Fantasy Football fans were stuck in a time-out on the first Sunday of the NFL season after ESPN’s app crashed.
The outage began around 1 p.m. ET on Sunday — just as nine NFL games kicked off around the country.
Users received the following error message: “There was an error while trying to reach Fantasy Football. Please try again.”
ESPN Sports tweeted an apology, but the problems continued for more than two hours.
In a recent press release, ESPN touted the updates to the new app:
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 none too kind to ESPN following the glitch. Here’s some of the best reactions on social media: