Hello everyone, my name is Chad Brofermaker. Jeremy’s family and mine have been very close friends for a long time. I have memories of weekends and vacations from when we were like 5 or 6 years old. Our parents to this day are best of friends. So Jeremy was like a cousin to me, we were never really close but we always knew what was going on each others lives.
After he moved down here to Florida I was still in NY and I would hear stories from my mom of how he won this debating contest and that one over and over. I guess that is where he polished his verbal skills.
I remember picking him up from the airport when he came back from his backpacking trip and living in Israel, he went on and on for hours telling stories that made feel proud of my religion something I really didn’t care either way about at the time.
After that we really didn’t have much contact until maybe 5 years ago when I started playing fantasy football. If you don’t know that was a true love of his and by the way he was Good!
Not only at playing but the best part of our league and that is talking smack.
Fantasy football for those that don’t know is where a group of people in our case 12 have an actual draft and select players from the national football league. You take several quarterbacks, running backs and so on. You then mange your team by picking which players to play every week and making trades, dropping guys and picking up new ones. These players are awarded points every week based on performance.
Our league is hosted on the web which allows us to put up articles and pictures telling everyone else well basically whatever we want. Some guys would say something like your team sucks I am going to win blah blah blah… Jeremy would drop a 3 page dissertation telling you why your team would lose making you scratch your head wondering where he would come up with this stuff.
Last year the two of us faced each other in the Superbowl. Jeremy had taken a picture of my mom holding a newspaper and put captions on there telling me to lose the game or I would never see her again along with other things I won’t say at this time.
I can go on for a while about his stories he truly put his heart into each one.
His team was originally the Gainesville Greyhounds. Gainesville for his love of the University of Florida Gators and his parents Greyhounds. He switched the team name before last year to the Guatemala Greyhounds in honor of his nephew Matthew who was born there.
My team won last year however he did beat me in the Superbowl. David Serle his best friend and president of our league, has taken over Jeremy’s team and made a new trophy for the league and renamed our league to the “Wainland Keeper League”.
As last year’s winner I get to keep the trophy until next year’s draft. As much as I hate the reason why I have it I am glad that it was either Dave or myself that has it for now…
Jamie and David Wainland