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Yahoo! Fantasy Football outage: Head of Yahoo! Sports apologizes for Sunday issues

We break down the Yahoo! Sports statement following their fantasy football outage on Sunday.


Sunday was a crazy day in the NFL, but it was even crazier for fantasy football owners who use Yahoo! Sports. The site went down at approximately noon ET, and did not come back fully until after the 1:00 p.m. games had started. With many people often making last minute roster decisions, this left many folks out in the cold. The head of Yahoo! Sports, Ken Fuchs, sent out an email early Monday morning apologizing for the problem and explaining the current state of the issue. The mobile app is the primary issue, but the website appears to be back up and running.

Here is Ken Fuchs statement:

I want to sincerely apologize to all of you about today's Yahoo! Sports Fantasy outage. As the head of Yahoo! Sports and as a Yahoo! Sports fantasy player myself, I am disappointed that we failed all of our fans today. Our first priority is having the best experience for our users, and today we fell short.

The outage started around Noon ET (awful timing we know) and while our team was on it immediately we are still working on various pieces. Our team is continuing to work on identifying and resolving the root cause. We have restored full functionality on the website, and we're working for a final fix for our mobile apps. Currently data and scores can be viewed but for now you cannot make transactions or change line-ups from the apps.

We will also use today as an opportunity to improve our set-up so that we hopefully never have an outage like this again. Our fantasy commissioners and players are our biggest priority - we pride ourselves in being able to offer our users with the best fantasy sports experience possible and we take our job to deliver that to you very seriously. Rest assured we will work hard to make sure we continue to deliver on that commitment.

Thanks for playing with us and your patience today,

Ken Fuchs
Head of Yahoo! Sports