A fantasy football player bypassed a chance at a championship to honor the longtime commissioner of his league.
Twitter user @TillThiccle posted the story on Monday. His uncle was the commissioner of his league for more than a decade. He died late in the season, but his team carried on and somehow advanced through the playoffs and into the championship round.
When his team “Dumpster Diver” reached the title round, his opponent conceded. The team changed its name to “Rest in Power” and sat all of its starters, leaving “Dumpster Diver” as champion.
My uncle passed in October. He was the all time commissioner for the 10 plus years I’ve been playing. He somehow made it to the championship and the other guy did this. You go out a champ, love you Chuck pic.twitter.com/3cnNvK1cMN
— Tilla (@TillThiccle) December 29, 2020
So how did “Dumpster Diver” advance? That part’s not clear.
The screenshot shows that “Dumpster Diver” started at least two injured players in the championship round, Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson and Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker. So it doesn’t look like somebody took over to manage the lineup. It sounds like the team just went on a hot run.
Fantasy community applauds move
However it happened, the gesture gained the attention of the fantasy community, which largely lauded the move.
— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) December 29, 2020
— #AskFFT (@daverichard) December 29, 2020
Though one user was not here for it. Thankfully, he got a laugh out of the original poster.
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