‘The League’ represents modern fantasy football

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Fall is here and you all know what that means. It’s Fantasy Football season.

It is the time of year where we waste twenty dollars or more on Marshawn Lynch, Cam Newton, and DeSean Jackson. We all watch NFL and think we are Adam Shefter, Ron “Jaws” Jaworski, or Stephen A. Smith.

Since it is fantasy season, there is quite a bit of hype on a show all about fantasy football, The League. This show is crude, realistic, and we all drool over the content in it.

“It adds a new spin to fantasy football and every character brings something new and funny to the show. Taco is my favorite character because he is completely oblivious to all things involving the fantasy football.”

-Curtis Brady, Sophomore

The show is all about a group of friends and one of their wives battle it out every year for Shiva, their trophy for their league. Shiva was their valedictorian of their high school and they named their trophy after her as a joke. The show satires how intensely people react to fantasy, and it makes the audience realize just how ridiculous they are by taking it so seriously.

“The show is super funny,” senior Ben Hanks said. “Rafi is definitely my favorite character because he is just insane.”

Most people that play fantasy do take it seriously, and the big loser of their league has to do crazy punishments until the next season begins. One of the main characters, Andre, has to grow out a nasty beard and play the flute at bus stops like he is a homeless man begging for money.

Many of us understand the humiliation that comes with losing the league, and we should just remember that we are lucky enough to not have to do such stupid punishments.

During the time of the year when we are glued to the TV on Sunday afternoons it is fun for players to root against their own team if their star running back or QB is playing against them.

Just remember when you are freaking out about the shame you will have to deal with after forgetting to change your lineup and losing to your best bud and fantasy nemesis. You still have plenty of time to win your own Shiva.

 

 

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Henry is a senior at St. Thomas and is the M.E. of The Eagle. He is commonly referred to as "The Enforcer" by staff members and section editors. He is a shrewd man with strong views on almost everything. Not only is he a star in the Publications Lab, but he is a modern day Picasso on the links. He aspires to play collegiate golf after a stellar high school career in the grueling conference that is TAPPS 5A. He is by far Mr. Cuccia's favorite student as well.

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