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The MVPlaya
01-20-2011, 07:45 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Homeless-man-is-the-king-of-fantasy-football?urn=nfl-310374

Three million people competed at fantasy football on ESPN.com this year. One man managed to rise above all of them, and he did it despite not having a computer. Or a place to live.
For the sake of comparison, I finished under .500 in a league of 12 people, and I spend all day with my face buried in NFL news, stats and highlights.
Obviously, Nathan Harrington, 33, of Salem, Mass., knows something I don't. Harrington ended up homeless after needing back surgery, going on medical leave from his job, and being forced to leave his home because it was condemned.
And still, he was better than over 3 million people at fantasy football.
He used computers at his father's nursing home, his mother's house, and the library. He knocked on neighbors' doors and asked if he could use their computers.
If you're wondering about specifics, Harrington drafted Arian Foster(notes) and picked up Brandon Lloyd(notes) as a free agent. He made trades for Adrian Peterson and Dwayne Bowe(notes).
Oddly, Tony Romo(notes) was his quarterback, but when Romo went down with a season-ending injury, Harrington had to make due with a string of borderline fantasy quarterbacks. He clinched the top spot behind Tim Tebow's surprising Week 17 performance against the Chargers. From The Salem News:
"My fantasy football was the one thing that kind of seemed to be going right at the time," Harrington said. "There was a lot to be upset about, but the one thing that was steady and heading in a positive direction was the fantasy football. So I thought I might as well stick with it and ride it out. Thank God I did."
For his unbelievable performance, Harrington won a $3,500 Best Buy gift card, which he's selling to his mother for $2,500 cash.

KipCorrington25
01-20-2011, 08:06 PM
I love hearing about other people's fantasy teams!

baja
01-20-2011, 08:57 PM
Nice story thanks for posting it.

BigPlayShay
01-20-2011, 09:04 PM
For his unbelievable performance, Harrington won a $3,500 Best Buy gift card, which he's selling to his mother for $2,500 cash.

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lostknight
01-20-2011, 09:40 PM
Niiiice. It's god to hear about people having a successful fantasy football. It's tragic to read the circumstances though.

vancejohnson82
01-20-2011, 10:18 PM
what circumstances? hes a loser...

Shoemaker
01-20-2011, 10:27 PM
Performing miracles to help the homeless in his first year in the NFL?

Tim, you don't have to make it so obvious, we already know you're the Son of God.

UberBroncoMan
01-20-2011, 11:05 PM
I honestly thought the dude would win $1 million or something for that...****ing lame ass prize for a 3 million person pool on a site like ESPN.

gunns
01-21-2011, 04:58 AM
I do believe this is MVP's way to show that fans in Salem Mass are smarter than Denver fans...and obviously LA Calif fans.

hades
01-21-2011, 07:40 AM
WTF is right, how cheap can ESPN be!

baja
01-21-2011, 07:50 AM
WTF is right, how cheap can ESPN be!

Not only that they now have missed a golden PR opportunity. They would have gotten much positive press had they helped this guy beyond the paltry 3,500 gift card.

Kaylore
01-21-2011, 07:54 AM
Not only that they now have missed a golden PR opportunity. They would have gotten much positive press had they helped this guy beyond the paltry 3,500 gift card.

And to Best Buy no less. Because when you're homeless in the dead of winter what you need is an Iphone.

Idiots.

BroncosMT
01-21-2011, 08:20 AM
And to Best Buy no less. Because when you're homeless in the dead of winter what you need is an Iphone.

Idiots.

Maybe an xbox 360 too....don't sell Best Buy too short now!!

KO5K
01-21-2011, 08:26 AM
If his mum is in a position to give him $2500 cash, why isn't she giving her son a room to stay in or something?

baja
01-21-2011, 08:38 AM
Not all homeless people are homeless because they are down on their luck, there are many other reasons.

Greatspirits
01-21-2011, 11:30 AM
Thanks Timmy T! You have blessed another!!

orinjkrush
01-21-2011, 11:46 AM
the guy must be an idiot savant or something. maybe we should hire him as a pro player scout.

Tombstone RJ
01-21-2011, 02:46 PM
dude should make a career out of fantasy football. I can't believe the gutless wastes of space at ESPN don't offer the guy a job in the ffl dept. Nope, instead they give him a $3500 gift card from another worthless retail outlet... well played esspin, you've managed to hit a new low...

beanerbronco
01-21-2011, 06:01 PM
Maybe I am misinterpreting the article, but I think that ESPN is using a play on words: They're making it seem that just bc the man has lost his home he is, in fact, homeless, which technically is... the thing is they never actually disclose whether the man is an actual "homeless" person who has nowhere to go. You can then assume that he is probably staying with his mother, who happens to have $2500 cash available.

baja
01-21-2011, 09:14 PM
Thanks Timmy T! You have blessed another!!

You get my vote for sexiest avatar ever.



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