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Super Bowl LI didn’t disappoint with the largest offensive output of any Super Bowl ever. The Eagles prevailed over the Patriots, despite Brady’s big performance, but the big winner of the night was the world’s most contrarian dude.
Dude who won the @DraftKings SHOWDOWN Milly Maker had Nick Foles and three Patriots receivers. Skill game!
— Pete (@draftcheat) February 5, 2018
Until he wasn’t.
DraftKings showdown the agony pic.twitter.com/BRTPziyUwd
— Birdie 18 (@Birdie18th) February 5, 2018
The long wait until Week 1 now begins…
Waking up to no football on Sunday like pic.twitter.com/ilcAvdV5PR
— DraftKings (@DraftKings) February 11, 2018
The NBA controversy of the week was, of course, #SmoothieKingGate, the “rainout” caused by a leak in the Pelican’s Arena.
DFS Twitter was not pleased.
Opening twitter for the morning feels like opening your front door in Philly the day after the Super Bowl, trying to see what all got burned down. I'm just here for the trade deadline; don't hurt me.
— Edward Fear (@FastEddieFear) February 8, 2018
Some blamed the sites.
First site to offer refunds gets my NBA business the rest of the year. Any site who doesn't offer refunds won't see me in NBA rest of the year.
— Eric Crain (@EricCrain) February 8, 2018
And at least one of them obliged.
Refunding anyone who didn’t cash who had at least one player in the rained out game. https://t.co/qDg3swobSR
— Daniel Haight (@danielhaight) February 8, 2018
While others directed their anger elsewhere.
If a #DFS site goes down or they have a software issue that costs me, I'll be mad at them. But for tonight, I'm mad at the basketball organization valued at $1 billion for not having a proper arena.
— Ganondorf (@GanondorfDFS) February 8, 2018
Thanks for trying @PelicansNBA
— Brit Devine (@brit_devine) February 10, 2018
I am boycotting Smoothie King forever lol/whatta f***cking nightmare
— McJester (@McJester_) February 8, 2018
But we all know who the real culprit was.
☔️? The ol’ basketball rain delay. RIP my mentions. https://t.co/MRDBb2HiG8
— Kevin Roth (@KevinRothWx) February 8, 2018
The days that followed had DFS’ers a little on edge.
I live in Chicago and have called the bulls office to Make sure the game will be played today… they assured me that the game will be played and starts at 9:30 ET… if anybody wants to check for themselves you can call this number (312) 455-4000
— Suhib Atieh (@SuhibAtieh) February 9, 2018
Looks like @KevinRothWx has confirmed that there is a small amount of frost on the windows of the Air Canada Centre. The league says there is a 50/50 chance the game is postponed.
— Turd Ferguson (@gneiffer07) February 9, 2018
But the silver-lining in all of this was that DFS Twitter was finally able to agree on something.
— Bill DeVault (@B_DeVault) February 9, 2018
After tonight, I’m ready to come to the dark side. #TeamLateSwap
— Derek Farnsworth (@RG_Notorious) December 12, 2017
The world fell in love with Cedi Osman for a night. I have a feeling he may be a one-hit wonder. But just in case, a PSA for all you DFS touts.
— Andy Means (@ameansy) February 9, 2018
February 9th was historic in the number of revenge games taking place. I generally don’t give credence to narratives but they’re the one exception. Some, however, may have gone a tad overboard.
??? ALL-REVENGE LINEUP DAY ??? pic.twitter.com/7hqyQ2mZYB
— Pete (@draftcheat) February 9, 2018
Finally, if you’re looking for the deal of a lifetime.
I, too, am going into DFS Coaching. As my speciality is min cashing, I will be charging minimum wage per client per hour. Can't beat $7.25/hr to get your DFS lines just over the hump.
— Dan Strafford (@DanStrafford) February 6, 2018
Big week ahead with Tiger back on the course and Daytona 500 on Sunday. Until next time!
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