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Discussion in 'Fantasy Sports Central' started by BillLaimbeer, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. webz

    webz All-Star Administrator 2x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    I'd love to return and defend my 2nd place from my first baseball league (now that i know all the rules), but the thing is I am planning to be traveling through South America for a large part of the season and I don't think I will have the time, dedication or internet resources to participate properly.

    I'm not a part time fantasy manager, if I play, I play hard, so I don't want to take up a spot and languish at the bottom of the league. (I've got a reputation to protect as well) :MusicBigGrin:

    Sorry Darth, looks like your task of repeating will be that much easier this season.

    But don't worry, I will be back to civilisation in time to defend my Football championship. :first:
  2. Darth Tater

    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    Crap! It figures.

    My intentions were to stick with hockey and baseball in the immediate future (at least for the following year), but ironically you are going with football and basketball.

    So much for a great rivalry...I respect your decision totally, however. If you can't give it your all...why even bother? I'm the same way.
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    Geez, why don't you guys kiss and get it over with. :ill:
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    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    Roscoe, I was just telling Bill that you really need to join the league because if we only have one eskimo (Jammer) he won't have anyone to rub noses with.
  5. Darth Tater

    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    I am signed up and I am Pumped!!!!!

    Bill, were there any rule changes or setting adjustments? I perused the list and didn't see any.

    Hey Eskimo boy...I left you a message on the league page.

    Roscoe, people are questioning your manhood (well, moreso than usual). Join the damned league Cannuckian!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Where is Woody and Winless? I don't think they know about this and it's filling up fast. :(
  6. BillLaimbeer

    BillLaimbeer All-Star 4x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Woody said he's not going to play. He said that if Roscoe sits out, he won't have anyone he can beat.

    Darth, I imported the settings from last year. So far, no changes. I'll probably make a few major changes right after you draft your team.
  7. Darth Tater

    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    Thanks...I really appreciate it.

    Oh and Bill...I accidentally deleted your hockey team. I hope there are no hard feelings. It just so happens that it opened up a playoff spot for me, so I'm sure you'll be happy to know that your team was zapped for a good cause.
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    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    I thought there were 8 people that signed up?
  10. BillLaimbeer

    BillLaimbeer All-Star 4x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    I meant that 6 people have officially registered there teams so far, so we still need a couple more GMs.
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    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    I quit if Jammer plays!
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    jammertime Starter 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Well, it was nice not knowing you. Please let the door hit you on the way out. :gun1:
  13. BillLaimbeer

    BillLaimbeer All-Star 4x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Jammer is tied for first place right now, if you haven't noticed. Afraid of a little competition?
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    I'm holding out so someone else can play if they like.

    How come TaS never gets in on this stuff?
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    There are certain things in life that I purposely restrict myself from doing because I know that I would get really into them. Fastasy <anything> and sports betting are both included in that.

    If I did anything like this, it would be NBA fantasy, because I wouldn't have to familiarize myself with so many players. Baseball, Hockey, and Football have so many players that I don't know that I would be lost.
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    I was going to sit out because I am not good at Fantasy Baseball so all of you sharks can have at each other. If you just need another person to fill up the league then I will join and try not to stink up the place. :sssh:
  17. webz

    webz All-Star Administrator 2x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    If you have the time and you get enjoyment out of it its possible to be successful despite not knowing any players (or the game for that matter)

    I prefer fantasy Bball just because its my fav sport, I've played it longest and already know all the players, but last season I played fantasy Football and Baseball for the first time. Both were sports I didn't know anything about (being Australian) and I had heard of perhaps 3 players in both sports. But just being a stats junkie can get you a long way (in Baseball in particular). I hardly even bothered with following the sport outside of fantasy but still managed to do pretty well.
    Football I got into a lot more and ended up following the league as well.

    Baseball is probably one of the easier fantasy sports to play first time without knowing any players or anything. And its weekly lineups as well. Just my 2 cents.
  18. Darth Tater

    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    Very well put. I agree with Webz.

    I'll add that while there is a certain advantage to knowing the players it also works against you at times because of preconceived notions an owner might have. In essence, you may take a player or ignore a player due to familiarity, while just looking at the stats would lead you to a better decision. This seems to have happened to me a lot in my sophmore seasons.

    We'll definitely miss seeing both of you guys if you choose to opt out.
  19. mikhail1973

    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    Exactly!!! I thought I had a pretty good handle on NHL players and I am now fighting for the 9th spot, and it's not looking good. :pound:
    On the other hand, I ended up autodrafting (not by choice I might add - here come the comments) in my basketball league, and now I am fighting for the 1st spot.
  20. BillLaimbeer

    BillLaimbeer All-Star 4x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Okay, two things from the Commissioner:

    (1) We need one more [STRIKE]sucker[/STRIKE] manager to join our league. Let me know if you want in.

    (2) I have tentatively set the draft date for Sunday, March 9 at 4:00 pm EDT. This is two weeks from yesterday. Yeah, I know. Baseball season starting already?

    It seems like Sunday afternoons/evenings have had the fewest conflicts for previous fantasy drafts. March 2 seemed a little early. The Pistons play the Bulls at 8pm on Sunday, March 9 so I choose a 4:00 pm draft time.

    Please let me know if you have a conflict with this date/time.

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