With today being the first Sunday of the NFL season, there were likely millions of people on ESPN’s fantasy football app, refreshing the page constantly. I was one of those people.
But at some point during the Colts vs. Broncos Sunday Night Football game, the app went down. Upon trying to open up the app, people were greeted by the following message:
When I received that message, I thought it was unfortunate, but I didn’t let it ruin my night. However, some on Twitter didn’t take the news quite as well:
Espn deciding to perform matinence on the fantasy football app on a Sunday night has me like pic.twitter.com/v1TM2AwX40
— Ray Carpenter (@RayCarpenter6) September 8, 2014
— Zach (@zmckenna72) September 8, 2014
Why would the ESPN Fantasy Football app perform routine maintenance right now?????? Smh.
— DJ Steph Floss (@djstephfloss) September 8, 2014
Fantasy Football sure is a lot more fun when the ESPN Fantasy App and website aren’t down
— Kyle Wiese (@Kwiese06) September 8, 2014
Your app shouldn’t become unusable because of network failure, ESPN Fantasy Football.
I'm glad @espn's fantasy football app is capable of producing fantasy scores right now. Way to plan ahead guys.
— Nick Versaw (@nickversaw) September 7, 2014
— Max Beatty (@maxbeatty) September 8, 2014
That’s just a few, but you get the point. The app was down for roughly an hour before it was restore. Hilarity, I tell you.