Yahoo outage affects owners up to kickoff

Yahoo outage affects owners up to kickoff

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Fantasy owners and leagues who utilize Yahoo as their league management service were unable to adjust their rosters or even access their teams and make late changes. The outage began one hour before the early games were set to kick off. While those who set lineups early weren't affected, others who play matchups, hunches or waited for injury deactivations were stuck.

Yahoo sent an email Monday morning apologizing for the issue.

Dear Yahoo! Fantasy Users,

I want to sincerely apologize to all of you about today's Yahoo! Sports Fantasy outage. As the head of Yahoo! Sports and as a Yahoo! Sports fantasy player myself, I am disappointed that we failed all of our fans today. Our first priority is having the best experience for our users, and today we fell short.

The outage started around Noon ET (awful timing we know) and while our team was on it immediately we are still working on various pieces. Our team is continuing to work on identifying and resolving the root cause. We have restored full functionality on the website, and we're working for a final fix for our mobile apps. Currently data and scores can be viewed but for now you cannot make transactions or change line-ups from the apps.

We will also use today as an opportunity to improve our set-up so that we hopefully never have an outage like this again. Our fantasy commissioners and players are our biggest priority - we pride ourselves in being able to offer our users with the best fantasy sports experience possible and we take our job to deliver that to you very seriously. Rest assured we will work hard to make sure we continue to deliver on that commitment.

Thanks for playing with us and your patience today,

Ken Fuchs

Head of Yahoo! Sports

 Now it is up to our league commissioners to do the right thing. Sure, there are going to be players who are going to say I was going to play x, y or z because they had a good day, the reality is that in every case they need to be manually adjusted to allow it. It is the right thing to do.

It is the first time in its history that Yahoo has had a service outage it caused havoc across the fantasy universe.

Was your league affected? How are they approaching it?

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