Making academics a fantasy sport

Michael Robinson enlists Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson to inspire students

Originally Published: July 25, 2014
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

Michael Robinson never understood fantasy football. Every year, he'd get asked to join a league; every time, he couldn't commit. With retirement looming this past winter, Robinson finally had a little time on his hands, and he acquired a team. He loaded it with talent and went up against his old teammates Marshawn Lynch and Russell Wilson.

Smack was talked, standings were pored over. And in the end, Robinson's team lost, foiled by a ... 15-year-old gymnast.

The MVP of this fantasy ...

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