It is pretty common for a fantasy football owner to jokingly tell their friends that a certain NFL player is killing their team. However, most of us do not get on Twitter and rip that player because he played poorly.
However, some of the disgruntled owners of Baltimore’s Ray Rice thought it was a good idea to verbally attack the running back yesterday. Rice had 13 carries for 36 yards before eventually leaving the game with a hip injury in the fourth quarter. Baltimore defeated Cleveland, 14-6, but Rice’s performance contributed to the fantasy football loss of some teams.
After some "fans" attacked Rice on his Twitter page, the running back finally fired back:
I was a fan of fantasy football until today so many spiteful and hateful words I still love you all God Bless great win today #Ravens
— Ray Rice (@RayRice27) September 15, 2013
Talk about a few flunkies ruining it for the rest of us.
The majority of fantasy football owners – those who understand it is a game – enjoy playing because we are competitive, love football, and delight in sending text messages to our friends at 1 a.m. bragging about a victory. Few of us would even think about contacting that player and insulting them, especially after they left a game with an injury.
Let’s hope somebody shows Rice how to block ridiculous people on Twitter for the sake of those fantasy football owners who actually have a brain.