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Postby Sixxgunn » Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:35 am

I never understood the whole "no talking about a player that hasn't been bought" deal. Why? Everyone knows who plays in the NFL, what's the big freakin' deal? What, someone might forget a guy so he falls in your lap? Sounds like the people that hope for this have no confidence in their abilities to build a team, and simply hope that other people's mistakes will help them. Just like there's no crying in baseball, there's no whining in football. Who cares what the other guy said? Did it hurt you? Did it hurt the other guy? No. People will bid what they want to bid, period.
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Postby HskrPwr13 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:39 am

Personally, I'm with the poker analogy that you keep your mouth shut unless youre part of the play. But it depends on your league. If your in a trashtalk, "screw your opponent any way you can" kind of league as someone mentioned then of course this is considered acceptable. My advice for the future would be to institue a rule about this if the majority of the league finds in unacceptable.
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Postby HskrPwr13 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:41 am

Personally, I'm with the poker analogy that you keep your mouth shut unless youre part of the play. But it depends on your league. If your in a trashtalk, "screw your opponent any way you can" kind of league as someone mentioned then of course this is considered acceptable. My advice for the future would be to institue a rule about this if the majority of the league finds in unacceptable.
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Postby Twisted Sister » Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:43 am

onnestabe wrote:
If the price is dirt cheap and you don't want the other guy to get him, you should bid on the guy - not tell others to bid on him.


You may not have the cap room to bid up the price... most leagues have the rule that your bid cannot make you exceed the cap.
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Postby onnestabe » Wed Jun 21, 2006 9:56 am

Twisted Sister wrote:
onnestabe wrote:
If the price is dirt cheap and you don't want the other guy to get him, you should bid on the guy - not tell others to bid on him.


You may not have the cap room to bid up the price... most leagues have the rule that your bid cannot make you exceed the cap.


Then you should have saved some cap room.

Think of it this way, if you were interviewing for a job, and got to the point where you were talking about how much you would get paid, and the company said a big number - a lot more than you expected, how would you feel if someone called the company and said, "I know there are a lot of people who would do that job for less than that, but not me"? The company then rescinds the offer and gives you a lowball number. How pissed would you be that someone stuck their nose in your business, with no risk to themselves, and cost you a lot of money? I bet you wouldn't be saying anything like, "all's fair in fantasy football and compensation".
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Postby mutantseabass » Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:16 am

Nothing should be said about any player in an auction or a draft before he has been won. There is no question about that.
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Postby Twisted Sister » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:00 pm

I think everyone has engaged/enjoyed trash talk right after a player was picked up (to try to rattle the nerves of the owner)... there definately is more to drafting than quietly making picks.

Peronally, I keep my mouth shut and can't stand when someone talks before the pick is made (usually it backfires and helps the weaker teams)... however, that's their right. It's also my right to ask them to shut their pie hole. :-#

However, I'm not going to insist on censoring someone.
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Postby moochman » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:57 pm

mutantseabass wrote:Nothing should be said about any player in an auction or a draft before he has been won. There is no question about that.


I agree. Given the scenario presented what was done borders on tampering.
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