Fantasy Football-Obsessed Husbands Creating 'Sports Widows' Out Of Wives

This morning's Early Show ran a segment about the poor wives of men so obsessed with football that they let their marriages fall by the wayside. CBS profiled Josh and Ayala Gross, a couple who has been trying to deal with the massive time-consuming hobby that is Fantasy Football.


But it's okay, guys! Josh "laid down the rules early" in their marriage about how and when he would be participating in his hobby, and neglecting his wife:

"I informed her that Sundays, all day you can do what you want, but I'm out. Monday nights, I'm out. And towards the end of the season, Thursday nights and Saturday nights as well."

Yet somehow, Ayala is pretty cool with it: "It was really hard at first because it just wiped out six months out of the year." Born in Australia and raised in Canada, it was "hard" for her to figure out this weird American obsession. Not knowing what else to do with her frustration, she created a Facebook fan page called "The Wives Of Fantasy Football," because Facebook always solves our relationship problems, right? By the end of the segment, Ayala came around to her husband's side even more: "He does watch Desperate Housewives with me, though." Um, hooray? Well, does she have any advice for other women who share the problems in their relationship, or any helpful tips on how to talk to your jerk of a husband? "Embrace it or you're gonna have six months of just hating your husband. That's it." So that's a no, then.



This is great news for my Fantasy Fantasy Football League.

We rank and handicap members of Fantasy Football leagues based on their ability to socialize and interact with people who care nothing for Fantasy Football, and post weekly rankings of the top two hundred Fantasy Football superfans.

Current statistics include answers to the following questions:

1. Have you had any meaningful interaction with your spouse/SO in the past three days which hasn't centered entirely around Fantasy Football?

2. Do you know/care more about the current weights and injuries of your favorite football team than you know about your own?

3. When was the last time you washed that nasty-ass jersey? Seriously, when?

4. If your spouse/SO fell and twisted their ankle, and right then you also noticed (fill in name of football team quarterback) had fallen and twisted HIS ankle nearby, who would you help first?

I'm not gonna lie, folks. If Brian Roystone of Kirkwood, MO fails to shower today and tomorrow and calls his wife a bitch again for commenting that Al Michaels looks like a Silvio Berlusconi stunt double, I'm getting a hundred bucks!!

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