September 3, 2014

10 Reasons to Start a Ladies League & Other Silly Antics.


This past weekend, our family of four had the privilege of spending time with some of our favorite out-of-towners! What was the reason that our friends were willing to pack their cars and drive in from out of state? A three- day weekend? Nope. The giant slip and slide that the men-folk constructed? Nope. Try again! How about to attend their annual fantasy football draft? Yep- an all day event that involves smack talk, wings and beer- with limited female interruption. The ladies are all accustom to their draft day get togethers and we look forward to spending time with one another. 

The day after the menfolk finished their draft, we all met up again for an impromptu cook out. The guys watched the NASCAR race with the kiddos while the ladies came together- in what seemed to be a magical culinary moment and had dinner ready for around 15 people in 30 minutes!

After dinner, the discussion changed to fantasy football. In previous years, we had a couples league. Out of either lack of interest or busy schedules, the league had "disbanded." For some odd reason, the ladies came to the conclusion that we should bring it back- but the guys had already drafted. So...why not just do a "Ladies Only" league? I mentioned that we might want to wait twenty minutes and see if we still thought it was a good idea. Apparently it was!

Not a high quality photo- but you get the point:)

Twenty minutes later, our commissioner, Ryan had us all set up for our very own ESPN Fantasy draft. Here is when we wish we had a video recording! Let me tell you...trying to get six girls logged into anything at one time is challenging. Poor Ryan. We were all asking questions, trying to figure out how to keep our phones from dying, asking more questions, complaining about missing passwords and asking even more questions! Between Ryan answering all of our football and technical queries and Bama, our host with the most, setting us up with wine and a phone charging station- we were a deck full of crazy and it was amazing!



After we powered through our draft and discussed emailing Bravo about our pilot concept, the "Ladies of the League" demanded that I blog about our drafting mishaps. Never the one to turn down an opportunity to involve my friends in the success of my blog, I grabbed a notepad and pen and we created a top ten list! Without further ado... here are our top 10 reasons to start a ladies league!"



Hope you enjoyed our Top 10!


Have you ever joined a fantasy football league? 
Who does your family pull for?

59 comments:

  1. How many of ya'll were in? I know Kiki won't "play" even if she drafted. At least I know What a TE, K, and a RB are! What's the prize for the winner?!

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  2. Ok smarty pants! You should have drafted if you wanted to smack talk:) There were 6 of us that drafted. I guess we couldn't have a odd number anyway. I think you are wrong about Kiki! She is very excited about the accessibility to her team now that she can change it up on the iPad really quick. The winner gets a gift basket of goodies supplied by the players- and bragging rights.

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  3. eeek. Didn't mean to talk smack. Shouldn't comment before breakfast or coffee :) You think she will? Yes, she's fast on the iPad! Good prize; bragging rights always worked for the guys.

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  4. We are big "real" football fans in our house and I know my husband does a fantasy football league with some of the guys at work, but a ladies only league sounds like fun if you ask me!

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  5. I love football season and I look forward to it every year. I loved the excerpts, so to speak, and really enjoyed this post.

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  6. Okay, hopefully, we can still be friends. I'm so not a football fan. Like not at all. Never done fantasy football or anything like that, either!

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  7. I am a football "fan" because my hubby is

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  8. Thank you Kori! It was fun to put together!

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  9. Just messing with you! Next year???

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  10. I love the reasons to have a Ladies League for Fantasy Football. This was entertaining. This is the first year I have ordered NFL Ticket and I am looking forward to the games! (blog is This N That From Lori- disqus just likes to be difficult)

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  11. So fun! I am a bigger sports fan than my husband so I totally agree with your idea!!

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  12. What fun! I haver never joined a league--but would love to one year.

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  13. This is hilarious! I'm not into fantasy football (or fantasy sport.) Lucky for me, my husband isn't into it either!

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  14. I need a 101 league because I don't understand how it all works!

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  15. My husband has been in a fantasy football league the last few years. Growing up in Oklahoma rooting for Dallas Cowboys was the norm. While I still have nostalgia when rooting for them, I am still by heart a Detroit Lions fan as this is where I was born and live now. I would totally join a female league if someone around here wanted to start one!

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  16. Hahahahaha!! Awesome! We just had our Fantasy Football Draft Party at our house last weekend. My husband is the commissioner, and while he is fairly patient with me and my questions, I am on my own for the most part. There are about four women in our league (12 people total), and most of us are pretty good. I won the championship a few years ago. Another woman won the year after me....So I guess we have been able to hold our own. Have fun and good luck this season!

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  17. Very cute. I am so not into football but I respect all you women who are!

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  18. Oh that seems like fun! Love all your questions! haha! I might have to start a league of my own!

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  19. Sounds like a fun event for you and your friends! I love the top ten list, very convincing reasons!

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  20. Even though I am not a football fan, you do make it enticing.

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  21. I've never joined a Fantasy Football league but would love to do one just me and my husband and see who wins. lol My husband roots for his home team the Washington Redskins and I live the Indianapolis Colts!

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  22. this all looks like gibberish to me, but hay any excuse for me and the girls to run around acting silly and crazy and I am in, I'll have to show the besties

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  23. I bet it would be a lot of fun to start a ladies league! I know I love all ten of those reasons!

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  24. Jane Couto GovednikSeptember 4, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    This is hilarious!! Everything is more fun when you're doing it with a group of friends. I think being part of a ladies league could actually get me interested in football!

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  25. You comments made me laugh out loud. "I think my boob hit the button" LOL!!

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  26. This is a really funny post. I hate to admit it, but you probably still know more about football than I do.

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  27. Football is gibberish defined, but I still like to watch it.

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  28. I don't either. I just watch them pass and run. I have no idea what any of the positions are or what they mean.

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  29. I have no idea what a fantasy football league is but any reason to get the girls together sounds fun to me. All 10 of those reasons are great reasons to start a ladies league. Good luck with your fantasy football team.

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  30. I would any excuse to get the girls together! I need to learn more about football to be this hard core!

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  31. Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.comSeptember 5, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    What a great idea! I've never joined one but I would love to! What fun!

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  32. We are a hockey family. I ave not tried a fantasy league. Sounds like you had a great weekend. Any excuse for a lady's night is a good one.

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  33. That is hilarious! I think I would totally join one if someone hosted.

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  34. Love the charging stations! They're perfect for get togethers. I would definitely join one is someone hosted.

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  35. I would love to start a Ladies Only Football Fantasy League. PS Love the charging stations.

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  36. This is my year to beat my husband in the league we are in together. My year! :) Hubby is great or lucky, or a combo of both but he's had the trophy four out of five years. He joins more than one league, I can only do one. The draft parties are fun. :)

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  37. My Bunco group sounds very similar - without all that sports stuff. :) Sounds like a lot of fun, though!

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  38. This is a good idea. It sounds like a lot of fun!

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  39. Lori Popkewitz AlperSeptember 5, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Wow. If only I knew Ronnie when my guys were infants! You must feel fabulous. Congrats to all!

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  41. I haven't had a good night's sleep since my son was born nearly 3 years ago. He goes down for the night pretty good but wakes up often, sometimes many times a night.

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  42. Wow, who would have thought? I know a few guys who do FF but never woman!! Why not though? Women can like it too!!

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  44. This is so awesome! What a great idea!

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  51. I'd never heard of a sleep consultant until I read this. We just let my nephew cry himself out.

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  58. Oh no you don't! That is half of the fun! We are not hardcore at all. We just have a fun "healthy" competition!

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