Yahoo's Fantasy Football hit with outage at crunch time

Summary:Yahoo's fantasy football applications had a rough outing Sunday and were down for much of the day. The company apologizes for the outage in a letter.

Yahoo's fantasy football applications fell over just as players needed to set line-ups, add players and get their teams ready for kick-off Sunday.

The company, which has a solid track record of performance with its fantasy football, said in a letter that it was hit with an outage at noon EST on Sunday.

Details of the outage were sparse, but mobile apps weren't available and the scores were non-existent. Fantasy football is a cutthroat market as giants like Yahoo, CBS Sports, which is owned by ZDNet parent CBS, and Disney's ESPN duke it out for scale and the advertising and subscription fees that go with it.

Here's a letter to Yahoo's fantasy football customers that was just delivered:

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The reaction to the outage was predictable, but warranted.

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