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Taco, Ruxin, and the rest of the fantasy football nuts returned once again for yet another season of swindling, foul trades, and trash talking, and this season is jam packed with guest stars.
From the very start of episode one, “Training Camp,” where the guys bewilderingly appear at the Dallas Cowboys’ Training Camp due to the savant-esque genius of Taco, I could tell this season of “The League” would have strong potential to be the best yet.
There’s a ridiculous amount of noteworthy NFL players, including: Robert Griffin III, DeSean Jackson, Trent Richardson, Felix Jones, Jason Witten, and Jay Ratliff, as well as Jerry Jones and Rich Eisen.
They went all out this season, and that’s just episode one! Normally we’re disappointed with a brief Chad Johnson or Terry Bradshaw cameo, but this season is undoubtedly unlike any before.
Above all, I was most excited to see Ruxin’s deranged, disgusting, and oftentimes over zealous brother-in-law Rafi return for season four, and just as hilarious as ever. In episode four, “The Breastalyzer,” Ruxin employs Rafi to take his son to swim class and well … you can put together what kind of ridiculousness ensues.
Without question, I’m able to say that Jon Lajoie (Taco) and Nick Kroll (Ruxin) are the stars of the show. Without these two leading the charge, there would be very little comedic value. Only Pete being callous, Kevin being vengeful, and Andre overcompensating for his lack of admiration.
There’s also the obligatory insertion of sexy women into the show, which never hurts plot propulsion. Our eyeballs are graced with opportunity to observe the hotness of Kristen Cavallari, Brooklyn Decker, and Jayma Mays, just to name a few.
One question I still can’t seem to answer — and which this season provides no additional clues — is how does Pete pull such attractive women? We’re supposed to believe that a cocky jerk like Pete is able to pick up girls like Brooklyn Decker? C’mon man. I’m more apt to believe that Jerry Jones would be making business deals to purchase the domain name cowboys.com for inordinate sums of money than a mean-spirited fantasy nerd picking up super model types.
But this is my only qualm with the show, and judging by this fact alone you can gather that this is a great season that deserves to be watched and perhaps re-watched multiple times.Tags: brooklyn decker, desean jackson, fantasy football, felix jones, fx, jayma mays, jon lajoie, kristen cavallari, nick kroll, robert griffin III, ruxin, streaming, taco, the league, trent richardson