Alright, it’s already August 1st, that means it’s time to start talking fantasy football. That's right, fantasy FOOTBALL, the greatest fantasy sport of them all!!!
The A League will be back for a 4th Season. In case you forgot, or are new to reading the FFB threads, here are your past CHAMPIONS:
2011 Geno Mrosko
So now that we got the brief history lesson out of the way, let’s talk about who is playing this season.
Here are the players that have already registered on Yahoo:
Here are the people that were sent their invite but have yet to register:
That makes 8. What is going on with everyone else you say? Well, let me tell you, and let’s decide.
Ulf had mentioned during the offseason that he will not be returning since he doesn’t have enough free time for the next couple of months. So that means we will have someone new fighting for 12th place.
DetroitDrew originally signed up, but will not be available to draft until late night, so if he can’t draft live, he doesn’t want to play. I really want to avoid any autodrafters this year so we need to pick the best draft day and time possible for all of us. Our draft is currently scheduled for Monday, August 26th at 9 pm ET. This date and time is still pretty flexible but in another week or so, our options will start getting limited as more leagues form on yahoo. So in the comments, if you are in the league or want to be in the league, please post if you can make the Aug 26th 9 pm ET draft, and the latest time you can start drafting.
Then there is Kevin and Buster Bluth. One of which has been banned from mania for 4 years and the other very rarely posts on mania any more. This league was originally created for members that will be able to participate in the weekly fan posts. We have several newer posters that post every day that would love to get in the league. As it stands now, we only have room for one new member (Ulf’s spot). So it’s now decision time. I will create a thread on the yahoo league message board for all members to cast their vote on whether or not Kevin and Buster should come back. It’s both, or none. We are not voting on them individually.
So that means we will have either 1 or 3 openings in the league this year. If you are interested, please leave a comment below, and don’t forget to leave a note about your draft availability. Once I know who is interested, and how many openings we have, the existing league members will vote on who gets in. Last year, Joben, donkeypunch and Shiv won the vote to get in. Magicmike lost the vote and vanished.
If you haven’t noticed, the 3 that got in are are all smacktalkers, so now you know what we are looking for.
If we have enough people interested, we could possibly have a B League as well like we did two years ago. OJR commish’d it and the league had the same exact rules as the A League. GriffinFan05 won the B League Super Bowl and earned his way into the A League. I don’t think we will get enough intersted, but I just wanted to throw the option out there. And OJR, you would not have to commish and are of course welcomed and encouraged to apply for the A league. I have a feeling you’d do well in the vote.
Dues:Last season we did $30. We can keep it the same, or up it to $50. There is currently a thread up on the yahoo message board. We need to get this figured out by the end of the week. I’m fine either way. We will not be able to use those cunt rags that we used for payment in the first couple of years, and instead will use the cool folks over at Amazon Payments that we used last year. It’s super simple to sign up and use. However, it’s only good for those in the US. You Canadian players will have to mail me your dues. Email me again for details. Let’s please try to get all the dues in before the league draft.
Draft: Our draft is being held on Monday, August 26th at 9 pm ET on Yahoo.
Prizes: We can discuss this in the comments, but my suggestion is (assuming its $30 again):
Champ = $200
Runner Up = $100
Highest Regular Season Points = $60
Rules: The rules are exactly the same as last year. If you have any ideas for rule changes, let me know in the comments and perhaps we can put it to a vote.
I wanted to add in a bit about trades here too. We will be handling them pretty much the same as last year. When there is a proposed trade, I will create a thread on the league message board so we can approve or vote against the trade. Please remember that the only reason to vote against a trade is because of collusion. You can't vote against a trade because you think it helps a team you are competing with in your division. If 7 people vote against the trade, I will veto the deal.
Alright, here are the rest of the rules copy/pasted from yahoo.
|League Name:||MMA Mania - League A|
|Custom League URL:||http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/mmamania|
|Draft Type:||Live Standard Draft|
|Draft Time:||Mon Aug 26 9:00pm EDT [ Add to My Calendar ]|
|Live Draft Pick Time:||2 Minutes|
|Start Scoring on:||Week 1|
|Can't Cut List Provider:||None|
|Max Acquisitions for Entire Season:||No maximum|
|Max Acquisitions per Week:||7|
|Max Trades for Entire Season||No maximum|
|Trade Reject Time:||2|
|Trade End Date:||November 15, 2013|
|Allow Draft Pick Trades:||No|
|Waiver Time:||1 day|
|Waiver Type:||Continual rolling list|
|Weekly Waivers||Sunday - Tuesday|
|Post Draft Players:||Free Agents|
|Invite Sharing Tools:||Enabled|
|Playoffs:||Week 14, 15 and 16 (6 teams) Note: Week 16 runs 7 days from Dec 17 to Dec 23|
|Divisions:||Yes (2 divisions)|
|Playoff Seeding Options:||Division winners awarded top playoff seeds|
|Lock Eliminated Teams:||Yes|
|Roster Positions:||QB, WR, WR, WR, RB, RB, TE, W/R/T, K, DEF, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, BN, IR|
|Make League Publicly Viewable:||Yes|
|Offense||League Value||Yahoo! Default Value|
|Passing Yards||30 yards per point; 3 points at 400 yards||25 yards per point|
|Rushing Yards||10 yards per point; 3 points at 200 yards|
|Reception Yards||10 yards per point; 3 points at 200 yards|
|Offensive Fumble Return TD||6|
|Kickers||League Value||Yahoo! Default Value|
|Field Goals 0-19 Yards||3|
|Field Goals 20-29 Yards||3|
|Field Goals 30-39 Yards||3|
|Field Goals 40-49 Yards||4|
|Field Goals 50+ Yards||5|
|Point After Attempt Made||1|
|Defense/Special Teams||League Value||Yahoo! Default Value|
|Kickoff and Punt Return Touchdowns||6|
|Points Allowed 0 points||10|
|Points Allowed 1-6 points||7|
|Points Allowed 7-13 points||4|
|Points Allowed 14-20 points||1|
|Points Allowed 21-27 points||0|
|Points Allowed 28-34 points||-1|
|Points Allowed 35+ points||-4|
So, who's ready for some football?????