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Desmond Bieler
Occasional Blogger, Constant Blowhard

Desmond Bieler

An assistant news editor at The Washington Post

Draft Over Bracket


Let me put it this way: Approximately 30 seconds after college basketball season ends, I don't find myself thinking, "Dang, I can't wait for the next Selection Sunday!"

But for me, and countless other fantasy football addicts, once Week 16 is in the books, the clock pretty much starts ticking toward next year's draft. I find myself looking at ridiculously early mock drafts -- like, before the actual NFL version has taken place -- and pondering who might be available when I make my first few picks.

As a sports event, March Madness can't be beat, but participating in a fantasy football draft is the cheatsheet-clutching, hands-down winner over filling out a bracket. Do your pals gather around as you choose your Sweet Sixteen teams and mock you mercilessly for your sketchy picks? Does anyone use the filling out of one's bracket as an excuse to stage an out-of-season Oktoberfest?

Picking NCAA tournament winners comes at the start of two glorious weeks of college hoops, but innumerable brackets become thoroughly busted after just one. Drafting a fantasy football team sets in motion four intense months of plotting, scheming and laughing at the sucker who drafted Laurence Maroney. Advantage, fantasy!

By Desmond Bieler  |  March 15, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  | Category:  Fantasy Football , NFL Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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