10 Yards: Fantasy Football

10 Yards: Fantasy Football

By Hunter Weeks

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2008-09-30
  • Advisory Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 1h 30min
  • Director: Hunter Weeks
  • iTunes Price: GBP 5.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49


10 Yards is a documentary about fantasy football. It follows the story of j.fred, a carbon monoxide detector salesman, and his two filmmaker buddies as they battle it out during the course of a season in the INTERGALACTIC CHAMPIONSHIP League, where the top prize is a box of Twinkies. As the season progresses, filmmakers Josh Caldwell and Hunter Weeks (both members of the league) travel the country interviewing various fantasy football fanatics, NFL players, commentators, and all walks of life. Meanwhile j.fred stays in touch through the use of a video diary system and the three, along with the rest of the INTERGALACTIC CHAMPIONSHIP League, meet up in Mexico for j.fred's annual retirement party. Every year he declares his retirement as commissioner of the league and uses it as an excuse to get everyone together in the same city. Throughout the story, the friends face some challenging "real-life" moments which help shed light on the significance fantasy football has had in helping solidify very life long friendships. Beyond an extensive look at this massive US sub-culture, where it's estimated 20 million people are playing fantasy football, 10 Yards is a story about friendship, camaraderie, and the transition into adulthood.