UPDATE: The Gods have heard my prayers. NFL.com has fixed the league. All is right in the universe again.
NFL.com is high atop my own, and several thousand others' shitlists right now, as it struggles to find out exactly where it put our fantasy football leagues.
Seattle Weekly employees, like countless other office workers, groups of friends, and casual strangers, have spent the last couple weeks shirking their work duties to organize, pre-rank and draft fantasy football teams, often in multiple leagues.
Our office draft went down yesterday at 4 p.m. (with my team looking sharp with folks like Aaron Rodgers, Reggie Wayne and the Packers defense).
But a few minutes after the draft, our entire league disappeared.
NFL.com sent me this explanation and promise to get things back in order.
Thank you for contacting NFL.com Fantasy Football Customer Service,
We are happy to assist you with this issue.
We are aware of the issue and will have everything back up shortly.
If you have any additional questions, please let us know.
NFL.com Fantasy Football
Later, things crashed altogether. And this message began appearing at the NFL site.
On the site's fan forum, things are getting downright desperate.
This isn't just some little site glitch. THIS IS THE WHOLE REASON FOR YOR SITE EXISTING BLOWING UP IN EVERYONE'S FACES!!!!!
NFL.com MUST address the reason behind this issue and tell us when it will be fixed AS APPROXIMATELY AS THE POSSIBLY CAN!
This issue has already screwed over TENS OF THOUSANDS OF NFL.COM FANTASY DRAFTERS, AND MUST BE RECTIFIED A.S.A.P.!
PLEASE GIVE US A TIME WHEN YOU EXOECT THIS PROBLEM TO BE FIXED!!!
You have ruined my life....
I definitely want me a free Buffalo Bills pillow pet for having people over for no reason.
I've yet to go into full-on panic mode. But judging by how difficult it was to get everybody organized for one draft date, rescheduling it again on a new site between now and the first game (in two days) is going to be like pulling teeth.
And if NFL.com makes us lose out on fantasy football this year, you can bet we won't be the only ones losing teeth.