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Friday, August 25, 2006

ESPN Fantasy Football sucks

7:20 PM, Friday night 8/25 and this is what I get trying to access ESPN's Fantasy Football front page.

Once again, ESPN has disappointed me on the Fantasy Football front. After years of charging people for Fantasy Football...but losing money to Yahoo's free services...they decided to offer a free version last year.

The website tanked week one of the football season and alienated a good portion of people who realized that ESPN just couldn't compete.

Now this, and the season is two weeks away. While I don't know for sure, there a good chance that this outage aborted several leagues that were scheduled to draft at this time. A website just simply cannot go down like this during prime traffic hours. You very rarely, if ever, see sections of Yahoo or other major websites just go unavailable.

I swore them off last year and the only reason I was trying to access them tonight was for cheat sheets.

You suck ESPN. Now I don't feel bad for terminating the online account that I've been paying for for nearly ten years.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right, ESPN is garbage. Friends used it last year for Fantasy Football and was horrible. Live draft didn't work for anyone, we all got these stupid picks we didn't want and commisioner couldn't reset the draft once we got it to work (by not using their latest version, rather we started using a downloadable classic version).

Yahoo was okay.

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