The first step to dealing with a problem is to admit that you have one. It’s possible to become addicted to anything; you can become easily attached to something, spend all of your time on it and become a little bit cranky when you’re without it. But you’re not alone, you’ve come to the right place and we’ll help you get through this difficult time.
However, no one can make you take that first step, so to come to terms with your situation, here are a few signs to help you figure out if you’re suffering from fantasy football withdrawal:
1. You’ve got the ‘shakes’, the ‘shakaroos’, the ‘shakedowns’
2. You often wake up in a cold sweat, screaming ‘VAN PERSIE!! Why aren’t you playing??’…. before realising it’s the off-season and no one’s playing.
3. You’ve seen a baby crawling on the ceiling
4. You search meticulously, through previous season statistics looking for patterns for a theory of everything.
5. You find a theory of everything but it’s related to physics instead of fantasy football, so you throw it away.
6. You often go days without sleeping
7. You can only sit still for a maximum of 3 seconds
8. You sometimes sit in the corner of a darkened room, rocking back and forth, back and forth
9. Your pregnant wife thinks your mood swings are out of control!
10. Methodone just doesn’t make any difference
If any of these symptoms seem familiar to you, you might very well be addicted to fantasy football, so step on up and say:
“Hi everyone, my name is Bob and I love fantasy football more than my wife and children, I think I may have a problem.”
You’re among friends and we’ll make it through this together!
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Author Credit: Richard Lam