Thank goodness the Winter Olympics only come around every four years. With NHL players’ participation, the League shuts down for the Games, which leads to withdrawal on a couple of levels – I miss the NHL games, but the Olympic tournament takes care of that in a way. What gets me is the lack of action for my fantasy teams.
They say admitting there is a problem is the first step toward a cure. Well, I’m a fantasy hockey junkie. Okay, I said it, but I don’t feel any better…no weight has been miraculously lifted from my shoulders.
I have an addictive personality. I work in Atlantic City, yet I don’t gamble; that would be trouble. I’ve had to modify my alcohol intake because I don’t know when to stop once I start. The one thing I give in to is the fantasy game – every night during the season is meaningful since my teams are made up of players from all around the League and someone always has a game. Until this stinkin’ Olympic hiatus.
The saving grace in fantasy is that, unlike the NHL, there is no trade embargo during the break. I can still discuss deals with other GMs; I can go over the rosters and stats to find target players to fill a void at a certain position; I can peruse the free agent list to find the guy that everyone else has missed that is ready to go on a scoring spree.
Writing that last paragraph just gave me the shakes. I need a fix, dammit. Gotta go open a new tab…