As you probably know, the 2013-2014 NFL season started last night.
If you have Marshawn Lynch on your fantasy team, today was a good day for you. But if—like me—you were going up against the one guy in the rest of a 12-man league with the #1-ranked Seahawks defense, things have been better…
But it’s only week 1 of NFL football, and for a growing number of office workers around the country, that means setting the first of many fantasy lineups. But is it okay to talk about football—or even fantasy football—on your blog, in social media, or in a company newsletter?
Why not! Here are some ways to do it:
Think pretty broadly about this one. How can your business relate to football or the people who love to watch or play it? Doctors and dentists can talk about preventing or treating injuries, lawyers could chime in on how trades work behind the scenes, or wedding planners can give tips for football themed weddings.
Fantasy Team Names
Of course, use some common sense. Lots of us love to use vulgar team names, but that’s not polite to talk about to your customers. Some of ours are fine, however, like A Dingo Ate My Brady (Michael), Cry Me a Rivers (Matt), and He. Could. Go. Jamaal. The. Way. (Bryan). Showing off your humor is a little humanizing touch that lots of organizations don’t take enough advantage of.
Again, use common sense. It’s always fun to watch someone yelling and getting red-faced over what’s basically the adult equivalent of the Pokemon card game, but censor accordingly. Did someone win a big victory? Take them down a peg by pointing out that it was all thanks to one player, not the team owner’s otherwise questionable managing abilities.
If a heated match is coming up, add a challenge or a bet to raise the stakes. It could be as simple as the loser buying the winner lunch, but friendly competition is always fun to watch.
Of course, don’t overdo it with the fantasy talk. Many people have their own leagues and quickly get tired of hearing about ones they’re not involved in. Once a week is plenty as long as you have other posts going out in between.
Is your office doing a fantasy football league? What’s your favorite part about it?