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Old 06-28-21, 12:28 PM
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DVDTalk 2021 Fantasy Football FREE League

Not gmal's DVDTalk Free League has been renewed for the 2021-2022 season. Invitations have already been e-mailed to all but one of last year's team owners:

ArthurFleck
Blackjack Boozehound
Butch Doesn't Get It
Cincinnati Stingers
Frontal LeBeautomy (me)
Gashouse Grizzlies
Gridiron Law
HitEmWithTheHein
mas_Tequila
Metal Mobsters
UP Laters

The draft time and date has not been scheduled yet. There is one open slot at the moment, so please let me know if you are interested. First come, first serve.

E-mail/PM/post any questions, and please let me know ASAP if you are unable to play this season. Thanks!
Old 06-28-21, 01:38 PM
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I'm in as always.
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Must be the time of year to dust off my Yahoo password!
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In like Flynn!
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We still need one new team/manager to get us back to 12.

Also, please let me know if 7:00 P.M. Eastern on Sunday, August 29 works as a draft time/date for everyone. This is two hours before the All Star league draft, for those of us who are in both leagues.
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7PM Eastern works for me.
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I will join but it is July and too early to be thinking about this stuff
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I will join but it is July and too early to be thinking about this stuff
It's not too early especially for people who play in five or more leagues. Also, aren't you already in this league?
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We still need one new team/manager to get us back to 12.

Also, please let me know if 7:00 P.M. Eastern on Sunday, August 29 works as a draft time/date for everyone. This is two hours before the All Star league draft, for those of us who are in both leagues.
I'm not even sure if there's a chance that I'll have a competing draft at the same time, but as this is in first, 7 PM, 8-29 works here, too!
Old 07-19-21, 10:04 AM
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The draft date and time have been set. We still need one new owner, so please let me know if you are interested!
Old 07-24-21, 12:40 AM
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I'll be in to take you to 12! I've been trying to be mellower in the last few years with fantasy football, but I'm down for a free league (with nothing to lose but my pride ).
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Old 07-27-21, 01:15 PM
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An invitation has been sent to brainee.

I plan to keep the roster settings from last year (specifically, the additional bench spot and the IR spot), and also plan to keep the new default "extended" season setting (which adds an additional regular season game due to the new 17-game NFL season, resulting in the championship game occurring in Week 17 of the 18-week season). I will consider changing either/both if there are enough dissenting opinions, but I personally am a fan of strategic use of the IR spot and, of course, an extra game to play.
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brainee is in, and the team list has been finalized. Draft order courtesy of random.org:

1. mas_Tequila
2. Cincinnati Stingers
3. HitEmWithTheHein
4. Butch Doesn't Get It
5. Gashouse Grizzlies
6. Metal Mobsters
7. UP Laters
8. Gridiron Law
9. Frontal LeBeautomy (me)
10. The Zanti Misfits
11. ArthurFleck
12. Blackjack Boozehound

The order will be updated on Yahoo later today.
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Wow, I guess itís time to start mock drafting!
Old 07-28-21, 04:56 PM
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brainee is in, and the team list has been finalized. Draft order courtesy of random.org:
Despite always feeling disappointed when I don't have a high pick, I suppose in the long run it probably doesn't matter. I'll have to see if I can talk the commish of the other long-running league I'm in to set the draft order in advance. It sucks not knowing your draft order until 60 minutes before draft (which really makes prep hard).

I'm The Zanti Misfits BTW. And props to everyone that knows what that is (without looking it up) I don't remember playing in a league that gave yardage bonuses before. If I'm understanding the scoring, it looks like a big yardage game can just wreck the matchup. And it's got to be agonizing to have one of your players just miss 200.
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Re: DVDTalk 2021 Fantasy Football FREE League

Originally Posted by printerati View Post
brainee is in, and the team list has been finalized. Draft order courtesy of random.org:

1. mas_Tequila
2. Cincinnati Stingers
3. HitEmWithTheHein
4. Butch Doesn't Get It
5. Gashouse Grizzlies
6. Metal Mobsters
7. UP Laters
8. Gridiron Law
9. Frontal LeBeautomy (me)
10. The Zanti Misfits
11. ArthurFleck
12. Blackjack Boozehound

The order will be updated on Yahoo later today.
Hey all! Apologies, I've been offline for a month with a medical issue. I never got a chance to confirm my return for the season (Cincinnati Stingers) but I see from the list above that it appears that I'm in... or at least there's a placeholder in the #2 slot.

If I was the "waiting on one player" slot and someone else (brainee?) has claimed it, that's perfectly fine - thanks for not letting my lack of responsiveness screw the league over. If brainee is in another slot and the Stingers are good to go for 2021, even better.

Lemme know?

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Old 08-11-21, 07:47 PM
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You are good to go in this league, Ken! brainee took over atriumís spot. I hope youíre feeling better and can make the draft at the end of the month!
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You are good to go in this league, Ken! brainee took over atriumís spot. I hope youíre feeling better and can make the draft at the end of the month!
Sweet. I was worried when I went to my bookmarked yahoo link and got a "youre not in this league" message. Lol.

Um. Can you PM me the URL, pls? :/
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Hope youíre well, kenbuzz!
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Hey, I have a suggestion.....

With the NFL going to 18 weeks and our league expanding the schedule to 17, (14 regular season, 3 playoffs), perhaps the time has come to consider realigning the league into three divisions of four teams (rather than the four divisions of three we have)? The reason is simple.... math. There are twelve teams in the league, so that's 11 weeks to get to play everyone once. With 14 weeks of games, that leaves 3 weeks to play everyone in our division a 2nd time. Which means you need three division opponents, which you get with 4-team divisions. Last year, a 13 week season supported 3-team divisions (11+2). This year, a 14 week season supports 4-team divisions (11+3).

The added benefit is that it removes one of the automatic playoff spots (division champ) and passes that over to a wild card team. This means possibly replacing a 6-7 division winner with an 8-5 or 9-4 wild card team, rewarding wins rather than benefitting teams in a weak division who already benefit by playing extra games against their relatively weaker division foes.

(Oh, and maybe the divisions can get names, like "North", "Central", "South" rather than 1-2-3?)

Just a suggestion. It's your league boss.
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No one has ever mentioned realigning the divisions before, but the math makes sense to me, and I'm fine with it if no one objects. I suppose I could create divisions via random order as well, but it could be fun to align them by member location, if I knew which state everyone is in.
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No one has ever mentioned realigning the divisions before, but the math makes sense to me, and I'm fine with it if no one objects. I suppose I could create divisions via random order as well, but it could be fun to align them by member location, if I knew which state everyone is in.
I think aligning them by draft order works best. Teams with picks 1-4, 5-8, and 9-12 are in the same division. That's how I align them in my work league that I'm commissioner of.
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Reminder that the draft is two weeks from today.

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I think aligning them by draft order works best. Teams with picks 1-4, 5-8, and 9-12 are in the same division. That's how I align them in my work league that I'm commissioner of.
I like this idea, and will update the divisions this week.
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Thanks for considering this.

One last thing - which may turn into a pain in the ass (sorry). The reason to realign is to ensure division teams play each other twice. I believe Yahoo will rebuild the schedule once the realignment happens and this will happen automatically. But if it does not you may have to go in and monkey around with weeks 12-14 to force the matter. IIRC, Yahoo will do a full 11-week round-robin to start the season then repeat weeks 1-3 in weeks 12-14. That will work fine BUT ONLY IF weeks 1-3 are all intradivision games, which I doubt will happen. My recommendation would be to just leave weeks 1-11 alone, then manually build weeks 12-14 like this:

Week 12: 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-10 11-12
Week 13: 2-3 4-1 6-7 8-5 10-11 12-9
Week 14: 1-3 2-4 5-7 6-8 9-11 10-12

But be careful that there aren't any Week 11 games that show up as a rematch in Week 12. Playing a double-header against the same opponent is baseball, not football. Lol.
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Originally Posted by kenbuzz View Post
One last thing - which may turn into a pain in the ass (sorry). The reason to realign is to ensure division teams play each other twice. I believe Yahoo will rebuild the schedule once the realignment happens and this will happen automatically. But if it does not you may have to go in and monkey around with weeks 12-14 to force the matter.
You were correct that Yahoo's scheduling was not quite right, and their "Shuffle Entire Schedule" feature apparently does not give a shit about divisional matchups and only made things worse. I used the Footballguys schedule maker to sort everything out, which the adjusted schedule now reflects. Every team will play each divisional team twice and every other team once across the 14 week season.

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