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 DARC NARCS manager Ulysses Henderson.
HENDERSON: Just so you know, I’m only answering this email so I don’t get fined!
Are you still in the 158? If, not when did you get out?
HENDERSON: No. I ETS'd in June of 2009.
What did you do post-deployment?
HENDERSON: I stayed in the 158 for another two years before my contract was up. I also continued to work for the Lawton Police Department, where I am now Captain.
Where are you from and how did you make it into the 158?
HENDERSON: Originally, I’m from California, where I joined the active-duty army. I ETS’d from active duty at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and joined the Oklahoma Army National Guard.
Where do you live now?
HENDERSON: Lawton, Oklahoma.
What are your hobbies outside of FF?
HENDERSON: I play golf, work, and spend time with my four kids.
What is your fantasy background? How long have you played FF? How many different leagues?
HENDERSON: This is my only real fantasy league. Before the OIL, I only played in the LPD league, but that wasn't nearly as involved and most people autodrafted.
How many championships have you won? How many have you finished second in?
HENDERSON: I've never won the whole thing, but I did play in a championship once.
What is your general strategy in FF?
HENDERSON: I take the best player available early and target a few Cowboys players late. This is our year.
Were you a Cowboys fan before moving to Cowboys Country?
HENDERSON: Oh, yeah. I've always been a Cowboys fan, even growing up in California.
How much preparation do you do before each season?
HENDERSON: Ha. None. [Editor's note: It shows.]
Do you find you draft better at the cabin with the guys or at home online?
HENDERSON: I work too much to ever make it to the cabin. I would probably stay drunk at the cabin and not draft well there either, though.
Will you be at the draft cabin next year?
HENDERSON: Probably not. Maybe I’ll get there when I retire.
What is the best move you've made in FF?
HENDERSON: Missing the draft in 2015 and letting the commish draft for me. I made the championship after a 9-4 regular season record.
What is your favorite FF memory? What is the pinnacle of your FF career?
HENDERSON: Making the championship after starting off 3-2 in 2015.