The first is always the most important. The first day on the new job, your first home, the first kiss, the first time you see your child, the first trip to a Major League Baseball game. Your first fantasy baseball championship, maybe? Our firsts are the ones we remember, the ones we look back on with fondness in our old age. They don’t define us, but they always set the expectation.
You may not know this, but we’re experiencing a first together as you read these words. This is my first piece for fantasysports.org, which also means this is the first time you’re reading my material. I hope it’s as good for you as it is for me (not the first time I’ve said that). If all goes according to plan, this is the first of many articles we’ll have together. I look forward to getting to know all of the different ways you’ll tell me I’m wrong.
If you want to know a little bit more about me, I won’t bore you with the tawdry details of how I’ve come to be a sports writer. You can simply follow me on twitter, see details below. Let’s just say I’ve taken the long road into the fantasy sports writing career, and most of the ride I was hanging out of the sun roof screaming “Spring break!!!!! Panama City!!!! Wooooooo!!!!”
For the past few days, the question of what to write about for my first piece has been firmly running through my mind. What topic could possibly be worthy of taking my fantasy writing v-card? Certainly, I can’t give it away for something as cheap and easy as a top ten list. No, I need something with depth, something helpful, something entertaining, something big.
So forget about just one topic, I’m giving you five. Five things you HAVE to know before you draft. Five topics over the course of the next five nights. So have a read, learn a little, laugh a little, and remember, this article is the first of mine that you have ever read, so you know these words are important.
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