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Postby Yellowbird » Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:56 am

Do you guys take call-ins?

A few of my guys have Sunday day jobs at shows (12pm matinees), bars, and resturants. On occassion they will call me prior to gametime and ask me to make roster changes last minute. I manage, so even when I'm working I'm near my laptop.

I got an angry message from one of my guys after I swapped his opponents Mark Clayton for Wes Welker after the game had started because it was the first chance I had to get my laptop to a wireless connection. He had called in about 15 minutes before the game had started, I just was slow to make the change.

Should I continue to make the adjustments for my guys or make a blanket "no calls to make changes" policy for next season?
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Postby Redskins Win » Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:25 am

i commend you for what you have done ;-D
it's not your job to set rosters at all, and should probably put your foot down next season.
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Postby Gnu314 » Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:50 am

I don't see anything wrong with making the moves as long as the call is in before gametime and as long as your league knows that you will do it.

The guy really dosn't have much of a beef here IMO.
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Postby Twisted Sister » Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:37 am

The only issue is that the request is not traceable. Personally, as commish, I stay away from touching people's rosters.

Eventually, you're going to run into a situation where it is not black and white... then what?

Best to keep your nose out of others rosters unless they are away on vacation or something.

Last minute calls from the bar :-t :-t
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Postby BeefSandwiches » Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:18 pm

I don't see any problem with it as long as it doesn't become a habit, i.e. simply changing their mind at the last minute and wanted to switch WR3. If a guy has to work (or has some other legitimate obligation) and information, such as an injury, becomes available on Sunday morning and there is no way for him to access his roster, I don't think he should be punished.

For the last two years, I have asked owners in my league to either send me an email or text last minute changes so I have some sort of record. If those two options aren't available then a call will suffice but I want it to be the last option.
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Postby steelerfan513 » Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:25 pm

if its in before the games start, its fine. still, i agree that you should get some type of record when you can. e-mail or text message is good.

still, if mark clayton had sucked and welker had gone off, would this guy be complaining? i sorta doubt it. he's got no case. there's nothing wrong with what you did.
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Postby maddog60 » Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:32 pm

You're going above and beyond your duties as commish here. I think what you might want to consider however, is a deadline. Say, 15 minutes prior to the start of the games, you will post all roster changes you've received. After that point, no more call-ins. That way, you protect yourself from accusations, and preserve the integrity of the league while still accommodating your team owners.
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Postby Matthias » Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:43 pm

BeefSandwiches wrote:I don't see any problem with it as long as it doesn't become a habit, i.e. simply changing their mind at the last minute and wanted to switch WR3. If a guy has to work (or has some other legitimate obligation) and information, such as an injury, becomes available on Sunday morning and there is no way for him to access his roster, I don't think he should be punished.

For the last two years, I have asked owners in my league to either send me an email or text last minute changes so I have some sort of record. If those two options aren't available then a call will suffice but I want it to be the last option.

Some good suggestions right there.
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Postby Yellowbird » Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:46 pm

There are two guys in particular. One's a baqrtender so he get's to watch all the late scratches on ESPN, but can't do anything about it.

The other guy is a stagehand who listens to sports radio during his pre-show check then calls in about 15 before.

Both their jobs keeps their hands and eyes busy and they are the only two regular call-ins (about every other week).
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Postby eaglesrule » Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:12 pm

well I am of the school that the commisioner is the faciliator of the league, and the person who did this taks prior to the software made it simple for people to do themselves. So I think in the absence of software or access, this job falls back to the commish.

That said, some type of limit should be stated at on the record. The other guy doesn't have much of a beef other than it looks shady. That's why you put the option to everyone.
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