Excitement over touchdowns we understand, but getting a buzz from the passage of a Senate bill? Try the fantasy-football-like Fantasy Congress fantasycongress.org) a geeky game launched last week by a group of students at Claremont McKenna College. You draft legislators instead of QBs and gain points as your pols' bills progress. "Instead of yelling out, 'Goal!,' we want people to yell, 'Public law!'" says co-creator Andrew Lee. His top pick: Colorado Senator Ken Salazar, above, far right. But if voice votes and roll calls don't do it for you, there are plenty of other games out there. Have a look--maybe you'll find a league of your own.
REALITY TV If you know what the tribe is going to say before it has spoken, check out the fantasy leagues piggybacking on reality-TV shows. At Fantasy Survivor fantasysurvivor.net) the latest polling predicts that the smart and studly Yul Kwon will be the last man standing on Survivor: Cook Islands.
TABLOIDS Calling all Brangelina obsessives and Lindsay Lohan lovers--tabfl.com is a fantasy league for the gossip connoisseur. Draft celebs and earn points by predicting who will hit the tabloid headlines. Paris Hilton has got to be No. 1, right? Nope--Jessica Simpson is this season's top pick.
SPORTS Sports started it all. The Fantasy Sports Trade Association says up to 18 million adults play in leagues covering sports including hockey, basketball and even car racing. The biggest is still pro football, and the top player in ESPN's league espn.com/ fantasy) is Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb.
FASHION There's even a league for those who care whose famous feet are wearing Manolos or Jimmy Choos. In fantasy fashion, players draft designers and celebs. If, say, you have Karl Lagerfeld--the No. 1 name at fantasyfashionleague com- you score when his wares appear on the red carpet.