Time to pay up...

As you probably know by now, I was shamed in DuckieSuccombs DK Tournament of Shame last Friday night. I’d like to blame the loss on my girlfriend (and her visiting parents) who were barking from the adjacent room about spending time with them while I was frantically trying to assemble a viable lineup…I’d also like to blame Josh Donaldson for not being able to muster up more than a walk against an Australian pitcher (do they even have baseball there??) with a lifetime ERA of ~ 6…let’s not forget Adrian Gonzalez, who couldn’t capitalize on the L-R matchup against Fausto Carmona, err Roberto Hernandez, who is assuredly older than Jesus himself…and, lastly, myself, for ever believing that Edwin Jackson could maintain form (20 IP, 4 ER, 23 K’s in 3 games prior) or that Tom Koehler could contain the Ryan-Braunless, righty-heavy bats of Milwaukee in the friendly confines of Marlins Park.

Venting aside, it’s time to pay the piper. I have now uploaded an auction to eBay, where you can bid on my autographed, personalized picture (with certificate of authencity!); the item description and self-deprecating, one-of-a-kind photo can be found here: Auction Site

After reading the description, you’ll understand that I felt compelled into converting this disheartening experience into something more ‘heartening.’ Thus, all proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Hopefully, you will never need to know just how good this hospital is, but I can assure you, from personal experience, that there is no better hospital in the country for children. If you don’t believe me, just see what U.S. News & World Reports have to say about CHOP: US News & World Reports Review of CHOP

I work for a major pharmaceutical company who will match every dollar that I donate with $2…so the winning big will be tripled where CHOP is concerned! Because I’m unsure if this effort will generate a single dollar, let along anything substantial, I am committing $100 of my own money to the fund—therefore, CHOP will receive $300, no matter what happens with my shameful auction…but I’m hoping that will inspire some of you to partake in this endeavor and bid accordingly, so that the RG community can make a more substantial donation to CHOP.

Lastly, if you cannot partake in the auction for whatever reason, I am willing to trade an autographed photo (see below) of me reluctantly relinquishing the $1 million check from last year’s DFFC in Vegas for your minimum $10 donation to the fund…remember every donation will be tripled prior to getting to CHOP! My PayPal address is wildgeneral@yahoo.com for anybody who might be interested.


About the Author

  • John Lee (tipandpick)

  • John “tipandpick” Lee is a PhD research scientist, who has exploited his data-mining skills to excel in the daily fantasy scene. Tipandpick entered the DFS stratosphere in 2013 when he won the industry’s first five-figure payout for college football in the inaugural Draftstreet Big Score GPP. He followed up that effort by qualifying twice for Draftstreet’s Fantasy Football Championship (DFFC) in Las Vegas, where he took home two top-ten finishes (4th and 8th). John subsequently won the inaugural FantasyAces Fantasy Football Championship (FAFC) in Orange County, California in 2014. In his spare time, tipandpick can be found drinking expensive beer and whisky in the Philadelphia area, but you can always find him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/tipandpick.


  • hambazaza

    RG Blog Program Manager, 2014 RG Party Beer Pong Champion

    • Blogger of the Month

    • Beer Pong Champion

    This is awesome. You’re a good man for taking it this direction.

  • db730

    RotoGrinders Media Director

    • 2016 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    • 2016 DraftKings FBBWC Finalist

    Great job T&P.

  • Rockythunder

    Stand up guy for taking a shameful night and turning it into a positive experience for those less fortunate. Hopefully you will be repaid by good karma shining down on you for the rest of the DFS year.

  • duckiesuccumbs

    • 2013 FanDuel WFBC Finalist

    Much respect.

  • X Unread Thread
  • X Thread with New Replies*
  • *Jumps to your first unread reply

New to DFS?

Be sure to click through our links and use our exclusive promo codes to receive the industry's best sign-up bonuses, including free access to our premium content.

RotoGrinders.com is the home of the daily fantasy sports community. Our content, rankings, member blogs, promotions and forum discussion all cater to the players that like to create a new fantasy team every day of the week.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL). Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ/WV/PA/MI), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-522-4700 (CO), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-888-532-3500 (VA) or call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN).