There is something to be said about fantasy football. That something is that it is not for everybody. Those who love it, love it. Those who hate it, hate it. Those who don’t care are called spouses. The name alone conjures up a hybrid image of ESPN and late night Cinemax. But no, this fantasy is not of the erotic type. It is fantasy in the sense that it is the only way most of us would ever be even remotely involved in professional athletics. The first recorded season of fantasy football occurred in 1976, when a young man named… OK, you know what? I have no earthly idea when fantasy football officially started, and I really have no inclination to look it up. That’s not what this book is about. You aren’t going to find the history of the game here. You won’t find advice for how to start your own league or tips for drafting a dynasty. You definitely will not find any ways to sharpen your managerial skills. In fact, there’s a good chance you won’t find any skill at all in this book. Instead, what you will find is an inside look at one fantasy football league. A fly-on-the-wall perspective of ten scrappy managers/everyday Joes – more obsessive than some, less obsessive than most. A touching story of one triumphant champion and nine complete losers. Prepare to step into history. And by “history,” I mean “completely unspectacular events that have happened in the recent past.” Continue reading
Everyone deserves a second shot…
A leading money winner on the Nationwide Tour, Dan Tanner is destined for stardom until a reckless lifestyle derails his dreams.
Penniless, broken, and removed from the game for nearly a decade, the downtrodden former pro starts over from scratch after securing a temporary job as a manual laborer at prestigious Bentwood Country Club. Despite the fact he hasn’t touched a stick since the collapse of his professional career, he is determined to qualify for an upcoming club-hosted PGA event. Past his prime, Dan regards this as his last chance to prove he still has what it takes to compete against the new generation of golfers. Two obstacles stand in his way: He has only weeks to find the game he lost years ago…and Frank, the club owner’s insolent son.
Unscrupulous Resident Pro Frank Daly is not about to let the interloper steal the limelight, or his girlfriend, away from him. Fueled by jealousy and spite, the malcontent is willing to take extraordinary measures to thwart his archrival–and he is not above breaking the law in order to achieve his objectives. Continue reading
The true story of Chicago stockbroker Smith Ferebee and golf’s most bizarre bet. Ferebee bets $100,000 in Virginia land and cash — $1.6 million or so today — that he can walk and play 600 holes of golf over four consecutive days in eight cities, starting in LA and ending in NY. Continue reading
Leave your baggage in Baja…
Carl Hooker and his three eclectic friends journey across the border where they hope to enjoy a fantasy weekend of recreation and relaxation at El Oasis Golf Resort in Baja, Mexico.
Murphy’s Law shapes their destiny as a sequence of unfortunate incidents turns the world as they know it on end, transforming the foursome’s dream trip into a living nightmare.
But all is not lost as Hooker and his resilient compadres learn valuable life lessons and fundamental principles of golf not taught in any book. Continue reading