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Postby cosmicsmith » Thu Nov 04, 2004 2:41 pm

Sounds to me like this guy is outmanaging you! For that matter, the fact you are even concerned about a Bears running back is a head scratcher. Go trade for someone else!
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Postby JrcWy » Thu Nov 04, 2004 3:50 pm

This can be cleared up with one statement...You drafted Thomas Jones, not the Chicago starting RB position.


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Postby YunYaamka » Thu Nov 04, 2004 7:00 pm

You do what you have to in order to win in FF. I picked up Travis Minor 3 minutes into Ricky Williams' retirement speech because I knew having that 3rd back would give me an edge. If the other guy wasn't paying attention, too bad.
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Postby goleafsgo96 » Thu Nov 04, 2004 7:50 pm

feverfive wrote:I agree w/ the consensus: all's fair in love & fantasy football. Hell, in my main $$ league, owners will DRAFT other owners' backups, i.e., Team 1 drafted Marshall Faulk, Team 2 drafted Stephen Jackson. No one even raises their eyebrows in this league since it's so competitive.


this example is lame, im sure in 90% of leagues this takes place.

The whole A Train thing isnt even close to "unethical", the guy is going to get some playing time, and he actually looked decent last week.
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Postby Ricky_Christ » Thu Nov 04, 2004 9:10 pm

daroq04 wrote:I have T JOnes and someone grabbed A train ( and doesnt need him ) and now is tryin to trade him to me...is this bs underhanded or what??!?!?!


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Postby mad benjamin » Thu Nov 04, 2004 9:30 pm

What to say? The guy grabbed him off waivers fairly. I grabbed Levens and tried to trade him to the guy w/ Westbrook. I also had Chester Taylor while someone else had Lewis. Better call the FF police!

The bottom line is, you need a modicum (yes, a real word) of shrewdness when playing FFball. It is sometimes about taking advantage of another guy's desperation to cut a deal that will hopefully improve your team. That's the whole purpose in a nutshell.

It isn't a form of adultery to snag someone's backup regardless of the reason, even if it is to keep someone else from having him.
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Postby Flux » Thu Nov 04, 2004 10:08 pm

cosmicsmith wrote:Sounds to me like this guy is outmanaging you! For that matter, the fact you are even concerned about a Bears running back is a head scratcher. Go trade for someone else!


Id rather have A-Train than quite a few other "normal" starters in this league.

CHI has a very good line and no other offense. A-Train will get plenty of opportunities
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Postby Kensat30 » Fri Nov 05, 2004 12:54 am

This an interesting situation, I myself am torn on how I feel about it.

Kinda reminds me of a non-football, real-life situation that involves the bathroom at McDonald's. There is a big sign in there that says employees must wash their hands after using the bathroom. Here's the problem: If I work at McDonald's, but I'm not working when I go in there, does the sign apply to me? Since I'm the customer at the time, I don't necessarily have to wash my hands, but is that wrong? I'm still an employee there even if I am not working at the moment, but I shouldn't have to follow the sign.

But what if my manager comes in and sees me leave the bathroom without washing? And is it unethical for me to wash my hands, as the customer and not as the employee, but to not use soap as the sign directs. The manager will never know that I didn't use soap, and I, as the customer, have not broken any rules.

I stay up late at night thinking of this sometimes and I have decided that I will use the KFC bathoom instead of McDonald's.
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