Okay, let's get this moving so we don't have a repeat of last year's
fiasco trying to set a draft date.
3rd Annual RSFF Riff-Raff League
Order of Business:
1. Last year's results
2. This year's roll call
1. LAST YEAR'S RESULTS
After threatening to quit due to a horrid-seeming roster, Sir Creep's
team FirstPlace Technologies stormed first through RunningRiot KY
(Brad) and then Ookie's Bad NewZ Banditos (wood) to win the
championship, pissing off some owners (wood) who would rather throw
themselves down a flight of stairs holding four swords and a bottle of
nitroglycerine than consider quitting mid-season. Creep joins Roy
Williams (who won our first season) in the winner's circle. Once again,
2. THIS YEAR'S ROLL CALL
Who's in? Here is the current status, ranked in order of finish from
last season. Just in case it's not obvious, (IN) means you've indicated
that you're returning and (?) means you haven't. So far, no one has
- SirCreep (?)
- Wood (IN)
- Matt R (?)
- Brad D (?)
- Homertime (?)
- RangerFan (?)
- Cold Ethyl (IN)
- GiantForever (IN)
- Alan (?)
- Roy Williams 31 (?)
- Polarhound (IN)
- Ken G (?)
Fleaflicker has been bought by AOL. If we decide to stick with them, it
should still be the same experience, but you'll need to get an AOL
screen name if you don't have one yet (it's free). I have no problem
sticking with them...I really liked the whole functionality of the
site. Besides, the league is already set up from last year. Does anyone
object to using it again?
The "Post of the Year" goes to Creep for this: "Hey KY Jelly...didn't I
ACCEPT that trade already? What gives? I accepted the exact same trade
2 days ago...and now it's in my inbox? Did you fux veto it? For why?"
Runner up goes to Tom for this gem: "3rd most points here, and ranked
8th. Too much credit given here for W/L record."
The "Ethyl is Going to Rub Your Nose In It" award goes to GiantLover.
After I said that I put my infant son in a Giants onesie, he had this
to say: "RE: Giants onesie? Come on, Ken, give the poor lad a fighting
chance, get him something in cardinal and gold...lol." All I can say to
that is --> New York Giants...Superbowl XLII CHAMPS, baby!
We have a ton of time to iron out the rules. Read them. No
really...***ing read them. I don't want any complaining about how the
rules suck. Speak up before the season starts or bite my butt.
4. PONDERABLES (rules & logistics points of contention)
DRAFT: I suggested Tuesday, August 26 as a draft date. It seems okay
for the four of us who've already responded, but there are 8 more folks
we need to hear from. I don't freaking want to hear another season full
of complaining about how the autodraft screwed people over. Let's all
agree on one date. If someone doesn't show up for WHATEVER reason,
they're not allowed to complain about what the autodraft gives them
(didn't someone get 4 QBs? haha). If this date doesn't work out for
you, speak out. Right now, Mondays and Fridays are out.
KEEPERS: A few people mentioned this throughout last season, and
giantforever brought it up the other day. It looks like Polarhound
doesn't care for the idea. I don't really care one way or the other.
What does everyone else think?
WAIVER CUTOFF: Creep lost his mind because people were picking up
players during the playoffs. Do we want to cut off the Waiver Wire at
the end of our regular season?
WAIVER ORDER: Do we want it to reset every week according to record, or
do we want to have it where whoever is at the top stays there until
they claim someone, then move to the end of the list?
ROSTER LIMITS: Last year, I set limits for how many players of one
position you can have. Some people flipped out that they can only have
6 RBs (or whatever I set it at). Personally, I think it takes more care
and skill to work within limits (thanks to Creep for backing me up
there). Last year we had an 18-man roster. Should we reduce the total
TRADE DEADLINE: Was last year's too late? Where do we want to cut it
off? I assume we'll have a 14-week season with weeks 15 & 16 as our
playoffs. Do we want to cut trades off after week 10? 12?
WOOD: Wood is not allowed to draft Vince Young.
MINIMUM HOLD FOR PICKUPS: Last year, if you picked someone off of
waivers or FA, you couldn't drop them for 4 days, or some such...to
keep ***s from picking up and immediately dropping someone just to
lock that player from anyone else. There is no setting in fleaflicker
for time. I can choose Yes or No to "Lock Recently Added" players.
Assuming we stick with Fleaflicker, do you vote yes or no.
GLITCH WITH WAIVERS AND BYE TEAMS: It seems that last year, players
were locked for the weekend when they got to just before their game.
Players on bye weeks never locked for that weekend, so you could pick
them up during the normal "lock out" time. We should probably close
that loophole (if possible). Any objections?
FRACTIONAL POINTS: Do we want to use fractional points or whole points?
I don't care either way.
RETURN POINTS: Creep got his panties in a bunch because D/STs were
awarded points for return yardage. Do we discard this and just stick
DRAFT ORDER: Do we go by last year's record from worst to first, or do
we reset it to a random order? I prefer random order for redraft
leagues. Anyone else?
I guess that's enough to start with. I activated the league in
Fleaflicker and set the tentative draft date. Hopefully, you've all
received an email about it. Visit the site, check out the rules, and
bring your quibbles and suggestions here for discussion.
Ethyl / Ken
I Love the Dead before they're cold
Their bluing flesh for me to hold
Cadaver eyes upon me see nothing
I Love the Dead before they rise
No farewells, No goodbyes
I never knew your rotting face
While friends and lovers mourn your silly grave...
...I have other uses for you, darling.