For the past six seasons, FX’s The League has shown its characters scheming, pranking, trash-talking, and constant attempts to undermine one another. With so much back-stabbing, it’s a little too easy to forget that the only thing that keeps these characters coming back to one another is their fantasy football league. Well, that and Kevin and Jenny are married.
With the seventh and final season set to kickoff on September 7 and fantasy football mock draft season upon us, we decided to take a look at the best quotes that showcase the group’s compulsion.
“God bless fantasy football. There are many things a man can do with his time… this is better than those things.” – Pete
Wasting no time, The League‘s first episode features Pete’s passionate declaration of what’s really important… winning, and humiliating those who don’t win. Done by video chat, of course.
“Hey, man, you all just back off, all of you. I’ve worked really hard this year to put together an amazing team. I have studied the waiver wire, I know all the sleepers, I have done the bye-week plug-ins—I have done it all. And all I want to do is watch the game and find out how my team does.” – Jenny
While unable to see the game they want at a bar, Jenny angrily takes charge, ruining Ruxin’s Christmas present to his wife in the process. A firm defender of equal rights (and her rightful place in the league), she even accepts the repercussions of losing a bet by going naked in the alley for two full minutes afterward.