Magill Report FFL Season Three: A Printer? The Browns?
By Ken Magill
And the big question for the Magill Report Fantasy Football League’s third season is: Who the hell let a printer in this league?
The answer, of course, is me. Among the companies represented in this year’s league is Victor Printing based in Sharon, PA.
I figured it would be fun to have a postal direct-mail printer represented in a mostly email-marketing vendors’ league.
And, hey, that the Victor Printing representative sent in a request for a team unsolicited means he reads The Magill Report. So he should be rewarded for that, right?
So here’s how I get rewarded for letting him in. As we were setting up the league, I urged the various team managers to come up with creative names.
Creative team names makes coverage of the league more entertaining, I explained.
So what does the guy at Victor Printing come up with? The Browns. The friggin’ Browns.
Turns out the team manager’s last name is Brown. Plus Sharon, PA is reasonably close to Cleveland.
Let’s take a wild guess here: Mr. Brown is a Brown’s fan.
If so, he at least gets character points. Being a Browns fan takes character, as I can attest from being a lifelong Buffalo Bills fan.
My prediction: Victor Printing’s Browns take the championship and I have to schlep diagonally across Pennsylvania to award Mr. Brown and his colleagues a regulation-sized football made of Lebanon bologna, a meat that is available in every grocery store and corner deli in that state.
Note to Mr. Brown: I’m just busting your chops. Welcome to the league and good luck.
Reminder: The regular NFL season starts tomorrow night. If you have any New York Giants or Dallas Cowboys on your teams, start ‘em or sit ‘em.