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Posted: December 29, 2016

Fantasy football loss takes viral turn for Mass. man

Fantasy football loss takes viral turn for Tyngsborough man

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By Ted Daniel

Fox25Boston.com

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. —

A tough reality hit one local fantasy football player from Tyngsborough and the results went viral online.

The winner walked away with money, but the last place finisher walked a busy street corner -- in a dress.

Adam Lane had to stand at the entrance to the Pheasant Lane Mall in Nashua, New Hampshire.

“A lot of people were laughing and honking, kind of like that and then some people were yelling kind of more obscene things,” Lane said.

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The dress was chosen for Lane by the other members of his fantasy football league.

“Adam owned it,” Chris Butler said. “He went out there without a shirt underneath.”

The league is made of 12 childhood friends from Tyngsborough. Unfortunately for Adam, public embarrassment is the prize for coming in last place – and we’re doing our part.
 
“He had to go through with it if he didn't, he was out of the league.  It's a rule,” Greg LaForge explained.

At least Lane didn't have to endure the humiliation alone. His friends brought hot chocolate and heckled him from across the street.

Lane knew his get-up would get a laugh from his friends on social media, but he never expected the pictures of him wearing a dress would go viral.

“It makes sense that a lot of people at this time of year are kind of down in the dumps for losing their leagues so it makes sense that it went viral,” Lane said.

But what he lacks in fantasy football skills, he makes up in being a good sport. He's already preparing for next season, in hopes of never having to do this again.


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