Roughing The Student: School Fantasy League Has Penalties That Bite

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Roughing The Student: School Fantasy League Has Penalties That Bite

Photo Caption: Diesel Tyson: Senior Davis Bell shows off a particularly embarrassing punishment connected to his school-based fantasy football league. Other punishments include: eating vanilla pudding out of a mayonnaise jar and carrying around a rag during school and cleaning the other players’ shoes.

Photo Caption: Diesel Tyson: Senior Davis Bell shows off a particularly embarrassing punishment connected to his school-based fantasy football league. Other punishments include: eating vanilla pudding out of a mayonnaise jar and carrying around a rag during school and cleaning the other players’ shoes.

John Fiveash

Photo Caption: Diesel Tyson: Senior Davis Bell shows off a particularly embarrassing punishment connected to his school-based fantasy football league. Other punishments include: eating vanilla pudding out of a mayonnaise jar and carrying around a rag during school and cleaning the other players’ shoes.

John Fiveash

John Fiveash

Photo Caption: Diesel Tyson: Senior Davis Bell shows off a particularly embarrassing punishment connected to his school-based fantasy football league. Other punishments include: eating vanilla pudding out of a mayonnaise jar and carrying around a rag during school and cleaning the other players’ shoes.

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As the drafts have come to a close and fantasy football season is fully underway, North Atlanta has already seen the effects of a poor fantasy football team. In your typical league, each player pays a buy-in fee, which ranges anywhere from $5 to $50, and a punishment is given to the loser at the end of the season. In a league full of seniors at North Atlanta, weekly punishments are given to the player whose team puts up the least amount of total points that week. 

League commissioner Ray Hackett consulted with the players in forming a list of weekly punishments. Punishments range from embarrassing to obnoxious, as players agreed to them prior to submitting their buy-in fee of $25. “In years past I have led leagues that fall apart by the end of the season,” he said. “This year I wanted to keep the league alive until the end by having constant reasons for everybody to want to win.”

The punishments led off as week one loser Alex Sowatzka was forced to get in touch with his feminine side by wearing a pair of yoga pants and a long t-shirt. As Sowatzka woke up on Tuesday morning to a notification on his phone that his team had lost, he knew he was in for a day full of humiliation. “I got several questions asking why I was wearing leggings and it was really awkward,” he said. “Lord please don’t let me lose next week.”

As week two came to a close, Trip Hickman was required to use a roller bookbag and was not allowed to take the elevator. He had to bang his bag up and down the stairs on his way to and from his classes on Tuesday until Friday. “Good thing was, my shoulders didn’t hurt at the end of the school day, but my legs sure did from walking up 15 flights of stairs every day,” he said.

As the football season goes on, be sure to keep an eye out for seniors dressed up in humiliating outfits or sharing questionable posts on social media. A list of punishments include: putting a temporary Mike Tyson tattoo on your face for two days, waiting at the parking deck entrance and serving Chick-Fil-A to the other players in the league one morning, allowing the winner to paint whatever they would like on your car for three days, allowing the winner to change your Instagram bio to whatever they want. There’s also the shame associated with carrying around a rag during school and cleaning the other players’ shoes for four days. How’s this for an incentive not to lose? You have to make a Tik Tok of the winners’ choosing and the winner is allowed to post it on his Snapchat story. Other possible penalties include doing the following at school: wearing a swimsuit and swim shirt, wearing a monocle and mustache, or eating vanilla pudding out of a mayonnaise jar in the crowded lunchroom. 

Other possible sanctions including dying your hair the color of the winners’ choosing, or even driving all the way to Alabama to take a picture with the “Welcome to Alabama” sign. If that’s not enough motivation to not lose, I don’t know what could be. So good luck to these fantasy players in a league with seemingly sadistic punishment-givers. And have fun, all North students as you get to watch these far out punishments all around our school.

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