Brandon Jacobs, running back of the New York Giants, doesn’t play fantasy football.
But he did express his fantasy back in August. “My only fantasy was I want to go back with the Giants,” Jacobs said. “That was my fantasy football.”
Jacobs doesn’t pay attention to anybody else’s fantasy football hopes, and he made clear that everyone knew about his ‘not caring’ last Wednesday, only a day after he had posted a tweet about receiving a death threat on twitter for not playing on Monday night when the Big Blue went up against the Minnesota Vikings.
Jacobs said the threat he received was “just a kid being dumb.” Though he received several apologies a few hours later, he said he was hardly satisfied by the attempt to make things right.
“When you say stuff like that and think it’s a joke, it’s a problem,” Jacobs told the New York Daily News. “It’s a good thing he was where he was at that time.”
“But there’s nothing good about fantasy football”, he added, and he also called the game a ”huge problem.”
“That’s all people ever talk about,” Jacobs said. “You sit down to eat at a restaurant and people say, ‘Hey you, I got you on my fantasy team, you gotta do something for me.’ Come on, I’m trying to enjoy my dinner.
“Players don’t want to hear anything about fantasy football,” he added. “We’re not living fantasy football. As far as anything else, we don’t owe anybody.”
New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas, an enthusiastic fantasy football fan, said he “can understand” the fantasy sports aspect.
But he also understood what Jacobs was feelings about the tweet. Thomas stated the he has received some “pretty bad” tweets from his followers as well, but has never received a threat “that they’re going to kill me or anything.
“I just block it,” said Thomas. “That’s all you can do.”
Thomas also mentioned the Matt Schaub fiasco earlier this October, when several fans reportedly confronted the Houston Texans quarterback at home, leading to Schaub contacting NFL security.
“A guy like Matt Schaub, people come to your house... I would have came out with a bat,” Thomas said.
“You never know these days how much these fans take these games so serious. They don’t understand this is our job.
“We love it, we put our heart and soul into it. But this is just our job. When we are done, we go home to our kids and our family, just like you.”
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