming quarterbacks.  Can you imagine a world where the news ran highlights from the school musical on Friday nights?  I guess that would be a whole new sort of Friday Night Lights.  But I have definitely digressed...

The point here is, I don't get it.  But I support it in my own way and so I have learned to love it.  In fact, I was highly disappointed to have to miss this year's live draft.

And that's because although my husband doesn't get it, he supports it in his own way.  It being my compulsive need to create.  Where a simple typed name would get the job done, he lets me design team logos for all the teams in his league.  When an online draft would be easier, faster, and probably more convenient, we throw a barbeque.  And for one night, Fantasy Football isn't just that weird thing Kirk does... it's something we do.

Well, this year we did the prep, but he did the party (while I was off stage managing Beauty and the Beast and supporting Adam's performance).  That meant I had to miss the live reveal of the new logos, all redesigned this year (thanks to an external hard-drive crash and my inability to stick with status quo).

I wish I could have been at the party, but I'm glad to have been able to join in Kirk's pre-kickoff excitement while he organized draft picks, and I clicked away at team colors.  We may be the poster children for "opposites attract," but it's fun when we each find our own way to enjoy the same thing.

So without further ado, straight from Andrea's own little corner of crazy, I present to you the 2012 Fantasy Football Logos (created using team names chosen by the league participants):

For Nick Harmon, my husband's new BFF/rival -
and a good wife always makes fun of her husband's BFF's team, right?

For Skye Davis - at least alluding to BSU colors

For Kirk, who has used "FROGGER" as his login
and screen name for stuff since before we met

For Kevin Michaelis - This one took me the longest and is probably
the most personalized.  If you're a gamer (read: boardgamer), you
should recognize some of the pieces.

For Adam Okerlund - new to the league.  Check out the wolf teeth.

Kyle Daybell - new to the league,
and one of the most fun logos to work on.

For Melissa White, who's previous logo did nothing to
vouch for her fierce winning tendencies

For Kirby, who I don't know, which made it harder to personalize.
I had to ask Kirk if he's the type of person who likes a play on words.

For Jared White, owner of the coolest team name in the league.
His old logo was pretty awesome, so I was worried about re-doing it.
I sent it to Kirk via email and he responded, "I like it even more than his old one.
I didn't think you could improve on perfection.  You are so awesome!!!!!"

For Denny Murphy, who calls me "T-Rex" when we play co-ed
volleyball (because I have a big head and little arms...)

For Mark (my bro-in-law) who just joined the league this year.
I'd have liked to know what his team name was referencing,
since Kirk is way more crippled than Mark is.

For Jay Tucker, whose previous logo I was never that fond of.
I'm glad I found this cool graphic to spice his up!