Fantasy football and work/life balance
I discovered that although 96 percent of the 37 million people who play are men, it's growing in popularity with women. Jennifer Kuperman, a corporate event planner, played fantasy football before she met her fiance Tadd Schwartz. Now the two of them are team owners together. Schwartz says he thinks it will enrich their lives as a couple. Otherwise, he says, "she would think I'm a lunatic about football. "
I received an e-mail today from Joey Epstein, a Fort Lauderdale CPA. He says his wife, Kip, is as addicted as any man who plays. Writes Epstein: "My friends don’t even acknowledge me in our leagues unless they get Kip’s approval. She watches 3 TV’s in the family room, including satellite, and controls the clicker every Sunday."
It sounds like fantasy football, the latest rage, will battle for our time along with work, family and other hobbies. But those who play, especially those who wager money on it, say it's a great outlet for friendly competition.