Of all the celebrities who would be fantasy football junkies, Daniel Radcliffe doesn't seem like he'd be at the top of the list.
Nothing against Radcliffe, who starred as Harry Potter in all eight Harry Potter films, but he doesn't exactly fit the profile of a huge NFL fan. He was born in England and is not one of those celebrities (think Ashton Kutcher or LeBron James) who seems to be always popping up on the sidelines of NFL games.
So we were quite surprised when, in an interview with the New York Times, Radcliffe professed his love for fantasy football. And he's not just your average "I-check-my-league-once-a-week" player, he is a non-stop gamer who has even named his team after Barkevious Mingo's mother.
Radcliffe told the New York Times that he probably knows the name of ever starter in the NFL, and he says he reserves his Sundays strictly for football. And as for his team name, well, like the rest of the country he is enamored with one Cleveland Browns rookie.
"Um, my team name is Barkevious Mingo’s Mum,"Radcliffe says. "I just think Barkevious Mingo is the greatest name I’ve ever heard, and the fact that his mum invented that name is also amazing. And in that league I have the Cleveland defense as well, and they had an amazing game the other day against Buffalo, so I’m incredibly grateful to the Cleveland defense, Barkevious Mingo and his mother."
Radcliffe says he has an easier time being an objective fantasy football player because he has no natural NFL loyalty. Still, he has become a huge New York Giants fan, to the point where he has perhaps a little too much confidence in his team. Last week he told the New York Times that he still thinks the winless Giants have a chance to make the playoffs.
(H/T to Larry Brown Sports)