Josh Freeman says that Fantasy Football is great for extending the NFL's fan base. He knows because he hears about his performance on a day-to-day basis from fantasy fans, be it on the street, at the movies or even at the supermarket.
"I was at a Publix supermarket, grabbing some milk," Freeman said at an event to promote the new video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II, "and this older lady came up to me. She was tellin' me how she had a huge family and that they had started up a league, how it was her first year playing fantasy."
Freeman was expecting one of the two lines that he usually gets from fantasy players.
"It's always like: 'Oh, I'm so glad I got you on fantasy' or 'Man, you killed me last week,'" he said.
But it turns out that Freeman wasn't even on her roster.
"She said, 'Make sure you throw the ball to Dallas Clark,'" Freeman said, laughing. "It was hilarious."