For many football fans, watching the game is only half the fun.
A huge thrill for those invested in the sport lies in fantasy football. Fans draft specific players from an array of NFL teams and earn points based on each player’s performance, gradually getting knocked out of the running until one champion remains.
While fantasy football—and football itself—are too often perceived as a “boys’ club,” Reddit user Bell Cooper is making steps to change that, starting with one of the best hype videos of all time.
Not only does the video feature a badass cover of “Survivor” by Destiny’s Child, but the beginning shots set up an expectation that Cooper is all too excited to defy.
Reddit users considered it a touchdown:
Uh.. listen so, we all voted and you’re league president now.
Really? The plumber’s crack, the overemphasizing boob zoom, the heels, the text, whole thing was just really well done and funny. Are the other videos similarly produced/edited? And I’m just disappointed that I can’t spin a football as effectively even without long nails.
That padding comment Brilliant!
I legit had goosebumps. Get em girl.
News of the video spread to Twitter as well:
— Jxcxb (@jacobxotweets) September 9, 2018
This woman is the only female in a fantasy football league that requires everyone to make an introductory video. All Hail my League President https://t.co/Ou6EVfk8ds
— Jenna Whitt Hardy (@jennawhardy_) September 9, 2018
Everyone should watch this. She rocks! #SmashThePatriatchy #FootballIsBack “I'm the only female in a fantasy football league that requires everyone to make their own introductory video at the beginning of the season.” @BadAstronomer @SRuhle https://t.co/wzr32Bw4hD
— Canuck Conspiracy (@CanuckConspracy) September 9, 2018
And, as it turns out, NormalBellCurve is far from the only girl who’s the only girl in her league. In fact, women everywhere have long been ruling at a game too many think is for the boys.
I’m the only girl in the fantasy football league and tell me why I’m winning
— Jennay (@Wine_O_Jenny) September 9, 2018
When you're the only female in a fantasy football league and you win the league >>
— Andrea Brandao (@Branda0x) January 9, 2016
When you’re the only girl in a certain fantasy football league and this is the first year you aren’t included since it began 6+ year ago.. think the guys are scared of getting their asses beat for a third time ♀️
— Bailey Nesbitt (@BayyyNez) August 21, 2018
My sister wins the fantasy football championship as the only female in the league and she sends the boys this. pic.twitter.com/2KajcKfolP
— Megan Roddy (@megara_rod) December 24, 2017
the only girl in a 10 person fantasy football league & take a guess who won
— Cara Heath (@caraheath_) January 1, 2018
So best of luck, Bell, and thanks for reminding us that women kicking ass has never been a fantasy.