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 1   Featured Leagues / GBRFL / Re: 2019 Summer Meeting & Draft  on: Aug 17th, 2019, 9:42pm 
Started by Stegfucius | Last post by Stegfucius
on Aug 17th, 2019, 10:25am, DB wrote:
Having the first tie-breaker decided by head to head seems more fair and less arbitrary because it counts multiple games. I would put week 17 results after head to head but before points differential but don't have a strong preference and would be ok if week 17 were after points differential in the order.

That is the conclusion we too were coming to during the conference call.
This is a significant tie-breaker rule change that probably will impact championships.

Well, I did the legwork on this... I do not have access to anything prior to the inauguration of the league website in 1999 (though I have it ALL back in a storage unit in NJ), but from 1999, indeed, if the second tiebreak were the results of Week 17 games, it would have changed the outcomes of two (fairly recent) championships, 2015 and 2012, both of which came down to points differential. I think it is kind of a bummer for someone to win the 1st Place-versus-2nd Place game, the game nominally referred to as the Super Bowl, and then lose the championship (by points differential at least).
As for the non-participation penalty, I continue to be opposed to that.

As commissioner, I am just saying that it is uncool that there is a benefit to chronic nonparticipation, one that was, at least in part, reaped to the tune of a championship last year and will continue to benefit said team for years to come. C'est la vie... But, fool me once, shame on you. Feel me twice, shame on me! And, as it turns out, in acknowledgement of the problem, which came about a hair away from messing up the prior year's championship outcome, we in fact DID agree to an in-season fix (which we did not need to apply or in any case was not applied ).
I think that perhaps we have become inured to the matter because the rule for sooooo looooong has been SOOOO LIBERAL (three consecutive unsubmitted lineups) as to be an afterthought and the penalty SOOOO HARSH (membership revocation) as to never incline us to want to go there.
Also, I am not saying that our discussion last year was not excellent in many respects, very productive and indeed good for the league inasmuch as it was heartfelt and cautious. BUT, I think we were dealing with some extremely sensitive matters that evoked emotions that skewed the trajectory of the discussion and the results.
Especially if we vote on it and it is an automatic mechanism, I see absolutely nothing wrong with, say, instituting a punitive rule wherein (whatever we agree constitutes) nonparticipation leads to an automatic forfeiture of lottery status and the automatic allotment of draft pick #5 or #10 in the 1st round (or harsher if it has to be deferred to a later year).
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 2   Featured Leagues / GBRFL / Re: 2019 Protection Lists  on: Aug 17th, 2019, 12:59pm 
Started by Stegfucius | Last post by Drew Rosenhaus
12 PS
QB's - Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Sam Darnold
RB's - Christian McCaffrey, Alvin Kamara, James White, Nick Chubb
RC's - Mike Evans, Keenan Allen, Corey Davis, Christian Kirk, Zach Ertz
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 3   Featured Leagues / GBRFL / Re: 2019 Trades  on: Aug 17th, 2019, 1:24am 
Started by Stegfucius | Last post by Stegfucius
Another small one to report...  It is listed on the "Transactions" page on the GBRFL site.
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 4   Featured Leagues / GBRFL / Re: Time Has Come To Revisit the 3-Strike Rule  on: Aug 16th, 2019, 11:29pm 
Started by Stegfucius | Last post by Stegfucius
on Sep 9th, 2018, 2:20pm, Stegfucius wrote:
Heyas, Fellas! At the 2018 Summer Meeting & Draft we came to the determination that for any single week a lineup is missed we will let it cascade and for any consecutive week a lineup is missed we will defer to a website that provides weekly rankings/projections and just go down the list. For the latter, the website I have chosen because they are (arguably) the biggest name in the business and they provide projections -- and specific fantasy points -- along with the rankings (which we need because, for one, we include tight ends as receivers) is and their weekly projections/rankings available at:
Hopefully we never have to defer to this...

WW!!! I, and evidently everybody, forgot we even made this determination last year!!! PS!!!
Here's to hoping this would not have made a difference...
All of that said, it does not address the punitive,... eh-hem,... reparative side of things, which incidentally are more straightforwardly implementable and will NOT slip anyone's mind.
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 5   Featured Leagues / GBRFL / Re: Trade Talks  on: Aug 15th, 2019, 5:13pm 
Started by DB | Last post by DirkDiggler
Still looking for a protection spot. Also, the 1.4 and 1.5  are available for trade.
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 6   Featured Leagues / GBRFL / Re: GBRFL Web Site, League Fee & General Announcem  on: Aug 8th, 2019, 11:27pm 
Started by Stegfucius | Last post by Stegfucius
Well, fellas, except for the lineup submissions section, the GBRFL website, is fully updated for the 2019-2020 season!!!  The sections/pages that were updated today are: "Results", "Standings" and even the "History" page as well as a small update on the league home page.  On the note of league history, we have some owners hitting some milestones in their FF "careers": Dave Trout is entering his 35th year; Frank Gonzalez, his 30th; Steve Warner and Joe Parsons are both in their 25th years!!!  That is some SERIOUS experience.  Altogether, we have got a TOTAL of 268 YEARS of fantasy-football experience!!!
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 7   the Gridiron / the Sidelines / Re: G.T.K.Y.G. - Topic: Politics  on: Aug 8th, 2019, 6:47pm 
Started by Stegfucius | Last post by Stegfucius
Symptoms are being mistaken for the "dis-ease". The toxic environment of the day, which could lead to social upheaval and civil war, has been wrought by the incessant, intellectually dishonest, top-down attempt to intimidatingly censor reasonable positions, labeling them racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-environment, etc., and thereby besmirching not just ideas BUT PEOPLE. Despite the MSM's doing it on a daily basis, such as on CNN and MSNBC all day long, the manipulative strategies of Walter Lippmann, the "Father of Modern Journalism", and Saul Alinsky of coercively ignoring logically sound, intellectually honest arguments and, moreover, ostracizing "reason-able", law-abiding PEOPLE is not sustainable.
At the moment, we are being lied to by the media about the despicable perpetrators of this past weekend's tragic events. Even Fox News and moreover Newsmax are not providing fully accurate information. I mention them only because one would think they would have a vested interest in getting it right. They all by and large just refer to the one perp as being right-wing and the other as being left-wing. This is inaccurate!
Dayton perp was 100% FAR-left, and for those who think his actions were not directly politically motivated, think again. He thumbsed up the El Paso attack before perpetrating his own. But, do not let me be your source! Do your own homework: a/ (article includes lots of further informative links). This is getting little coverage on Fox News and Newsmax and virtually NO coverage in the MSM.
El Paso perp's mindset is a mix of equal parts of right, left and racism, which despite heavy social indoctrination to the contrary is a right-AND-left thing. He expresses anti-immigrant views, which are a right-wing thing and were surely the most immediately motivating factor for his actions. He also expresses anti-corporatist, anti-consumerist, and extreme environmentalist views, which are a hallmark of the left, and (not that I watch everything but) except for Jesse Watters very briefly on Fox News's "The Five" and John Cardillo very briefly on Newsmax's "America Talks Live", I have not heard ANYBODY talk about ANY of that. The perp also expresses racist views, which are the mark of a racist. Again, do not believe me! Go see for yourself: patrick-crusius-8347.html?mode=allImages.
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 8   Featured Leagues / GBRFL / Re: Trash Talk Thread  on: Aug 1st, 2019, 10:42pm 
Started by Travistotle | Last post by Stegfucius
on Aug 1st, 2019, 9:20pm, DB wrote:
That's nice, you both get your team's real starting QB, at least at the beginning of the season.

Lock is nowhere near a lock to succeed in the NFL.  Out of Mizzou, he is extremely raw (see Blaine Gabbert).  He has a looooong way to go.  For that matter, while a much better prospect, Daniel Jones, out of that quarterback-producing, football-powerhouse Duke, is not a sure thing.
Anyway, I believe Flacco has quite a bit left in the tank.  He will pair up nice with David Carr on my squad for the next couple years.
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 9   Featured Leagues / GBRFL / Re: Draft pick grid/s  on: Jul 14th, 2019, 2:54pm 
Started by DOLFAN | Last post by DOLFAN
Hello all...I sent out an email to everyone with updated Draft grids for 2019,2020,and 2021.  
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 10   the Gridiron / the Sidelines / Re: Happy 4th of July!!!  on: Jul 4th, 2019, 8:02pm 
Started by Stegfucius | Last post by Stegfucius
What a cool, classy, apropos celebration officiated by President Trump.  His speech served to honor the military and the country and its foundations and accomplishments without being ostentatious or overbearing.
MSNBC refused to air the 4th of July celebration out of the self-righteously presumptuous concern,... eh-hem,... pretense that it might turn partisan and into a Trump rally.  Well, they were WRONG yet again!  I do not know how anyone tunes in to these spin doctors posing as a newspeople, but if you tuned in to MSNBC during the celebration, you got reruns of the recent democrat debate.  Gee, that is not partisan!  LMFAO at these people... and YOU insofar as you entertain them... entertaining you... while simultaneously insulting your intelligence.
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