Friday, August 13, 2010

The Cynic's Guide to Fantasy Football: Craigslist to the Rescue

It happens every year. It’s time to start your fantasy draft and one guy—you know, the guy that nobody really knows and is just a friend-of-a-friend who was supposed to join your league and bring the beer—calls with a sob story about how his car won’t start and his girlfriend needs him to run some errands and his favorite dog died and, long story short, he won’t be able to make the draft.

You can’t do a draft with an odd number of players, and nobody else can come up with a replacement. You're screwed, right? Well not anymore, thanks to the magic of Craigslist! When all else fails, just hop online, get yourself a replacement buddy and, like magic, your draft is ready to go.

As the ad so eloquently puts it: old buddy for sale or trade
"he is about to turn 42, and has just outlived his usefulness, he is helpful at working on old cars, but he will drink up all your beer, and get on your nerves (A LOT) but if you can use him just email me with offers, cash or otherwise. i might concider trading him for a bulldog puppy, but no cats please, honestly he's a pretty good guy to have around if your workin on old cars, or junkin, and sometimes even if your roofin your house, but my wife said he's gotta go, so he's outa here,">

Proceed with caution. This photo says it was taken in the year 2043, which means he may actually be a time-traveling ringer who nows all the best sleeper picks for the next 30 years. So let him into your league at your own risk.

Sure, you’ll have to provide the beer which your new buddy will drink all up, but at least your draft can proceed and you made a new friend in the process.

Follow us on Twitter@HHReynolds or Click Here to get HHR in your inbox.