stevegrab

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  1. Nfl to allow players to opt out

    Gee you think, seeing as how camp just opened and players haven't even started having any sort of practice, let alone full team drills with lineman spewing their aerosols at each other for hours per day. They better hope they can do better in preventing players getting the virus than MLB, because I don't know how its going to work if you start canceling NFL games because the opposing team has players that tested positive.
  2. Antonio Brown re-announces retirement

    Exactly, Brown did himself in. I suspect Henry Muto having 8000 different fantasy teams (mostly high stakes) probably has some shares of AB and hasn't gotten over the sting. Blaming anybody but AB himself is just wrong. Somethings wrong with him, if it isn't mental illness its some nasty drugs. Or he's just a big stupid jerk, that is always a possibility. Remember TO working out on his line, crying about "that's my QB" and other stuff? Did we ever figure out if he had problems?
  3. Quarantines and Handcuffs

    You avoid the spread by not getting it in the first place, that is why players need 3 negative tests just to enter the team facility. There are also supposed to be daily tests for the first couple of weeks once in camp. But beyond that, when they start testing less frequently, players/staff/etc can be there for a day or two spreading it. The key is to avoid it ever entering the facility. Keeping the entire team isolated from the community (that includes family and friends) for most of the season would also help. They would still travel and play other teams, stay in some hotel on the road, ride a bus from place to place, but it would help.
  4. Wait this is from a vote of the NFL players, not USA Today (who wrote it) or NFL Network (who created the list). Oh boy, sure with the #1 overall pick I'll take Lamar Jackson, said almost no FF player in 2020. I always hope my league mates use places like that vs. The Huddle or other FF specific sites (even free ones) for their guidance. OK apparently this is for NFL purposes not FF, so who really cares (since we talk FF here not NFL). Even still, I'd take Mahomes every day over Jackson.
  5. Nfl to allow players to opt out

    I saw an NBA player do that last night as he was dribbling. EWWWW!! Think of linemen standing across from each other all game, breathing in and out, grabbing on and doing the shoving match stuff. May as well be slow dancing with the guy.
  6. Fantasy this year

    We usually have an in person draft using a conference at my office where about half the league works (and several others used to work there). But with our office closed except for a couple essential IT people, there is no way we're doing that. Most likely online, unless some owner wants to host it (neither myself nor my co-commish will). I was actually suggesting to my co-commish that we start thinking about what issues could arise, maybe consider reducing the fee, donate league proceeds to charity, etc. Nope he thinks everything will be OK, no need to worry we'll return to normal when "they hype dies down". I wonder if his views have changed in the last couple of weeks. I may just put in minimal effort and resources (no extra $$ to join the weekly high score game, few if any roster moves) and try to protect my core players (5 keepers).
  7. Quarantines and Handcuffs

    OK I kind of wondered about that, but had already done all the I see posts online that act like the "virus is a hoax" people and its impossible to tell it is sarcasm because people actually say those things seriously.
  8. Nfl to allow players to opt out

    First two Browns to opt out, 2nd year OT Drew Forbes (who was expected to compete for starting RT job, the 6th round pick was injured and missed most of last season) and UDFA OT Drake Dorbeck. https://www.cantonrep.com/sports/20200729/browns-offensive-linemen-drew-forbes-drake-dorbeck-opt-out-of-2020-season
  9. Quarantines and Handcuffs

    NEVERMIND IF IT WAS ALL A JOKE, BUT REALIZE PEOPLE POST THIS STUFF FOR REAL AND MEAN IT, NO WAY TO KNOW ITS SARCASM. Your GUESS is that the NFL won't be testing players? Seriously? Even guessing that 6 weeks ago (you repeated it 2 weeks later) seems completely irrational. I won't belabor the point after reading your other posts in this thread, including how you tried to wiggle out of claiming you were an infectious disease expert after you wrote "I, along with my Infectious Disease colleagues don't put much credence into the notion of an asymptomatic infection." Yes this is a fantasy football forum, so maybe you shouldn't be spreading your "informed" BS and stick to having the fun you come here for. PS I'm not a doctor, I have no medical training, but I also don't need that to recognize complete BS.
  10. Quarantines and Handcuffs

    I just asked my co-commish about a week ago (a month after your post) if he thought we should consider any changes, or start a dialogue with owners, or anything. His response "Nope I'm pretty confident things will get back to normal when the hype dies down, and the season will go as planned."
  11. Antonio Brown re-announces retirement

    I think AB replaced his meds with bath salts.
  12. Salary cap to drop

    Spreading it out over several years makes sense, sure it will hurt some players with really short careers, but this had to be done.
  13. NFL agrees to cancel 2020 preseason

    The ratings will be fine, even with the departure of some fans angry over changes.
  14. Nfl to allow players to opt out

    NFL has an additional issue that MLB does not, many days without games, many nights to head out to bars and clubs, or indoor dining, or large family gatherings. From what I heard NFL players are strictly forbidden from those activities and there will be fines if they are caught doing it. I'd hope players can convince each other how important this is, how one player getting the virus could screw things up for the whole team, or even the league as a whole. But far too many are young and foolish, and probably also a group in the "virus is a hoax" camp. I heard the Marlins players got it when a bunch of them went out to party in Atlanta when there about a week ago for their exhibition games. Teams that are in or visit hot spots really need to be careful. Also from what I've heard MLB did not allow the Marlins with players testing positive to play the Phillies that night, the Marlins took a vote and decided to play. Sounds like neither the Phillies nor MLB HQ was notified, and the geniuses running the Marlins are responsible for much of the mess, along with MLB. These teams need a league official in charge of testing, not the team itself and their doctors that will lie, similar to the use of the independent neurologist for concussions.
  15. Nfl to allow players to opt out

    You should know by now that nobody is like you, I doubt anybody else here already had 20+ drafts, let alone all high stakes leagues. Sucks to be in your position. I'm glad we have our draft as late as possible and already approached my co-commish to start thinking about if we want to make any changes, and he's of the "everything will go as planned" mindset.