Fantasy football commissioner dies, but wins league after gesture in championship round

Jason Owens
·2 min read

A fantasy football player bypassed a chance at a championship to honor the longtime commissioner of his league.

Twitter user @TillThiccle posted the story on Monday. His uncle was the commissioner of his league for more than a decade. He died late in the season, but his team carried on and somehow advanced through the playoffs and into the championship round.

When his team “Dumpster Diver” reached the title round, his opponent conceded. The team changed its name to “Rest in Power” and sat all of its starters, leaving “Dumpster Diver” as champion.

So how did “Dumpster Diver” advance? That part’s not clear.

The screenshot shows that “Dumpster Diver” started at least two injured players in the championship round, Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson and Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker. So it doesn’t look like somebody took over to manage the lineup. It sounds like the team just went on a hot run.

Fantasy community applauds move

However it happened, the gesture gained the attention of the fantasy community, which largely lauded the move.

Though one user was not here for it. Thankfully, he got a laugh out of the original poster.

Detail view of American football on field during the game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 21, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Carolina defeats Philadelphia 21-17.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
The fantasy football community applauded a move to honor a late commissioner. (Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

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