By: Kristen Finstad
As some of you may know, Amanda and I consistently watch The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise. We know it’s ridiculous, we know it’s cheesy, we know it’s laughable, but we can’t look away.
To become just a little more invested in the series, we, along with Brian and Andrew and some family and friends, have created a little Bachelor fantasy league, “Rose Before Hoes” (read more about it here). The prize is a golden gardening hoe decked out in giant roses. Each season, we write the winner’s name on the trophy in Sharpie (classy, we know) and pass the trophy on to its new owner. Sometimes there are parties held to celebrate the occasion. We get into it.
Sometimes ABC hosts its own fantasy league that we sign up for, and other seasons we have to get more creative. Two seasons ago, we all just chose our final 5, final 3, and final 1 and each was worth a certain amount of points. Whoever had the most points (from correctly guessing the final 5 or the ultimate winner), won the golden hoe. Last season ABC had a draft-style fantasy league that worked great, but for whatever reason, they did not bring it back for this new season of The Bachelorette! So, for Alabama Hannah’s season (which started last night!), Andrew found a new league called Bach Bracket. It’s similar to the draft-style league, where we just guess who Hannah will keep each week.
I am currently the reigning champion and holder of the Golden Hoe. I wish luck to my competitors, but would also like to let them know that I have every intention of maintaining possession of this coveted trophy.
Do you watch The Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise? Did you tune in last night? What were your thoughts on Hannah being The Bachelorette, and who are your front-running men? Share with us in the comments below!