NFL fantasy football: Welcome to the Social (Fantasy) Network!

After a couple of weeks of training camp, four weeks of preseason games and countless hours spent combing through player rankings, you’ve probably had your fill of starts, sits, sleepers and waiver wire surprises. So let us give you a break from all of that — if only for a little while.

Welcome to the Social (Fantasy) Network. In this space, it’s a chance for fantasy football enthusiasts to interact and have some fun. After all, that’s what fantasy football is about, right? Every week, we’ll ask an obliquely  fantasy-related question via Twitter and post some of the best answers in this blog on Fridays. These won’t be the “should I start Marshawn Lynch?” type questions. Instead, we’ll get to the agony and ecstasy of being a fantasy football general manager. The good, bad and ugly of what drives us to distraction every autumn weekend.

Since the season is just getting started and everyone (in theory) has a shot at a fantasy championship, now is the time to puff out your chest and declare your supremacy over the rest of your league. So we’re looking for some good-natured trash talk to get this year started off right. @dgy156, you have the floor.

Picking out a weak spot on your opponent’s roster — always effective — with a brief but biting commentary. A strong opening effort indeed. Who’s next?

An oldie but goodie made more effective by the use of a specific type of mule. Avoiding generalizations is usually key when it comes to good trash talk, which is something @Johnsonviking seems to have figured out.

I’m pretty adventurous when it comes to street food. But never having traveled to Bolivia, I can’t speak to its effects on my innards. Here’s to hoping your opponent doesn’t have a cast-iron stomach. Could be bad news for your running backs.

The last word for this week comes from @bouta67, who dispensed with specifics and fired a general shot across the bow of anyone who dares challenge his team.

Thoroughly crushing your opponent in one fell swoop? *begins slow clap* Well done.

So…what you got? Sell us your most intimidating wolf tickets (keep it clean) in the comments section below. And be on the lookout for next week’s #SocialFF question on Twitter. Happy Week 1 everybody!

– Marcas Grant

Follow Marcas on Twitter @MarcasG

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