Finally...In The Big Game

In seven seasons of playing fantasy football, this is the first season I've reached the Championship Game.

Next week's match-up will determine the league winner and the competitor in me really wants that gold trophy.

I love football and rooting for the players on my fantasy team ratchets up the importance of the outcome of every real NFL game.

Even though my league won't earn me anything but bragging rights, I still cheer at touchdowns scored and yards gained and groan at dropped passes and interceptions. Spending time deciding who to sit and who to start has led to some interesting debates with my husband.

He has a team in the same league and we always joke that our suggestions for each other are made purely in our own self-interest. Hopefully the players I've selected will perform well this weekend and I'll finally, finally receive that winning trophy.