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Committed: Confessions of a Fantasy Football Junkie Paperback – Bargain Price, July 26, 2005
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Top Customer Reviews
For readers, I can say that this book is a page turner if you are into sports, the NFL, any other fantasy leagues, or just enjoy satire/humor writing. The book's honesty is what makes it successful - there are no embellishments necessary because us FFLers are truly that crazy.
I'll be in Vegas for the WCOFF...soon maybe they'll rename the trophy the St.Amant trophy after all the publicity he gives them. Buy it and read it now! Now, back to ranking my depth charts...do I take Chris Brown over Brian Westbrook?
To the reviewer who said this book is about old obscure players: you don't know and remember who Peyton Manning, LaDanian Tomlinson, Marvin Harrison, Clinton Portis, and Priest Holmes were/are? You probably had no business reading this book anyways. That reviewer also said this book is about old/obsolete resources which don't exist anymore...last I checked- which was today- ESPN, CBS, and Footballguys.com are very much still alive and running well as tier 1 FF content providers.
There is ALOT of swearing in this book, though- as in, what seemed like an f-bomb (or more) per page- as well as a few crude references.
Let me start by saying that I do not play Fantasy Football. I do watch some NFL games, but I am by no means a hard-core football fan. I am however, a hard-core reader. I confess that I did not think I would like this book before I started reading it. After the first few pages, however, I was hooked.
Here was a very readable story, a story that was laid out in such a way that I wanted to follow it to its end. As I read through the story I was introduced to a number of characters that I am still interested in. I also feel as though I got to know the author a little bit. Here is a guy that was crazy enough to quit his job to pursue Fantasy Football yet sane enough to remain "committed" to the most important things in his life.
I think he was able to achieve his stated goal of introducing me, the reader, to the world of fantasy football in such a way that I am interested in perhaps joining a league next year.
He also told me something about his wife and his friends, all of whom sound very real and very "normal". In short, he shared something of his life with me, a perfect stranger.
I must give a warning though, there were times while reading this book that I laughed so hard I had to stop reading. It hurt my back for me to laugh that hard. Even though I knew I was in for some physical pain, I still read the book cover to cover.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had high hopes for this book, as I have read the author's other work on a fantasy football website where I learned of this book. Read morePublished on March 15, 2013 by Joshua B Gans
Great book for any person who plays fantasy football, really doesnt make you feel bad about yourself and how crazy you are once you read this...Published on November 22, 2011 by Corysontag
Reading this book really made me look forward to the upcoming season and it made me almost spill my gut laughing. I highly recommend this book for other FF junkies like myself.Published on August 11, 2011 by Woodrow Cantrell
This book arrived in a prompt manner and it was in excellent condition. It contained good tips for fantasy football players.Published on October 10, 2009 by Donna Nonnenmacher
In May for my birthday I received several fantasy football books as gifts. This was one of them. Most dealt with playing fantasy football and how to do it better and all of them... Read morePublished on July 26, 2009 by Charlie Toms
This book captures everything that makes fantasy football great. It is written in an engaging, down-to-earth style and is funny as hell. Read morePublished on January 12, 2009 by Kay
As someone who started playing Fantasy Football in 1992 and has not missed a season since, I have lived through many of the same things as the writer. Read morePublished on April 9, 2008 by Dallas
Mark St. Amant is the Bill Cosby of Fantasy Football. He captivates you with his passion for the game and then makes you wet your pants with his spot on humor about this addictive... Read morePublished on December 21, 2007 by S. Hendricks
I liked this book but at times it dwelled to much on the authors own FF team from 2004. The stories about the FFL's he visited was interesting and there was some good technical... Read morePublished on August 23, 2007 by L. Housel