Football season is one of my favorite times of the year. I have been a New York Giants fan since day one and follow the team religiously. I will marry Victor Cruz one day.
Each football season, I am a part of different pools, some based on which team wins and others based off of the score of the game. I’ve gotten pretty good over the years so I decided to try Fantasy Football this season. Mind you, I’m in a league with my father, uncle, cousins and other guys. Yes, I am the only girl. Fantasy Football programs allow users to create a team, pick players and then give points to each player based on their performance that week. Each week, you play a different team in your league and whoever has the most points wins.
As the only girl, I could be easily intimidated. Instead, I’ve put my public relations skills to the test and drafted a team that scores about 120 points each week. While I got my first win this past week, my team is doing well and will continue to win. I’ve found that three major PR skills have come in handy with my fantasy team:
1. Attention to Detail: Any good PR person pays attention to every single detail, especially when planning events. I developed this ability during my senior year of college. I’ve now had to pay attention to the little details with my fantasy team like checking all of the stats for each player, not just the big positions.
2. Being Informed: PR professionals must be aware of what’s going on in the world. It’s important to stay informed of current events especially as it relates to the client. In the Fantasy Football world, you must be up-to-date on the each of your players to make sure they’re playing and not injured. The skill can be used in both worlds.
3. Diligence: PR people are among the most diligent in the world. They will double and triple check their information before it goes anywhere. When setting my fantasy team lineup, I check it multiple times to make sure each position is covered.
These skills have proven to be very helpful for my fantasy team. I’m learning how to take the skills I learned in college and through internships and apply them to other areas of my life. My fantasy football team is just one example of how I combined two things I’m passionate about and made it work!
I absolutely can hold my own against the other guys and plan to win it all!