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#3842121 (Somewhat) bold predictions for the 2013 Fantasy season

Posted TNtitans on 29 August 2013 - 10:04 AM

AxElf will win 572 Yahoo championships with a total combined payout of $120.

#3889469 Thoughts on Incognito bullying Martin...

Posted keggerz on 04 November 2013 - 02:19 PM

I posted this on twitter, "Everyone & I mean everyone, is entitled to work in a harassment free environment. No matter how big or tough they are.

#3921749 NFL Free Agency 2014

Posted Shorttynaz on 13 March 2014 - 07:31 PM

BREAKING: Raiders agree to 10-year contract extension with 4th place in the AFC West.

#3911034 ARZ-SEA

Posted HowboutthemCowboys on 22 December 2013 - 11:19 PM

I heard the Seattle fans set a new world record for being quiet the last few minutes today

#3889010 Thoughts on Incognito bullying Martin...

Posted Tripleshot on 03 November 2013 - 02:48 PM

I was walking my 10 year old daughter into school when anothet girl started calling her weirdo(my daughter has OCD). Before I knew what happened, I had grabbed the bully girl's Hello Kitty hairband, thrown it on the ground and stomped on it. Then I told her Santa was not real and it was really her parents giving the presents. When the bully girl started crying, I became aware of what I had just done out of anger/primal parental protection. Not having any Kleenex or a handkerchief to give her I ran away and hid in my minivan, while my daughter laughed at the bully girl and said "owned".

#3862322 SJax out likely until week 7

Posted Chief Dick on 24 September 2013 - 09:05 AM

Somewhere, in the darkness, an elf weeps.

#3901619 FF Outsiders...they don't understand

Posted Chief Dick on 30 November 2013 - 12:44 AM

Still haven't gotten laid, huh.

#3842981 Anyone want to come aboard and consult

Posted Chief Dick on 30 August 2013 - 01:13 PM

How about this idea?

Let's make it a message board participation. You can give us your roster, list of waiver possibilities, starters, etc. We'll vote as a group each week.

If you win, you donate the $500 to a charity, maybe something of DMD's choosing. Could be fun.

#3784981 Huddler leads 2012 NFFC Online Championship after Wk 14

Posted Henry Muto on 23 December 2012 - 11:44 PM

If I added this all right I think I got 1st and 4th....That Walker TD sucked it cost me $20,000 but you know what I don't care if I got 1st and won $100,000

Got to readd this 10 more times!!!!!

#3784043 Need help - league championshp on the line

Posted Big Country on 21 December 2012 - 01:48 PM

It does not matter why the NFL charged it to Wells and not Bradford, the fact is the fumble was charged to Wells, and it has not been corrected.

To overrule the official NFL stats like this is absurd. Does your league review every single play and make their own determination about how a play should have been scored?

In short, it is absurd it even got this far, you are being screwed without lube, and regardless of the outcome of this sham of a vote, there is no way that I would be returning to this league.

#3784016 Would you split the pot?

Posted Big Country on 21 December 2012 - 12:22 PM

Note to self: As assumed, most huddlers take this hobby way too seriously.

Oh the hughmanity, an agreement to do what one wishes with their own money that was rightfully won. Simply asking the commish/treasurer to distribute differently to save the extra step (and in the case of paypal, possible added expense) of distributing the money. I really wish I had your stress free lives that something like this was an actual concern. Or maybe I should just be thankful that I treat this as the fun hobby that it should be, and making a little money can be a nice bonus.

It's all about reducing volatility. I'm not playing for mortgage money in any of my leagues (other than FFPC, but again, the money used to buy in is budgeted and not affecting my lifestyle), so none of the winnings that I stand to gain in any of my leagues are life changing or would go to serve any purpose than to maybe see me hand it to my wife so she can go to the spa or something. Other members of the league may not be in the same boat and have a greater need for the money or it would be more significant for them - so no big deal. I'm primarily playing for the pride/challenge of winning the damn league, the money is nothing more than a little icing on the top. I am in two championship games this weekend - both in BOTH leagues - one is the Huddle California league - winner is scheduled to get 270, 2nd place 150. If my opponent wanted to split it say 200 each and winner gets the extra 20, who the f cares, we're still playing the game out for the bragging rights of being the champion. MSHB is a league where the buy in is for charity and we play for pride - and I am actually much more interested in winning that league because it is an 18 team IDP league, and I am far from being very IDP knowledgable, so the prestige of winning that league does mean a lot more to me than the potential extra $120 for winning the Cali league.

I have to admit, I'm actually surprised, though I probably shouldn't have been, that people would actually take offense, and be adamantly opposed, to the idea of two owners agreeing to a different distribution of the prize pool that is mutually beneficial to them once they reached the title game.

#3776797 So... Any other Eric Decker owners pretty concerned right now?

Posted electricrelish on 03 December 2012 - 11:07 PM

View PostScorcher, on 03 December 2012 - 11:00 PM, said:

Sometimes staying with certain players is the same a staying in a bad relationship because of what it used to be.
Now you're only someone that I used to start.

#3914729 Bears sign Cutler to 7 year extension

Posted gilthorp on 08 January 2014 - 09:39 PM

I come from the football school as well. Some people who haven't played the game and :mouth:  think this is a bad move. It's the going rate for a good QB and he's a good QB.  The contract is relatively low risk and won't kill them down the road. He's maturing in many facets of his life, including his quarterbacking skills. He can make every single throw and he's with a coach that really wants him. If Bears fans don't like the signing, I'd suggest they just like to complain.

Funny how opinions are...

#3899353 Getting dinged twice

Posted scoop55 on 23 November 2013 - 09:14 PM

It's gotta be a grind to do the daily transactional upkeep of an 8 -team Dynasty League.  I KNOW it would be a bitch to do it for a 16-team league.  Personally, I couldn't do it effectively nor do I EVER want to try.  

We have a GREAT commish in Relish who is outstanding in the day to day transactions.  I will be terribly disappointed if all this back-n-forth disparagement causes him to rethink doing commissional functions going forward.

Relatively sure others share this opinion in all aspects.

#3894611 DAD: State of the League - Week 11

Posted panhead55 on 12 November 2013 - 08:10 PM

Thanks Jason, for taking the time to do this write up. It adds so much to my already favorite league.

#3894577 DAD: State of the League - Week 11

Posted electricrelish on 12 November 2013 - 06:52 PM

DAD:  State of the League - Week 11
Acknowledgements:  The SOTL is modeled after a very similar report compiled each week by Big Jim's Mutnity who is the commissioner for the Fantasy Dreams Dynasty League.

We are down to the last stretch of the regular fantasy season in which the division battles will resume for the next three weeks.

MFL’s Power Rankings
The Power Rankings have no meaning as far as seeding, but it’s always interesting to compare these rankings to the league’s actual playoff seeding.
  • Berlin Escape | berlin

  • The Honey Ryders | MorningMud

  • DieNasty Dbl-Os | GMBRKR

  • The Puss Fellers | The Rhinos

  • Kronsteen | Opie

  • Vesper Lynds | ElectricRelish & Henry Muto

  • Octosuzuki | panhead55

  • Vanquish | BearBroncos

  • Professor Dent | Lanning

  • Winning Is Forever | westhemess2

  • SPECTRE | GhostXray

  • Quarrel | Brentastic

  • Rolls-Royce Phantom | Phantom Menace

  • "Jaws"t Win Baby | WashingtonD

  • Goldfinger's P*ssyGalore | scoop55

  • Casino Royale with Cheese | PhillyPhan311
(Power Rank = A+B+C+D+E)
  • points_per_week_per_starter = A
  • points_per_week_per_nonstarter = B
  • all_play_wins_per_week = C
  • actual_wins = D
  • division_wins = E
Playoff Picture
The playoff teams are ordered below if the season were to end today, which means that all of the division leaders are listed regardless of total VP’s.
  • Berlin Escape 31 VPs (7-3) 1363.30 – Despite losing Randall Cobb, this team has charged to the top of the league standings with its incredible ensemble of WR’s including key contributions from Jarrett Boykin and Golden Tate.  Eddy Lacy has proven to be a huge boost at RB and both QB’s Robert Griffin and Russell Wilson are delivering, although figuring out which one to start each week still remains a weekly coaching challenge.  This team may be the best balanced one with its only unreliable position being the coveted 1.5 PPR TE.  Berlin Escape is in a three-way tie with the most VPs and trails the season’s total scoring by four points.  Berlin Escape is currently regarded as the number one seed and overall favorite.

  • Kronsteen 31 VPs (8-2) 1313.10 – When you have Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham on your squad, you have a team that is capable of beating anyone, which is what they continue to do.  Although the team’s RB play has been inconsistent, CJ Spiller has been starting to show some signs and Chris Johnson’s upcoming schedule looks very promising.  The key to this team’s success may lay with its inconsistent WR corps and whether they can deliver down the stretch.  Although, it’s far from certain, Kronsteen is in a three-way tie with the most VPs and looks like a strong contender to return to the playoffs.

  • Octop*ssy 24 VPs (5-4) 1206.70 – As if losing Aaron Hernandez to legal troubles (i.e. murder charge) and Titus Young to mental instability weren’t enough, you would think that the kiss of death would be when Doug Martin was placed on IR, but it wasn’t.  This team has dropped its last three games, but continues to lead its division by 6 VP’s.  Props must go to management who has recently cleared some roster and contract space to perhaps call up someone to the big show from its practice squad who looks long overdue.  Plus, Percy Harvin may be returning any day now to keep this resilient team playoff bound.

  • Professor Dent 19 VPs (5-5) 1128.50 – Riding a two-game losing streak is not a problem when everyone else in your division is losing as well.   There’s no replacing Reggie Wayne, which was a huge “dent”, if you will, into this team’s championship chances, but there is still time to make some moves before the final trade deadline or perhaps pick up some help if the GM can make the time.  Dent’s core players Cam Newton, Darren Sproles and Jordy Nelson can get hot and lead this team to victory especially if Dennis Pitta returns soon.  Dent holds a 5 VP division lead and still remains the best team in the Bond division, which means the team’s post season position appears secure for now.

  • The Puss-Fellers 31 VPs (9-1) 1324.6 – This team holds the overall best H2H record and is in a three-way tie with the most VP’s, but has been producing a lot less in points since losing their top ball hurler Aaron Rodgers.  In fact, Rodgers was the team’s only ball chucker before they picked up veteran Chad Henne in a trade.  The league’s trade deadline is coming up quickly, so it will be interesting to see what ballsy moves this squad makes if any to try and keep afloat while they hope for a speedy return from Rodgers perhaps in time for the playoffs.   The good news is that their RB Shane Vereen may be back to help in week 11.

  • The Honey Ryders 30 VPs (8-2) 1367.3 - The defending champs sit atop the league with the most total points and trail in overall VPs by only one thanks to outstanding RB play from Adrian Peterson as well big WR production from Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey.   Hats off to the GM for making this team better throughout the season with good trades and good waiver wire pickups.  This team will see a QB change in Week 11 since Tony Romo will be on a bye and Jay Cutler has been ruled out in Week 11.  The Honey Ryders are riding the league’s longest winning streak at eight as they attempt to improve upon their 1-2 division record.

    *** Outside Looking In ***

  • DieNasty Dbl-Os 28 VPs (7-3) 1324.6 – Entering the final stretch, this team is the fourth highest scoring team in the league, but they remain the Graves division’s ugly redheaded stepchild since they are currently on the outside of the playoffs looking in.  This team’s core has been very reliable with Matt Forte, Marshawn Lynch, Calvin Johnson and the emerging Jordan Reed.  The key to the team’s QB issues may have finally been resolved with the pickup of QB Case Keenum who is proving thus far to be a better fantasy start that Eli Manning; therefore, don’t be surprised if this Cinderella transforms itself from division worst to division first.

  • Vesper Lynds 26 VPs (7-3) 1216.75 – After losing Julio Jones, Arian Foster and Brian Hoyer to I.R., a lot of roster shuffling moves had to be made just to field a team each week, yet somehow this group has found a way to keep winning with the most unlikely of players of leading the way in Pierre Thomas, Danny Woodhead and Jericho Crotchery.  Although making the playoffs seems unlikely, you can never count the Vesper Lynds out.

  • Winning Is Forever 18 VPs (4-6) 1169.85 – The bad news is that this team is on a four game losing streak and is trailing the division leader by 6 VP’s.  The good news is that the division leader has dropped the last three games, which means that the playoffs are still within reach. Despite losing Justin Blackmon to suspension, the team has a powerful 1-2 punch with Phillip Rivers and Jamaal Charles.  Plus, Riley Cooper is starting to pay dividends, complimented by Steve Smith.  One has to wonder why the team has not already promoted Zac Stacy, who could have helped this team significantly these past few weeks.

  • Vanquish 17 VPs (3-7) 1216.75 – This team has its core pieces in place with Matthew Stafford, Le’Veon Bell, Eric Decker and Cecil Shorts, but its supporting cast has not been able to provide enough production to overcome losing Mike Williams and Dwayne Allen to I.R.  Having recently traded away the number one KC Chiefs defense for a 2014 3rd pick, etc.; it’s clear that the owner has decided more help is needed to make a run next season.

  • Quarrel 14 VPs (3-7) 1068.30 – The Bond division title is well within reach for Quarrel who only trail by 5 VP’s to a slumping division leader.  The team needs a little help, but they have players that can break out on any given week including Andy Dalton, TY Hilton, Antonio Gates, Rob Gronkowski and the 49ers defense.  Even Bobby Rainey is starting to make some noise on this team’s bench.  It may take a perfect storm, but a playoff run is certainly do-able.

  • SPECTRE 14 VPs (4-6) 1031.05 – SPECTRE is behind 10 VP’s and their only shot at the playoffs is for a complete meltdown by the other two teams.  It looked like a promising team at the start of the season with Colin Kaepernick and Giovani Bernard leading the way, but the team has been let down by injuries to David Wilson and Danny Amendola along with disappointing production from Victor Cruz, Dwayne Bowe and Chris Givens.  This team may still be a year away coupled with help from the draft.

  • Rolls-Royce Phantom 12 VPs (3-7) 966.10 – Believe it or not, the playoffs are still a possibility for this squad since they only trail the division leader by 7 VP’s.  It’s a long shot, but when your QB is Peyton Manning along with Alfred Morris and Josh Gordon, going on a winning streak can be done.  It would help a great deal if DMAC can return from injury since the Bond division is still ripe for the taking.  If not this year, then next season, don’t be surprised to see this team challenge for the division title.

  • "Jaws"t Win Baby 10 VPs (2-8) 1040.60 – LeSean McCoy and Frank Gore have provided reliable fantasy production this season, but the rest of this squad has been far too inconsistent.  Playing a lot better than last season, Jermichael Finley proved to be hard to replace once he went down, and Marques Colston is just coming off his best week all year, but it’s too little too late.  Mike Wallace has been mostly mediocre.  The fact of the matter is that Jaws needs more playmakers to make an impact.  Sometimes that means making moves or sometimes it means your stars are just having an off year.  It’s not always easy to tell.

  • Goldfinger's P*ssyGalore 8 VPs (2-8) 931.05 – This team has no quit in them.  Throughout the season, Goldfinger has continued to pick up FA’s and assigned them one-year deals including rookies, in order to field a competitive team each week.  This team took a risk in the offseason and bid adieu to their cornerstone players Adrian Peterson and Arian Foster in exchange for youth and future picks; therefore, this team must remain patient and hope for Michael Floyd, Reuben Randle and Marlon Brown to mature into tomorrow’s superstars.  Plus, it would really help if Kenny Britt gets a fresh start somewhere else next season.

  • Casino Royale with Cheese 7 VPs (2-8) 854.55 – No team had more devastating hits to their active roster than Casino who lost Michael Crabtree, Jeremy Maclin, Ryan Broyles, Dustin Keller and Kellen Winslow.  Plus, a hobbled Santonio Holmes hung around just to take up a roster spot, in addition to numerous games missed by MJD, Stevie Johnson and Jacoby Jones.  We also learned this season that this team’s GM suffers from compulsive QB hoarding with 4 on their active roster and 3 more on their DTS that were drafted this year.  Fortunately, most of these QB’s look like they may have promising careers, so it will be interesting to see if Casino can move these players to help fill some other needs.
Week 11 Games
  • Professor Dent @ Quarrel
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom @ Casino Royale with Cheese
  • Goldfinger's P*ssyGalore @ Octosuzuki
  • SPECTRE @ Winning Is Forever
  • Kronsteen @ Vesper Lynds
  • "Jaws"t Win Baby @ Vanquish
  • Berlin Escape @ The Honey Ryders
  • The Puss-Fellers @ DieNasty Dbl-Os
Game of the Week (GOTW)

Almost every single game this week is critical as they all could impact who goes to the postseason and who doesn't.  Kronsteen @. Vesper Lynds is key for both teams to get the win.  The Puss-Fellers @ DieNasty Dbl-Os is as good as it gets; however, nothing seems quite as enticing as the two highest scoring teams in the league going head to head, so GOTW is awarded to Berlin Escape @ The Honey Ryders.

Getcha popcorn ready as the Graves division goes at each others throats for the next three weeks!

#3894411 I Don't Wish This On Anyone

Posted Chief Dick on 12 November 2013 - 03:06 PM

Man, I'm so sorry that happened. Thoughts and prayers coming your way.

#3867530 Ethics question: making a 'blocking' WW claim

Posted flemingd on 01 October 2013 - 07:34 PM

No, churning is when your league has a waiver lockout and you add/drop teams to get them locked out.  I'm in one for example that once a player is dropped, he cannot be picked up until the next week.  If you did this to each defense, your opponent wouldn't be able to grab one unless he beat you to it and have to go with a blank.  That's churning, and it's very much bullchives.  However, if you are picking up one and are willing to burn the roster spot for the week, that's up to you.

#3845882 The Huddle vs Axe Elf a Grand Jury Hearing

Posted darin3 on 03 September 2013 - 12:56 PM

View PostAxe Elf, on 03 September 2013 - 12:48 PM, said:

Don't be sad; anything that has to do with Axe Elf never really dies, because you will always carry it around inside of you forever.

Right, kind of like herpes.

#3825370 The Huddle vs Axe Elf a Grand Jury Hearing

Posted Bronco Billy on 09 July 2013 - 12:15 PM

I'd strongly suggest that everyone simply stop feeding the troll. Just ignore anything and everything he posts. Swiss suggested the same thing earlier. I already cut him off after catching him cheating in the league he set up. I have no intention of responding to any of his sophomoric crap any longer. Eventually an ego like his will starve and he'll seek sustainance elsewhere.