It’s no secret that the premise of fantasy football is predicated on compiling statistical totals from box scores each week. Being that stats and numbers are the basic foundation of the game, it would make sense for fantasy football nerds to religiously analyze box score trends. While sinking your teeth into statistics is an encouraged practice, thinking you can successfully manage a fantasy football roster just by looking at box scores is an irresponsible assumption.

With the recent ratings drop – leaving the politics and rule changes out of it – ironically, fantasy football has been a contributing factor, especially due to the rise of the Red Zone Channel. While there are benefits and added enjoyment to seeing a rapid-fire revolving door of teams in scoring territory, something seems to get lost along the way.

-- What we have lost, people, is the concept of complete football --

Through exclusively watching the Red Zone Channel, viewers only see roughly 20% of each game....