Fantasy League-Mike Lupica

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Twelve-year-old Charlie is a fantasy football guru. Though he's not much of a player, when it comes to knowing and loving the game, he's at the top. He even becomes a celebrity when his podcast gets noticed by a sports radio host, who plays Charlie's fantasy picks for all of Los Angeles to hear. 

Soon Charlie befriends the elderly owner of the L.A. Bulldogs, a fictional NFL team, and convinces him to take a chance on an aging quarterback. After that, watch out; it's press conferences and national fame as Charlie becomes a media curiosity and source of conflict for the Bulldogs' general manager, whose job Charlie seems to have taken. It's all a bit much for a bench warmer just trying to stay on top of his grades.

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