theeohiostate Posted December 15, 2006 Share Posted December 15, 2006 (edited) I'm trying to compose a set of rules that are sorta bullet proof. Take a look, any advice is appreciated. The purpose is to try to limit the need to have a debate in a league that is caused by vague rules or uncovered material. Draft All owners must have league entry fees paid before drafting. All owners to provide commish with contact number to be reached during draft. Live or online draft begins ___???_______ Number of rounds set at 20 Auto pick or draft robot is enabled Time limit in between picks is ___???______ Players not listed on hosting site may still be drafted by notifying the commish of your selection, then commish will manually enter the said player. It is up to each owner to search for their desired player, the commish is not responsible for players not found by an owner. Any team that accidentally drafts a player that he/she did not intend on doing so, must post a message to the league and commish IMMEDIANTELY following the pick. At that time, the other owners should take note of a draft suspension until the commish can fix the error. If players are taken by auto pick or quickly thereafter, before the request was made, those picks shall stand and the owner that needs the correction may only select from players remaining in the FA pool. Use auto pick at your own risk. If auto pick is turned on, and selections are made that you did not really like, they shall stand. However, if the commish sees a consistent problem with your picks using this feature, he will suspend draft and notify that owner. No picks will be changed, only suspension of draft, so they can fix their auto picks. Draft day no shows. An owner not reporting to the draft at said time will be emailed and contacted with their provided contact number, failure to call back and report within 5 minutes will result in the draft moving forward. A replacement owner will be sought after to do your draft , if one cannot be found, then the hosting site rankings and auto pick will be set for your draft. If you draft a player with the same name. There are a handful of players with the same name. If you enter the incorrect player and it's obvious you've made a mistake by picking Rickey Williams of Miami and not Ricky Williams of Indy, the commish will will suspend the draft and correct the mistake. Other owners drafting afterwards should show some class by not taking your intended selection, but if they did take the player in question the selection will stand and the owner with the error can select for the remaining FA pool. Playoffs Playoffs start in Week 14 Disional winners to be awarded the top 3 seeds, use the tie breaker system set of guidlines to determine to seeding for all teams. Top 2 seeds shall be awarded the bye in week 1 of the playoffs #3 seed to face the #6 seed in week one. #4 seed to face the #5 seed in week one. Week 2 of playoffs the #1 seed shall face the lowest remaining seed, while the #2 seed faces the remaining contender. Week 3 of the playoffs shall be the winners of week 2 in one contest to determine the #1 and #2 team and the losers of the week 2 playoff games to determine the #3 and #4 teams. Toilet Bowl seeding and playoffs games are to be the same as the system above. If this is a keeper league however order is reversed from worst to first. The 2 worst teams will get the byes and are seeded the #1 and #2 seeds, with the loser of the toilet bowl getting the 1st pick in the following seasons draft. Tie Breakers,Playoff seeding and divisional winners Divisional Winners and all other playoff seedings shall have the tie breaker be as follows. 1. Most Wins or best percentage, ties count as a 1/2 point. 2. H2H - This only applies to 2 teams, 3 or more go to next tie breaker. ....Examples 1. Team A and Team B are both 7-7, Team B beat Team A, therefore Team B wins the tiebreaker. .....Example 2. Team A and Team B are both 7-7 , They split a pair of games in the regular season. Team A has more total points (#3 tie breaker), therefore he advances. .....Example 3. Teams A, B and C are all 7-7, there are 2 playoff positions left for the 3 teams. Team A has the most points, therefore he gets the top spot of the 3. Team B and C will now restart the tie breaking process, since there are only 2 teams now, the H2H will be the 1st determination. Team B beat Team A and takes the last remaining spot. 3. Total Points 4. Points Against 5. Division Record (same division teams) Conferecne Records if other 6. Coin toss Divisions to be determined by the draft order each season. Draft positions 1,4,7,10 in Division 1 Draft position 2,5,8,11 in Division 2 Draft position 3,6,9,12 in Division 3 Rule changes/ommisions or revisions All rules are to be finalized 2 weeks prior to draft day. Any rule that is voted on afterwards shall be admitted into the league bylaws for the following season. A league vote of 2/3rds is required for all changes. Fees and Payouts League fees are $??? per owner by check or $??? paypal and must be paid prior to draft day.If an owner does not have payment for entry fee by due date, then the league may replace that owner or vote to allow an extension or "x" number of days. 1st place $??? 2nd place $??? 3rd place $??? 4th place $??? Wk 13-Highest scoring active RB- $?? Wk 14-Highest scoring active WR- $?? Wk 15-Highest scoring active QB- $?? Toilet Bowl winner ??? MFL hosting site fee ?? Total collected and paid out is ????? Payments are to be made by check or paypal to : ?????? Sportsmanship, Inactive owners clause. If an owner isn't managing their team for personal or any other reason the league shall vote by majority on setting their lineup. The team will not be permitted to trade or process any transactions by using this option, however if a new owner can be found, he will be asked to pay 1/2 league entry fee and that money will be added onto the league payout. The previous owner, unless leaving for personal or illness, will not be reimbursed anything.If an owner can not be found to pay 1/2 price a lesser amount of entry will be offered. In the event of illness or trajedy the team will be handed back over to the original owner once the league is notified of their circumstances and the team hadn't already been sold. Tanking games. Any owner that wishes to intentionally tank a game or set of games will subject to a league vote for expulsion, majority owner vote. The team will be handled the same as an inactive owner and if sold, the expelled without a refund. Improper use of the IR spot. Any owner fielding a team at start up of the first game of the week having a player that was not listed as "OUT" on the official NFL IR report that came out of Wednesday (For 1st game start thursday games) or Friday ( for 1st game start Sunday games) will be penalized 20 points and the commish will promptly move the player in question to the teams active roster and undo any pickups made for the roster spot vacated by moving the illegal player to IR. Team Stacking, Dropping high calibur players, Loaning players only to trade the same ones back will be treated the same as the Tanking games clause. Starting bye week players. Any team wishing to start a bye week player, due to lack of talent in the FA pool, or fear of getting negative points with a FA , or just plain forgot to pick someone up is permissable, SO LONG as you make your intent or explanation known to the league. No explanation a by the start of the 1st game and you team will be penalized 20 points for that weeks contest. No lineup set. If a team forgets to set his lineup, the previous weeks lineup will be used. If any player is on bye in that lineup will be treated as the previous bylaw states, 20 point deduction for that weeks contest. Trades Trading deadline is Week 10 (redraft leagues) No trading deadline in keeper or dynasty leagues. Trading of future draft picks is not allowed in redraft leagues. Keeper leagues may trade future draft picks on ONE condition, both parties must submit 1/2 payment for the next seasons entry fee. Dynasty League- see keeper rules. If any owner paying 1/2 entry fee does not return, a new owner will be granted their spot for 1/2 price and no refund is to be given. Trading players for Blind Bidding money is permitted. Only trades consummated on the hosting sites are valid. Accepting a deal verbally or by email will not be recognized as acceptance by the commish. Teams that are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs are restricted from trading in redraft leagues. All trades will be processed by the commissioner and approved. Only trades the appear to be of a colluded type will be rejected. If a trade is rejected by the commish, the league will vote of the trade. A majority of owners is needed to approve the trade. Once a trade has been voted down, the same trade will not be permitted to be reviewed again, it will simply be vetoed by the commish. Trades must stand for a minimum of 2 weeks, 2 owners are not permitted to trade the same players back and fourth within a 2 week period. Once a trade is processed it is final. Each owner will be responsible to make sure they offer or accept the deal. If a trade is offered by mistake, please email league with that notice and it will be reversed, ONLY if done so within 10 minutes of original offer. If trade is accepted by mistake, same goes, email league within 10 minutes of mistake and it will be reversed. No other exception is to be made. All trades are final, unless an owner submits an email to the entire league of his/her mistake within 10 minutes of their offer or their acceptance. A poor trade or a trade made in error are not grounds for collusion. If an error is made and 10 minutes have passed, the trade may be reversed if both parties agree to the error with 5 hours of the acceptance. Stats Changes and League Official source for scoring The official source of stats for our league will be NFL.Com Gamebooks Scores will be final on Thursday morning at 10 A.M. EST time for the previous weeks results. This rule includes scoring issues and all other scenarios that may potentially effect the score of any contest. Any owner wishing to challenge the result of their game must make a post before the final scoring date set above. Elias Sports Bureau will be the official stat provider for any questions pertaining to scoring changes. Any owner not emailing the league by Thursday following that week's result will forfeit any objective to the results. Once a challenge to a result has been made, the commish will review Elias Sports Bureau report, if nothing is published by Thursday at 10:30 AM Est. , the result will stand. Speculation or unconfirmed reports of a potential stat change do not constitute a scoring change, it must be official. Any official change to scoring made after this time period will not be recognized by the league. Player postion The official source of player position will be the team roster page on NFL.Com Waivers/Free Agents Blind Bidding will be used for FA acquisitions. The bidding will be made on MFL in increments of $1. Each team is given $100 play money to use on waivers throughout the year, in which they can trade some of their cash if they choose, they may also auction off a player if they wish. Highest bid gets the player. Blind bidding opens up at Kickoff of the Sunday's games and runs to Wednesday at Midnight EST. Then they will be processed. Bids in the same amount that are tied, will be won by the team that placed their bid first. Click on your team and you'll see the money you've spent YTD. You have $100 for the season. Once your money runs out, you can not pick up any more players. Wednesday at Midnight EST. FCFS will begin and cost $5 per player. FCFS runs from Wednesday at Midnight Est to the kickoff of the weeks first contest. No bidding money will be carried over from year to year. No team eliminated from the playoffs or playing in consulation games are permitted to aquire FA's. Line Ups Roster composition 1 QB 2-3 RB 2-3 WR 1 TE 1 K 1 Def Total of 9 Active Starters are required. Any owner unable to have computer access may email or call the commish with his line up request. It must be done so 5 minutes before kickoff of the game of each player. The commsih will email the league with the owners request for notification. Rosters Each team can carry up to 20 players, plus 1 IR slot. The IR slots are reserved for players put on IR by their NFL teams or have been declared out on the NFL injury report. The player must be moved back to the active roster or waived as soon as they have been declared able to play by their NFL team. Teams entering gameplay with an illegal IR position will be penalized. See Sportsmanship, Inactive owners clause. Roster Composition for ACTIVE players. IR players do not count against the max. Total players per roster: 20 Maximum players on I/R: 1 IR players must be listed on the NFL IR list. Composition Position Minimum Maximum Quarterback 0 4 Running Back 0 7 Wide Receiver 0 7 Tight End 0 3 Kicker 0 3 Defense 0 3 Scoring Rushing Rules For position: QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, Ks, Def/STs 6.0 point(s) for each touchdown. 2.0 point(s) for each 2-point conversion. Length of Rushing Touchdowns For position: QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, Ks, Def/STs 2.0 bonus point(s) for scores from 40 to 100 yards. Total Rushing Yardage For position: QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, Ks 0.1 bonus point(s) each 1 total yards, starting with 1 yard(s). 1.0 bonus point(s) for 100 or more yard(s). 3.0 bonus point(s) for 150 or more yard(s). Fumbles Lost For position: QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, Ks 1.0 point(s) deducted for each 1 fumble(s) lost, starting with 1 fumble(s) lost. Passing Rules Scores For position: QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, Ks, Def/STs, Def/STs 6.0 point(s) for each touchdown. 2.0 point(s) for each 2-point conversion. Length of Passing Touchdowns For position: QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, Ks, Def/STs 2.0 bonus point(s) for scores from 40 to 100 yards. Total Passing Yardage For position: QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, Ks 0.05 bonus point(s) each 1 total yards, starting with 1 yard(s). 3.0 bonus point(s) for 350 or more yard(s). 1.0 bonus point(s) for 400 or more yard(s). Interceptions For position: QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, Ks 1.0 point(s) deducted for each 1 interception(s), starting with 1 interception(s). Receiving Rules Scores For position: QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, Ks 6.0 point(s) for each touchdown. 2.0 point(s) for each 2-point conversion. Length of Touchdown Receptions For position: QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, Ks 2.0 bonus point(s) for scores from 40 to 100 yards. Total Receiving Yardage For position: QBs, RBs, WRs 0.1 bonus point(s) each 1 total yards, starting with 1 yard(s). 3.0 bonus point(s) for 125 or more yard(s). For position: TEs 0.15 bonus point(s) each 1 total yards, starting with 1 yard(s). 3.0 bonus point(s) for 100 or more yard(s). Total Receptions For position: QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, Ks 1.0 bonus point(s) each 1 reception(s), starting with 1 reception(s). Feild Goals Scores This rule only applies to kickers. 3.0 point(s) 30-39 yards 4.0 point(s) 40-49 yards 5.0 point(s) 50+ yards Length of Successful Field Goals For position: Ks 0.1 bonus point(s) each 1 additional yards in length, starting with 31 yard scores. Missed Field Goals 3.0 point(s) deducted for 0 to 30 yard(s). 2.0 point(s) deducted for 31 to 39 yard(s). 1.0 point(s) deducted for 40 to 49 yard(s). Defense and Special Teams 6 points for each kickoff return touchdown. 6 point(s) for each punt return touchdown. Defensive Scores For position: Def/STs 6.0 point(s) for each touchdown. 2.0 point(s) for each safety. Defensive SPECIAL TEAMS Scores For position: Def/STs 6.0 point(s) for each touchdown. 2.0 point(s) for each safety. Total Yards Allowed For position: Def/STs 10.0 point(s) for 0 to 150 total yard(s) allowed. 5.0 point(s) for 151 to 250 total yard(s) allowed. 0.0 point(s) for 251 to 350 total yard(s) allowed. -5.0 point(s) for 351 to 400 total yard(s) allowed. -10.0 point(s) for 401 to 500 total yard(s) allowed. -15.0 point(s) for 501 to 999 total yard(s) allowed. Blocked Field Goals For position: Def/STs 2.0 bonus point(s) for each 1 blocked field goal(s), starting with 1 blocked field goal(s). Blocked PATs For position: Def/STs 2.0 bonus point(s) for each 1 blocked PAT(s), starting with 1 blocked PAT(s). Blocked Punts For position: Def/STs 2.0 bonus point(s) for each 1 blocked punt(s), starting with 1 blocked punt(s). Sacks For position: Def/STs 1.0 bonus point(s) for every 1.0 sack(s) recorded, starting with 1.0 sack(s). Fumbles Recovered For position: Def/STs 2.0 bonus point(s) for each 1 opponent's fumble(s) recovered, starting with 1 opponent's fumble(s) recovered. Interceptions For position: Def/STs 2.0 bonus point(s) for each 1 interception(s), starting with 1 interception(s). Edited December 16, 2006 by theeohiostate Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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