Amari Cooper Is Trying To Throw Your Fantasy Championship Away (VIDEO)
We deserve a better game on Christmas eve than Chargers at Raiders, as the two have 10 wins between them and at least one may be moving to LA. Sure, it's Charles Woodson's last home game and perhaps the last home game for the Oakland Raiders, but here's what you care about:
Amari Cooper got hit with a -20 yard receiving play at the end of the first half. Wait, what?
Crazy with the Christmas spirit, the Raiders attempted a crazy Stanford band lateral play when QB Derek Carr couldn't heave the ball into the end zone for a first half-ending Hail Mary. So Carr threw to Latavius Murray for about 11 yards. Murray ran and then lateraled it back to Cooper, who then threw it 20 yards back to Carr at the line of scrimmage, proving his arm is stronger than his head. Carr pitched it to Michael Crabtree who ate the ball at midfield. But all that isn't even the fun part.
— The Sports Daily (@SportsDailyBlog) December 25, 2015
The Raiders were hit with an illegal blocking in the back and an ineligible player downfield. The Chargers declined both, SO THE PLAY STOOD. And that totally screws with your team if you have Cooper.
— XFINITY Sports (@XFINITYSports) December 25, 2015
In an odd coda to the play, Jim Nantz outed Phil Simms as a fantasy football player while explaining the play, and Simms went into total dick mode (as he often does), acting like Nantz told us about the bodies buried under Simms' water heater.
Shoutout to Jim and Phil for ruining the nights of all Amari Cooper fantasy owners.
— Matthew Tonis (@Tonis_The_Tiger) December 25, 2015
So Cooper loses. You lose. Simms loses. But hey, considering that last one, perhaps it's all worth it.
David Young has been a columnist for ESPN and Sports Illustrated, and is calling it a night this Christmas eve. Everyone, no matter your religion or beliefs, have a wonderful and safe holiday tomorrow.
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