The story about Dez Bryant's arrest for allegedly committing domestic violence on his mother is just awful. I hope the young man can get some help to straighten his life out.
But it got me to thinking about ethics and fantasy football. When it comes to fantasy football, I'm afraid I am of the school that believes that "Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing." And "Nobody remembers who came in second." Not to mention "when you win that silver it's like, Congratulations, you *almost* won. Of all the losers *you* came in first of that group. You're the number one *loser*. No one lost ahead of you!'"
It's sad but there it is. At least I'm self aware.
Anyway, this annually presents a dilemma. Do I draft Mike Vick, even though I abhor what he did to his dogs (and, if so, how do I tell Bella and Toby?)? Should I skip Bryant this year? Should I use the Saints as my DST even though I think there's something rotten at the heart of that franchise?
You may laugh, but I think these are deep philosophical issues. After all, aren't the central problems of philosophy questions like What should I believe? Or how should I live? Even in the trivialities?