Chatting, strategy ... and sitting Randy Moss?

Updated: November 18, 2009, 6:28 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
I always look forward to my weekly chat session each Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET, because I'm passionate about fantasy football, and a good number of the inquirers on there are as well. That works well. This is supposed to be fun, and I can't enjoy my job to its fullest if you guys don't enjoy the game and what we do. As for the chat, some people leave questions well in advance and probably just check back later. Others have only one question to ask but post it repeatedly until they get an answer. Most people, I would assume, view the hour as an opportunity to not only ask questions but follow up on things they see, which is the best way. Not only should you should hold me accountable for my answers, but keep throwing names, topics, ideas out there. "So, you like Beanie Wells more than Chris Chambers at flex, but how about …"

I really don't bring any rules to the chat table, other than you have to keep things clean, and I try to choose the best questions I see, regardless of who is asking them. Trying to curry favor with me with compliments, pro-Philly sports talk (Go Phillies!) or offering me bribes doesn't faze me much. I just try to get to as many questions as I can in those 60 minutes, and have a bit of fun along the way.

This week's chat was relatively tame, as I didn't seem to anger anyone too much, but check it out for yourself at this link, and of course, get ready for the next one. We chat every weekday at ESPN Fantasy, as well as Sunday mornings right up to game time, which is our busiest time.