That’s a damn good prize. Almost as good as the $3,500 Besy Buy card a homeless man received for winning ESPN’s Fantasy Football contest!
From Yahoo! Sports’ MJD:
Obviously, Nathan Harrington, 33, of Salem, Mass., knows something I don’t. Harrington ended up homeless after needing back surgery, going on medical leave from his job, and being forced to leave his home because it was condemned.
And still, he was better than over 3 million people at fantasy football.
He used computers at his father’s nursing home, his mother’s house, and the library. He knocked on neighbors’ doors and asked if he could use their computers.
If you’re wondering about specifics, Harrington drafted Arian Foster(notes) and picked up Brandon Lloyd(notes) as a free agent. He made trades for Adrian Peterson and Dwayne Bowe(notes).
Oddly, Tony Romo(notes) was his quarterback, but when Romo went down with a season-ending injury, Harrington had to make due with a string of borderline fantasy quarterbacks. He clinched the top spot behind Tim Tebow’s surprising Week 17 performance against the Chargers. From The Salem News:
“My fantasy football was the one thing that kind of seemed to be going right at the time,” Harrington said. “There was a lot to be upset about, but the one thing that was steady and heading in a positive direction was the fantasy football. So I thought I might as well stick with it and ride it out. Thank God I did.”
Harrington sold the Best Buy card to his mother for $2,500 cash.