If you're like me, the women in your life constantly harass you about your obsession with sports. Sometimes, however, they understand, especially if it has to do with the Eagles or Phillies.
What really sets them off is when you are watching the out of town scoreboard hoping that the White Sox can get two more baserunners and bring Paul Konerko to the plate in the ninth inning of a 7-2 game in early May.
It is hard to explain that you aren't interested in the result of that game, but rather that a couple of RBI from Konerko can go a long way in helping you win your fantasy matchup.
Basically, women (for the most part) hate fantasy sports. Maybe it's because they don't get it. Maybe it's because they don't see the benefit.
Well it's time to prove them wrong.
On Friday, FanDuel will begin their $100,000 MLB Championship. Each Friday from now until September 2, FanDuel will host a league ($10 to enter) in which you will compete for $2,000 worth of prizes.
On September 9th, the winners from each week will compete in the championship, with the overall winner taking home $25,000.
For those of you that played in the Fantasy Football Championship last fall, this will sound familiar.
Each Friday, just enter the DFBC league on philly.fanduel.com and if you win, you will be entered in the September 9th league, where you are GUARANTEED to win money, and will compete for the $25,000 grand prize.
For the first week, FanDuel is even willing to sweeten the pot. All first-time depositors, meaning people who sign up now and deposit money, will play for free.
You will still need to pay to join, but as soon as the game is over, FanDuel will put that $10 back into your account on top of whatever other prize money you may have won.
I can think of no better way to quickly stop an argument with the misses than showering her with gifts. And you can certainly buy a lot of gifts with $25,000.
Like they say: Come on, come on, love me for the money. Come on, come on, listen to the money talk.
And by they, I mean AC/DC.
Here is an early look at my top performers for Friday, because I don't want you to get in trouble...
SP: Clayton Kershaw (LAD) vs. Diamondbacks
C: Brian McCann (ATL) vs. Phillies (Cole Hamels)
1B: Joey Votto (CIN) vs. Cardinals (Kyle Lohse)
2B: Dustin Pedroia (BOS) vs. Yankees (Bartolo Colon)
3B: Evan Longoria (TAM) vs. Orioles (Jeremy Guthrie)
SS: Jose Reyes (NYM) vs. Astros (Bud Norris)
LF: Carlos Gonzalez (COL) vs. Padres (Dustin Moseley)
CF: Andrew McCutchen (PIT) vs. Brewers (Yovani Gallardo)
RF: Andre Either (LAD) vs. Diamondbacks (Joe Saunders)
Matt Mullin is a sports producer at philly.com. You can reach him by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Matt on Twitter: @matt_mullin