A Team of Their Own

Who doesn’t love a game where you can pick your favorite football players and compete against your friends?

With the NFL season upon us once again, students are not just faced with rooting for their favorite teams, but they are also dedicated to assembling and managing their fantasy football squads.

Fantasy football has grown in popularity exponentially since it was first created in 1963. According to Forbes, “It is estimated by the Fantasy Sports Trade Association that 32 million people aged twelve and above in the US and Canada played fantasy sports in 2010.”

Not only across North America, but fantasy football has become a seasonal favorite for students across Staples.

“I love fantasy football because I get to play against my friends and manage my own team,” said Ben Thaw ’16.

Fantasy football has such an allure for students and teachers because it is another way to follow their favorite league as well as their favorite teams and players.

Jared Vishno ’16 has different reasons for loving the game.

“I love it because I go to camp and I’m able to keep in touch with my camp friends while playing a game I love,” Vishno said.

Whether it’s to keep up in touch with friends, strengthen other friendships, or just to have fun, fantasy football has become somewhat of a tradition for many students at Staples.