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Old 01-27-2011, 11:26 PM
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Television: The League

Anyone else catch on to this show? I think it's pretty hilarious.

[qoute] http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/originals/theleague/

Fantasy football is supposed to provide an outlet for good-natured competition and camaraderie between friends and colleagues, but that’s not always the case. In FX’s comedy series, The League, deception, one-upmanship and a win-at-all costs mentality rule the day on the virtual gridiron and then extend into personal relationships, marriages and the workplace.

The League was created by the husband-and-wife team of Jeff Schaffer (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld) and Jackie Marcus Schaffer (Disturbia, Eurotrip) who serve as executive producers and directors. The series is produced by FX Productions.
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Yep. I've seen it since it had first premiered. Every episode cracks me up! Loved the Halloween episode where Jenny was in a frog costume and had gotten attacked by a monkey.
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Yea this show is great. Taco's cheracter is funny as shit. He doesnt know anything, but he always beats up on Andre in fantasy...
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Yep, watched the whole first season and loved it. Taco is hilarious.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:17 AM
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Second season IMO was kinda meh. First season was funny though. No Joke, one of my good friends dated the fantasy "trophy" chic in college.
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:25 PM
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Second season IMO was kinda meh. First season was funny though. No Joke, one of my good friends dated the fantasy "trophy" chic in college.
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haha and Eskimo brothers is one of the funniest terms i've ever heard
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:47 PM
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Dude Rafi was the best. His quotes are awesome likes let all get the same girl pregnant.
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I just finished the first 4 seasons...which happened because I caught the last couple of the 5th season on TV...what a gloriously awesome show.
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Crap what hasn't this thread exploded?

This show is hilarious. Even my friends who never watch sports enjoy this show a lot. The fantasy football references are merely sprinkled throughout to add a bit of edge to the show, but you'll laugh your ass off even if you don't know the first thing about football.
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Can't get enough of this show!
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The show is fantastic, but I think it's getting past it's peak in terms of originality and creativity. Kudos to them for making it as far as they have, and here's hoping season 6 is just as great as season 3.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:59 AM
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really good show. I watched the first 2 seasons on netflix. I love taco and all the stupid shit he does.
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Thought I posted on this before. I've seen it since the beginning also. Show is so funny and pushes the envelope. Great terms too like eskimo bros, 3 penis wine, vinegar strokes, rosterbate...I can go on
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The show is fantastic, but I think it's getting past it's peak in terms of originality and creativity. Kudos to them for making it as far as they have, and here's hoping season 6 is just as great as season 3.
I don't know...I came in at the end of season 5 loving it...went back and watched the first 4 to only love it even more.
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I love it all but as many others, rafi fucking slays me. "sometimes when I shit, I cummmmmmmmm"
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I love it all but as many others, rafi fucking slays me. "sometimes when I shit, I cummmmmmmmm"
oh man rafi bombs get me every time. The Paint knife had me on the floor. and GAAAAAATTTICA!!
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Rafi is the best. Great episode with Seth Rogen last year.
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Rafi is the best. Great episode with Seth Rogen last year.
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Old 09-30-2015, 04:36 PM
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Anyone been watching the new season?

Fuck, Raffi just gets better. :lol:
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Yes! But I haven't seen last night's yet. I'm going to miss this show

BTW did you all see what the guy who played Kevin did?

'League' star Steve Rannazzisi apologizes for 9/11 claims - CNN.com

Comedian and star of "The League" Steve Rannazzisi, who has often told the story of how he escaped from the World Trade Center on 9/11, now says he was not in the Twin Towers when the terrorist attacks happened and has apologized for his claims.

"As a young man, I made a mistake that I deeply regret and for which apologies may still not be enough," he said, beginning a series of tweets.

"After I moved with my wife to Los Angeles from New York City in 2001 shortly after 9/11, I told people that I was in one of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11. It wasn't true. I was in Manhattan but working in a building in midtown and I was not at the Trade Center on that day," he continued.

"I don't know why I said this. This was inexcusable. I am truly, truly sorry. ... (I)t is to the victims of 9/11 and to the people that love them -- and the people that love me -- that I ask for forgiveness."




As a young man, I made a mistake that I deeply regret and for which apologies may still not be enough.
— Stephen Rannazzisi (@SteveRannazzisi) September 16, 2015



After I moved with my wife to Los Angeles from New York City in 2001 shortly after 9/11, I told people that I was in one of the World Trade
— Stephen Rannazzisi (@SteveRannazzisi) September 16, 2015



Center towers on 9/11. It wasn't true. I was in Manhattan but working in a building in midtown and I was not at the Trade Center on that day
— Stephen Rannazzisi (@SteveRannazzisi) September 16, 2015
The misrepresentations in Rannazzisi's story were revealed in an article in Wednesday's New York Times.

For years, Rannazzisi -- a native of Long Island -- has maintained he was working for Merrill Lynch on September 11, 2001, on the 54th floor of the South Tower. In actuality, according to The Times, not only was he not in the World Trade Center, he wasn't working for Merrill Lynch, which has no record of his employment.



In a 2009 interview with Marc Maron's "WTF" podcast, Rannazzisi told his story.

"The first tower got hit, and we were jostled all over the place," he told Maron. "I went downstairs walked outside, saw all pandemonium, and then five, six minutes later, bang," he said of the second plane hitting the South Tower.

From that point, he continued, he fled uptown.

Rannazzisi moved to Los Angeles shortly thereafter, where he was plucked from obscurity by Ashton Kutcher and became part of the group on Kutcher's MTV show, "Punk'd."

On the FX show "The League," which premiered in 2009, he plays Kevin, the commissioner of the program's fantasy football league.

Rannazzisi has also been a spokesman for restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings, which announced Thursday it was pulling ads that featured the comedian.

"Upon careful review, we have decided to discontinue airing our current television commercials featuring Steve Rannazzisi," the company said in a terse statement.

Many on social media have reacted with shock and disgust to the news of Rannazzisi's fabrication.

"Dear Steve Rannazzisi, you're a monster," tweeted Doree Shafrir.

"This is pretty low," added Ed Malyon.

"Saturday Night Live's" Pete Davidson, who lost his firefighter father on 9/11, tweeted some sarcasm.

"It's ok @SteveRannazzisi people make mistakes ... Can't wait to meet my dad for lunch later," Davidson wrote.




It's ok @SteveRannazzisi people make mistakes ... Can't wait to meet my dad for lunch later
— Pete Davidson (@petedavidson) September 16, 2015
When Rannazzisi thanked him, Davidson added, "I think you missed the point."

However, Davidson also noted, "All kidding aside this @SteveRannazzisi story sucks because he's actually a funny comic and I love The League."

Davidson later talked about Rannazzisi on SiriuxXM's "Opie and Jim Norton" show. In a discussion about public shaming and the role of apologies with actor Elijah Wood, Davidson was still upset.

"But he's not sorry," Davidson said in an exchange with Wood. "He's sorry he got caught."

Rannazzisi also had some support.




I love @SteveRannazzisi and my heart goes out to him & his family. And my heart goes out to everyone he may have hurt. This sucks all around
— Katie Aselton (@duplaselton) September 16, 2015
"I love @SteveRannazzisi and my heart goes out to him & his family. And my heart goes out to everyone he may have hurt. This sucks all around," tweeted Katie Aselton, one of Rannazzisi's "League" co-stars.

A comedy special starring Rannazzisi, "Breaking Dad," is scheduled to air on Comedy Central on Saturday night.
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Yeah I heard about it. Sucks for him...Not getting nailed on a Brian Williams level, but he did the deed...gotta pay for it.
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Finished this on Netflix. Pretty dark ending The Korean church episode was pretty damn funny.
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Didn't like last season...product placement for draft kings was silly
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Like most shows it faded out IMO. Not as money as first few seasons
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