by Suzanne Jackson
Fantasy football began in the early 1960s. Back then, team statistics and calculating players performances wasn’t as easy as it is today with the growth of the game and the advancements in technology which allow for more accurate information to be shared with its fans. For those who don’t regularly participate in making a team, fantasy football is a points-based game based on the real-life performance of NFL players. People pick players to be on their team and when those players perform well the person managing their team gets points. All the players on one person’s fantasy team don’t need to come from one NFL team. Many have players from teams across the league who play in various positions. People play fantasy football in larger groups so multiple people each manage one team. The person with the most points at the end of the season is the winner and the person with the least number of points is the loser. The loser is usually subjected to a punishment that is agreed upon before start of the season by the group they are playing with.
Here are some of the best fantasy football punishments that have become popular over the last few years.
-Going to take the SAT or the ACT, regardless of your current age.
-Waffle House Marathon: This punishment requires going to sit in Waffle House for 24 hours straight and for every waffle eaten an hour knocked off the total time.
-Photo shoot for a calendar. The person who loses must dress up for every month and take photos. The calendar with the monthly photos is sent out to all the other people they played with as well as family and friends.
-Laundry Service: This punishment entails doing laundry for every member for a set amount of time after the loss.
-Open Mic Comedy or Motivational Speaker: The loser will participate at an open mic night, or a motivational speaking event and they won’t be allowed to prepare beforehand.
-Play in a U.S. Open qualifier: the loser will play during a qualifier for the U.S. Open among a group of professional golfers who are attempting to qualify for the U.S. Open.
-Participate in a local parade or event: The loser will broadcast that they lost with a float during a parade or carrying a banner around during an event stating that they are the loser of that year.