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ESPN Fantasy football app crashes during first Sunday of NFL season

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Today is the first Sunday of the NFL season. It is also a nightmare for some fantasy football players. It appears that ESPN’s app crashed during the big day.

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill took to Twitter voice her frustration, “Seriously @ESPNFantasy this is not good. Opening day? Really? #fail”

ESPN Fantasy sports Tweets, “Seriously @ESPNFantasy this is not good. Opening day? Really? #fail”

In a recent press release, ESPN described the updates to the new app which covers all sports including football:

The new ESPN Fantasy app updates the No. 1 ESPN Fantasy Football app on iPhone, iPad, Android phone, and Android 7-inch tablets and allows users to play Fantasy Football, Baseball, Basketball, and Hockey in the same application for the first time ever. Major enhancements this year include a brand new design and visuals that feature new game logos, player headshots, sticker packs, and animations; award-winning fantasy analysis and video accessible right from the app’s home screen; improved draft and live scoring features; and personalized notifications tailored to users’ rosters. The free-to-download app makes it easy for users to sign up, create or join a league, customize their league, draft, make trades, add players, follow their matchups with real-time scoring, view expert analysis and video, and view and post messages to other league members.”

The internet was not too kind to ESPN after learning of the technical mishap. Here was some of the best reactions.

With Jimmy Garoppolo starting for the Patriots, Carson Wentz behind center for the Eagles and Shaun Hill or Sam Bradford _ who really knows? _ throwing passes for Minnesota, the first week of the NFL season will play out Sunday with plenty of uncertainty about what to expect.

Other players expected to be absent in Week 1 include Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, while some are returning from injury, including Green Bay wideout Jordy Nelson and Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.

The early games include: Tampa Bay at Atlanta, Minnesota at Tennessee, Cleveland at Philadelphia, Cincinnati at New York Jets, Oakland at New Orleans, San Diego at Kansas City, Buffalo at Baltimore, Chicago at Houston and Green Bay at Jacksonville.

Games expected to start after 4 p.m. Eastern include: Miami at Seattle, New York Giants at Dallas and Detroit at Indianapolis, with New England playing Arizona on Sunday night.