Other commishes: how do you guys handle league fees, especially in terms of compelling people to pay? I am the commissioner of my league, which is just 10 friends, but it is shockingly hard to get people to pony up the league fees.
Last season, I told people beforehand that all fees needed to be paid by the trade deadline. Anyone who hadn't paid by that time would have their matchups irrevocably forfeited until they settled up. This worked for the most part, except for the 1 guy who paid a week late (and therefore suffered a forfeit), the 1 guy who never paid (and forfeited the rest of the year) and the guy in 1st place who called me in a frenzy the night before the due date saying, "Please don't forfeit me!"
What other solutions do you guys have? I want people to have fun and not be stressed about paying up, but I also want winners to get paid without shelling out of my own pocket.