"To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield"
- Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1833

"live deep and suck out all the marrow of life"
- Henry David Thoreau, 1845

"Some guys, they just give up living
And start dying little by little, piece by piece
Some guys come home from work and wash up,
And go racin' in the streets."
- Bruce Springsteen, 1977

"...to the heart, there's no time for you to waste.
You won't find your precious answers now
by staying in one place."
- Frank Turner, 2009

"The best things in life aren't things.
They're living and breathing."
- Michael Franti , 2011

"I owned every second that this world could give,
I saw so many places, the things that I did"
- Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, 2014

All written content and photos by Rob Fulfer unless otherwise indicated.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fishy Fantasy Football

It's football time in Tennessee!!!!...and in Indiana...and in Louisiana...and in Texas as we celebrated our tenth anniversary tonight of playing fantasy football online with some old and new friends. We had our live draft tonight for the upcoming season and a couple of the team managers were able to join us for an impromptu party at our house during the proceedings. Pictured below pouring over player info on their laptops are our friends, Nate and Casey along with Ashlee showing off one of her previous first place trophies from the league. Other local team managers include our friends Nathan, Mitchell and Wayne. Down in Chattanooga are our friends, Patrick and Brian. Representing the rest of the country are our friends Hal, out in Dallas, Jared up in Indiana, and J.D. down in Louisiana. We've actually never met Jared or J.D. They joined our league anonymously as we were just getting started and were looking for anyone to fill up the league, and they have been with us ever since. We talk a lot online to each other and we feel like we know them. We hope to one day all meet in person. It's all for fun and bragging rights...for the most part. We do have a little $20 side-bet action going on each season for those who want to participate, and for the last few years we've been giving out a trophy of some sort to the league winner. This year's participation in the side-bet swelled to 10 players creating a pretty nice purse, and the wall-art trophy pictured below will go to the winner. The fish theme is indeed a part of our fantasy football league. It comes from a good-spirited argument when the league started and was named the Burgess Falls Fantasy Football League by Rob and his best friend, Craig, who is sitting it out this year. They used to fish at Burgess Falls while in college for a small gamey fish that inhabits the Falling Water River known locally as rock bass and/or redeye. Rob and Craig decided to name their respective teams after the fierce little fighters and a tradition was born. So I guess you could say that this year marks our 10-year anniPERCHary.

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