The Draft Night Smoke
Posted: Aug 17, 2007 11:46am ET
Where did the summer go? A few weeks ago I was on vacation in Vermont, and last week I was in Houston at the RTDA. Both are in my rear-view mirror now. On top of that, I’m one week away from my fantasy football draft. Summer is just about over.
Don’t get me wrong: I love the start of football season, particularly fantasy football season. I wrote a story about fantasy football for Cigar Aficionado last year, and this year I’m resuming my so far unsuccessful quest to win the league I started several years ago.
Draft night is a big cigar night. I usually bring a couple of boxes for myself and the 11 other guys who manage teams in my neighborhood league. About half of the guys are regular cigar smokers, and the other half light up on a special occasion. Draft night is that type of occasion.
I typically fire up a monster on draft night. Last year it was a Tatuaje RC 233, a tapered cigar that’s more than 9 inches long and 55 ring gauge, and very strong. It lasted me most of the draft. This year I’m going to try either a Fuente Fuente OpusX “A”, or a Cohiba Siglo VI Tubo a friend recently gave me. Heck, maybe I’ll smoke both of them. I’m in no rush.
Has any one else out there been bitten by the fantasy football bug?
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