Herm Edwards once said “you play to win the game.” That’s, of course, true in real-life football. But in fantasy football, sometimes you’re better off playing not to lose. One of fantasy’s most famous traditions is punishing the league’s last-place finisher.
And people are getting quite creative with their punishments these days. Here are 10 of the best fantasy football punishments for the 2021 season.
Your friend takes a photo of themselves. They post it on a subreddit and get roasted by an audience of 2.2 million mean Reddit users. Surely that won’t have any lasting impact on their ego.
Travis Kelce just shaved his beard. He went from being handsome enough to star on a reality dating show to, um, not that. How do you think your friend will fare?
Just make sure your friend has health insurance.
Everyone has that friend they want to throw tomatoes at. I should know, I’m that friend.
If they weren’t dedicated enough to set their lineup, they’re probably not dedicated enough to train for a marathon. To add insult to a likely injury, spice things up by picking the loser’s outfit.
The possibilities are endless. Spending a year with a prank license plate will feel endless, too.
When you think “in shape” your mind doesn’t go to “fantasy football player.”
Who wouldn’t want to prove how much dumber they’ve gotten since high school?
Your friend thinks they’re funny? They’re not. They’ll realize that (and so will the audience) when the last-place finisher is forced to do five minutes of stand-up at an open mic. I’ve been told five minutes is not a long time – but to your friend, it’ll be an eternity.
The rules are simple. Completing the challenge is not. The last-place finisher must spend 24 hours in a Waffle House (or any 24/7 establishment that serves waffles, really). For each waffle they eat, they get to chop an hour off their time. So if you eat eight waffles, you’d only need to spend a measly 16 hours in the restaurant. It’ll turn into a Lord of the Flies situation pretty quick.
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