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Need Advice? Split the Pot Proposal

Postby blb2397 » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:11 pm

I am in the title game and feel good about my chances in a very competetive fifth year redraft league against the commish and he emailed me the following proposal.


"Now that it's been decided that we are the 2 best teams - I have a proposition for you. The difference between $695.50 and $267.50 is rather significant, and a freak injury or random poor performance to a star player or 2 could cost someone over $400. So what would you think of splitting the pot? Since we're competing for $963 - we can do something like $500 to winner and $463 to 2nd place - so that our match would still have some meaning. Let me know what your thoughts are. "

He upset the #1 seed in the playoffs.
I started 0-4 and ended up 8-5 #2 seed and in the finals.
Thrown off by the offer and appreciate your thoughts.

Projected lineups
me:
QB - Roethlisberger
RB LT, Gore
WR Steve Smith, AJ, Evans
Flex Cedric Houston
TE Cooley
Def/ST Vikes
K Kaeding

him:
QB Brady
RB Rudy, Fred Taylor
WR Plexico, Javon Walker, Coles
Flex Dillon
TE McMichael
Def/ST Bears
K Carney
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Postby Dawinner127 » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:22 pm

To be honest.. you have the better team by a lot by just looking at it. LT + Gore in the 'ship is a very dangerous combo.

To be honest, I would take the risk and not do it just because I love the matchups you have this week ;-D
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Postby aaawall91 » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:27 pm

I wouldn't take the deal, you have LT what more is there to say?
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Postby eman » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:37 pm

Ha, hes trying to sucker you in. He knows you have the FAR better team and is afraid of losing. Politely refuse his offer and rake in your winnings after MNF. ;-D
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Postby Timbathia » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:55 pm

If you take the deal then the whole gambling component is taken out of it. Where the heck is the fun in that?

The whole point of FFL is that we get to combine our love of football with the utter joy of gambling. Take away one of those components and it just isnt the same.

IMO you should trash-talk him in front of the entire league for being scared and offering the deal, and then let the football gods decide if you win your league and the cash, or alternatively look like a complete chump.
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Postby Keyser_WV » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:58 pm

Fred Taylor is questionable and there is a good chance he won't play.

Javon Walker has a 1st degree seperation of his shoulder.

Coles is hurt as well. I haven't heard much about his status but I saw the hit he took and it was a good shot to the rib area.

I would not take the deal. He knows he is a big underdog.
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Postby aaawall91 » Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:25 pm

Make sure if you trash him about it, do it after you win, Karma sucks.
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Postby Cowboys 4 life » Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:50 am

I'm not a huge gambler and like security. If the teams were even I would take the split. But they aren't. Not even close with his injuries now.

I'd politely tell him you think you have a great chance this week and want to just play it out.
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Postby ampant » Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:31 am

That's lame.

You should be ashamed of yourself for even entertaining the idea. Kind of runs contrary to the whole concept of competition.

You would also be a chump and a sucker. Your team is going to roll over his in all likelihood. Grow some satchel and play him like a man. If you sucker out, you will be kicking yourself when you end up winning by a mile.
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Postby Atog » Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:56 am

Roll the dice! Go big or go home! This is where legends are made! Prey to God that LT doesn't get benched!
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