I've been playing Fantasy Football for over 20 years now, and I still have magazines dating back to the early '90s. Here are the 1992 Fantasy Football Rankings from the 1992 Fantasy Football Index Magazine that I got at a local grocery store back then. I thought I'd start posting these old rankings and cheatsheets over the next few weeks, just as a way to preserve this old Fantasy history. I'm a big fan of looking back before we look forward, and while we might not glean too much from the player rankings themselves, we can definitely learn a lot about the industry and the game itself.
Think back with me now, as you get ready for your 1997 Fantasy draft, and you’re looking over your 1997 Fantasy Football rankings from whichever magazine you grabbed that month. Think back with me about when you were wondering what the NFL was going to be like with no team in Cleveland or Houston for the first year neither city had an NFL team since the NFL merger.
Fantasy Football is inherently fun. No doubt. But sometimes, we get involved in multiple leagues, and we need something to really separate one from another, outside of just different owners and rosters. One solution to this is by creating a fun Fantasy Football league theme that connects all of your owners by a common interest other than football.
There are certain moments that seem to define your life. My trip to the bathroom at Disney about 10 years ago was one of those moments. This story is long, but the payoff is worth it. Don't be discouraged just because it's called a "poop story."
It was a hot and humid day at the Magic Kingdom. I had just polished off a bread bowl full of clam chowder and the family decided to hit Splash Mountain.