Sex and Relationships

Girls, This Is Why We Play Fantasy Football

By Justin Milner

It’s almost autumn again. The morning air is crisper, the days are shorter, and your significant other is increasingly suspicious of how you are spending your free time.

You think she caught a glimpse of you closing your Rotoworld browser windows as she walked past your computer. You suspect she found the cheat sheets hidden under that stack of bills. And you know she overheard you talking on the phone about how “I love me some Breaston.”

You are certain that it’s only a matter of time before she walks into the computer room, raises an eyebrow, and repeats the age old question:”So tell me again, why do you play fantasy football?”

If you’ve got one of those rare women who doesn’t think hair products when you say “split end,” this article is not for you. But if you are one of the many of us bracing to once again explain your “habit,” then read on.

To allay her concerns you must be decisive. One wrong answer and you could be that guy writing the group email feebly rationalizing his decision to hang up the cleats and spend more time with Grey’s Anatomy. A response such as, “At least it is not Worlds of Warcraft” will only get you so far. You need a Pre-Draft-Day Plan to assure your woman that you have nothing but her best interests at heart.

Fortunately, we’ve got the formula to prolong your fantasy career—and maybe even improve your love life. That’s right, it’s Rotoworld’s exclusive guide to Why I Play Fantasy Football.


No more worrying about crafting the perfect explanation to avoid banishment to the living room couch for the night or—god forbid—from the league where you’ve schooled your college buddies for seven straight years. Simply print it out, fill-in-the-blanks, and make as many copies as you need to win over the fantasy non-believers in your life. Enjoy—and thank me later.

* Courtesy of, your fantasy football home.

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