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Game of Thrones-themed fantasy football draft is saddest thing ever (photos)


That is depressing. A Deadspin reader named Dennis passed along photos and a description of a fantasy football draft that utilized “Game of Thrones” as its theme. The league was bestowed the name “League of Thrones” because duh. Some guys wore costumes. Others, to their credit, did not.

It was a whole lotta awkward.

Deadspin has some more photos of guys in costumes looking proud and guys not in costumes looking ashamed and embarrassed … not for themselves, but for the neo-maxi-zoom-dweebies who showed up in terrible “GOT” costumes, but here’s one that sums it up pretty well:


Egad. A brief description of the Bad Idea Dress-Up Draft, via an email Dennis sent to Deadspin:

Below is some basic information about the LOT, but it only scratches the surface in the amount of detail and ridiculousness that is our league. For example, at the conclusion of the season there will be a coronation party to crown the King (LOT champion). At the coronation the King decides whether to sentence the Lord that finished last-place to death (expel him from the league) or humiliate him by stripping his house name and forcing him to take the name of a bastard.

Here is an excerpt of the”scroll” I sent out on behalf of the Grand Maester (commissioner):

You have been summoned to join the LeagueofThrones, the most honorable fantasy league in all of the seven kingdoms. In other fantasy leagues, any grumpkin, snark, or fool doped up on milk of the poppy can just follow a cheatsheet and contend for a championship. The LeagueofThrones prohibits all types of print, lists, or technology during the draft. You’ll only have your knowledge and manhood to rely upon during combat (the draft).

Seven Hells! That sounds about as horrific as Frey-Tully wedding party. The only thing this “Red Wedding” that married fantasy football and fanboy dork-ness in a union of geeky dweebness was “The Rains of Castamere” being played in the background throughout the entire draft. Perhaps it was.