At least thats the excuse being offered by Michael Henby, author of Fantasy Kick Leverage the Networking Opportunities of Fantasy Football to Give Your Career the Kick it Needs (CCM Design).
He says the game which allows average Joes to draft NFL pros like Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning or San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson to their own dream team also allows people to network for potential jobs.
Henby points out that Fantasy Football requires a five month commitment, so players get to know each other and their different managing styles.
But while Fantasy Football can help you score career connections, its important to make sure not to jeopardize your job by playing on the clock or getting too competitive.
As he puts it, There is no historical meaning to these games but some people take it too far and that sometimes causes tension.
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