Getting death threats on your Twitter page can be a bit shocking. I've only had two in my life and ironically, they occurred during my first month in New York. Needless to say, I don't play that, so they immediately received a block and a Dikembe Mutumbo finger wag. Giants running back Brandon Jacobs don't play that either.
Earlier this week, Jacobs received a death threat from a fan on Twitter who owned him in his fantasy league and railed against fantasy football's effect on the mindset of fans. Fantasy football won't impact Jacobs' real life. However, @DMMeBoo better hope he doesn't run into Jacobs in the streets. Surprisingly, Jacobs was relatively even-keeled discussing the threat, which he dismissed as a "kid being dumb".
“When you say stuff like that and think it’s a joke, it’s a problem,” Jacobs said. “It’s a good thing he was where he was at that time.”
But there’s nothing good about fantasy football, Jacobs added, and he called the craze a “huge problem.”
“That’s all people ever talk about,” Jacobs said. “You sit down to eat at a restaurant and people say, ‘Hey you, I got you on my fantasy team, you gotta do something for me.’ Come on, I’m trying to enjoy my dinner.
“Players don’t want to hear anything about fantasy football,” he added. “We’re not living fantasy football. As far as anything else, we don’t owe anybody.”