spodog wrote: The Lung wrote:
eaglesrule wrote:i also think that is a dumb rule.
Agreed. What is the reasoning behind this rule?!?
This doesn't have anything to do with class. It has to do with an ill-conceived rule.
Trades should be allowed at any time except while the game of a player in a trade is in progress.
I'll tell you why the rule is actually a good idea. It's kind of a "political protection" rule. I played in a league a few years back with some friends where we played 16 games (no playoffs, no week 17) . I was 11-1 or something heading into Week 13. The commisioner was 12-0. I was winning by a fair margin going into Monday Night. He had some weak guy still left to play as a flex (don't remember who it was, but it was somebody who wasn't very good). Anyways, he traded one of the other guys in a league (who had already won his matchup) his 5th WR for Tiki. The next day, the commish gave the guy back Tiki, in exchange for a slightly worse player as his last bench spot. Of course, Tiki got him the win that Monday Night. Commisioner got a win he didn't "deserve" in exchange for a very slight downgrade as his last bench spot. Commisioner ended up 15-1 and I ended up 14-2.
Granted, there were a ton of other probelms with this league besides this rule, and in this case the rule was obviously taken advantage of. Still, a rule like this protects this situation from ever occuring. I could see it happening in a critical late regular-season matchup or something....