I liked the hellfire and damnation in the first response because it showed me that this sort of thing touches a nerve in fantasy football circles. I knew I was in the wrong before I posted this, but I'm still trying to get a better sense of why. It's easy to throw a word like "collusion" out at something that seems objectionable, but what does it mean? At the time I made the offer, I figured it meant when one guy forced the other to make a move--and, so, if I appealed to his judgment instead of guilting him or threatening him somehow, I was in the clear. Is this something to do with fantasy football being a sort of "closed universe" where outside stuff shouldn't hold sway?
Thanks to madaslives911
for this graphic from his site
...MOVE THOSE CHAINS, MOVE THOSE CHAINS, MOVE!