A Duck for All Seasons: A Championship for the Rest of Us

Yes, it’s true. You didn’t make it to that championship final you so expected yourself to make. It is a harsh reality, one that stings a bit, but let’s be honest: if you’re not one of the DFS one-percenters who can afford to multi-entry the big-bucks-low-number-of-entries tournaments, your odds of making it to Vegas or Atlantis or the Playboy Mansion are slim, if not near impossible. You need to face reality and accept that the bigger the industry grows, the harder it will be to make a major.

That being said, you can have your own bit of fun while the DFS elite gallivant on jet skis next to dolphins or open humungous gift baskets in their hotel rooms or whatever. So, for this weekend, let’s celebrate our own good fortune. Let’s have a DFS Championship for the rest of us. Let’s call it the Common DFS Player Championships.

I am going to let you, my faithful readers, decide the tournament format – price, number of entries, everything. We can schedule it for December 14th. I’m sure that our friends at RotoGrinders would be happy to throw in a shirt and cap. I’ll even try to obtain a really horrible trophy. This will be a tournament for the rest of us; those who don’t have the luxury of deciding whether to get the couples massage or go hang gliding over an extinct volcano. In fact, we don’t need the high rollers in this tournament. Forget ‘em. This is for the nickel-and-dimers, the real grinders.

Wow, I feel like I’m having my own Norma Rae moment.

And, sponsors – if there’s a cheap beer or a loud clothing company or a greasy spoon out there looking to market to a very specific clientele, we welcome you with open arms. Feel free to drop a line.

But if we do this, I need your commitment. It can’t be like the Tournament of Shame, where plenty of you praise the idea and then make me sweat like a Baptist preacher on Sunday trying to fill the damn thing. You need to be committed. If I don’t see support quickly, I can find other things to do. I can take up a weird hobby, for example. I know it’s shocking, but I have a life outside of the TOS. Yeah, not much of one, but it is a life.


Yes, I took the bullet this week, and that bullet has Ryan Tannehill’s name on it. Putting together a lineup that suggests that my Saturday night dinner was laced with peyote, I finished in last place and will be creating a commercial for DraftKings. Speaking of which, if you’re a film student or editor in Los Angeles who wants to help me make this ad, it would be much better than me filming it on my phone without graphics. I can’t pay you, but it will be fun. Okay, maybe I’ll pick up lunch.

Also, please feel free to peruse our brand-new Hall of Shame, which shows not only the people who have participated by performing their shames, but also the people who have flaked and deserve hearing it from you guys. The guys at RG have been really supportive of the tourney, and I am grateful for all of the work they’ve put in to make this possible. Thank you.

I should have a new tournament for this weekend up in a couple days, and I’ll drop it into the Main Forum when I do. And while you’re waiting, here’s a video with a bunch of kittens meeting a guinea pig. Oh, come on, you know you’re going to watch.

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.


  • jscott2493

    Great Idea, I’m in. What site would it be on?

  • duckiesuccumbs

    • 2013 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    Unless one of the sites wants to take the lead here, I’m open. We can also do more than one site and combine them. Talk to me, people!

  • jscott2493

    Maybe this should go to the forums?

  • fishcakeking


    I’ll play as always. Any site. Any amount.


  • duckiesuccumbs

    • 2013 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    You are a beast, FCK.

  • Austyn1222

    I’m definitely in

  • csmaniac

    • 631

      RG Overall Ranking

    • Ranked #88

      RG Tiered Ranking

    I’m in! I’m also gonna keep pestering for a NBA TOS, make it happen!

    I also prefer FD as opposed to DK

  • gamecock73

    Im in for sure. I prefer Dk but will play on any site.

  • ElSlappo

    I’ll play – I prefer DK also

  • stevietpfl

    Morning Grind co-host, Lead NASCAR Analyst

    • 2015 FanDuel MLB Playboy Mansion Finalist

    • 2015 FAWBC Finalist

    Will play this for sure.

  • Socky21

    • 2017 RG Season Long Champion: NFL

    I’m in. Lets do this on FanDuel.

  • tenispal7

    This is awesome, I’m in for sure

  • Eric2323

    I’m in, either DK or FD is fine with me.

  • hambazaza

    RG Blog Program Manager, 2014 RG Party Beer Pong Champion

    • Blogger of the Month

    • Beer Pong Champion

    im in, why the heck not…

  • Moneyball2

    Sounds fun, count me in. Would prefer DK.

  • jordanh415

    • 476

      RG Overall Ranking

    • Ranked #43

      RG Tiered Ranking

    I am in. Fd or dk is fine with me eithrr way.

  • spartans22

    I’m definitely in. It should probably be on either FD or DK since that’s where the majority of the “common players’ play

  • bsmithwhat

    I like it!! I’m in

  • Domigator

    I am in. Either site. Would like to see about $5.00 entry.

  • furiousfunk

    • Blogger of the Month

    I’m in and prefer DK as always. I want one of those sweet participant trophies all the kids get nowadays too motherducker so I can feel special no matter the outcome

  • Rubble44

    • 2014 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    I am ready to be the People’s Champ!!!

  • kalcashmoney

    I am definitely in. You are a good writer. Really enjoyed the article.

  • thechukler

    Festivus for the Restofus!

    I’m in any time any site any sport.

    Please keep the trophy away from CrazyGabey …or you may soon find it in his trash (or on the mantle in the living room of BigItaly42’s Columbus mansion.)

    Also, can we get a reference older than Norma Rae please? I’m 32 and I had no idea who/what that was.

    Lastly, I’d like to suggest we call this tournament The Caesar Milan Invitational….wait thats too soon. Wayyyy too soon.

  • duckiesuccumbs

    • 2013 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    Chukler, I’m here to teach – she won Best Actress for that one, I’m allowing it.

  • erobthegamecock

    I’m definitely in for this. Prefer FD

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