Once again, this zany football-obsessed show starts off with an over-the-top episode filled with actual NFL players. Robert Griffin III shows up in a draft-related Ruxin fantasy while Jason Witten and Felix Jones of the Cowboys introduce the guys to training camp and come up with a unique way for them to decide who gets first draft pick.
Even though this premiere episode is just as crazy and wildly funny as it usually is, it’s hard not to compare it to the first episode from season three, which featured an arrogant commissioner Ruxin, who creates a Shiva Bowl Shuffle video with the help of actual members of his fantasy team, and a cameo from Seth Rogan as a porn director. But in a head-to-head competition the season three opener edges out season four’s in a close overtime win.
The League airs Thursdays at 10:30pm on FX.