When the month of January came, it was that time of year again for the NFL playoffs. The NFL regular season is seventeen weeks, making the playoffs so special because teams work so hard for so long for very little spots. This past year the BL community was extra excited to see the Ravens back in the playoffs, and Lamar Jackson’s first playoff appearance.
It’s long block on a Friday afternoon. Students are ready for the upcoming football game at 3 p.m.. The student sitting at the front desk is almost fully asleep, while the student in the back of the room is already asleep. The rest of the class is trying to think of a way to wake them both up, and soon the entire class has lost focus.
Walking through the hallways at Boys’ Latin, it is hard to miss the debates about fantasy football each week. According to nfl.com, fantasy football first started in the United States in 1962 when the Oakland Raiders part owner Wilfred “Bill the Gill” Winkenbach developed a system of organization and a rulebook for an eight man fantasy football league. Since then, fantasy football spread across the country. Fantasy football drafts have changed the way people watch the sport, and it has sparked weekly conversations among fans.