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Postby fimk3777 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:34 am

Yahoo Public Winners league, standard format. I have locked up the #1 playoff spot. My long time friend is in the same league on the bubble for the #4. We play each other in week 14. So do I sit a few to help him out, or is that just not the right thing to do. If he get's in, I would most likely play him the first week. Thoughts?
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Postby benjapage » Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:38 am

not the right thing to do.

spirit of competition = bust hump to win.

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Postby fimk3777 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:47 am

But I already did bust MY hump to win. 10-3. HA.

Thanks, that is the way I am leaning (play it out) but I would like more opinions.......
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Postby pvt1863 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:57 am

You defenitely should not sit your players.

How would you feel if you were the #5 team and were stonewalled out of the playoffs because another owner sat his players to help a friend? It is a classic "golden rule" situation. If you are looking for a philosophy that is a little more complicated, then Kant's philosophy of Universalism says that an action is only morally acceptable if it is acceptable that everyone be permitted to do it. If you don't think it is ok that all people sit players when it would help a friend (even when you are the one hurt by it), then you cannot allow yourself to do it.

Actions like this are also bad because they undermine the competitive nature of FF. If people will lay down to help friends (or make unfair trades, swap players to deal with byes, etc), then the game becomes less about how well you drafted and managed your league and more about how many friends you have in the league. In an environment where this is acceptable, people will approach the last few weeks not in an attempt to win the most games, but instead in an attempt to manpulate the standings in order to achieve the most favorable post-season scenario. There, popularity and personal interest overrule the competitive nature of the game and ruin it for everyone. In essence, such actions turn a FF playoff into the BCS.
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Postby Thursday » Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:01 am

Collusion.

I can't believe how much cheating i'm reading about this season. It actually saddens me to see it, and makes me thankful for my 2 cheat-free leagues.
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Postby The Balanced Man » Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:22 am

Working together with another team in an action that only helps one team is collusion.

If you don't get anything out of it, it's bad news... :-/
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Postby deerayfan072 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:39 am

Don't do it, it sucks that you may be the end of your friends season, but that would be collusion and cheating IMO.
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Postby codered7 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 11:46 am

If ur friends roster sucks, why not haha. Then you can easily win the 1st round in the playoffs.
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Postby Azrael » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:44 pm

benjapage wrote:not the right thing to do.

spirit of competition = bust hump to win.

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Agree. Fixing a game is wrong, whether you think it puts you in a better position to win or not in the future.
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Postby mattb47 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:00 pm

codered7 wrote:If ur friends roster sucks, why not haha. Then you can easily win the 1st round in the playoffs.


Well, ethics do matter to some people..... :-°
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