Any RvB'ers out there feel like joining me in a fantasy football league for 2012?
If you think I'm talking about the game where the player can't touch the ball with their hands(as the americans in your corp would call soccer), you're sorely mistaken as I am talking about the NFL in America.
Good, now that the thread smells considerably better with all the Europeans and Australians missing we can begin.
With the start of the NFL season a little over a month away I figure there is no better time than now to start gauging interest on a fantasy league. Now, in the interest of keeping the league exciting for the entire fantasy year I'd like to propose some guidelines for entry.
- Be prepared to play an entire fantasy season. Goes without saying right? Why would someone sign up for such a thing and end up not playing the entire year. Well this is not my first time setting up a league between friends and every single time come week 7/8 someone has a roster with players on bye going into a match. Needless to say that kind of ruins the competitive nature of the league and tears tend to flow. If you haven't played in a fantasy league before I'm not calling you out saying you can't play, but you had better be prepared to spend a little time on your team EVERY SINGLE WEEK after the season starts and until it ends.
- Be willing to stay in RvB for the entire season. This is a big one and probably going to be the toughest to actually make happen so I'll say this; If you promise me you are going to be with RvB for the football season I will believe you and if it happens that you leave AT LEAST stick around the forums for the trash talk, we can all manage that much at least right?
- Put a non-nominal amount of isk into a prize pool for happy fun winning time and the like. I'm hoping that this can be AT LEAST 100m. Realistically the more we put down each the more exciting it will be week to week. The number I'm really aiming for is 500m but we will see how many people turn up with deep pockets.
- Be able to spend a afternoon/night(US timezone) in late August dedicated to the draft. Nothing makes for a sour start more than having 3 people on auto-draft during the live draft of a league. I will do my absolute best to get a time that works for everyone but flexibility here is key. It will also likely be on a weekend since that tends to work best for everyone. More to come on this if there is interest.
Guidelines subject to change without warning and should be followed as if they were the 10 commandments. The op reserves the right of refusal and is in no way responsible for any tears spilled, butts hurt, or fantasy dreams destroyed in the process. Your trash talk is your own and should be kept within the spirit of RvB unless of course the guy right above you on the waiver wire grabs the player you were going to get, seriously fuck that guy!
It would be so cool if we could get half red and half blue players in this so we can have a red division and a blue division but realistically I will take whatever dedicated players I can get!(key words DEDICATED!!) Now, it is in my humble opinion that the perfect fantasy league is a 10 player, snake draft, non-ppr with a fairly normal roster and points. Of course if we get 12 x's and you all seem dedicated enough well then we will do a 12 player season wont we! I would also like to use NFL.com for the league but honestly before we get into the nitty-gritty too much I'd like to see a bunch of x's.
So if you're still reading and you feel like this is something you'd like to be a part of, please drop and x with a little about both your RvB AND fantasy football careers, I will try to provide a good example. Any questions?
- Zerge Bacon
- Maximus Powerz
- Arjar Ammar
- Thecla Elarik
- Treberius Azure
- Tim Pest
- Talon Calais
Draft date: Sept. 1st - 19:00 EvE Time (3pm EST)
Draft order / Trade budget
- Talon Calais/ 120m
- Treberius Azure / 120m
- Thecla Elarik / 120m
- Zerge Bacon / 120m
- Scrivet / 120m
- Arjar Ammar / 120m
- Maximus Powerz / 120m
- kodohumper / 120m
- Mangala Solaris / 120m
- Tim Pest / 120m
On trading & ISK - A maximum of 120million isk is allotted to each team(of their personal stash) to use or not use in making trades. In the interest of fairness any trades including isk in the process will need to have a post by one of the parties in this thread. 25% of ISK traded will go into the pot(rounded up to a million).
Normal trades will proceed normally - 1. nfl.com offer/counter-offers 2. An offer is accepted and league is emailed 3. nfl.com has a vote and 4. if it goes more north than south after a period(3 days?) then the trade goes through.
The only addition to this process for ISK will be right after an offer is finally accepted by either party; 2a. Either team makes a post in this thread detailing the player/isk transfers ASAP 2b. Any isk involved is transferred to me. If the trade goes through I will pass the isk along, minus the cut to the pot, and record the new prize/team totals. If it doesn't go through all isk will be returned in full to both parties.
On trades and the vote - Don't vote down trades willy-nilly, I don't know how much of this we will even get but if you see a suspicious trade going through, do a little research and if it still feels sour vote no then make your voice heard here(cross posting to the nfl msg board is good too). A trade getting down voted should be something the league as a whole knows it's doing.
With all that being said if you're newish to fantasy be careful accepting offers and I would suggest doing so only to fill out major gaps in your roster, just my 2 ISK.
Now for the money! (Link to original post)
Total pot - 2 billion
Weekly high score team - 1% per week = 13%
All red cross - Team left with the most players hurt throughout the season. 2% (Will evaluate based on final team composition, players must have missed at least one game. If one team grabs a bunch of players that are/were hurt at the end for this prize I reserve the right to miscount that teams injured players.)
The blowout - Largest margin of victory - 2%
Close call - Smallest margin of victory - 2% (of 1 or more)
Hot dawg! - Highest scoring game by a player IN LINEUP - 1% (team who owns player at time of matchup gets paid)
Domination - Best team record - 2%
High flying - Highest scoring team - 2%
10th place - medal -+- need a good name for this!
Saving face - 9th place, for winning the last place bowl - 1%
3rd place - 10% + medal
2nd place - 25% + medal
1st place - 40% + medal
Edited by Zerge Bacon, 04 August 2013 - 08:04 PM.