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What would you do as commissioner here? (Tanking games)

Postby LC » Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:50 am

There are four teams fighting for the last two playoff spots in my league.

Two teams have already clinched. The first place team wants to tank his game on purpose because he doesn't like the matchup he'd get with the fourth place team (the best team in the league).

The issue that's been raised is that by tanking the game, the first place team could very well cost one of the other four teams a playoff spot. It has direct implications.

This has no bearing on my team, but I am the commissioner. What are your thoughts on a commissioner's role in this? On one hand, tanking clearly goes against fair play and sportsmanship. On the other, it's his team, and he can do what he wants with it.

Thoughts? I'm sure this has been asked before, I just can't find anything on it.
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Postby BrutallyHuge » Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:51 am

No tanking games. It's not fair to the other teams.
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Postby Favre.com » Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:54 am

I have a ridiculously similar issue in the post just above yours. There is a slight and important difference though. Tanking a game to get a better matchup happens in real NFL all the time, tanking a game (as with my issue) just in spite of another team does not.

While in terms of sports I think it's fine since real teams do it and it is strategy, I also believe that this is a fantasy game with fantasy rules. This should be fun. With your issue, I say that you need to talk to this guy, but I don't think a commish can do anything if he decides to tank anyways. If this is a friend's league, then he really needs to play it out, if this is a random person league then do whatever is best for your team I guess.
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Postby LC » Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:57 am

It's a league with a bunch of good friends from real life. It's basically our circle of best real life friends. Personally I wouldn't tank a game that could possibly screw my friend over, because I'm not a poor sport.

I think everyone agrees that it's a dick move and completely unsportsmanlike, but the real question is, as commissioner, should I do anything about it?
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Postby BrutallyHuge » Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:58 am

Favre.com wrote:Tanking a game to get a better matchup happens in real NFL all the time.


When does that happen?

I can see teams benching starters so they don't get hurt, but I've never seen an NFL team purposely tank a game.
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Postby Twisted Sister » Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:59 am

Tanking is not collusion... it's a legit tactic... unethical... but legit..

ONLY IF IT HELPS YOUR TEAM FOR PLAYOFF MATCHUPS


Tanking to help out a friend is NOT legit.


Personally, I would never do it.
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Postby J_rob_the_ Baller » Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:05 pm

I dont really see a problem with this. I think it is an acceptable strategy, as long as the owner in question has all starting positions filled. Who he chooses to start is not up to anyone but him, and if he starts scrubs in order to change his playoff seed, then so be it.
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Postby TaDa » Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:07 pm

J_rob_the_ Baller wrote:I dont really see a problem with this. I think it is an acceptable strategy, as long as the owner in question has all starting positions filled. Who he chooses to start is not up to anyone but him, and if he starts scrubs in order to change his playoff seed, then so be it.


Agreed. The other owners can't be happy about it, but that owner is doing what he thinks is best for his team as he does not want to face the best team in the league.
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Postby LC » Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:09 pm

Should I at least force him to field a roster? He's got it completely empty.
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Postby Favre.com » Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:26 pm

If there is no cooaparation, field the best roster possible for him and then lock the team for that week.
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