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Fair trade or veto?

Postby BobbyRoberto » Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:35 am

I'm the commish. Is this a fair trade or worthy of a veto?

Team A gives up:
Tiki Barber
Donte' Stallworth
T. Houshmandzadeh
Green Bay Packers defense

Team B gives up:
Clinton Portis
Chad Johnson
Atlanta Falcons defense

In my opinion, it's a bad, bad trade for Team B, who might be panicking because Portis and Johnson are off to slow starts. I think it's a downgrade at every position.

Thoughts?

Veto-able?
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Postby Members Only Jackets_ffc » Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:38 am

I'd Veto it....it's completely lopsided
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Postby Turnip » Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:42 am

I dont like vetos. But if this kind of trade is going down I'd look for a new league
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Postby no1cowboysfan » Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:43 am

It is a horrible trade, but I've never been a fan of the veto...

The veto should only be used if 2 teams are screwing over the league (a losing team trades away the rest of his good players to a playoff bound team to give them an unfair advantage)...

if an owner accepts a trade, its not the commish's job to save him from his own incompetence...
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Postby Pete123444 » Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:51 am

i'd veto it. absolutely no reason to allow this trade.
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Postby awwchrist » Wed Oct 06, 2004 2:42 am

no1cowboysfan wrote:It is a horrible trade, but I've never been a fan of the veto...

The veto should only be used if 2 teams are screwing over the league (a losing team trades away the rest of his good players to a playoff bound team to give them an unfair advantage)...

if an owner accepts a trade, its not the commish's job to save him from his own incompetence...


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Postby Rodge » Wed Oct 06, 2004 2:43 am

I'm gonna say that this trade is not worthy of a veto. Yes, this trade is somewhat lopsided, but it is not completely abhorrent. I think that vetos should only be used in cases of collusion or in cases of a trade being so lopsided that no sane person would make the trade. Collusion is pretty hard to prove and this trade is not so grossly lopsided that no sane person would do it. Now, if the trade were something like Portis for T. Houshmandzadeh, then that is so grossly lopsided that a veto should be used.


no1cowboysfan wrote:if an owner accepts a trade, its not the commish's job to save him from his own incompetence...


Well put no1cowboysfan. Let this trade stand and hopefully the owner of Team B learns his lesson.
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Postby mad benjamin » Wed Oct 06, 2004 3:46 am

Definitely NOT vetoable. There is no evidence that these two teams are conspiring. It is more than likely that team B is panicking at the slow start of his players and saw a chance to get Tiki, who has been great in recent weeks. Any veteran of FF knows that the trade is horrible, but maybe team B should learn his lesson the hard way. Maybe it wouldn't hurt, though, for your commish to step in and find out what the thinking is just to let both parties know that people notice.
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Postby BrutallyHuge » Wed Oct 06, 2004 8:30 am

VETO THIS!

If you let this through, you'll have one or two happy owners and the rest will be upset. Do you really want the league to be pissed off and whiny? Fantasy Football is supposed to be fun. Trades like could make that team unbeatable. How is that fun?
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Re: Fair trade or veto?

Postby Plindsey88 » Wed Oct 06, 2004 8:37 am

BobbyRoberto wrote:I'm the commish. Is this a fair trade or worthy of a veto?

Team A gives up:
Tiki Barber
Donte' Stallworth
T. Houshmandzadeh
Green Bay Packers defense

Team B gives up:
Clinton Portis
Chad Johnson
Atlanta Falcons defense

In my opinion, it's a bad, bad trade for Team B, who might be panicking because Portis and Johnson are off to slow starts. I think it's a downgrade at every position.

Thoughts?

Veto-able?


This is not vetoable... Clearly Team B is getting panicky, but if you look at the stats thus far in the season, he's making what would appear (at this point) to be a sound move...

While the trade will probably bite him in the ass later, it's clearly not collusion, which is the only acceptable reason for a veto...
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