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Postby umphrey » Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:04 pm

Our commissioner was just offered the following trade -

Chad Johnson, Domanick Davis for Heath Miller, Terry Glenn

I know for a fact no collusion is involved, but does he accept it knowing it is lopsided? He is fighting for contention and has a fairly strong team while the other team is way out of the race for the playoffs.

The team that is offering the trade annually tries to make a trade with his dad that is really lopsided (I think last year it was Daniel Graham and Emmitt Smith for LT) and the commissioner is worried that if he accepts this trade, and this team tries to make that annual trade with his dad, he will refer back to this to say that it shouldn't get vetoed.

What does he do?

I'll post the rosters as well.

QB Kerry Collins, OAK
QB Jake Delhomme, CAR
RB Kevan Barlow, SF
RB De'Shaun Foster, CAR
RB Domanick Davis, HOU
RB Willis McGahee, BUF
WR Chad Johnson, CIN
WR Derrick Mason, BAL
WR Jerry Porter, OAK
WR Hines Ward, PIT
TE Alge Crumpler, ATL
PK Sebastian Janikowski, OAK
PK Neil Rackers, ARI
Def Eagles, Team Defense, PHI
Def Titans, Team Defense, TEN

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QB Matt Hasselbeck, SEA
QB Jake Plummer, DEN
RB Mike Anderson, DEN
RB Edgerrin James, IND
RB LaMont Jordan, OAK
RB Carnell Williams(r), TB
WR Darrell Jackson, SEA
WR Terry Glenn, DAL
WR Terrell Owens, PHI
WR Kevin Curtis, STL
WR Joe Jurevicius, SEA
TE Heath Miller(r), PIT
PK Jason Elam, DEN
PK Josh Scobee, JAC
Def Bears, Team Defense, CHI
Def Bengals, Team Defense, CIN
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Postby SwiperNoSwiping » Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:11 pm

Regardless of whatever 'goofy' trade happens every year between a guy and his father...This one just doesn't seem right at all.

I would question the owner getting Miller and Glenn and ask him to prove to you it's a fair deal and what is so good for him to give up CJ and DD for those two. Miller is having a good year sure, but I don't know about this.

I wouldn't call out cheating or collusion though..But, something just doesn't seem right here.

Good luck. ;-D
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Postby Teh Jury » Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:12 pm

I don't know man.. no foul play is involved, so that is good. However there comes a time when a trade has to be vetoed because it simply is such a bad trade that it "ruins the balance/competitiveness of the league" so to speak.

I'd say this trade BARELY gets by, by the slimmest of margins. Anything more, and it'd be a veto in my opinion.
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Postby silverZ » Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:15 pm

That trade HAS to be canceled. It's just so bad you couldnt let it go through.
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Postby SDChargerFan » Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:20 pm

Way too lopsided
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Postby lmcjaho » Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:24 pm

As Commish I would not accept the trade as it is obviously the case of one owner trying to dump his players to another in order to imbalance the league - even if the Commish is the one benefitting from it they cannot allow it to go through... This is one-sided collusion IMO...
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Postby ampant » Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:34 pm

Since it is nearly impossible to prove collusion, all you can go on is this . . . is the trade rediculously lopsided?

In this case the answer is yes.
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Postby mystykoekaki » Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:41 pm

First looking at it, it doesnt seem that bad, it really depends on what the teams have or need. Looking more into the trade, the team that would get Miller already has a decent TE in Crumpler...which brings me to believe its a BS trade.
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Postby chchelse » Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:19 am

I'd hold out for McGahee and CJ............
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Postby jh2031 » Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:22 am

Yeah, way lopsided. Sometimes you have to veto with a trade like that.
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