Posts posted by Darth Lohr
i'd personally prefer H2H
I understand that most people prefer H2H, but I'm asking if people would be OK with going Roto this year if necessary. If, after this season, we find that most folks still prefer H2H and we can get back to ten teams, we can always switch back next year.
The reality of the situation is that we were scheduled to start drafting in two days, which was already cutting it close, and here we are not even being able to finalize keepers, because we only have eight confirmed teams. Texascat is on board, but I still haven't heard either way from Lucas. As for the 10th team, I've had a couple of people pass on joining the league over the last day and we're running out of people to ask.
If we have an odd number (9), Roto is going to be much easier. If we are forced to go down to eight teams, H2H becomes a bit lamer. Either way, we are running out of time and I personally would much rather give Roto a shot for a year rather than either starting the season late or having to cancel it, outright.
So, I just had a thought and would like to hear some feedback...
We need to start ASAP. I have messages out to Texascat and Gar to confirm that they are, indeed, playing. At this point, I say Dragon should officially be out. His participation has not been very good for multiple seasons, now. As I showed, last year did not bring an improvement and he was even warned publicly on FB. And here we are in October and have not heard from him here or on FB. We need to move on. I have feelers out for a replacement. Especially with the limited time to get things rolling, however, I can't say I'm overly optimistic.
Soooo, what I propose is waiting a day or two more at the most and, if we're not up to our full ten teams, that we consider switching our format to a Roto league, instead of H2H. It would lose some of the "rivalry" aspect, but there wasn't much of that anyway the last couple of years. I use to play this sort of format in fantasy football for years and really enjoyed it. There was still plenty of smack talk opportunities, as well. Plus, the season is longer and less luck-related. Thoughts?
WANTED: WILLING & RELIABLE FANTASY SPORTS OWNER
WE HAVE AN IMMEDIATE OPENING IN THE NIGHTLY BASKETBALL FEDERATION
The NBF is Nightly's long running (8th season) fantasy basketball league. It is a ten team keeper league: you select four players to keep from last year's roster, everyone else goes into the draft pool. This is a Head-to-Head, nine category league. We need to draft very soon, but have a owner vacancy for an existing franchise that we need to fill immediately. As the new owner of this franchise, you would, of course, be able to change the team name, as you see fit. You will be able to select four players from last year's squad to hold onto (click franchise link to see roster), and you will also have the first pick in the upcoming draft (team is #1 in a ten team serpentine [or "snake"] draft). And there certainly is talent worth keeping on this roster. The last place finish the previous season was due more to owner negligence than anything else.
The league is a lot of fun and filled with fellow NNers. If you, or anyone you know here, enjoys or has any interest in trying out fantasy basketball, please post here or PM me as soon as possible. Choc? Pong? Met? Bueller? I know it's short notice, but don't worry - part of the reason for our predicament is that we got a very late start this year, so we're all unprepared. Come on over and earn some bragging rights - or just make fun of Irish. That never gets old!
Activating Willie Snead
Jarvis Landry to the PS
Well, if Texascat's "What's up?" was actually a commitment...and if my above post and his general love for the league convinces Lucas to officially commit...we're still missing Super Dragon.
Now, the stats show that he was really the only owner to not give a decent amount of effort last year. In fact, he was officially warned about that at one point in the season. The problem now is that our backs are pretty tight up against the wall. If we need to add a new owner, we have just days to do so and still have a reasonable amount of time to draft in. Last year, I managed to get JZA back here and that was awesome. Beyond just giving us enough owners, he was probably the most involved owner here at NN and he also had his best season ever. I put a word out to Rock, hoping to recreate that magic this year, but the last time he and I talked about the NBA, he still wasn't really following it. I'm praying that things have changed, but we can't count on it.
So, if anyone has any ideas, please speak up. The keeper deadline is obviously no longer on a fixed date, since we still don't even know who's playing. *sigh*
Trade ya for Markieff Morris!
No argument from me, Dex.
And Ex, please keep kicking my ass, so that the whole damn TE thing is like a cow talking. Better to just plain get outplayed than losing because youre a dumbass.
Not that any of it ****ing matters because word now on Jamaal Charles is that he tore his ****ing ACL. Again. fuck me.
So pissed at myself. I was so happy to get Barnidge and hopefully fill the gaping hole I had at TE. I immediately put him in ny lineup. I ignored all of the "experts" that said he had a horrible match up. I ignored the ESPN projections that said he wouldn't do anything. Then, this morning I get a "warning" on my phone that my backup TE (R. Rodgers) is projected to out score my starter.
So, what do I do? The cardinal sin of fantasy sports - I start thinking. "Well, if either guy is a crap shoot", I figure, "I may as well go with the guy that has Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball." Dammit, they wore me down. Sometimes, I think I should set my f'n lineup on Tuesday and not even think about it again until the games are over.
I hope we can - we're still missing a lot of owners. I'm probably going to push back the keeper deadline. Not sure what else to do, at this point.
A couple of weeks ago I picked up both the new Maiden album and the new one from David Gilmour (who I suppose is on the polar opposite end, in terms of this thread, given that he's said Floyd is no more). I was rather pleased with both albums.
With Maiden, it was the most I've enjoyed a new release from them in a long time. Songs were not only fairly strong, overall, but there were a few things in there that were fresh/unique/different for the band in terms of sound or approach. Plus, a marked decrease in repetitive choruses. It's almost like they were really trying with this album or something!
No Luck and an ill Hasselbeck? My money (if I had any) would be on JJ Watt.
I'm on bored for the rest of the year.
And no, that's neither a typo nor a spelling error. *sigh*
I love Kirkman...and that's pretty much the only thing keeping me going at this point. I'm with Pong in that I had hopes things would improve after the show established itself. That has, sadly, not happened. If 90% of the cast were eaten next week, it wouldn't bother me one bit. That's also sad. By now, I keep thinking I ought to care about at least one or two people. There are barely that many characters I even have an opinion of, let alone have become invested in in any way. I sort of like the daughter (druggie Johnny Depp's sister). I'm a bit intrigued by this Strand guy, but it's not even clear if he's going to be a regular part of the group. I hope so, as he's really the only real potential I can see among the current characters.
That's it. The rest of either annoying or just...there. And it's hard to care about a show when you don't really care about anyone on the show.
Honestly, I believe the overall daily participation was much improved. Personally, what sort of bummed me out a bit more was the huge nosedive that social participation took last year. Even when you add the ability to communicate on FB (which everyone except JZA is on), it was still eerily silent most of the year. In fact, when I won the Finals last year, it felt more like winning a small private wager, rather than the culmination of a season-long battle. Hell, Jeff was the only one who even acknowledged that it happened.
When it came to setting lineups, however, we were in pretty good shape (with one glaring exception). Here's a breakdown of participation in the regular season, reflected in Average Games Played Per Matchup (AGP). There are always bound to be slight differences per team, due to the fluctuating NBA schedule, injuries, the occasional mental lapse, and the increase in the use of streaming by some teams. Given all of that, 90% of the league still fell within an average margin of less than 5 Games Played each matchup.
TEAM TOTAL GAMES/(AGP)
GC Rollers 516 (27.2)
Balling Dead 443 (23.3)
Team Carr 555 (29.2)
Highlight Reel 613 (32.2)
Kem. Schemers 567 (29.8)
Nightmares 575 (30.3)
Irish Micks 609 (32.1)
Motown Macks 571 (30.1)
York.Terriers 556 (29.3)
Yosemite Sams 534 (28.1)
LEAGUE AVG 554 (29.1)
So, as we can see, everyone except MATT did a pretty good job of staying on top of their lineups. Matt, can we expect more effort this year from the Balling Dead?
NBF 2015 ROLL CALL
Once again, thanks to football, basketball has snuck up on us. The NBA regular season kicks off Tuesday, October 27 - less than three weeks from now!
Last year, we started on the 12th and finished on 21st - so we should be okay, as long as we don't screw around. You've had many months now to consider things, so hopefully you have a clue who your keepers are going to be. I hope so, because, in order to give us a little pre-draft prep time, the keeper deadline will be on Monday, October 12th. The 2015 Draft will start on Saturday, October 17th.
Now, I would really, really love to move both of those dates up by at least a couple of days. So, if you are alright with starting sooner, please say so. Also, as a reminder, please note that free agency does not begin until (a still-to-be-determined date) after the draft.
The Nightmares have released Eric Ebron and signed Willie Snead, WR, NO.
SUNDAY EDIT: No Luck = No Indy
The obvious conclusion here is that Indy is better without Luck and they should bench him. #mindlessmondayoverreaction
Barring an overnight stat correction, Dex will be 1-1-2. Fairly certain that's a first.
Gar, have we even had a team with more than one tie in the regular season before?
Well, it helps me!
Seriously, though, I don't have the greatest match ups this week. I fully expect this to be my lowest scoring week, so far, so you probably have the advantage. Feel free not to take advantage of it, though.
Baltimore @ Pittsburgh
New York Jets @ Miami
Jacksonville @ Indianapolis
New York Giants @ Buffalo
Carolina @ Tampa Bay
Philadelphia @ Washington
Oakland @ Chicago
Houston @ Atlanta
Kansas City @ Cincinnati
Cleveland @ San Diego
Green Bay @ San Francisco
St. Louis @ Arizona
Minnesota @ Denver
Dallas @ New Orleans
Detroit @ Seattle
SUNDAY EDIT: No Luck = No Indy
*sigh*...thanks. I'll fix it later.
Activating Jarvis Landry
Sending Kevin White to PS
ThursdayWashington @ NY GiantsSundayAtlanta @ DallasIndianapolis @ TennesseeOakland @ ClevelandCincinnati @ BaltimoreJacksonville @ New EnglandNew Orleans @ CarolinaPhiladelphia @ NY JetsTampa Bay @ HoustonSan Diego @ MinnesotaPittsburgh @ St. LouisSan Francisco @ ArizonaBuffalo @ MiamiChicago @ SeahawksDenver @ DetroitMondayKansas City @ Green Bay
Nightmares unveil new alternate logo
The Nightmares today announced that, for the first time in team history, they would be adding a secondary logo. The new "Ghost Rider" logo is a variation of the existing black and white skull theme that has been the franchise's logo since it first entered the Nightly Football Federation a decade ago. Team owner Eric Rash indicated that, while the orignal logo would still be used on the team's helmets and official media and draft releases, the new logo would be used on the shoulders of the team's jerseys, as well as the league's ESPN website.
A fan of Marvel Comics since childhood, Rash added that, "The Ghost Rider logo obviously embraces the same spirit as the original logo. It may have even subconciously helped inspire the original logo. So, I think it compliments our already existing design quite naturally. Plus, now I don't need to look at that (gosh darned dagnammit) blank logo on the ESPN app, since it refuses to use our original one."
It is unclear at this time if the new alternate logo would be a permanant addition, though the team did state that it would be used at least throughout the rest of the 2015 season.
NFF Practice Squad Changes
Activating Jarvis Landry.
Have tried a few times now to update the PS roster. It lets me edit, but then I get an error message every time I try to post. Will try again tomorrow.