The Sad Ballad of The Fighting Ekelers

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Sports Illustrated

By Greg Bishop Austin Ekeler is O.K. with missing out on the fantasy football playoffs—he found a new hobby, a new community, and a new way to connect with people. View the original article to see embedded media. Austin Ekeler wants everyone to win a fantasy football championship this weekend, even though, he must confess, he did not make the playoffs in any of his leagues. Every one of his fantasy teams—each known as “The Fighting Ekelers”—scrapped valiantly, to no avail. Ekeler is, of course, aware of the resulting hilarity. Because a) he’s a fantasy stalwart in real life, a scorer of touchd…

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