A Duck for All Seasons: GONE A.W.O.L.


The Tournament of Shame has been a fun and exciting experience, but this article is based on my frustration over the last few weeks regarding the event (or maybe it’s because it’s 4:00AM and I can’t sleep). Over the last three weeks, we’ve had one party not follow through on their penalties, and a second not able to follow through on theirs (more on that one in a second). It’s gotten to the point where I’m ready to send furiousfunk out to take care of them.

First, we might as well get mine out of the way. Three weeks ago, I lost the Gosling-Culkin Challenge, where I’d have to wear a T-shirt featuring the winner’s likeness. I am ready to pay my debt, but I am waiting for the winner of that week’s tournament, draftcheat, to send me a picture to wear on a T-shirt. There is a rumor that he will be bringing me a T-shirt to wear at the DFBC, but I have not received clarification if that’s the case, or if he’s just being lazy. Either way, my debt remains unpaid, and for that, readers, I apologize.

As for the other unfulfilled shaming: two weeks ago, a Grinder named “DuBBerZZ” lost the Swimsuit Edition version of the TOS. While there is a dubberzz on Rotogrinders, he has not responded to my messages, and seeing that he has a Dodgers logo on his page, I can only assume that he is a typical L.A. fan – happy to be in the middle of the celebration when they win, but disappearing by the seventh inning when they lose. I believe that he once had a Twitter account, but I think that has mysteriously vanished (or I am hallucinating due to lack of sleep; not sure).

Thankfully, we’ve had good news just moments ago for this past Friday’s results. For the JibJab version, the bottom two teams were to be involved, and CruzInToVictory (our first two-time shamee!) and nrberkeley, a.k.a. OxfordComma, have talked this morning, and here is them paying off their debt. They have officially been shamed! Thanks for playing!

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Friday’s tournament was very exciting, as there were a lot of changes at the top and the bottom. Congratulations to dampkring, who seems to be doing very well the last several months, for winning, edging out our very own db730 and winning a $200 Legends ticket. With the prizes staying the same, people are signing up faster, so get involved quickly!

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And as for the party who has not responded, he is considered a fugitive from the TOS. Our man is considered unarmed and extremely noiseless. Handle with care.


Hopefully, we won’t have any issues with this week’s TOS, an idea brought up in chat by Dean78904. The loser will have to do a video food review from a painful restaurant, be it a Hometown Buffet, a Golden Corral, etc. The restaurant choice can be discussed, but, please, keep in mind that it should be a place you’re not looking forward to attending. And, as always, if you enter and default, the punishment will be worse…


To all the Grinders out there, I hope you win big, but, please, remember to pay your debts, as well, and, lastly

About the Author

  • duckiesuccumbs (duckiesuccumbs)

  • Shawn Hugus (@duckiesuccumbs) has never written an e-mail in Comic Sans font. Also, he is a DFBC Finalist and a co-host of Night Sweats on GrindersLive. He also wears the nicest sportcoats when he’s at DFS events.


  • CruzinToVictory

    RG Product Coordinator

    • Blogger of the Month

    I must say, the tourney is fun, but man this is embarassing for my ego! lol Thanks for putting this all together.

  • kdizz11

    Are vegetarians allowed to enter this week? I mean, I can’t possibly lose, of course.. But if I did, would a local buffet lettuce/watermelon review suffice?

  • duckiesuccumbs

    • 2013 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    In respect to vegetarians, yes, but you better eat any junk food that’s available.

  • DillingerFour

    FD Rep - DFBMeeMee Champ (x2)

    • Blogger of the Month

    Promoted to article status?!?!? Now I can’t “like” it anymore to stroke your ego.

  • duckiesuccumbs

    • 2013 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    It was a one-time thing – they couldn’t embed the JibJab in blog format. Today’s article, thumbs up away!

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