Sixxgunn wrote:I am commish of my league and keep a close eye on this kind of thing. 1st time = an e-mail asking what's up. 2nd time = e-mail with a warning. 3rd time = e-mail officially letting them know they will not be asked to play again next year. A league where everyone doesn't participate is no fun, and could get some teams wins that simply don't deserve it.
It's always a pain when this is the case, even against you. But whatever happens, the commish should NOT step in and start managing the team for them. I've had a commish do this, and he (surprise surprise) started doing it immediately after his team played one of the deadbeat managers, and immediately before my team played one of the deadbeat managers (we were locked in a tie for first at the time).
It just gives an unfair advantage to the teams who played those teams in the tanking weeks.
One thing I don't mind though is teams who are unavailable for a week or two (vacation, business, having a baby in one league I was in) asking the commish to keep an eye on their team, replacing for injuries, etc. That's perfectly cool by me