And a Good Time Was Had by All
By Ken Magill
The official award ceremony for The Magill Report Fantasy Football League took place at 2010 champion e-Dialog’s headquarters in Burlington, MA Friday and a good time was had by all—or at least no one said they had a bad time.
As part of the ceremony, the team’s managers—Matt Hart (left in the photo) and Steve Eyssallenne (middle)—received a championship 13-inch crystal trophy from Crown Awards and a football-shaped sausage from Dietrich’s Meats and Country Store in Krumsville, PA. (Mmm Mmm). Yours truly is the fat one on the right.
At first, people were a little scared of the sausage—a cured-and-smoked sweet, all-beef sausage, similar in appearance to salami but darker and with a tangier taste. But then a few brave souls grabbed a couple chunks, declared them yummy and the ceremonial eating of the football began.
Also, as the pungent smell of authentic Pennsylvania Dutch smoked meat wafted through the office, more e-Dialogians began to appear for their taste of sweet sausagy fantasy football victory.
The festivities also included a small keg of some excellent home-brewed pale ale supplied by John Holden and some just-as-excellent home-brewed barley wine supplied by Jeff MacDonald.
Miraculously, I was able to refrain from getting drunk and making a falling-down ass of myself—at least I think.
According to several festivity goers, e-Dialog CEO John Rizzi sent out a congratulatory email saying that his employees winning The Magill Report Fantasy Football Championship was his proudest moment as a CEO.
Really John? You oversee the building of a highly respected, top-tier, multinational marketing services firm and winning a bauble and a sausage in a fantasy football league is your proudest moment?
We need to get you out of the office a bit more.