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Postby Wanguin » Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:29 am

1. Never name your team after your girlfriend or cat.

2. Listen to the experts.

3. Don't listen to the experts.

4. No complaining after a win.

5. Being a fantasy coach does not give you the right to slap people on the butt.

6. It's your duty to talk trash. Period.

7. Making stupid trades to help another team steal the title is lame.

8. Avoid 'friendly' advice.

9. Don't draft a player that's already been drafted.

10. Set your lineup on Tuesday morning. Fine-tune it every day afterward.

11. It's never over until it's Tuesday.

12. Be wary of last minute changes to your lineup ... go with your gut.

13. Doubtful means he's not playing. Game-time decision means #%$@&!

14. Teams who forgot their QB had a bye week should be mocked.

15. Drafting first is overrated.

16. Teams starting an injured player should be scorned.

17. Know how to pronounce your draft pick.

18. Keeping a kicker in a keeper league is open to ridicule.

19. Losing 120-119 is NOT a moral victory.

20. The best trades are often the ones you do not make.

21. Running back-by-committee is a plot to undermine fantasy players.

22. A running back is only as good as his offensive line.

23. Recreating your alma mater's bowl lineup from five years ago doesn't work.

24. Don't trade for a player because your girlfriend thinks he has 'cool hair.'
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Postby dgan » Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:38 am

Wanguin wrote:1. Never name your team after your girlfriend or cat.

2. Listen to the experts.

3. Don't listen to the experts.

4. No complaining after a win.

5. Being a fantasy coach does not give you the right to slap people on the butt.

6. It's your duty to talk trash. Period.

7. Making stupid trades to help another team steal the title is lame.

8. Avoid 'friendly' advice.

9. Don't draft a player that's already been drafted.

10. Set your lineup on Tuesday morning. Fine-tune it every day afterward.

11. It's never over until it's Tuesday.

12. Be wary of last minute changes to your lineup ... go with your gut.

13. Doubtful means he's not playing. Game-time decision means #%$@&!

14. Teams who forgot their QB had a bye week should be mocked.

15. Drafting first is overrated.

16. Teams starting an injured player should be scorned.

17. Know how to pronounce your draft pick.

18. Keeping a kicker in a keeper league is open to ridicule.

19. Losing 120-119 is NOT a moral victory.

20. The best trades are often the ones you do not make.

21. Running back-by-committee is a plot to undermine fantasy players.

22. A running back is only as good as his offensive line.

23. Recreating your alma mater's bowl lineup from five years ago doesn't work.

24. Don't trade for a player because your girlfriend thinks he has 'cool hair.'


Great post. ;-D

22. A running back not named Barry Sanders is only as good as his offensive line.
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Postby Tsizzle » Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:30 am

dirty weasel wrote:I'll hop on board here. Here are some things you can do during your draft, or bring with you for help...
- Bring highlighters of different colors, and extra pens/pencils
- Have an NFL schedule handy
- Bring a laptop. When someone reaches way early for a player, play the "go, go, gadget arm" byte from Inspector Gadget
- Bring cheat sheets from previous years, and place them strategically around the room
- When it's your turn to draft, whip out a calculator and randomly click buttons for 30 seconds as if you are trying to figure something out
- Bring your cellphone. Have your pal call you every few minutes and mutter phrases like "are you sure he did?", "when did that info come out?", "who just got placed on IR?", etc.
- When drafting, always start your pick by saying, "with the XX pick in the draft, (insert your team name here) selects..."
- Bring a foghorn, and shoot it off after every pick
- Wear the jersey of someone you think will be a huge bust
- Bring a fake expert with you. Have him whisper in your ear at random times.


I love the one about the fake phone calls ;-D
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Postby spodog » Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:33 am

Great write up, Scorpion.

Here is a question for you.

This year, we are adding double header games in Weeks 1,2,3,11,12 and 13.

How much emphasis would you add to paying attention to the NFL opponents that key players like a RB or QB have on the weeks in which their performance on your team is going up against 2 fantasy opponents vs. just one?

Any ideas on a formula to factor this in to drafting strategy?
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