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Postby ravage » Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:14 pm

I commish a FFB league and will participate in at least two more, as an owner, this year. I hope I'm a good commish but I'm always trying to be better.

So what do you like to see in a fantasy commish? What do you dislike as a commish attribute? How should they handle rules changes, trading, preseason notifications, or any other thing you can think of?

I have a few examples both ways for me but would like to hear some of what everyone else thinks first.
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Postby MCG321 » Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:17 pm

ravage wrote:I commish a FFB league and will participate in at least two more, as an owner, this year. I hope I'm a good commish but I'm always trying to be better.

So what do you like to see in a fantasy commish? What do you dislike as a commish attribute? How should they handle rules changes, trading, preseason notifications, or any other thing you can think of?

I have a few examples both ways for me but would like to hear some of what everyone else thinks first.


Good topic for discussion.

The commish has to treat himself like he treats anyone else in the league. If you have a veto system set up, the commish shouldn't be allowing his trades before the voting is up. He shouldn't be changing the rules midseason to give him advantage. Any changes should be made before the season, and if anything has to change during the season, the entire league must agree. Basically, the commish should be hands-off until a conflit arises...no need to butt in and make unnecessary changes.
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Postby mtryanks12 » Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:18 pm

The commish has to be fair, and like everyone else. Most importantly, he ahs to play fair and not abuse his powers.
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Postby deluxe_247 » Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:36 pm

i like the commish to set up everything before the season so there are no surprises...and surely not change any rules during the season unless it is a unanimous league vote. also obvious things like not abusing power.
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Postby Bennett4prez » Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:39 pm

Two things have to be in place for a "good" commish.

1. Have clear, set rules that the league follows.
2. Any changes to the above rules are allowed with a 2/3 majority vote during the offseason.

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Postby MCG321 » Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:57 pm

Bennett4prez wrote:Two things have to be in place for a "good" commish.

1. Have clear, set rules that the league follows.
2. Any changes to the above rules are allowed with a 2/3 majority vote.


I'm only okay with number two if it's during the off-season. I'm against any mid-season changes.
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Postby ravage » Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:05 pm

MCG321 wrote:I'm against any mid-season changes.
I have to agree with this myself. You draft by the rules in place if rules are changed midseason someone who followed the rules gets cheated.

I had one commish that changed a rule after the draft started, message board draft, without even notifying the league. That was my last season in that league. Note: He made the change after he made his first pick in a keeper. Adding in a point/Reception after he picked a WR who usually got about 90 receptions.
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Postby SwiperNoSwiping » Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:27 pm

ravage wrote:
MCG321 wrote:I'm against any mid-season changes.
I have to agree with this myself. You draft by the rules in place if rules are changed midseason someone who followed the rules gets cheated.

I had one commish that changed a rule after the draft started, message board draft, without even notifying the league. That was my last season in that league. Note: He made the change after he made his first pick in a keeper. Adding in a point/Reception after he picked a WR who usually got about 90 receptions.


Yep, Some have changed scoring systems, lineup requirements, number of keepers, etc. those are a few that I have noticed throughout the years. Also some make decisions without consulting with the other league members first. Those are things I don't agree with.
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Postby portisfan24 » Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:54 pm

The main issue is accountability. A commish has to be accountable to his league members. Besides the other obvious things such as abusing power, I like a commish to be decisive. Its a pain in the ass to have a commish sitting on the fence all the time. Just make a decision and go with it.
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Postby hastur » Sun Apr 10, 2005 11:21 pm

Portisfan makes the point I was coming in here to make. Accountability. MCG321 goes over most of the best points also.

Also, whoever wins, pay out! I'm still burning over not being paid in my $$$ league. :-[
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