Sobbing, Shannon dialed the phone and waited for her mother to answer. Finally her familiar and comforting voice came on the line. â€œHello?â€
â€œMom!â€ Shannon wailed. â€œItâ€™s only been three months and already my marriage is over. Jim barely even speaks to me anymore!â€
Incredibly, her mother laughed. â€œOh, Shannon, itâ€™s just football season. This too shall pass. And itâ€™s not as though the games are on all the time.”
â€œBut Mom, you donâ€™t understand. Jim joined WaiverWire, the hot new fantasy football website. When heâ€™s not watching a game, heâ€™s managing his own all star team.â€
â€œWaiverWire?â€ Her mother repeated. â€œIâ€™ve never heard of that.â€
â€œWell,â€ Shannon said, â€œAs far as I can tell, these former Wall Street guys got together and created a website that uses the format, tools, and techniques for analyzing stocks to analyze football players and fantasy football teams.â€ Shannonâ€™s voice broke. â€œLast night when I asked Jim if there was anything he wanted, he said WaiverWire was meeting all his needs!â€
â€œMaybe you could help him like you used to do with Daddy, and join him in researching the different players and gathering news on all the teams.â€
â€œJim said WaiverWire does that for him!â€ Shannon wailed. â€œHe has access to over 100 NFL team news feeds, Fantasy Football analysis, research, football ranking, player comparisons and tons of other things. Worse, they have an online forum where Jim can talk football all he wants.â€
â€œWell, then, couldnâ€™t you help him by keeping up with all the other Fantasy Football teams? Surely he needs to know their stats in order to manage his own decisions.â€
â€œOh, Mom, WaiverWire does that, too!â€
â€œWell, Shannon,â€ her mother said. â€œI guess thereâ€™s only one thing left to do.â€
â€œDivorce?â€ Shannon sobbed.
â€œOf course not,â€ her mother answered. â€œSign on to WaiverWire yourself. Then you and Jim will have something to talk about again.â€
â€œOh, Mom, youâ€™re brilliant. I donâ€™t know how to thank you!â€
â€œWell, honey, you can start by giving your father and I the WaiverWire url.
Author’s Note: Hey, this stuff really works. Amoeba and I spent the morning together over WaiverWire talking football. He was patient and informative and answered questions I’ve always been afraid to ask! I had a great time.