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Kwea
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I said I would set up a league, with standard scoring, this year, and it is about time. I would like to keep the IDP, as that worked well, but I hated the scoring options.


Anyone interested?

[ August 25, 2008, 06:06 PM: Message edited by: Kwea ]

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Yessir.
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I set up the league today, and here is the linky.


I set up the IDP's, so we WILL be drafting defensive players again this year. Take a look at the scoring...I had to enter scoring for the IDP, but I left the other scoring alone. I can adjust it if need be...I think we probably should go to 20 yards = 1 point for receptions and passing, but I wanted to see what everyone else had to say about it before changing it.

We can have 16 players, but we need to have an even # of players to start if we want to stay head to head. We could switch to points, but I like the head to head. [Smile]

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Agreed about the head to head, I think reception yeards should be worth more than passing, otherwise it'd be impossible for a reciever to score more than, or even close to, a quarterback. Receiving and rushing should be 10 a point while throwing is 20.

Edit: Kwea we need the password and league name to sign up.

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Kwea, I really hated the yahoo site. [not your league, just the whole FF site]

Why not consider ESPN? The leagues there can continue from year to year with stored histories, trophy icons, live-scoring, league voting and complete flexibility. And the live draft is much, much better.

I have set up a site but can easily transfer league manager over to you.

In fact, after the problems last year, I figured two or three leagues might be appropriate. A regular one with team defence for those who didn't like the Individual Defensive Players (IDP). Another with the IDP's.

And another, which I would like, a keeper league where each team gets to keep 5 players or so from season to season.

Some people, like me, might even want to play all three. League sizes are very flexible so that shouldn't be a problem.

[ January 25, 2009, 02:44 AM: Message edited by: orlox ]

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Is ESPN a free league? That matters to me, because I don't want to block anyone out for a pay-to-play league.


Here are the settings as of right now:
Passing Yards (25 yards per point)
Passing Touchdowns (4)
Interceptions (-1)
Rushing Yards (10 yards per point)
Rushing Touchdowns (6)
Reception Yards (10 yards per point)
Reception Touchdowns (6)
Return Yards (20 yards per point)
Return Touchdowns (6)
2-Point Conversions (2)
Fumbles Lost (-2)
Offensive Fumble Return TD (6)
Field Goals 0-19 Yards (3)
Field Goals 20-29 Yards (3)
Field Goals 30-39 Yards (3)
Field Goals 40-49 Yards (4)
Field Goals 50+ Yards (5)
Point After Attempt Made (1)
Tackle Solo (.5)
Tackle Assist (.25)
Sack (1)
Interception (2)
Fumble Force (1)
Fumble Recovery (1)
Touchdown (6)
Safety (2)
Pass Defended (.5)
Block Kick (2)

No negative points for attempts at passing/rushing, but fractional points are on.

[ July 06, 2007, 07:56 PM: Message edited by: Kwea ]

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ESPN is free of course. You can be in up to 10 leagues per identity. And the scoring can be set in the same way. The Yahoo live drafting is the same and still no real-time scoring.
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Kwea
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I will take a look at it..has anyone else tried the ESPN?

I don't want a live draft, to be honest. I have too much stuff IRL to deal with. Last year we did the automated one, and it worked well. You can rank players rather than use Yahoo's auto picks, which gives you some freedom to customize your pics.


I don't care either way, myself, but my default is Yahoo because I have used it before.


ESPN updates live? That would be really cool...

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Yahoo can do it but ya gotta pay.

Maybe the automated/live draft is another reason to have more than one league. Live drafts are great fun. Of course, I'll still play the autodraft too but it just isn't the same as hand-picking your team!

Sign into ESPN, I'll turn the league over to you and you can check it out seriously, see what you think.

I've been playing FF for 15 years. I know all the sites NFL/CBS, Fox, ESPN, Fanball, Yahoo... NFL/CBS is the prettiest but ESPN is the best for free leagues. Last year I ran 27 teams. Only one team on Yahoo however, the Hatrack League. The changes do seem better on Yahoo but they are going to have to prove it to me. [Smile]

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Kwea check your email as per profile.
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I am trying to recover my ESPN password. I didn't even remember registering. [Smile]


League ID# is 145106 and the Password is Hatrack

[ July 06, 2007, 12:53 AM: Message edited by: Kwea ]

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You have to send invites from LM Tools/Edit Owners and Send Invitations.

[ January 25, 2009, 02:45 AM: Message edited by: orlox ]

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i'm in, but i vote for yahoo... i have this semi-boycott of espn for their stupid "insider" articles (not fantasy related)... why should i have to pay $4 a month just to read your "insider" story that i can find at other sites for free?

Anyway, i'll get off the soapbox. I have played yahoo for several years now and I prefer it over even cbssportsline's pay site. Real-time stats don't mean anything to me in Football.

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I'm in at Yahoo. Other leagues will be joined if posted too, i'm a fantasy football junkie. [Big Grin]

edit: AOL has fantasy sports too, they intrigued me as they had a keeper league you could play for free. Not sure if it is still offered, though.

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Kwea
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I wouldn't mind having options, and we could even have different Commissioners.....I woudn't be comfortable running a version I have never played.


I understand why Jay made scring changs last year, and it was still fun, but I just wanted a more traditional scoring setup this year, as did a lot of the players.


I have to make a new ESPN membershp....I was unable to recover my old password as it was assocaited to a dead email account.

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Well, why don't we run the IDP/autodraft that Kwea is keen on on Yahoo and the live draft/keeper on ESPN. We can have a bunch of people try out both and next year will be much clearer. I'll sign up for the yahoo too.

[ January 25, 2009, 02:46 AM: Message edited by: orlox ]

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Kwea, I sent you invites to the ESPN to the gmail address.

Maybe we should delete this tread, you can then start another one with all the options and info for both sites in the opening post so it is less confusing. Or perhaps you can edit the OP in this thread and delete the erroneous KISS password in the later post.

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I reccomend yahoo. I've done fantasy football there for years and always thought it was the best site for fantasy football.

Unfortunately, I am probably going to be in a league with my high school friends, so I won't be able to participate in the hatrack league.

I hate having more than one team because then I don't know what players to root for.

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OK, looks like a plan to me.
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What are the yahoo specifics? I wasn't able to get in with that ID.
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League ID# is 145106 and the Password is Hatrack
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I'm in... thanks.
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I suppose it is time for all this again.

I'm in: Yahoo for sure, but I'm considering the ESPN one. Let me toss it around a bit - I've got time. [Smile]

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That's why I mentioned it now, so we could plan a bit. [Smile]

Did everyone else like the IDP's, or just me?

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I liked it, as it meant I had to spend that much more time on football. Darn. [Wink] It certainly sucked up a bit of time, but I'm glad you decided to keep it.
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16 starting positions will make for a very diffuse league. Are you sure about the w/t and w/r positions? It boils down to starting 3 rbs and 4 wrs every week. I know we started a lot last year though... What was the line up?

[ July 10, 2007, 08:01 PM: Message edited by: orlox ]

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That was something I was wondering about myself. I think I may change it to what it was last year....3 WR and 2 RB.

I like the 1 TE / WR slot though.....what do you guys think?

How about 2 TE slots then? It allows for a little bit more offence without unbalancing it.

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We have 6 teams as of today. [Smile]
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We are up to 8 teams now. What do you think we should limit the size to? Is there a "best" size?


I edited the positions, and changed the settings because it had the receiving yards set at 10 per point, and most of the leagues I checked out had it at 20 yards per point. If you disagree please let me know, and why.

For position edits, I got rid of the TE/WR and TE/RB combo positions, so edit your draft choices accordingly. [Smile]

[ August 11, 2007, 10:39 PM: Message edited by: Kwea ]

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I'm down with ten because every league I've ever been in gives WR's ten, or decimal (.1 points per yard) values. A point per 20 yards is the QB standard (generally 1 pt per 20 or 25 yards passing).
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I'm in, although I just made it an uneven number of teams.
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It's even now.
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lets go!
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OK, I will change it back to 10 yards per point for receivers then.


Any more interested? We have ten so far....


How many did we have last year?

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When should we have the draft? Some time next week?
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We had 16 teams last year and 20 the year before that.

Next week sounds fine to me to have the draft. [Smile]

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So next week it is!

Ask people if they want to play....I am asking my BIL, as he is crazy for these fantasy games. [Smile]

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Looks like we are down one...someone join!
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I'm in if you guys will have me... go easy, this is my first FFL
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I don't know.... [Wink]


Sign on up! We should have fun. [Smile]

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When I said, "I'm in" I meant I had signed up. [Smile]

See you on game day.

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lol


Good deal!


Anyone else?

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Last call for players...we draft this weekend!
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(another reminder that the season starts on a thursday)
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I guess that means we're skipping week 1?
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Why are we skipping week 1 exactly?
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Kwea, what is the problem here? Why are we missing the season opener?
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Dude, chill... because we're taking late applicants...

you'll survive, I promise.

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quote:
Originally posted by TheTick:
(another reminder that the season starts on a thursday)

Where was the FIRST reminder? lol

My internet has been on the fritz, so I had not even seen the new posts until tonight.


To be honest, things have been crazy at work, and I thought it all started next week. [Blushing]

We will start the draft tonight, if everyone is OK with that.

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Starting at 10:30. Hope everyone is OK with that. I don't want to piss anyone off, but I also don't want to miss the first game of the season.


Edit: This is messed up....I guess you can't just click on a button and start the draft at any time, even on Auto Draft! I would have thought you could.....


I clicked on ready to draft, and it says it will be completed sometime before Sunday.


Talk about crappy!

[ September 05, 2007, 10:37 PM: Message edited by: Kwea ]

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