Dominating your fantasy league requires constant access to the online waver wire, trapping you at home on Sundays. Paradoxically, this prevents you from seeing the very friends whose bitter sadness makes winning so enjoyable. Lucky for you, we've found 6 bars offering free WiFi and football, where you can eat and drink well, then gloat about nabbing LaBrandon Toefield the moment Fred Taylor's groin snaps off the bone. Again.
410 W 16th St, between 9th and 10th
Two flat-screens, one big screen, and "upscale" bar food will make you feel like a real NFL owner -- just one who can't bully his players into ill-advised cortisone shots.
218 Lafayette St, between Kenmare and Spring
3 flat-screens (two at the bar), virtually guaranteed table seating. Be warned that amateurs may be easily distracted by the impressive burger selection (kobe, sirloin, chicken, lobster, buffalo, Roethlis...).
129 Orchard St, between Rivington and Delancy
A true sportsbar with 42" flat screens and cheap booze, offering $2 off drinks, noon-8pm.
6 W 25th St, at Broadway
Plazma screenz all up in the hizzouse. Beware of overpriced food and take care that owner Jay-Z and his squad don't spot your Lil' Romeo desktop background.
531 E 5th St, between A and B
228 Front St, between Beekman St and Peck Slip
Both sweet, WiFi-equipped bars, perfect if your team is stocked with local talent (neither has the complete NFL package). Also, Ace has darts and pool for commercial breaks; and, Jeremy's 32oz beers will make you forget that, outside make-believe sports management, your life is utterly empty.
This setup will also help you develop new skills, like cunningly staking claim to electrical outlets, coordinating between your "typing hand" and your "wing hand", and not dribbling bile into your iBook when your "tequila-shot-per-Griese-pick" bet goes south. So throw a keyboard cover on your laptop, and manage your team to glory while enjoying a good laugh with the boys about Michael Vick's latest herpes flare-up.