Arkansas man does ‘Waffle House Challenge’ for losing in fantasy football


ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Most people know what fantasy league football is… but for the ones who do not know, I will explain.

According to, Fantasy Football is where your team (NFL Team) competes against another team every week. During the NFL season, the real teams face each other and so do the fantasy teams in your league. The players’ real time stats are converted into fantasy points by your league provider, and the fantasy team that scores the most points wins the game for the week.

This also comes with great risk. Take Cyrus Wittig for instance from Arkadelphia. He took last place in his fantasy football league. According to the rules for his league, he was punished by being forced to do the ‘Waffle House Challenge.’

“I thought it was going to be easier than it was,” Wittig said.

Via Twitter, he explained what that is.

He live-tweeted his entire experience and it is quite hilarious. For example:

Cyrus says he got to the Waffle House at 9 a.m. and didn’t leave for another 12 hours after downing 12 waffles.

“I pounded the first five pretty quickly, the sixth took a while and then the six more took basically the whole afternoon into the evening so I didn’t go into it with a great plan. I didn’t pace myself, I didn’t even fast before I started,” Wittig said.

He also made (I would hope) life-long friends with the employees from Waffle House.

Wittig’s Twitter thread has gained lots of attention. His first tweet has more than 6,000 retweets and 61,000 likes. He says it started gaining traction the night he did it.

“It’s been a wild ride. I did not expect this, but it’s been a lot of fun and I’ve interacted with a lot of different people and I think it’s put a lot of smiles on people’s faces which is all you can really ask for,” Wittig said.

He’s already been back to Waffle House and ordered another stack but as far as doing this challenge again, Wittig says he will come up with a better game plan next time.

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