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Postby vdragon78 » Thu Sep 23, 2004 9:15 am

i'm doing it anyway }:-) , but i just want to know if i'm being an as$hole

waivers for RBs are empty.

my opponent has priest. If priest plays i'm screwed, but if not....

i picked up Blaylock on the waivers, i'm planning to drop him and pick up Larry Johnson just in case, and drop him... just so that they're on the waivers for 3 days, and the other team can't pick them up.....

is this wrong?
cause it feels so right!!!
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Postby BrutallyHuge » Thu Sep 23, 2004 9:17 am

WRONG.

If you played in my league, we'd kick you out and then bury you alive.
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Postby vdragon78 » Thu Sep 23, 2004 9:22 am

ha ha...
please Huge, don't hold back... tell me how you really feel!

;0)

thanks for the honest opinion ;-D
I just thought that waivers are to be used to your advantage.... And if the other guy is not fast enough... too bad.

but hey.. if i get more replies like this one, i might reconsider, and just keep Blaylock (that's ok, right?)
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Postby Dub-Dub » Thu Sep 23, 2004 9:25 am

that is terrible. I'd be fine if you just picked someone up and held them on your roster to block the other owner, but that is a new level of sneakiness...

We wouldn't bury you... but close... maybe a hot iron to the palm or something.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Thu Sep 23, 2004 9:27 am

Im not sure if you are using Yahoo or not, but in their rules they state you cannot use the waiver wire in a way that is directly intended to impede another owner:

Yahoo: Fair Play and Sportsmanship wrote:No owner will make any roster moves (including waiver claims, trade proposals, etc.) whose sole purpose is to hamper the play of other owners.


http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/football/ ... es-20.html
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Postby Big Pimpin' » Thu Sep 23, 2004 9:31 am

i'm indifferent. i think it is a very smart move but i don't like the ethics of it. i kind of feel that if have to do that stuff to win, then your team sucks and you should have did more research to make your team better instead of winning by hurting the other teams.

maybe when i said it was a smart move, i meant sneaky.
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Postby S2 » Thu Sep 23, 2004 9:31 am

I would agree, you could pick up one or the other, but not drop both to block him.
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Postby Plindsey88 » Thu Sep 23, 2004 9:44 am

IMO, if you want to block him, and are willing to give up two of your players, and burn the roster spots this week to pick them up and hold them through the weekend, that's a shady move, but completely fair, and he should have been quicker (but expect to have the favor returned later in the season)... If however you are picking them up and then immediately dropping them just to put them on waivers through the weekend, well that's wrong... If I was the commish, you would get your own roster locked for a week or two, and spend the remainder of the season with the last waiver wire priority for abuse of the system... And if I was the guy with Priest, I would kill and devour your mother and first born child... ;-D
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Postby vdragon78 » Thu Sep 23, 2004 10:50 am

all right, all right. You convinced me. I'm just going to keep Blaylock (or even start him -- my RBs are pretty pathetic this weekend -- Tiki + Fred).
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Postby Free Bagel » Thu Sep 23, 2004 11:03 am

Lol, I like the way you think.

But as the others said, that's pretty dirty, I wouldn't do it.
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