Posts Tagged ‘betting on sports’

Losing my NFL Virginity

Yesterday I lost my NFL virginity. It was going to be a very special lovely event that I could cherish in my mind for ever. My company organised a wonderful, intimate NFL kickoff party at one of the bars between Santa Ana/Escazu with open bar, raffle and general merriness as the Vikings met the Saints in this year’s NFL season opener.

It all started so well, but turns out this event was actually not a very intimate, private matter at all. Turns out, this game was NBC Sports most-watched ‘NFL Kickoff’ ever and the most-watched regular season primetime game ever on NBC, according to official national data released today by The Nielsen Company! My special moment and loss of NFL virginity happened with 27.5million others tuning in as well!

Ok, fair enough, Im not that upset. 🙂 Rather I had a great time! I think I can get used to this whole NFL thing, and actually, the sooner I do that the better because my company has given all of us here some cash to bet with, giving whoever has the most money at the end of the season some fabulous prizes! All the more reason to get involved, learn more and become an expert on this product! Ill keep you posted on how well I am doing. I just hope this will go better than what the Fantasy football c0mpetition is going!

Fantasy Football

So I am playing Fantasy Football again this year. Last year I attempted it, I started off, I picked my league, I checked game week 1 results, and… Hmm… Then I have no recollection whatsoever of the whole thing anymore. Oops. Even if I dont know how things turned out for my team, my guess is they did not perform any miracles.

This year I am a bit more dedicated. At least I have chosen my team with care, I have joined two leagues to keep the excitement and competition going, I have even done a reshuffle of the team based on some good advice I got in order to be ready for game week 2. I even checked who is playing when AND have two bets placed for upcoming games. U-huh.. A Fantasy Football expert in the making…

My newly found interest in football (soccer, just to be a bit more specific and not confuse some people on this side of the pond) comes mainly from my work. I am sitting in the midst of a marketing department, which is nothing out of the ordinary or a big change from my previous work setting, but this time the people are much more focussed on the sports products we have rather than the other entertainment elements we also offer. And all I hear about is football. Both Soccer and American Football.

So I thought, if you cant beat them, join them. And here I am, with my fabulous team TheBarnacleBoys ready to beat the competition! Come On!

I am actually finding this regular ocurrance that sports is now having in my life quite interesting and fascinating. Working in such close contact with sports related products, the experience the Fantasy Football, the betting on sports and the reading about it is providing me with. Is actually helping me learn a lot about what our typical customers go through each day when they use our product.

So its all quite exciting. Unfortunately this is not really great for someone with such a short attention span as I have. The Fantasy Football League thingie goes on for months, in other words, its no sprint, its a full marathon! So we shall see how long I can keep my interest up. But for now, I think I am doing pretty well. Now bring on Game Week 2!!