Fantasy Sports Celebrity Lounge: Branch ready to make more noise

Originally Published: May 19, 2005
By Scott Engel | ESPN Games Fantasy Edge
Deion Branch, the New England Patriots wide receiver who was named MVP of Super Bowl XXXIX, hasn't let success spoil him. In fact, the affable Branch would fit in very well with most fantasy football owners. He certainly knows how to engage in some friendly trash talk.

"You all call it a sport?" Branch said when asked about fantasy sports. "It's good for those of you who have a lot of time to kill." But before anyone could mistake his jabs for serious barbs, he quickly changes gears and shows how much he really appreciates the enthusiasts of the wildly popular sports hobby.