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Postby iloveny18 » Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:13 pm

your lineup decision. Of course i'm talking about similar players. If you have a few average/similar players with the same type of matchup and you just don't know who to start, does the fact that they're going to be on your local 1 or 4pm game or even on espn or mnf and you get to watch that player in action kinda the tipping point in your decision?

Since I have Lefty going, and while I can find a similar matchup, I think it'll be fun watching sun. night fb and rooting for him. So i'm wondering if anyone does the same?
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Postby Guttpuppy » Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:18 pm

Primetime baby, yes it does matter. Not in your line-up decisions but definitely in the way a player plays, I think they try harder... it's human nature.
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Postby tomkatt » Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:22 pm

Guttpuppy wrote:Primetime baby, yes it does matter. Not in your line-up decisions but definitely in the way a player plays, I think they try harder... it's human nature.


I agree, plus it's always a treat to watch one of your players perform. If it's between two similar players, I'll almost always start the guy that's playing in the game I can watch. It's just more fun, and fun is why I play this game.
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Postby drivebytruckers » Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:31 pm

That's a great post, I have never really thought about it like that...
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Postby dave416 » Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:33 pm

Guttpuppy wrote:Primetime baby, yes it does matter. Not in your line-up decisions but definitely in the way a player plays, I think they try harder... it's human nature.


Agreed on all counts. Also, do people ever lean towards starting someone that plays on Monday so that you have a safety net or a safeguard in case you are behind after Sunday's action?
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Postby tomkatt » Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:46 pm

dave416 wrote:
Guttpuppy wrote:Primetime baby, yes it does matter. Not in your line-up decisions but definitely in the way a player plays, I think they try harder... it's human nature.


Agreed on all counts. Also, do people ever lean towards starting someone that plays on Monday so that you have a safety net or a safeguard in case you are behind after Sunday's action?


Ha ha ha. How about just the fact that you know your opponent will be squirming knowing you have a chance to do some MNF damage. ;-D
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Postby biju » Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:59 pm

dave416 wrote: Also, do people ever lean towards starting someone that plays on Monday so that you have a safety net or a safeguard in case you are behind after Sunday's action?


In my Sportsline league you can switch players up to 5 minutes before the game. I have picked up a guy during the week that plays on the Sunday night or Monday night game that could have a breakout game if (and this is a big "if") I have a "steady" player also playing in one of those games.

In other words, if I have a guy that I know is going to produce 10 points on Monday night I may also pick up a guy that could bust or give me 20 points. Then, if I'm losing by more than I believe my steady guy will generate I will put in my "breakout" guy and hope for a good game.

This play has actually helped me win two games over the past 4 years. Of course, it also didn't help 4 other times but I would have lost those games anyway based on who I could have plugged in there.
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Postby jayday » Sun Oct 09, 2005 8:08 am

dave416 wrote:
Guttpuppy wrote:Primetime baby, yes it does matter. Not in your line-up decisions but definitely in the way a player plays, I think they try harder... it's human nature.


Agreed on all counts. Also, do people ever lean towards starting someone that plays on Monday so that you have a safety net or a safeguard in case you are behind after Sunday's action?

agree with both these posts...
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Postby aerodan » Sun Oct 09, 2005 9:32 am

Get the Sunday ticket...then you can watch all your players ;-D
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Postby packers04 » Sun Oct 09, 2005 9:35 am

im going to the packer game today and decided to start brooks and driver just because I will be at the game to see them, it will an exciting game for me to watch. hopefully it all works out, brooks scores alot and the pack win!
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