I live in a relatively small town, one that is much smaller than Baltimore, which is the nearest city. I put a lot of thought, preparation, and time into fantasy football every year. Three years ago, I finally grew weary of the standard redraft leagues that I was in. I wanted to get away from the snake draft and get involved with something that required more strategy. In other words, I wanted to be in a league where my time and effort would be well spent and benefit my team. I decided to start an auction/keeper league and created the bylaws, etc. I invited some of my local friends that I knew were participating in fantasy football leagues and the league started. Over the last couple years, it has become obvious that the other owners aren't as serious or passionate about winning the league. Therein lies the problem. I cannot seem to locate others in the general vicinity to participate in a league. I can only seem to find a few owners that match the intensity that I bring. I would like to develop a very in-depth dynasty league, but there is an absence of owners in the geographic area that I live in. The obvious question, I suppose, is why don't I gather some owners from sites such as the cafe? The problem is, I believe it would be next to impossible to keep a league together over the internet. I would hate to have the headache of constantly seeking replacement owners that would be forced to inherit a team that had been started by someone else.
Assuming this makes some sense, I would like to hear from you. I would appreciate any suggestions or thoughts that you may have. I've gone as far as considering placing an ad in the local newspaper to try to lure some new owners in.
Thanks for reading!