Disregard Iran from Farshad’s lineup. What a homer!
Last week, I was asked by a few friends to join this elitist World Cup Fantasy League and it’s been consuming my life ever since.
A quick rundown of the rules: 8 people pick 4 teams each, and you get points for wins, draws, and knockout tournament advancements.
The whole idea of a “World Cup League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” is a first for me, and definitely verging on psychotic. I was out of town when the draft took place, so I had to rely mostly on gut-instinct and Joe Martinez’ iPhone to do some quick scouting (during an industry dinner, nonetheless). Luckily, I was sitting next to a few sports nuts (@BrianYarvual & @edthesportsfan) and they didn’t mind the chaos too much.
Despite being “randomly picked” to draft 6th overall (total conspiracy), I think I ended up with a decent lot:
After the first week of games, my teams have had 2 draws and 2 losses. Horrible!!! Hopefully my teams will start “Writing the Future” in a good way this week. Especially Italy, the really need to get it together! I think the hideous Puma goalkeeper kits are holding them back.