FFPlayinMoFo wrote:Fantasy Football is always on my mind
It's like a tumor.
There's a recent article (Dec. 2003) in Scientific American
, which explains how certain brain tumors can actually "excite" otherwise dormant parts of the brain. Dr. William Waiver was quoted as saying,"I have patients who have been clinically Brain-Dead for five years, but have won their keeper-league three years running." There appears to be a "fantasy" center located in the temporal lobe that, while normally dormant, becomes "excited" or active when other parts of the brain are neglected. Although this is an ongoing study, it would appear from the initial data that by shutting off certain parts of one's brain (i.e. those relating to inter-personal relationships, eating, physical exercise etc.), one can "wake-up" or "excite" the heretofore, otherwise neglected fantasy center. Although further controlled experiments are needed to confirm the initial results of the study, one researcher was heard to say, "One little stroke, that's all I need. One little stroke and I'm in the playoffs."