If you actually stuck with ESPN Fantasy Games through the disaster of the first week, you have other obstacles to hurdle as well. Like, say, the tracking of your team names.
A reader sends us the following letter he received from ESPN Fantasy Games yesterday.
After reviewing all our members' first/last/and member names for language or symbols that might be offensive to others, the account with Member Name Boner_In_Your_Butt has been flagged.
Please update your account with an acceptable Member Name by the end of day Tuesday, May 1, 2007. You can call us toll free at 1-888-549-ESPN (3776). If this account is not updated by Tuesday, your FLB2007 team will be cancelled and the account will be banned.
Thank you for your cooperation.
First off, being the guy who tracks fantasy team names for offensive language sounds like the most fun job in the world, if by "most fun job in the world" you mean "daily lamentation of career choices." But are we sure that's all that offensive? Just because you might not be into that, ESPN.com, doesn't mean there's something wrong with it.