Yea your power hungry commish is obviously a jerk. Im just curious how he could undo a 3 week old trade. And Stecker for Brooks doesnt seem off the wall to me. if brooks is the guys second string Qb and he has duece and little else in his backfield then its reasonable.
Im always tempted to bash the evil commishes in these cases but I get the feeling you new this guy was a ducebag before you joined.
I think a great way to fix the prob would be to show the league this page.
From the outside, this is one of the funniest decisions I've ever heard. Why not redraft today, since we have different knowledge now? -- no fair, I didn't know Trent Green was gonna suck! Bwahahaha. From the inside, I would either leave the league or stage a coup -- get a new commish in there.
OK, first of all this concept of retroactively vetoing a preseason trade because it worked out strongly in favor of one guy is ridiculous... That's what FF is all about -- predicting the performance of a given player during a given week or season... If you correctly predicted that a completely unproven RB was going to end up being better than a formerly all-pro WR, you should be complimented for that, not punished... Ask him this:
"<insert sarcastic tone> OK, so if you switch the trade back around and next week Roethlisberger decides Plax is his favorite WR, and he goes on to put up Randy Moss type numbers, do I get the trade reinstated?"
Now, with regards to the Aaron Brooks affair, I can see many situations where that is a perfectly fair trade... Case in Point:
Team A has:
Manning, Brooks, Carr
Deuce, Fred Taylor, Curtis Martin, Tyrone Wheatley
Team B has:
Ahman, Dom Davis, Thomas Jones, Griffin, Stecker
IN that situation, it would be totally fair and in both team's interests to trade Stecker for Brooks, considering Martin's bye this week....
You can't look at trades in a bubble... The situation is everything...
Well this IS good news!
I thought one of my drafts went down "a little funny", and there's a current questionable trade in this league. Perhaps now we can veto this trade and then go back and redraft.
Yeah... that'd be great...
Completely ridiculous! I'd be soooo tempted to drop out of the league right now. I won't call your commish an idiot, but I will say that he is rather ignorant, and hasn't a clue regarding FF etiquette.
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Dr. Duran Duran wrote:You can't veto an old trade. Period. If your commissioner does veto a past trade...walk away from the league.
3 years ago I traded Moulds for Ahamn Green. Should it be vetoed due to the respective points each has put up over the last 3 years. It is now an unfair trade, in hindsight. Someone mentioned that one of the biggest parts of FF is putting your knowledge into prediciting who is going to perform. You did this and shouldn't be punished for it.
My suggestion. Play it cool. Let the 2 owners invovled inthe current trade battle it out. If your commish tells you that he is vetoing (sp?) your prior trade. Quit on the spot. Then come here and tell us the name of the league and his name just so we can avoid it.
By its very definition, a veto PREVENTS legislation/trade/etc. from occuring. It can't be used to OVERTURN legislation/trades/etc. that have already occurred.
Check your league rules to find if there's an allowance for overturning deals and wiping out stats after the fact. I've never seen such a thing in 16 years of playing three fantasy sports in multiple types of leagues.
If you do find such a clause, bummer for you.
If you don't, your commish is a buffoon. Retroactively collect your entry fee and depart.
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Not screaming, like the passengers in his car.
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