“After a summer full of tights wearing tight-wearing superhero movies dominating everybody’s minds and wallets.... let’s finally get to some manly-man festivities... like FOOTBALL!!!”
There’s a companion newsletter for a tee shirt website which usually has insulting, funny, most-of-the-time distasteful comments on topical subjects. However, this week’s installment really nailed a pet peeve of mine.... extreme sports fans. Not just any sports fan but the overzealous fanatical over the top borderline GFL singing make-up wearing finger pointing fantasy football coaching overbearing idiot... I'm positive you've seen that guy.
So let's take some that's testosterone filled like Fantasy Football/Extreme Football Fans and compare it to some so socially shameful as Dungeons & Dragons...
Fantasy Football: In interviews with ESPN, retired NFL Quarterback Jake Plummer stated, "I think Fantasy Football has ruined the game."
Dungeons and Dragons: The game was also blamed for some of the actions of Chris Pritchard, who was convicted in 1990 of murdering his stepfather.
Fantasy Football: The NFL entered into a reported five-year, $600 million deal in 2006 with Sprint that was driven at least in part because of fantasy sports, allowing subscribers to draft and monitor their teams with their cellphones.
Dungeons and Dragons: D&D has spawned many related products, including over 12 magazine titles, a popular Saturday morning animated series, video games, multiple comic titles, prime time movie (that introduced a young Tom Hanks), novels, board games, software, soundtracks, and a major movie release.
Fantasy Football: Superbowl.... sorry, I meant FANTASY Superbowl.
Dungeons and Dragons: The D&D Championship Series is a yearly Dungeons & Dragons championship run at Gen Con.
As you can see, those who lives in glass houses shouldn’t be douche bags. I used D&D as a comparison for this particular example but Fantasy Football transcends into other geeky realms.
22...14...33...hike hike.... May the force be with you.... same bat-time, same bat-channel.....
It's all the same thing, ya dummies!