Our politicians and pundits can bicker all they want about Ebola and immigration and all the other issues perceived to be bringing our nation to its knees. I will choose to focus on the only thing vile enough to actually get the job done: fantasy football, aka the devil’s taint.
As you may recall from after-school specials, peer pressure is the root of all evil. (Do they still have after-school specials, or have we simply given up hope that melodramatic acting will prevent the children of the future won’t become drug-addled sexpots?)
Peer pressure is the entire root of fantasy football participation. Inevitably, some friend has a league with an odd number of teams. And you — yes, you! — are just the person needed to bring it to an even number. Think of all those people you’d be letting down if you didn’t join. And thus you have no choice but to say yes. Hell, it’s probably the same way they got people to sign up for the Klan.