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┬áThe draft kings of CB talk about the feeling of camaraderie that comes from the competitive game of Fantasy Football. The fall season at CB is a time for cold weather, homecoming, and SAT tests, but more importantly, fantasy football. Fantasy Football season has begun, creating a special buzz around the CB community. Many students […]

 The draft kings of CB talk about the feeling of camaraderie that comes from the competitive game of Fantasy Football.

The fall season at CB is a time for cold weather, homecoming, and SAT tests, but more importantly, fantasy football. Fantasy Football season has begun, creating a special buzz around the CB community.

Many students across campus are making their football dreams a reality. Fantasy Football leagues allow students to assemble a team of their favorite NFL players to compete against other teams in their league. Every NFL player is given points based off of their weekly performance. At the end of the week, the person who gains the most points from their team wins the week against their opponent.

Fantasy Football is not only an opportunity to be involved with your favorite NFL teams and players, but it allows participants to be in a friendly competitive environment with their friends.

“It is a good way to bond with your classmates and express your knowledge about the beautiful game of football,” Fantasy Football guru Anthony Gentile (’16) states.

The senior is an league commissioner and manages to juggle the rigorous CB academic standards and the time consuming responsibilities of facilitating a Fantasy Football league.

Gentile says his responsibilities as commissioner have an effect his school life,

“To a certain extent they may interfere with each other, for example, having to stay up later to fix lineups,” the senior says. “However, there is a fine line between that and managing your own schoolwork, which does not effect me.”

For CB students, Fantasy Football traditions can stretch outside of the Christian Brothers campus. Recent CB alum James McCauley ’15 says his league of former classmates has endured past graduation.

“All the guys in my league were friends during our time at CB, but with going to college, it’s hard to make time to see people and talk to them all,” he says. “Our Fantasy Football league keeps the communication and competition intact even if we are hours away from each other.”

Apart from the camaraderie created in Fantasy Football leagues, there also comes the weekly trash talk between participants.

“I enjoy Fantasy Football because it allows me to beat my friends,” Aidan Smith (’16) says. “It gives me an excuse to talk trash.”

Fantasy Football can be played by anyone and is a great way for students to compete with their friends. Leagues create bonds between classmates and friends and spark up traditions for years to come.

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