Don't touch that phone!

KIRK PENTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 7:21 AM ET

If the phone rings on a Sunday afternoon in September, Sherrie Moir won't bother answering it.

That's because, more often than not, it's one of her husband Dan's fantasy buddies ready to talk trade -- or trash.

Yes, love certainly has the possibility of being lost in the world of fantasy sports, where boyfriends and husbands find ways out of social functions, spend hours upon hours in front of the computer and litter the room with profanities.

Sherrie figures her husband could be doing worse things.

"The way I see it, I know where he is," she said. "He's in the basement and doesn't do a lot when he's doing it, but he's home.

"... If I need him to do something he'll get up and do it. Occasionally I have to wait until halftime."

Ryan Paradis is the most hard-core of the three fantasy players we profiled, and he admits his girlfriend isn't exactly enthralled with the amount of time he spends on the Internet.

"She's less impressed with it than she could be," Paradis said. "What I sell is that there's the opportunity to win some good money if you win first place."

Paradis said one of the participants in one of his leagues got an ultimatum a few years ago when his wife said it was her or fantasy. The poolie picked the girl, which was a smart move.

Sherrie Moir won't be making that ultimatum anytime soon. She knew what she was getting into well before she married Dan almost 12 years ago.

"I knew he was a major sports nut when I met him," she said. "Actually, when we first started dating, I went into a fantasy football league with him, and I almost beat him, but Warren Moon broke his thumb."


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