The fantasy football phenomenon hasn’t grown only in the male NFL fan base. It’s also become widely popular among women.
Case in point. I run a fantasy football league with friends from back home that includes 12 owners, four of which are women. Well, three of them reached the postseason and two have reached the championship.
Anita Marks, a good friend from my days with CBS SportsLine.com in South Florida and the current host of her own radio show in Baltimore, is one of the finalists. The other is a Jessica Tansey, who I used to work with at CBS and is one of the most avid football fans I know.
Anita reached the finals as a No. 5 seed with the help of such fantasy stars as Donovan McNabb, Thomas Jones, Larry Fitzgerald and Marques Colston. Jessica, a division-winner and the No. 2 seed, rode the likes of Adrian Peterson, Wes Welker and Derrick Mason to the title game.
Despite the fact that their success meant my failure (I scored the third-most points in the league and didn’t make the playoffs), it’s nice to see that more and more women are playing fantasy football … and finding success.