Dec
02

RAB Fantasy Football League Update III

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There’s only one week left in the regular season of our first ever fantasy football league, and just one of the twenty teams has clinched a playoff spot. The last time I updated you on the league’s goings-on, I was tenth in the league with a 5-4 record, but riding the wave of a three week winning streak. One month later, that streak is still alive at seven wins, and I’ve gone from the middle of the pack to near the top of the standings.

The trade deadline came and went with much controversy (I’m not going to explain, long story), and now teams are stuck mining the unbearably barren free agent pool for fill-ins. I grabbed Ken freaking Dorsey a few days ago to replace Vince Young as my backup to Chad Pennington for no other reason than because Dorsey will actually get some playing time during the rest of the season. Ryan Grant, Brandon Jacobs, Kevin Walter and Calvin Johnson continue to carry my squad.

Loyal RABer JSBrendog and I lock up for a UUUUUUGE battle this week. We’re tied for second in the league with identical 9-4-0 records, but I’m technically in third because my team has picked up 5.4 fewer points on the season. The winner of the week clinches a playoff spot and the second best record in the league, the loser’s playoff fate will be decided by the what the six teams with an 8-5-0 record do. You’re doing going down, fool.

Current standings are after the jump.

  1. Unstoppable Duo (formerly Craptastic Jay), 11-2-0, 1282.52 pts (clinched a playoff berth)
  2. JSBrendog (rocks), 9-4-0, 1059.72
  3. Mike A., 9-4-0, 1054.32
  4. Punk in Drublic, 8-5-0, 1278.64
  5. Tiki’s Empty Finger, 8-5-0, 1190.38
  6. Rafi, 8-5-0, 1166.96
  7. Tommie’s Titans, 8-5-0, 1157.90
  8. Our Daily Brett, 8-5-0, 1141.70
  9. Rae Carruth’s Hitmen, 8-5-0, 1049.76
  10. Jamal G., 7-6-0, 1195.20
  11. grgoyldef2, 6-7-0, 1219.52
  12. baseballbackyet?, 6-7-0, 1119.96
  13. Patrick, 6-7-0, 1101.82
  14. Vin R., 6-7-0, 1059.44
  15. Cano’s Hustlas, 5-8-0, 1072.78
  16. Manimal, 5-8-0, 858.16
  17. SAMIAMSPORTS, 4-9-0, 956.04
  18. The Highlanders, 4-9-0, 875.78
  19. GoYanks, 3-10-0, 943.96
  20. Joseph P., 1-12-0, 673.96
Categories : Not Baseball
  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Fuck you all.

    • http://www.samiamsports.blogspot.com SAMIAMSPORTS

      I Got so screwed with Yahoo autodraft its a joke

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    I need two of the teams ranked fifth through ninth to lose and a win for me; I would sneak in because I have the lead on all those squads in points scored.

    • Jay CT

      Your team has gotten royally screwed this season

  • dan

    Wow, Joe is terrible. Good thing this isn’t a football blog.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      He abandoned his team weeks ago. I was going to take control of his roster since I’m the commish, but I didn’t think it would be fair that some teams got to play his squad with a crappy roster while others didn’t.

      • Jay CT

        I think that was a good call. It wouldnt have been fair.

  • radnom

    How many playoff spots are there?


    Joseph P., 1-12-0, 673.96

    ouch.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Eight.

  • Jay CT

    Allow me to say what happened with the trade deadline, since it still bothers me. It was suddenly moved, after two week notice that it was coming up, because “some owners wanted it pushed back so they could finish a deal.” After much complaining by me, I presented the following arguement: If Selig moved the trade deadline so the Red Sox could make a deal to aquire Peavy this summer, and the Sox beat the Yankees in the playoffs based on Peavy’s assitance, would you be angry? The ruling was then made; a trade was allowed to be passed, but then the deadline suddenly got moved up and the trade was still allowed. It could have been vetoed, but instead, Mike just got mad and said this is how it is, end of story. I would love some others opinions on their view of suddenly moving a deadline, then moving it again.

    Oh, and I am the first place team, the only team to clinch a bye week, and the number 1 seed who will probably get knocked out in round 1 as that is what usually seems to happen.I have to hope most of my guys continue to have stuff to play for.

    • jsbrendog

      i’m upset that a deal got done inside of the extended deadline. but hey, next year we hammer out the kinks

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Yes, this year was quite the learning experience for everyone. I’ve never been a commish, and I’m sure no one was ever in a league this deep.

        To the other managers, do you want to keep this going next year? We can roll over the league to next year, same rules, and just replace whoever wants out.

        • Jay CT

          I think you did a good job overall. This was the first time I ever took part in a 20 team league- there were a lot of scoring issues to work out and stuff.

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

          Yup. But perhaps we should add in a relegation system, like English Premier League Soccer… bottom two (or four) teams get dumped, and new spots open up for new players.

          (provided there are other RAB readers who wanted to play but couldn’t…)

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

            And, what about your final order of standings is the draft order for next year? You win, not only are you the league champ, but you get the first pick in the draft…

            • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

              We could do that, but I think getting the 1st & 40th picks is worse than getting the 20th & 21st.

              • Jay CT

                I was scared shitless having the 20th pick. The best pick to have is the 10th. You could allow the first place to pick their spot first, the second to pick theres, etc…

                Oh, and thanks to Vin for giving me Patrick Hillis right after I lost Torrain. And the dude who added Greg Carmillo and STARTED HIM after I dropped him once he blew out his knee should NOT be allowed back due to stupidity

                • jsbrendog

                  haha is aw the camarilllo thing and posted a comment about it in the league when i did. I like the idea of letting people choose their draft spot in order that they finished. well played

                  plus, peyton hillis not patrick

                  here’s to my team being tj duckett free in 09

                • Jay CT

                  Ouch. Good catch, thanks man

          • Bo

            You need some cheese with that whine.

            • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

              Who needs cheese with what whine? To whom are you referring?

              I’m 8-5, I’m going to the playoffs… I’m not whining about shit.

              • jsbrendog

                you have to win next week to get into the playoffs

                • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

                  I will.

                • Jay CT

                  I sure hope not. You have one of the better teams in the league. I want all the shit teams in so I can win the title

          • Andy In Sunny Daytona

            Just call me Hull City.

        • Rafi

          I liked the league and would do it again next year. Maybe next year should get moved over to ESPN since they have better waiver rules(and yes, I know that I’m only still in it BECAUSE of the waiver wire)

          • jsbrendog

            basically my whole team would be a waiver wire pickup in every other league but becayuse we have 20 dudes im in second place. I’m the “crappy fantasy team that would have beaten your team in week such and such” haha

        • jsbrendog

          I’m in for next year. I do think something of a relegation should be used too but first maybe we should see if everyone wants to do it again and go from therE? this will get hughe and have a higher demand that is for certain

          i dont like the draft idea tho you draft where you win, i think that should be arbitrairily decided by a machine so we can bitch if we feel like it

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

            Just an idea I’m spitballin. How about, you get to pick where you draft based on the results. If you win the league, you get to pick where you select, from #1 to #20.

      • Rafi

        As one half of the beneficiaries of the trade, I have purposely sat Antonio Bryant(who I got for Mewelde Moore) so that if(when) I win, people can’t really complain that I cheated.

        • jsbrendog

          dude don’t do that! it wasnt your fault, the angry mob with torches and pitchforks will go to the commish. you did what was legal at a time when t was, play the dude

          • Rafi

            According to that though, Mike Williams would’ve been allowed to enter the 2004 draft(under the Maurice Clarett rule).

  • jsbrendog

    “You’re doing down, fool.”

    I can only hope your team plays as well as you type

    BURN!

    but seriously, when you look at my team I have no business being up there BUT WE WILL PERSEVERE!!

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Touche salesman.

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

    Fucking Steve Slaton.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

    Okay, so maybe I didn’t sub out my players who had bye weeks.

    But at least I didn’t go selling off my team for shit players.

    And if anyone wants my spot, it’s clearly going to be open next year (though I like TJSC’s idea about replacing the bottom four teams). I can’t do this fantasy sports shit.

    • Nady Nation

      I’ll take it. I wanted in this year but missed the login period b/c I was traveling home from work.

      • andrew

        i’d also join next year if any other spots opened up

    • Jay CT

      “But at least I didn’t go selling off my team for shit players.”

      Who the hell would you have sold off? Maroney? Tavaris Jackson? They ARE still in your starting roster afterall…

      • Bo

        Is Rae Carruth his starting WR?

        • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Mr. Snarky Irrelevant Non Sequitur Jones

          Fred Lane is his tailback.

  • Manimal

    Fuck autodraft. I had first overall pick too.

    • Jay CT

      One rule would be people should have to show up to the draft or else give the spot to someone else. Autodrafting is really tough.

      • Manimal

        Its hard to accomodate to 20 people

        • jsbrendog

          plus i didnt and dont have internet at home and can’t access it from work lol

          • Manimal

            How are you on RAB right now then.

    • http://www.samiamsports.blogspot.com SAMIAMSPORTS

      DUDE. I totally agree with you. FUCK AUTODRAFT

  • Murph1010

    Mike, can you explain to me the downside of offering Mussina arbitration? If he declines, that’s what we expected anyway. If he accepts, that’s a good thing, bc it means he’s coming back to pitch.

    What gives with this decision?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I honestly have no idea.

    • jsbrendog

      voter fraud. simple.

    • http://www.samiamsports.blogspot.com SAMIAMSPORTS

      good call man…

      • Bo

        Mussina could make himself 18+ for one yr if he took arb

        Not a bad retirement nest egg

    • A.D.

      Brett Favre debacle v2

  • http://www.yanksblog.com Patrick

    Been a good season, thanks Mike. No playoffs for me. :)

    • Jay CT

      Good thing you didnt trade me Reggie Bush when we talked about it. I think I told you that he was a tad too injury prone for me to go all in on him.

      • http://www.yanksblog.com Patrick

        That’s not exactly what you told me, but it’s cool. Doesn’t really matter. Hindsight is hindsight. At the time, the offer’s that I was receiving didn’t make sense. In hindsight, it wouldn’t have done me too much good, anyway, since the closest that you came to making an offer was “Stephen Jackson and something for Reggie Bush and something.” And this was after Jackson’s slow start and Bush’s fast start. But, really, Jackson has underperformed Bush this season as Bush has 136.70 fantasy points and Jackson has 124.40.

        At the end of the day, it wouldn’t really matter if you had Bush and I had Jackson, etc. It would have been inconsequential. Your team has simply performed better than everyone else’s. Good work.

        Patrick

  • jsbrendog

    i jusr realized, i totally got name dropped in a post, boo yah haha awesome

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