Big Country

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Big Country last won the day on August 16 2018

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  1. High Stakes Fantasy Leagues

    As I recall you were the one puking, I merely was enjoying the free transportation
  2. AT&T U-Verse drops NFL Network & RedZone

    Like I said, with my kids schedule, I'm hardly home on Sundays, so I'm fine catching whatever happens to be on NBC/CBS/FOX/ESPN. With Hulu Live, you get all the local channels plus quite a few ESPN, Fox Sports, NBC Sports channels that I really have not missed anything since making the switch,
  3. AT&T U-Verse drops NFL Network & RedZone

    I dropped Uverse last year, switched to Spectrum for Internet and now just use Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu (with the live option). I have not missed anything about Uverse. Granted, I don;t care about Sunday Ticket as with my kids schedule I'm never home on Sundays much anyway so I'm fine just watching whatever game happens to be on Sunday or Monday night when I am available. Went from $200+/month for the Uverse everything plan to paying just over $100/month for much faster internet (went from the maybe 20MB max speed we could get from Uverse to 400MB from Spectrum), more content than I can catch up with and overall just been real pleased with it. It took me a long time to take the plunge but now I kick myself for not doing it sooner.
  4. Can't believe I'm letting myself get dragged into one of these threads, but, is this in a Dynasty/Keeper where one must take a multi-season focus on their team or a redraft league. If redraft, no way one should ever tank. Play spoiler, etc. but no matter what keep playing your hardest for the entire season, keep managing your roster to maximize it's potential. If a dynasty/keeper, where current season's performance determines future draft order and one must take a multi-season view, then: I'm fine with 1 where you trade away a player for youth, picks, etc. that give your team a better chance long term, especially in leagues where players have contracts so you do not own them in perpetuity. In more complex leagues where free agents are bid on, contracts expire, etc. those free agent dollars and earlier picks have a lot more value to a struggling team looking to get better than a player they will have difficulty keeping. In this case, one could put up an argument that not trading the player and doing nothing to change the outlook of the team is more akin to tanking long term than dealing said player is. I personally would struggle with #2, as I personally always start my best possible lineup with my available players, but so long as an owner is starting active players, it is hard to argue that they aren't doing what is best in the long term for their team, especially in leagues that "reward" the teams that do the worst with higher draft picks. This is why I personally prefer to have some sort of either lottery for the non-playoff teams to determine their draft order, or have them play in their own separate playoff bracket where the "winner" gets the #1 pick the following season. Essentially some sort of system that doesn;t just give the top pick to the worst record, which encourages "tanking". Heck, I would say just having a rule in place that gives the #1 pick to the worst record means managing towards that is not tanking, as you are essentially actively engaging in an activity that will better your team. To not do so would essentially be mismanaging your team long term. Absolute no to #3.

    If you notice, he only posts the random numbers in the rate my team posts that have the OP doing nothing put putting in his roster and not giving any informaton, such as number of teams etc. Nothing can be gained from those posts as there is no information for which to rate a team. The same goes for the who will win this week posts.. generally he is the only one who posts the correct answer which is the team that scors the most points. No one is clairvoyant, so no one can answer those questions. He does give spectacular advice to anyone that follows the posting guidelines for the forum and actually asks a question with some thought in it, such as WDIS posts where the OP actually makes some comments on why they are leaning one way or the other, etc. or trade advice posts where the OP says why they are considering the trade etc. It is his way, albeit sometimes childish, to make a point about how the useless posts do clutter the board so that people asking legitimate advice questions that could help many other Huddlers with similar lineup or trade situations don't get pushed off the boards by insecure posters that bump their rate my 6 man league team to the top every 20 minutes.
  6. Start Bench List

    I will be sure to bring it up at the Huddle executives meeting in Las Vegas tomorrow.
  7. DMD and WW in Vegas

    Yeah... I am "working" for the next four hours, then it is off to have lunch with my wife, go pick up Darin and go to the airport. Viva Las Vegas
  8. Best Food Network show

    I really like How to Boil Water. It has Tyler Florence, who did Food 911, and some other chick who is a non-chef. Of the shows you listed, I enjoy Iron Chef America... nice to see what they can come up with.
  9. MFFL Online Draft Sucked

    You can rank your own players using the My Draft List feature. Did one draft live at MFL this year and it went extremely smooth, no hangups, no conenction issues no problems finding a player on the list or anything.
  10. Legal Formation

    Like the others have said, you must have 7 on the line I believe... so, technically, you could have 4 RBs on the field with one on the line of scrimmage ie a FB playing like a TE or an RB spred wide like Marshall Faulk does fairly often... that, or go with no "QB" and have 4 backs in the backfield.
  11. Free IDP Fantasy Advice

    Better mark that advice at NSFW for most.
  12. Free IDP Fantasy Advice

    Fixed your thread title
  13. Can league commissioner see blind bids ?

    It is a setting on the Abilities Setup page for the commissioner. You can go to your league bylaws page, and at the bottom of the Abilities Setup section will tell you what the current setting is set at. If it is set to yes, then the commish is locked out and if he changes this setting the league will get a notification e-mail. Also note that if the commish is locked out from this, he can no longer assist owners by submitting lineups or waiver requests for them if they are away from the computer or confirming that they put in a waiver request correctly That said, if there is a trust issue with your commish, your league is going ot have problems sooner than later.
  14. Free Fantasy Advice - Week 1

    Ok Hugh, totally hijacked your thread.. hope you still agree with the way I went....LOL.... now time for me to go to lunch in a few.
  15. Free Fantasy Advice - Week 1

    Tough call between Green and Martin IMO, but I lean Green as well. No logical reason other than gut feel that Green will have a slightly better game than Martin and my coin came up heads which i said was for Green.