As soon as I joined NET-A-PORTER I was absorbed into the company Fantasy Football League by equal parts peer pressure and wanting to look cool. The first season took its toll. Forget lying in on a Saturday — I needed to triple-check my captain selection, I wouldn’t dare to take a holiday in case a player got injured while I was away, never mind the fear of forgetting about double-game weeks. After a respectable lower-middle-half-table finish, I needed a break — a long break.
The NAP Tech team consists of multiple sub-teams, so naturally there is some friendly competition; when a company-wide league was announced, I knew I had come out of retirement.
We have two main leagues: one strictly for NAP Tech; and NET-A-LIGA (a.k.a. big boy school), the company-wide league for people who know what they are doing.
If we were going to make this a real success, we had to amplify the rivalry and the potential for gloating — that is what this post is about.