Last night after church Jeff & I were standing around talking with a couple of the men and, naturally, the subject of football came up. Someone mentioned that Felix Jones of Dallas was injured. “Oh, no!” I exclaimed. All of the men turned to look at me in consternation…”Are you a Cowboys fan?” one of them asked. “Actually, he’s on my fantasy football team!” I replied with a grin. Not exactly what they expected from their pastor’s wife, I suppose. But I sure do love being a part of a fantasy football league! In fact, I’m undefeated so far this season…in case anyone is keeping score… 😉
Did you know that there is a fantasy team for just about every sport? Besides the variations of NFL Fantasy Football, there are fantasy leagues for college football, NBA basketball, college basketball, soccer, hockey, auto racing, and even golf. Fantasy golf? What has this world come to?! I personally think there should be a fantasy league for churches. Can you imagine that? You could draft your favorite preachers based on who is most likely to have the shortest sermon or who has the funniest jokes. You could research which worship leader will be best for your team: the one with the most songs in their set or the one who can play the most instruments…I hear that someone who can lead both a band AND and an orchestra is a hot commodity in these leagues! The MVPs of the league would definitely be either the youth leader or the children’s leader. Both are key positions that must be filled with tireless workers who have the uncanny ability to recruit volunteers and willingly subject themselves to embarrassing games or unsolicited sticky affection. Such team members are hard to find…and even when you do put them on your team, they often have to be put on injury reserve due to excessive strain. Scoring for the fantasy church league would be based on a combination of decisions made and people added to your church/team’s roll with extra points being given for every dollar brought in during the offering.
Hmmm….I think this could be fun! Maybe I’ll suggest this to Yahoo Sports or Christianity Today…I know it would definitely make Sundays interesting! 🙂
Who would you put on your fantasy church team?