As a Dad, it's kind of magical that my kids remind me of me at their ages; that also means they're insane.
All quarantine they've been bouncing off the walls, and now that they need to focus for school, they spend the rest of their time vibrating at hyper speed, especially during football games. They like to watch and also run around in my old jerseys chasing the dog and shouting at the screen.
My wife knew I missed going to games with her or at least watching when we could give it all our attention, so she suggested making the game more fun with FanDuel.
I'd missed the Fantasy drafts, but they have Daily Fantasy Sports, so it didn't matter. They have an online version and an app that I heard was really easy to use, so I made an account with my name, email, card, and social (it stops coaches and players from betting).
Once I was in, it was pretty simple - instead of committing to a 4-month league, you switch up your teams on a weekly basis. For new users, they match your first deposit and there's a chance for a bonus of up to $500!
I snuck away for an hour during the week to do all my research (my wife also gets an hour to watch reality tv). You can lock in your lineup right up until the game.
NFL was the only thing on my mind, but they have pretty much every sport you can think of.
When it was gametime, I was pumped. I even told my kids that I was doing fantasy and my son, Michael told me why he didn't like my lineup and why. I was kind of proud.
I tried to switch channels during the game commercials, but it was too chaotic. I followed along with the app on my phone to see how I was doing.
For my first time? Not bad!
I made sure my coworkers knew about it because they're all competitive people.
I cannot wait until next week. FanDuel let me cash out immediately, and offers plenty of bonus offers that make it fun every week.
Even when I can go to games again or at least watch one without anybody running headfirst into the coffee table, I'll be playing fantasy with FanDuel.