Asked the guys who normally do the fantasy football leagues here if they'd be cool with a new one joining the fray. I wanna see if there's enough interest to do a GTZ standard league with a $50 buy-in.
Yahoo, Standard Scoring
QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, TE, Flex, K, Def, Bench x5, 1 IR spot
$50 entry fee
Draft date: Saturday, September 2nd at 10 PM EST.
Rules are pretty simple and standard. No cheating, no collusion (2 teams working together unfairly), no temp trades or trades meant to only help 1 team, no dumping your players if you missed the playoffs to mess up the balance for those still in it, you should still be trying to win your matches. Let's play fair and have fun ^_^
6 team playoffs so top 6 make it, bottom 6 still play in the consolation bracket to determine 7th-last place. Playoffs begin in week 14 so you'll play every team once up to week 11 then two teams a 2nd time (in weeks 12 & 13).
1st Place - $325
2nd Place - $150
3rd Place - $75
Most Points (Regular Season) - $50
Can send to Jersiah@hotmail.com via gifted paypal. I'll distribute to winners at end of the season.
Members & Team Name:
1. Jersiah - High Quality H2O
2. PROHIBITED - The Dump Trucks
3. Slim - jon's Team
4. DarkLink - Camp Hope
5. Monie1983 (Mark) - Don't judge me monky
6. Rune_Walsh - Return of Peyton
7. Truegamer1505 (Ricky Jones) - SLICK RICK
8. ClearSights - ClearSights
9. Broccoli - The Middle Class
10. pr0phet - pr0phet
11. InfiniteJest - Call Kenny Loggins
12. Darnell - Average Joe's
Draft order: Rune_Walsh, pr0phet, ClearSights, InfiniteJest, Slim, Darnell, Prohibited, Ricky, DarkLink, Jersiah, Mark, Broccoli
Nah sorry, I've done espn before and it's pretty good but i stick to yahoo. Sorry about that.
You better link! There's no seth rollins in fantasy football!
> You better link! There's no seth rollins in fantasy football!
I blame Seth Rollins for everything.
This league is now a lock to happen. I do another $50 league that is 4 spots shy of a full 12 team roster and same layout so even if no one else joined, as long as the 4 people are willing to do that one I could just combine the two leagues into one. But I think this league will fill on it's own, it's got 3 pending people joining including Nightwish so it only has about 4 guarenteed spots left and plenty of time. Also, if anyone is interested in doing both $50 leagues, PM me and I'll give you info on the other one as well.
My work buddy wants to join. I can have him create an account on here or just give him the info?
Not sure yet if he'll need to make a GTZ account, depends if we can do an all-GTZ league or need to combine it with the other $50 league to fill the spots. If it's combined, gtz is optional and may not be the main means of communication. He's welcome either way though, what's his name?
Are you planning a live draft or come and go drafting?
live draft, will be done online sometime on the last week before the regular season starts. I'll try to find a time and day that works for everybody but of course if someone can't make it, autodraft will take over.
Yup! Let's fill this badboy!
There's 2 guarenteed spots left in this league.
ALSO, if anyone's interested in joining another league outside of GTZ, I'm doing another $50 league which became a keeper league starting this year. We're looking for teams that wanna join a keeper league from it's inception and are gonna keep coming back ever year so we can have a stable group. Right now we got a good group of about 8 or 9 guys that played together last year (wasn't a keeper league until now though) and have 2 or 3 spots available so if you're interested in that, can either post here or PM me. Rules are same as this one, standard, 12 teams, yahoo, etc. You'll get to keep 2 players from this year's team and carry them over to next year. As with any keeper league, you can trade not only players but draft picks adding a new level of fun and strategy. There is a week 6 deadline for trades involving draft picks seperate from the default deadline for regular player trades which is around mid-november. This is in place to ensure we don't have any unfair scenarios such as having a late deadline and a team decides it's probably not making the playoffs so it wants to dump it's best players and load up on draft picks for next year, which would ruin the balance for not only this year but next year as well. I'm also keeping an eye out for the opposite scenario, so basically everyone joining needs to play fair which I think they will. In the small chance someone does try something, I'll do whatever I need to do to prevent it. I doubt any of that will be necessary though. Like I said, it's a good group and I'm sure whoever joins will be cool as well.
Other league is full and set but there's still atleast 2 guarenteed spots available in this league. It should happen either way as I have plenty of friends that would love to join another football league and can fill in any empty spots if necessary, but I'd much rather have as many GTZ guys as possible.
If you are going to be the only Fantasy Football on GTZ consider me in.
heh I can pretty much guarentee you'll have other options later. Reed league, Not Reed league, I think Justin has a league, might be others too. We'd love to have you of course but just wanted to let you know that there will probably be other leagues as well to decide from.
See? Ask and ye shall receive. 2 just popped up!
Sorry, not really into the idea of over half the league making the playoffs. Did it one time last year in a 10 team league where 6 teams made the playoffs and honestly, it made a lot of the regular season seem pointless since only 4 teams wouldn't make it and 2 of them had little chance of making it after just a few weeks so then it was just a matter of being the better 6 of a competitive 8. 8/12 teams making the playoffs seems too similar. With 6 team playoffs, while it is even it doesn't make a traditional bracket as you said. What happens is that the #1 and #2 team for regular season get a first round bye which also helps motivate people to not only make the top 6 for playoffs but try for the top 2 so you only need to win 2 matches in the playoffs and not 3. So it looks like this:
3 vs 6 3/6 Winner Winner of Previous Match
4 vs 5 4/5 Winner Winner of Previous Match
With that in mind, would you still be interested?
Alright awesome! And think of it this way, you may need "only" 2 wins in playoffs to win money, but you need a ton of wins in the regular season to be top 2 of 12 people and earn that right in the first place. If too many teams make the playoffs, you can lose a ton all season, still make playoffs, get lucky the last 3 weeks and win money. That's much worse imo. I just think playoffs should be for the best teams, not the majority of the league, much like the actual nfl.
Also, not sure i see how they're already being rewarded with money for their regular season record. Only regular season $ reward is most points and that's for one person only. Other than that, only top 3 playoff teams get $.
Btw i just wanna add a personal touch. last year i was a monster in a different league, a casual one with weaker competition. #1 going into playoffs on a 8 win streak, first round bye, then lost first playoff match due to bad week and injuries. 2 wins is never a guarentee when one bad week or super lucky week for your opponent can ruin even the most consistent and dominant teams. You earn that spot with league dominance all season long and get 2 tough wins against top competition, i definetly think you earned everything you get. That's just my take anyway. Glad to have you either way.
Updated, 2 guarenteed spots left
To be clear the open league is not keeper?
Count me in if there is room
You got it. And yes, this league is not keeper, I was doing a different league for the keeper one but that one's full now
1 more check to see if anyone else wants to join. I'll give it a few days and if not I'll offer the last 2 spots to non-gtz people who I know are interested so we can lock everything down and start setting up the rest.
If there's still a spot, I'll jump in.
Ok we're full. Will start sending out info and getting everything together
> Camp Hope is ready for Duty!!!
> DarkLink wrote:
>> Camp Hope is ready for Duty!!!
> Heavyweights reference?
Indeed it is!
Yup and i love it. If you're camp hope, i might have to rep camp nowhere. Love the movie and love that theme song.
There are currently 3 other teams in the league besides myself right now and 2/3 are themed after ben stiller movies lol. I'm very tempted to temporarily do the same but you guys already took my favorite ones and I don't feel like making a something about mary zipper joke.
...oh hell, I'm in. 3/4 now.
League set up and invites going out. Deadline for payment is 3rd week of august so you can join now and pay later, there's plenty of time. Sooner everyone can join the better and if anyone DOES need to be bail for whatever reason, please let me know as soon as possible so we can open things up for replacements. If anyone outside the league is interested in joining, let me know and you'll be the top of the waitlist so if anyone drops, you'll be the first person I ask to come in.
Now let's talk potential draft dates. I'm looking at the last week before the league starts. Week 3 of the pre-season wraps up on Sunday 8/27 and the regular season starts on Thursday 9/7 so that gives us about a week and a half timeframe to do it. Nights are generally best for most people so I think that's the way to go. To narrow things down for a date, what I was thinking is that if you have a preference, just let us know what nights work best for you but espeically let us know if any nights specifically in that timeframe DON'T work for you. If we focus on bad dates for people, we should be able to use process of elimination to determine a date that does work for everyone. I'll do the best I can to schedule it on a night where no one has any schedule conflicts so ideally everyone can be there for the draft. For myself, I can make myself available any night in that time frame, weekdays included, except Sunday 9/3 and possibly Friday 9/1. Any other night is fair game.
As for time, generally I would think the aim would be to have it late enough so anyone working that day should be home and comfortable by then but not too late so it doesn't intrude on when people normally go to sleep or are winding down, but I figure once we have a date we can figure out time
Alrighty cool, and someone else said anything but tuesday nights. So right now, the following dates have no known conflicts: Monday 8/28, Wedesday 8/30, Thursday 8/31, Saturday 9/2, and Wednesday 9/6. So far, it's looking very good for finding a date that works for everybody but if anyone has a conflict on any of those nights let me know.
Alright, that leaves Monday 8/28, Wedesday 8/30, Thursday 8/31, or Saturday 9/2
Nice to meet you Ricky! And welcome to GTZ, home to video game trading/discussions and fantasy football smack talk lol. Just sent you the invite to the league. Deadline is 3rd week of August, you and prohibited can work that out. We're also figuring out draft date so I'm asking everyone in the league if there's any conflicts with Monday 8/28, Wedesday 8/30, Thursday 8/31, or Saturday 9/2 as right now those are the 4 remaining possibilities.
K. Any of those dates specifically bad for you? For now, more focused on excluding dates that don't work but once atleast most the league has chimed in, we can kinda go from there.
Hey guys, sorry for the piss poor responses.
I am going to go with what ever the group decides for a draft date and time. If I can't make it, I will pay the price to autodraft(and try to set it accordingly to make sure nobody waits).
No prob at all. Ok, so we have 4 possible dates that seem okay with everyone: Monday 8/28, Wedesday 8/30, Thursday 8/31, and Saturday 9/2. Right now, I know 1 person prefers 8/28, 1 prefers 8/31, and 1 prefers 9/2. Several people already said they're fine with any of them so any should be good but if anyone else has a preference, let us know soon. I'll go with whatever most people like by tomorrow. As for time, I'm thinking start time of 9 or 9:30 est. That way it's late enough that people should be settled in but early enough that it should be over by 11pm. How's that sound?
Draft date aside, I'm just waiting for the 4 people who haven't joined the league to go ahead and do so, then we can finalize everything. Payment deadline is 3rd week of August so there's plenty of time but make sure you don't forget. Once the league is finalized, I randomly generate schedule and draft order right away so everyone knows what to expect ahead of time and doesn't have to wait until 15 minutes before the draft starts (always hated that).
Ok, and I've pretty much heard from everyone at this point. I think we got our draft date: Saturday, September 2nd at 9:30 EST. This should work for everybody but if not, let me know by tomorrow if you can. At that point, it'll be official and I'll update the league page.
Broccoli, is that george carlin on your avatar? Cause now you're gonna make me not even wanna beat you when we play lol
Someone has a small conflict so think we're gonna need to move it back by half an hour so it starts at 10pm est instead of 9:30. That work okay?
Ok, we are official. Draft is Saturday, September 2nd at 10 PM EST.
Waiting for 2 people to join, then like I said I'll finalize the league and randomly generate schedule and draft order so everyone can see what to expect. Payment deadline is 3rd week of August so make sure to pay before then so I don't have to hunt anyone down lol. Other than that, things will be quiet for now. But next month? War.
Alright league is set, schedule is on league page, and draft order is both there and in the first post.
I might entertain it. maybe lol
Awesome, thanks. One week from tomorrow... we draft!
Draft tonight at 10! Hope everyone can make it but don't take anyone I'd want ok?
Report cards are up. They're not to be taken seriously since they use backwards algorithms to determine who did well but still nice to be 2nd best. Of course that probably means I'll do terrible.
How's everyone like how their team came out? Personally, I'm pretty satsified with how my team came together. Not amazing but strong. I could use a bit of an WR upgrade and maaaaybe a small RB upgrade so if you're interested in trading one, let me know, I'm very open to trades. Can post here, PM me, or send me an offer on the site.
Uggghhhh tyreek hill 75 yard td thanks to blown coverage. In one play my chances of winning this week just went way down.
> Uggghhhh tyreek hill 75 yard td thanks to blown coverage. In one play my chances
> of winning this week just went way down.
Ya know, I came to post the same thing. To boot it was one of only two receptions for the TE as well!
Thankfully it's only week 1. Unhappy yo hear about this new fracture for reed though