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UPSET OF THE CENTURY: Apparently, some NFL coaches and players DO care about your fantasy teams

September 22, 2020

For years, we've been told our fantasy teams don't matter, that no player or coach gives a damn about your precious points. That the game is played on the field, not behind a computer screen. "Stop sending social media threats your your RB1 who couldn't get in on the goal line," they said. Well, well, well, how the turntables ... 

Just to be clear, you should really stop sending threats on social media to your RB1, or to anyone for that matter. If you are one of those people, seek help. As for the rest of you proud fantasy football owners who don't tell professional athletes to go die, we're pleased to report that despite everything we've come to believe, some NFL coaches and players DO care about your fantasy teams. 

All the evidence is here in this very short teaser clip for Tuesday night's episode of "Inside the NFL" on Showtime. In just 20 seconds, we hear Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski refer to fantasy while calling a play, Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury refer to it during a timeout, and Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Lucas Patrick refer to it by thanking Aaron Jones for the fantasy points. It's.... it's so beautiful: 

This is all the proof you need that the couch QBs of the internet have finally gotten inside the heads of multiple NFL coaches and players. Did you ever in a million years believe you'd hear this on a NFL sideline? Fantasy football owners are living rent-free in the heads of Kingsbury and Stefanski. You love to see it.