Last week we heard from Jazz forward Richard Jefferson, who isn't exactly the face of the franchise but is definitely the most outspoken player on the roster.
The man has opinions and the ability to deliver them with aplomb, which is much appreciated by sportswriters out looking for a good quote or three.
In defending Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin against his critics, Jefferson made a reference that certainly caught my attention.
"Everybody's the armchair quarterback, everybody has their own fantasy football team, everybody has their own idea of what should get done," he said.
From a basketball guy?
Preach on, sir. Preach on.
"I had (Bears quarterback Josh) McCown last night," he exclaimed, referring to McCown's highbrow-raising effort Dec. 9 vs. the Dallas Cowboys.
"Literally, I was down and I won my fantasy game by three points because McCown (scored) 45 (points)."
First, let's go back and set the scene. This was a Tuesday morning at the Jazz's practice facility. Jefferson and his teammates were milling around the gym, waiting for practice to start. Some were shooting baskets, some were finishing up workouts in the weight room and a few were stretching out and chit-chatting about their loss to Portland the night before.
Jefferson was "lucky" enough to draw the assignment to talk to the short, disheveled-looking non-athletes in the corner. The ones with their notebooks in one hand, tape recorders in the other and breakfast crumbs on their sweatshirts.
Sportswriters, I'm talking about sportswriters.
Jefferson is a pro, so he dutifully came over the answer our questions. When he made reference to fantasy football - a favorite sport of we non-athletes - our ears perked up like a pack of Dobermans.
Fantasy football is wildly popular among sports fans of all shapes and sizes, so it wasn't a surprise to learn Jefferson played it. But it's one thing to hear the guy in the next cubicle bragging about his three-point victory courtesy of his Monday-night quarterback; it's far more interesting to hear it coming from a guy like Jefferson, who makes his living as a professional athlete himself.
And so someone pressed him about his team.
And he was more than happy to tell us.
"It was a amazing, amazing," he said.
See, the night prior McCown led the Bears in a 45-28 victory over the Cowboys in Chicago. He threw for 348 yards and four TDs, amassing some 45 fantasy points in Jefferson's league.
In other leagues - leagues in which players accumulate points based on rushes, receptions and completions - McCown tallied nearly 70 points, a major payout for a guy serving as the Bears' fill-in starter.
Because the Jazz had a game that night, Jefferson didn't even see the Bears-Cowboys game. But I've noticed players checking their phones in the locker room after games and I guess I've assumed they were browsing through their text messages.
They're probably on Yahoo! or ESPN, just like the rest of us, checking their fantasy numbers.
I'll be the first to admit fantasy football is the devil, first because it's highly addictive and, secondly, because it tends to distort what it means to be a fan of an actual NFL team.
But that doesn't mean I don't play ... in a couple of leagues.
Don't judge me though. I know I'm not alone.
Just ask Richard Jefferson.
"In my other league I had (Saints quarterback) Drew Brees go for 30-something," he said proudly. "But I won by like, 15 in that league."
Preach on, sir. Preach on.