Trade Wins - Entrenchment & Trent Treatment
Full Disclosure: I live in Melbourne, Australia. Originially from Canada, I moved across the water two years ago to take on a job in the Australian Football League. Australian football is probably as foreign to you as it was to me two years ago, but I’ve come to love the unique sport. Even fantasy AFL is catching on and while fantasy drafting is still relatively new, it won’t be long until it’s the preferred way to play the game.
Of course, once AFL fans get acquainted to drafting players, they will undoubtedly face the buyer’s remorse issues we discussed last week. They’ll also succumb to the next condition we’re about to uncover: early season entrenchment.
Entrenchment takes root, quite literally, in the trenches. The term originated in the mid-16th century and defined a military strategy of fortifying oneself defensively in a trench. Effectively, you were limiting exposure and restricting movement in exchange for safeguarding yourself against opposing threats.
Similar to their 16th century military counterparts, fantasy footballers entrench themselves early with their draft picks.