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‘The League’: What This TV Show Did For Fantasy Football

Sun Sep 13 08:32:37 EDT 2015 | The Cheat Sheet
The League is a show that’s had an interesting path to success. Its creators weren’t particularly known for their subtle comedic genius, having been responsible for such rousing classics as EuroTrip, The Dictator, and Bruno. It’s main cast were relative unknowns when the series debuted in 2009. Even its main subject matter, fantasy football, hadn’t yet gained its full level of popularity or renown until the show itself blew up in popularity. Despite all these odds workin..

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