There are three types of financial leaders. There are those who don’t play fantasy football. There are those who play and absolutely love it. There’s even a third type – those who play but are afraid to acknowledge it. Our guest is a CPA and CFO who will tell you it’s okay to admit that you are a player.
Our Guest is Bob Lung of Canton Ohio
Bob started playing fantasy football in 1985 when he had to distribute weekly results by mail to his fellow league members. Remember Lotus 1-2-3? That’s what he used to tabulate weekly results using box scores from USA Today.
- Bob explains the advice his dad gave him on becoming an accountant.
- He spent time in public accounting twice, but explains why he likes the private sector.
- Bob explains when he was introduced to fantasy football in the pre-internet era.
We spent about 15 minutes talking about the similarities between business and fantasy football such as:
- fantasy football is a friendship builder in both business and fantasy football
- fantasy football improves our business analytical skills
- drafting and hiring have much in common
- both business and fantasy football results have signals and noise
- both business owners and fantasy league members have to deal with investment bias
When I found Bob’s LinkedIn profile, I noticed that he was a long-time volunteer at the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. For the past few years, he’s been a personal chauffeur for enshrinees. Bob talked about some recent stories from this experience.
Each year, Bob published an annual fantasy football consistency guide. Below is the 2020 issue –
Bob also mentioned one of our favorite recent books – What’s Your And by John Garrett. Bob was one of the first guests on John’s podcast.