Insanely Brutal Stat Correction Costs Fantasy Football Player $1 Million

Stat Correction Costs Player a Million
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The NFL isn’t the most fun sport to watch, but it is one of the most fun to follow, and we have gambling to thank for that. Fantasy Football started as a cottage industry and is BOOMING now, and has been a boost to the sport’s bottom line for years. So much to the point that players now hate getting bothered on social media about their fantasy football output. And with most states approving online sports gambling, daily games have made the NFL even more appealing.

But with the rise of games like that, you see some truly heart-breaking, crushing bad beats, and boy did Monday Night Football include perhaps the worst in sports and gambling history. A DraftKings player had participated in a contest with a lineup that included, among others, Jared Goff and the Chicago Bears defense.

At the end of the game, it appeared that player had won the contest and won the $1 million prize that goes with it. As epic of a fantasy football win as you can have in a lifetime. And then…the dreaded, brutal stat correction.

First, stat corrections are the bane of fantasy football. Like an ump that makes a mistake, they should be left untouched, allowing for a smidge of human error to influence our games, for worse or in this case for much, much better.

The way it played out was a sack previously credited to the Bears defense was taken away, and instead turned into a negative rushing attempt for Goff, so it slightly hurt both players. And it hurt the fantasy football player the most, taking his $1 million prize away, and moving him to sixth place, for a paltry $3,000 winnings.


When it comes to fantasy football, you will not find a crueler break than that. No pain, no game, or something like that, sure. But dang, dude, that is a hard way to lose a million dollars.

Paul Rudd Takes Down Robert Downey Jr. With Next Level Fantasy Football Trash Talk

Paul Rudd Trash Talks Robert Downey Jr.
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Being invited into the exclusive world of Marvel superheroes has more than its fair share of perks. Actors who get to play beloved superheroes are few and far between, so oftentimes, they stick together. It’s like an exclusive club that we don’t get to join, but we do get to enjoy some of the benefits. Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman met while filming the 2009 movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and theirs is just one of many Marvel friendships that keeps on giving. Now, an exclusive fantasy football league founded by Avengers: Endgame director Joe Russo has become a source of joy for even non-sport lovers.

The AGBO Superhero League’s website explains, “All the drama of football, all the fantasy fun of your favorite superheroes, all the star-studded trash talk you could ask for — and all for a great cause! AGBO has recruited some of the biggest superheroes in the world (i.e., the biggest superstars in the real world) to settle their scores. All season long, they’ll compete in fantasy football for their charities of choice, with donations thanks to FanDuel.”

Trash talk is (the most entertaining) part of the FanDuel game, and competitors both take it and dish it out. You know, for a good cause. The participants are donating $1.25 million to the charities of their choice, and with big money comes big talk. Recently, Robert Downey Jr. unleashed his week four fury on Paul Rudd, posting a video to Instagram where the Iron Man star talked trash to a cartoon of Rudd, dressed in jean shorts straight out of Wet Hot American Summer.

As creative as Robert Downey Jr. was with his smack talk, he was no match for Paul Rudd. Rudd is known for his over-the-top humor, fully committing to every bit, and inexplicably never aging. Paul Rudd’s video response to RDJ was exactly what we’ve come to expect from the Ant-Man star – it was excessive, and perfect in every way.

Paul Rudd recreates Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” music video, only he takes on the role of every single band member. In the hilarious music video, Rudd changes the words to (lovingly) take down his very own Iron Man.


“Has he lost his mind, will his team score more than mine?” Rudd sings. “Can he win at all? No, he can’t, his game sucks balls.”

“Now the time is here for Iron Man to disappear,” Rudd continues. The lyrics start off fairly tame, but progressively escalate until Rudd delivers a solid knockout. “I love you 3,000 but you’re going to lose to an ant.”

Finally, Rudd grabs an Iron Man action figure to show that he really loves and supports- oh, never mind. Yeah, he bites the head off and spits it at the camera.

No matter who wins the actual fantasy football league, it’s pretty clear that Paul Rudd is the grand champion of trash talk. I mean, he squashed Tony Stark like a bug. We’re only on week four of the 13-week competition, so perhaps the best is yet to come.