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Fantasy Football and the Classical Scheduling Problem

Introduction Every year I play in several fantasy football (American) leagues. For those who are unaware, it’s a game that occurs every year in sync with the National Football League (NFL) where participants play in weekly head-to-head games as general managers of virtual football teams. (Yes, it’s very silly.) The winner at the end of the season is often not the player with the team that scores the most points; often a fortunate sequence of matchups dictates who comes out on top.