The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Since his supposed retirement (we’ll see about that) from fantasy football, my husband has become something of a legend. Men who once were his victims opponents, now call at all hours to get just a little wisdom from “UB” (abb. for “Unbreakables”, an ironic team name for a guy who has had two surgeries in the last four years). I hear the poetic half-conversations from Jason’s end of the telephone of who to trade and when. What to do about the unexpected injured guy, and how to get s0 and so to give you that player you need. I hear the ol’ stories of the draft day when UB brought a notebook with dividers for each position and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc…pick for each one. (this is absolutely true, and his disciple Paul came to this year’s draft day notebook in hand).

Technically UB has only officially won one of the three years the league has exsisted, but he takes credit for all three victories. His controversial assistance for the season 2  victor has caused unity on the staff of CCC to be threatened. (Karen, how’s Jim doing? Is he still bitter?) And UB takes credit for last year’s victor because he chose Paul’s entire team for him (Paul had first pick due to being in last place the year before.)

So you may be asking what it’s like to be married to such a man? He’s handsome. He’s determined. He’s full of absolutely astounding amounts of information about the most obscure guy playing football (or even just warming a bench). So if your husband is struggling with his fantasy team, players are injured, stars are not performing well…just get in touch with the man, the myth, the legend, my husband and hero, The Unbreakable Jason Reyes.

10 thoughts on “The Man, The Myth, The Legend

  1. Jim said actually he’s still bitter from the first season. He won’t trade with “the brothers in law”. Unbreakable? Jim says Jason tore his ACL in a staff meeting!

  2. Very funny!!

    Hey, I’ve started “Elizabeth and Mary” and really love it! I haven’t read any biographies in awhile and this is fascinating, I’m hooked!

  3. Mercy. If Chad were a blogging commenter your page would be pretty full of comments about right now 🙂

  4. I still laugh remembering the time “Pastor Jason” called Ben (my then 10th grader?) in the middle of a homeschooling day. I thought they were going to talk about something spiritual. Nah. Ben closed the door to the computer room, clicked on a few keys, and began in low tones making trades. Making trades with the pastor on a school day. Utterly hilarious. I”m like, “Sweetie, don’t you have some Shakespeare to be soaking up?” Ben was so far out in front that year that grown men cried for mercy. Gladiator Z rocks!

  5. Karen, glad to hear it.
    Danielle, glad you’re liking the book, and BTW congrats on making Challies today!!!! 🙂
    Beth, I hear ya sister. Those guys are hilarious on their message board.
    Zoanna, I told Jason, “don’t you be mean to that boy. You better not make him feel like he has to do make a trade because you’re the pastor and all.” Jason laughed. I’m sure Ben would laugh too. That “boy” is the best competitor…oh and Chad 😉 .

  6. Hmmmm. Caught in a pickle. Do I defend my husband or take the higher ground and let Jason take complete credit for his win last year?:) Like Beth, I’m sure Paul would have a little bit to say right now. Oh the wonder of fantasy football. (They do get that it’s “fantasy” football, don’t they? I mean there is a reason they don’t call it “reality” football.)

  7. Retired? It does not sound like it to me. It sounds like promoted to manager! Mike did actually throw in the towel. He does not even think about fantasy football. Now he plays cards once a week with Nick. No money involved but lots of card talk going on at my house. I do remember Mike saying Jason was so intense with his notebook! I also remember Jason pulling Jacob Wilson out of a class he was teaching once to talk about trades. That man is a legend!

  8. How did you get him to retire? Wow, I don’t see that happening anytime soon in our household 🙂 Chris, my hubby, is the one to beat in our two leagues. He’s won the super bowl the past two out of three years and is on pace to win this year too. And the pastor’s league, yeah I don’t know why anyone is even trying anymore, Chris is dominating, again. We should do a reyes/daukas match up sometime 🙂 East vs. West!

  9. Tara, the comment box portrays just a couple of reasons Jason felt he better retire. I mean, does your husband call guys during work, students during school, and put the unity of the staff at risk in his drive to win? 🙂

    I will be sure to tell him that his competition is out west. Maybe he will come out of retirement.

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