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Fantasy Football fails

Fake teams, real punishments
Senior Brady Mar gets put in a box and league mates dump 28 different gross items on him. Mar lost 2 of his fantasy football leagues and had to do some extreme punishments for his losses. “This is probably the worst thing that I have ever had to do, it was so sticky and smelled disgusting,” Mar said. “The spray tan wasn’t as bad as the items being dumped on me but I was much darker and was asked about it too many times to count.”

Fantasy Football is played through the months of September through January. There are many leagues between friends and many ways to differentiate your league from everyone else’s. Many leagues have their own rules and risks, such as the amount of money each member pays to register for the league that the winner gets at the end, or what the punishment is for the loser. But for senior Brady Mar, losing in two different fantasy leagues means doing two different absurd punishments.

Fantasy Football is a game that is played during the NFL season where friends play against each other with NFL players on their team. A draft is held before each NFL season where league mates select their team and get prepared for the upcoming season. In 2022, around 62.5 million people played Fantasy Football, with many of those people playing in multiple leagues. 

“In my first fantasy league my team was just really bad all season and didn’t perform to what I expected them to, and in the second league my team was just riddled with injuries, and I lost a lot of my best players,” Mar said. “I was really scared to lose in both leagues because I really didn’t want my league mates to dump all the stuff they wanted on me, and the spray tan didn’t sound very enjoyable.”

The members of his league got two items each to throw on him while he sat in a box. Mar’s second team contained a few good players but his team was plagued with the injury bug, with two of his players being ruled out for the year very early on in the year. He lost in the championship game by just a few points, and the punishment for this league was to get the darkest spray tan that he could. He then showed up to school the next day much darker than usual.

“I knew that his team was gonna be really bad in our league from day one because he drafted some really bad players,” senior Luke Wu said. “He did have Austin Ekeler, but he couldn’t carry his team that much.”

Mar’s first team contained one of the best running backs in the league in Austin Ekeler of the Los Angeles Chargers, but did not have a good surrounding cast on Mar’s fantasy team which ultimately meant he would lose most of his games. 

“I was in both of the leagues with him and was scared that I was gonna get the dare myself, seeing Brady lose week in and week out made me way more confident in my chances to not do the dare, and it was really funny seeing him do both of his punishments,” senior Jordan Gassen said. “Although he lost in the first league and had to do the punishment, he got the number one pick and got the best wide receiver in the league Justin Jefferson.”

Mar selected Justin Jefferson with the first overall pick in his first league, Jefferson is the consensus number 1 pick this year due to his record-breaking stats in the last few seasons. He wanted to change it up and selected Christian Mccaffery with the number three pick in the second league. He is looking to make a full 180 and take home the championship in both of the leagues that he lost last year.

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Holden Clausen
Holden Clausen, Staff Reporter
Holden is a senior and this is his first year on the Catalyst staff. He likes to spend his time doing various things such as hanging out with his family and friends, playing sports, watching sports, and working. He enjoys writing about and reviewing things such as sports games, new restaurants, and movies.

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