Fourteen years have passed since we first sat at Snow Hall and learned that the 1st Battalion of the 158th Field Artillery regiment was being called up for service in Iraq. A lot has changed during that time, so let's take some time to catch up, this time with Whackers manager Lyndal Morgan.
Are you still in the 158? If, not when did you get out?
MORGAN: No, I got out in 2010.
What did you do post-deployment?
MORGAN: I went to nursing school at OU, followed by nurse practitioner school at Texas Tech.
Where are your from and how did you make it into the 158?
MORGAN: I am from Duncan and joined the 158 because their Bravo Battery was in my hometown.
Where do you live now?
MORGAN: Marlow, just a few miles from Duncan.
What are your hobbies outside of FF?
MORGAN: I enjoy fishing, hunting, and riding ATVs. I also fly drones watch my Red Sox win the World Series.
What is your fantasy background? How long have you played FF? How many different leagues?
MORGAN: I only play in the OIL. I've tried playing in other leagues, but none were are competitive or fun as the OIL.
How many championships have you won?
MORGAN: I've won one championship (2007) and finished second twice.
What is your general strategy in FF?
MORGAN: I'm not giving you my strategy, Brick. Nice try.
How much preparation do you do before each season?
MORGAN: The week before the draft, I look at last year's results, this year's rankings, and develop a plan for when to target my sleepers.
Do you find you draft better at the cabin with the guys or at home online?
MORGAN: I draft way better at the cabin. Duffy needs to come down next year. [Editor's Note: I'm not sure if that's a burn or not.]
Will you be at the draft cabin next year?
What is the best move you've made in FF?
MORGAN: I feel I had a solid draft this year. But I’m losing my mind, so I can’t remember anything better than not making a move or trade the year I won the championship.
What is your favorite FF memory? What is the pinnacle of your FF career?
MORGAN: This year was by far my best season, even though we didn't bring home the championship.