Posted on 11. Sep, 2010 by annie in Notebook
Ok, ok, sorry it’s taken me so long to get it together here on the blog front. Two important developments.
I had my League of Lovely Ladies Fantasy Football draft party…
…and we played the Sunday Night NFL song on the Today show.
Dreams come true in Sugarland.
Alright, I did some research about how to throw a successful fantasy football draft party and I’ve put the tips in here, along with what did and DID NOT work at my recent draft soirée.
1. Purchase football-related plates, cups and other decorations. Paper utensils, plates and cups that have a football theme can be found at any store that contains party planning merchandise. You could also hang team banners and flags in your room. This is an especially good idea if many of the owners cheer for the same football team.
How about using a Star Wars theme instead? Take for instance my spread of Star Wars paper plates and of course my C3P0 pineapple upside-down cake.
2. Stick to finger foods and beverages in cans or bottles during your fantasy football party. This helps make cleanup easier for you since it limits the use of plates and silverware. It also allows you and your fellow owners to enjoy food and drinks in the middle of the draft. It’s easy to eat a slice of pizza, for example, while pondering your fifth round pick. Eating a salad or steak, though, is a bit more complicated to do and takes up more space.
Or better yet, you could experiment with your brand new fondue pot and charbroil the Rotel dip by using a Sterno can that’s way too big for the small crock. (After a week of soaking, I still haven’t been able to remove the fossilized remains of the Velveeta in the bottom.)
3. Have your owners bring their own “cheat sheets,” magazines and other information necessary for a fantasy football draft. You will probably want to at least look at some of this information on your own before the draft begins. You should not, however, be responsible for supplying and helping out those who will be your rivals once the fantasy football league begins.
You could also not even tell the other teammates how to play fantasy football and hope that they can just figure out for themselves while you sit on your couch scouring your copy of Roto World’s Fantasy Football 2010 Draft Guide. At the party two of the gals laptops wouldn’t even turn on, meaning they couldn’t draft at all. One manager spent the entire draft on the phone with her husband, telling him who to pick on her behalf. It was madness I tell you.
Despite my advantages, I don’t feel that great about my team this year. The other girls were probably better off letting the computer pick for them. And I don’t have ANY Saints!
But now for the good news…
Sugarland is doing a new version of the Sunday Night NFL theme song. So we went on down to the Today Show yesterday and played it for the good people of NYC. And the Redskin’s cheerleaders. (Let me just say how glad I am that I don’t have to wear a bikini to MY job on a blustery fall day.)
Click here for some sweet footage!
And just for added fun, here’s some pics of Piggy, everyone’s favorite Gamorrean (Jabba, the Hutt’s pig-like guards from Return of the Jedi) enjoying our performance on the Today Show…
That’s him in the bottom left corner…
Here he is leading the Cheerleader parade. May the force be with all of you this football season!
But mostly, let it be with the New Orleans Saints…