Moms and Their Sons Team Up To Play Fantasy Football…And All Hell Breaks Loose

Alex Flanagan
In Football, Learn, Videos
By Alex Flanagan | September 21, 2016

“Can we have Brandon Cooks Back?” My friend asked on the other end of the phone. Her 9-year-old son had gone online without telling her and traded the Saints wide receiver to me and my son in exchange for the Rams Tavon Austin.An ill-advised move according to almost anyone familiar with fantasy. And so it goes when you are playing in a league where moms are partnered with their 8, 9 and 10 year-old sons.

I returned Cooks to his rightful owner, but not without some lengthy negotiation with my son, who I’ve already run into a few fantasy football bumps with. The first came when I chose to draft wide receiver Kevin White.Turns out it wasn’t who my son wanted, so much so that it brought him to tears.There were also waterworks when I firmly suggested last week we put Amari Cooper back in the lineup instead of one of his favorite players, Seattle’s Doug Baldwin. What to do when you 8-year-old son, who even though only in the 3rd grade, is determined that he knows more than you do about football. Turns out it’s a problem not uncommon in our ilovetowatchyouplay league. Here’s what happens when mom’s and son’s play fantasy football…


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