When playing fantasy football, there’s going to be some trash talk, and it’s not beneath Marvel stars Paul Rudd and Chris Pratt to do the talkin’… all in the name of charity, of course.
AGBO Films — the production company founded by “Avengers: Endgame” directors Joe and Anthony Russo — is sponsoring a charity fantasy football league featuring 14 superhero movie stars. Called the AGBO Superhero League, it features stars like Tom Holland, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., and the stars involved in this week’s big matchup, Rudd and Pratt.
Pratt started the smack talk Friday when he posted a video while on location in Iceland.
“I’m still following my fantasy team. I’m currently, I think, 5 and 6. But I’ve met Paul Rudd and I think he is also 5 and 6,” Pratt joked, comparing his winning record to Rudd’s height. But Rudd came back hard with a Star-Lord costume during a visit to NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football,” bringing up the “Thanus” theory (that a tiny Ant-Man flies up Thanos’ anus and grows, killing him — duh — instantly).
“I have flown into Chris Pratt and destroyed him, just like I’m going to destroy his fantasy football team this Sunday,” Rudd said.
Rudd went further, whipping out a pic of Pratt’s pudgy beach bod from his pre-Marvel, “Parks and Rec” days. Even worse, Pratt was wearing very short swim trunks with the American flag on it.
“How can you desecrate the flag like that?” Rudd asked. “Betsy Ross is simultaneously rolling in her grave and throwing up in her mouth. You look at that picture and you can tell he hates America as much as he loves cheeseburgers.”
Unfortunately for Rudd, he may have to eat his words. As of writing, he trails Team Pratt 61-45 thanks in large part to the Seattle Seahawks defense providing 17 points for the Guardian of the Galaxy. Rudd will need some late heroics from Packers wideout Davante Adams and Ravens running back Mark Ingram, who are still to start for his team. Pratt’s kicker, Greg Zuerlein of the Rams, is also still to start.
Watch Rudd’s trash talk in the clip above, and learn more about the AGBO Superhero League and the charities they are playing for here.
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