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Post by dad.. » Mon, 18 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Thank you for taking the time to read this article.  I am looking for
about 9 to 13 people among the newsgroup to join a ***100% totally-free***
email FFL league.  Draft will be the week before the regular season

 A mail link follows, for your convenience:


Please email me, and I will send the current rules and scoring system.  In
your responses, please be sure to tell me:
1) If you want the FFL Super Bowl for our league to be held on Week 16 or
Week 17 of the regular season;
2) You have a browser that supports Java, or enables you to use chat
rooms, like the one at ffl.com;
3) What days of the week of Sunday, August 24th thru Saturday, August
30th, are good to hold a live draft in a Web chat room; and
4) Any names you would like for the league or your franchise.

Any questions you might have are welcolmed.  I look forward to hearing
from any interested players/owners.

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Post by dad.. » Fri, 22 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> Thank you for taking the time to read this article.  I am looking for
> about 9 to 13 people among the newsgroup to join a ***100% totally-free***
> email FFL league.  Draft will be the week before the regular season

>  A mail link follows, for your convenience:


> Please email me, and I will send the current rules and scoring system.  In
> your responses, please be sure to tell me:
> 1) If you want the FFL Super Bowl for our league to be held on Week 16 or
> Week 17 of the regular season;
> 2) You have a browser that supports Java, or enables you to use chat
> rooms, like the one at ffl.com;
> 3) What days of the week of Sunday, August 24th thru Saturday, August
> 30th, are good to hold a live draft in a Web chat room; and
> 4) Any names you would like for the league or your franchise.

(First of all, before I go any further, let me put a Standard Disclaimer
(TM) in for the humor-impaired.  While this post is meant to stir up
e***ment and challenge the good people of this group, it is not meant
to personally offend.)

With that said... My league currently has room for 2 to 6 more owners.
I'm disappointed in this group.  There must be hundreds of readers and
posters in this newsgroup - not to mention dozens of so-called "experts".
 This league charges nothing for ownership, and nothing for player
transactions.  Even if you have a worse season than the 1996 Jets, you
lose no money from it.

So with nothing to lose, and out of all you posters, readers, and
"experts", only seven of you have been man enough to accept the challenge
and join my league.  What do you need - an engraved invitation?  Heck,
I'm going to call out some of you so-called "experts" right now!!!

Where's Floyd The Barber?  I know he's around here somewhere.  Come on,
Floyd, it costs nothing to play here - but that'll be $0.25 for the crow
you're going to end up eating, and another $1.00 for the six-pack of
Whoop Ass (TM) that my owners intend to open on you!

How about Greg Kellogg?  When we're done with him, Kellogg's Korner will
be filled with Komments such as, "Gee, this Killer owners are Kicking my
***all over this Kinetic, Kolossal, Kchallenging league!!!"  Come on,
Greg - your Carl Pickens versus my Jerry Rice, right now!

Bring on Terry Cannon!  Yeah, you may call yourself Cannon, son, but when
we're through with you, that "Cannon" of an arm will be weaker than a
Steve Walsh pass!

Bring me Seehawk42.  Let's see how your Seahawk #42 does against my
Redskin #21.  Hey, bub, I've got two words for you - Lamar Smith.

Where's The Fantasy Doctor?  When we're done with you, you're going to
need a full draft's worth of ***real doctors*** to fix up your battered
body and bruised life!

Oh, let's get really crazy here.  Where's Snapper?  I want to go
one-on-one with Snapper!  You talk a good game, pal, what with Terry
Kirby and all, but let's see if you can back it up!

Just remember - if you've got the guts, we've got 2 to 6 spots left.  It


and answer the four questions above.  Draft will be sometime next week.

You have been warned!!!
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     \    -------------------   New York County and Dade County;
      \  /                      For better or for worse,
       \/                       This is who I am.

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Post by Brian Hulet » Fri, 22 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Quote:



> > Thank you for taking the time to read this article.  I am looking for
> > about 9 to 13 people among the newsgroup to join a ***100% totally-free***
> > email FFL league.  Draft will be the week before the regular season

<snippy snippy>

> (First of all, before I go any further, let me put a Standard Disclaimer
> (TM) in for the humor-impaired.  While this post is meant to stir up
> e***ment and challenge the good people of this group, it is not meant
> to personally offend.)

> With that said... My league currently has room for 2 to 6 more owners.
> I'm disappointed in this group.  There must be hundreds of readers and
> posters in this newsgroup - not to mention dozens of so-called "experts".
<more snippin'>
> So with nothing to lose, and out of all you posters, readers, and
> "experts", only seven of you have been man enough to accept the challenge
> and join my league.  What do you need - an engraved invitation?  Heck,
> I'm going to call out some of you so-called "experts" right now!!!

<snipped Kute Komments...:-)>
Quote:

> Just remember - if you've got the guts, we've got 2 to 6 spots left.  It


I wasn't mentioned by name among the several FF nuts dadroc mentions
here, but I can answer for a couple of them.  Kellogg is in eight
leagues already, and Cannon's in double digits.

As for me, I'm commish of three, owner in another, and competing in
Troutman's FF contest as well, all while wife & I are expecting a baby
November 1.  So please, mah fren', don't ask me at the last second to
join ANOTHER league (I'm sure Greg & Terry feel the same, as they both
have stated the need to drop some of their leagues next year).

Great idea, gracious offer, fun post, but there are still only 24 hours
in a day, and those of us who are totally obsessed with this stuff have
been drafting all year already and have our plates totally full.
Please...NOT ANOTHER BITE!!!   :-)
--
---Brian Hulett
The DANG OFFAL ENUFF Commish
"I don't smell good, but I know how to play football."--Nate Newton
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Post by Chrispy0 » Sat, 23 Aug 1997 04:00:00

TO ALL INTERESTED FANTASY OWNER PROSPECTS:

We will have an expansion for the 1998 season. any and all owners within
reasonable reach of the NY Metro area are welcome to join. All league
matters will be handled via e-mail except for the draft - which will be
held in NY. A live AOL ***session will be available to any owners who
want to participate but cannot attend. Please direct all responses via

Atlantic Fantasy Football League
Commissioner/Co-Founder: Christopher P. Rowe
Deputy Commissioner/Co-Founder: Gabriel I. Hidalgo
Rules Secretary/Co-Founder: Michael A. Cote

        1997 Rules of Play
1. Entrance into the AFFL for the inaugural 1997 season will require:

        A)      A $40 entry fee to be submitted to the league Commissioner
prior to the commencement of the 1997 Draft (Saturday August 23, 1997).
Payment is preferred along with the return of league entry forms - which
are due to the Commissioner (by conventional mail or e-mail no later than
August 10, 1997).There will be no exceptions. Failure to pay on time or to
submit the league entry form will result in the owner forfeiting his
potential franchise position. If the franchise position has not been filled
and the owner still wishes to enter for the 1997 season on Draft Day, the
owner must arrange this with the Commissioner.

        B)      All participating owners shall be present for the Draft,
which will be held on August    23, 1997 in New York. If an owner cannot
attend the Draft he can appoint a proxy to represent his team (with
approval by the Commissioner). An online session could be arranged via
America Online for absent owners - but only if significant advance notice
is given. Owner-appointed proxies will be empowered to draft and arrange
trades for the benefit of the owner. If the owner wishes to deny the proxy
these rights, it must be announced before the draft begins. If an
uncertified proxy is sent without notice, the proxy will be forced to draft
in the #12 slot without protest from either that proxy or the owner who is
represented. If no proxy is provided for an absent owner, that owner can
submit a complete wish list (breakdown in writing of all players at each
position and their importance to the owner) to be overseen by the
Commissioner or Deputy who will act as proxy. No trades can be made on
behalf of that owner and, in the case of a question (or incomplete wish
list) the Commissioner or Deputy acting as proxy will choose the
highest-ranked player at the position of greatest need for that team.

        C)      An e-mail account or consistent access to someone else's
account are recommended for participation in this league. All publications
will be disseminated via e-mail. Conventional distribution is not
guaranteed to be timely or reliable. Owners are responsible for obtaining
all materials from the Commissioner.  The Commissioner's office can fax or
mail league documents but there is no guarantee of unconventional receipt
of information by the Commissioner. All such inquiries shall be directed to
the Commissioner as needed. The reliance upon ***space is due to the
myriad of locales and schedules that our owners have which would make it
otherwise impossible for the free exchange of information. America Online
is available through the office of the Commissioner provided owner has
computer and modem). The software is free but the online service is $19.95
per month. Owners are welcome to investigate their own services, but using
another service will preclude the ability to upload and download formatted
documents easily.

2)      The first-year entry fee is a one-time fee. In subsequent years,
entry fees will be altered according to the structure here referred to as
Seed Credit Allocations (SCA). SCA are applied as credit to the following
season's re-entry fee, determined by the team's performance in the
concluding season. The $40 figure in the inaugural entry fee is always the
base figure for the SCA, which is scaled according to the previous season's
playoff structure. The two teams who make the Atlantic Bowl earn winnings
far greater than their entry fee so they are excluded from the SCA
gradient. The remaining teams (8 in this structure) are ranked in order of
regular season finish and rewarded accordingly. The team with the best
overall regular season record without qualifying for the Atlantic Bowl is
awarded the highest amount. The team with the worst regular season record
is rewarded with the lowest sum. Broken down into dollar figures it would
be as such:
                Seed    Credit                  Seed    Credit
                #1      $20                     #5      $12
                #2      $18                     #6      $10
                #3      $16                     #7      $6
                #4      $14                     #8      $5
        This dollar figure is applied as a discount on that team's
re-entry fee for the following season. It is never to be directly paid off
to the recipient in any case. If a wildcard team makes the Atlantic Bowl,
the team will still be granted its SCA. Likewise, a divisional champion
cannot be granted an SCA. If the owner of any team opts to leave the
league, the franchise vacancy is sold for the total franchise value (SCA
graded cost).

        The draft will continue in this fashion for all 22 rounds. Owners
have the right to configure their rosters any way they choose while
drafting, but must be able to field a starting lineup by the completion of
the final round of the draft. Failure to do so will result in the owner
forfeiting his final draft choice. Picking up non-drafted free agents and
making deals once the draft has ended is encouraged, but must occur in an
orderly fashion (all deals reported to the Commissioner in a reasonable
method) or the Commissioner will insist on formalizing this transaction period.

3.      Each owner shall submit a valid starting lineup (see Rule#5) to
the Commissioner prior to the kickoff of the week's first game or noon
(EST) on Sunday (whichever comes first). There are no exceptions to this
rule. This is why e-mail is preferred. Time and date are written on the
lineup submission, which can be retrieved at the Commissioner's
convenience. Last-minute phone calls are no guarantee that your lineup will
arrive on time! Failure to submit a valid lineup on time will result in the
Commissioner submitting that team's previous lineup without hesitation
(without having to notify the owner). If there is no previous lineup (first
game of the season), the Commissioner will record that week's game as an
automatic forfeit for that team. If the owner submits an invalid lineup on
time, the Commissioner can comprise as close to a standard lineup as
possible and pin that lineup against the complete one of the opponent. If
neither owner in a given game has submitted a valid lineup, the
Commissioner will record the game as a dual forfeiture and 0-0 tie.
Forfeits can be appealed to the Commissioner if contrary evidence can be
provided in the owner's defense.

        Starting lineups can be submitted in either of two configurations.
Any deviation from these prescribed formats will result in the Commissioner
conforming the submitted lineup to the valid offensive style submitted most
recently. The lineup submissions can be:

        Pro Set: QB (1), RB (2), WR (3), TE (1), PK (1), DST (1)
        Run-N-Shoot: QB (1), RB (1), WR (4), *TE/FB (1), PK (1), DST (1)

        * = in this offensive set, either a TE or FB may be inserted

4.      Any player not drafted onto a fantasy team roster by the
conclusion of the draft will be considered a free agent. Should an owner
wish to obtain a free agent (except on Draft Day) he must inform the
Commissioner in writing on Tuesday of a given week as to which free
agent(s) are desired as well as the player(s) he will drop from his current
roster to provide room for the newly-acquired free agent(s). On Thursday of
that same week, The Commissioner will award free agents in reverse order of
the overall standings until all requests are granted or all requested free
agents are awarded to teams. If two teams want the same free agent but have
the same record, there is a tie- breaking format (see Rule #10). Subsequent
free agent claims submitted to the office of the Commissioner are applied
to the following week's free agent awarding. These players remain inactive
for that week's games and cannot be awarded to teams or placed on rosters
until all of the Tuesday submissions have been received. Owners may add the
requested players to their roster provided they have submitted any roster
moves required to complete the transaction (cutting other players,
completion of trades, etc.). If these related roster moves are not provided
to the office of  Commissioner by kickoff of the Sunday games, the players
requested are automatically returned to the free agent pool and contingent
transactions will be reversed.

        No owner shall exceed the 22-player active roster limit at any
time for any reason (unless this includes players officially placed on IR -
see Rule #12). The Commissioner has the right to demand immediate
reconciliation or to reverse the team's most recent transaction if this
should occur.

5.      The Commissioner for the 1997 season will be Christopher P. Rowe.
It is the purpose of his        office (he and his two officers) to set
and uphold the league rules in the best interest of all the league members.
Aside from interpreting and enforcing these rules, it is the Commissioner's
primary responsibility to prepare weekly results, trade reports, recent
free agent transactions and distribute these in a timely manner to all
league owners. It is the responsibility of each owner to obtain these and
any other league documents if they are not available by conventional methods
        (e-mail unless otherwise specified) at the time of distribution.
Should the Commissioner  fail at these tasks without legitimate reason (and
within reasonable circumstances), the remaining league owners (acting as a
collective body under the direction of the remaining league officers) may
take action in the form of a vote (excluding the Commissioner). If the vote
is inconclusive, the Deputy Commissioner has the right to ...

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Post by The Fantasy Shar » Sat, 23 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Quote:



> > Thank you for taking the time to read this article.  I am looking for
> > about 9 to 13 people among the newsgroup to join a ***100% totally-free***
> > email FFL league.  Draft will be the week before the regular season

> >  A mail link follows, for your convenience:


> > Please email me, and I will send the current rules and scoring system.  In
> > your responses, please be sure to tell me:
> > 1) If you want the FFL Super Bowl for our league to be held on Week 16 or
> > Week 17 of the regular season;
> > 2) You have a browser that supports Java, or enables you to use chat
> > rooms, like the one at ffl.com;
> > 3) What days of the week of Sunday, August 24th thru Saturday, August
> > 30th, are good to hold a live draft in a Web chat room; and
> > 4) Any names you would like for the league or your franchise.

> (First of all, before I go any further, let me put a Standard Disclaimer
> (TM) in for the humor-impaired.  While this post is meant to stir up
> e***ment and challenge the good people of this group, it is not meant
> to personally offend.)

> With that said... My league currently has room for 2 to 6 more owners.
> I'm disappointed in this group.  There must be hundreds of readers and
> posters in this newsgroup - not to mention dozens of so-called "experts".
>  This league charges nothing for ownership, and nothing for player
> transactions.  Even if you have a worse season than the 1996 Jets, you
> lose no money from it.

> So with nothing to lose, and out of all you posters, readers, and
> "experts", only seven of you have been man enough to accept the challenge
> and join my league.  What do you need - an engraved invitation?  Heck,
> I'm going to call out some of you so-called "experts" right now!!!

> Where's Floyd The Barber?  I know he's around here somewhere.  Come on,
> Floyd, it costs nothing to play here - but that'll be $0.25 for the crow
> you're going to end up eating, and another $1.00 for the six-pack of
> Whoop Ass (TM) that my owners intend to open on you!

> How about Greg Kellogg?  When we're done with him, Kellogg's Korner will
> be filled with Komments such as, "Gee, this Killer owners are Kicking my
> ***all over this Kinetic, Kolossal, Kchallenging league!!!"  Come on,
> Greg - your Carl Pickens versus my Jerry Rice, right now!

> Bring on Terry Cannon!  Yeah, you may call yourself Cannon, son, but when
> we're through with you, that "Cannon" of an arm will be weaker than a
> Steve Walsh pass!

> Bring me Seehawk42.  Let's see how your Seahawk #42 does against my
> Redskin #21.  Hey, bub, I've got two words for you - Lamar Smith.

> Where's The Fantasy Doctor?  When we're done with you, you're going to
> need a full draft's worth of ***real doctors*** to fix up your battered
> body and bruised life!

> Oh, let's get really crazy here.  Where's Snapper?  I want to go
> one-on-one with Snapper!  You talk a good game, pal, what with Terry
> Kirby and all, but let's see if you can back it up!

> Just remember - if you've got the guts, we've got 2 to 6 spots left.  It


> and answer the four questions above.  Draft will be sometime next week.

> You have been warned!!!
> --
> -----        I   N   C   E      Caught somewhere between
>      \    -------------------   New York County and Dade County;
>       \  /                      For better or for worse,
>        \/                       This is who I am.

> -------------------==== Posted via Deja News ====-----------------------
>       http://SportToday.org/;   Search, Read, Post to Usenet

Oh no they will all fold to your peer presure!!!!
 
 
 

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Post by terry meine » Mon, 25 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
> > > Thank you for taking the time to read this article.  I am looking for
> > > about 9 to 13 people among the newsgroup to join a ***100% totally-free***
> > > email FFL league.  Draft will be the week before the regular season
> > > starts.  

<snip>

Quote:
> > So with nothing to lose, and out of all you posters, readers, and
> > "experts", only seven of you have been man enough to accept the challenge
> > and join my league.  What do you need - an engraved invitation?  

for one things, the people you are trying to "entice" into joining your
league aren't Johnnie-come-lately types -- they post to this group year
round, and are participating in drafts in the spring and all through the
summer, not to mention, I'm sure, local leagues that will be drafting
this week.

Most of the owners you have mentioned are already in "expert" leagues,
and probably in more than one that have formed over the past two seasons
on this very newsgroup.

so, if you want to get the big names into your league, you gotta come
around a bit earlier than the week before the season begins.  I'm sure
they'd be up to the challenge, but not after the unwarranted
tongue-lashing you gave them.

come back again next March -- maybe you'll get some takers.

-oo-