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Postby Xtreme » Thu Jun 12, 2003 7:37 am

Greetings all,
I just wanted to get some opinions on where you guys have your leagues. We started at CBS.Sportsline two years ago, then moved to Yahoo. I'm tired of jumping, so where do you think is the best site is and WHY? As the commish, I'm looking for a lot of flexibility in how I structure the league/points. Also, free, real-time scoring is a huge plus. Thanks for any opinions.
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Postby t-love » Thu Jun 12, 2003 9:24 am

CBS Sportsline.
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Postby Xtreme » Thu Jun 12, 2003 9:42 am

Is CBSSportsline still free? Don't they cost money now?
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Postby Homeless » Thu Jun 12, 2003 10:28 am

Used to use CBS, but switched a couple yrs ago. Yahoo hasnt let us down to date. I havent been a commish there yet so im not sure about tools and such. Its also free ...for now.
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Postby GreenBay4Life » Thu Jun 12, 2003 10:45 am

i have done tqstats and yahoo... now i am looking to do a league on espn. tqstats cost money and so does espn but i think its a better host. yahoo isnt really good but its up to u on whether u want to pay or not.
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Postby slowkidz » Thu Jun 12, 2003 10:48 am

Yahoo is still good IMO...and free

CBS/NFL have the same format/game...One is pay and the other free (i just can't remember which right now)...Both are ok, but a lil slow on Sundays.
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Worth the money? What extras do I get?

Postby Xtreme » Thu Jun 12, 2003 10:50 am

GreenBay,
Thanks for your response. I guess I wouldn't have a big problem with paying depending on the amount and what extras I was getting. How are espn and tqstats better than yahoo? What do they offer that's different? Is it worth the money? Thanks...
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Postby awwchrist » Thu Jun 12, 2003 12:10 pm

Really depends on the what the owners in your league want.

For mine, I survey them every year for new comments about everything. Scoring, FA rules, and of course website hosting. We're a late 20-something crowd, and most of us are more than willing to pay for a hosting site so long as we're relativley happy with it's services. We've been at CBS for 2 years and it's done well enough to not make us jump ship for ESPN or anywhere else.
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Postby Xtreme » Thu Jun 12, 2003 12:47 pm

AwwChrist,
Our league ranges from 18 to mid 50's, 14 teams. But the key is that most/all of them are brand new to fantasy football (last year was their first year), so they don't really know any different. At this point, they made it my responsibility to find the best place. As far as money, I think we'll definitely get to that point eventually, but I think they're expecting free. That's why I was curious as to what extras I would get with a pay league. This way I could go to them and say "listen, we may have to pay a little more, but we get this, and this, and this." Ya know? Thanks for your input.
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Postby NFLknowitall » Thu Jun 12, 2003 2:59 pm

I've been the Commish at cbssportsline.com for 3 years and it's a great site. They have everything that I could want. It will cost each of your guys $10 to get the service for a season. $140 is not that much when broken down. My league gives $750 for the winner, so what's 10 bucks. The site has league size, divisions, personnal bio's, stats, last 5 games stats, matchups, trade options, message boards, league news updates, e-mail updates, logos, roster grids, up to the minute scoring on gameday, you can even add your own personnal news column with pictures and personal poles to ask team owners questions. I think it's a great site and it's has everything. Even predraft rankings, catagories etc.... It's worth the money too me.
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