Thread: Reports from the Trenches

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I think Peter and I need to rename ourselves the Ordinary Oracles.

In the 15-team XFL: tied for seventh.

In  the PCL: tenth. (But a good shot at ninth -- watch out Mike!)

In the ADL:

Team    Pts
1. Fine Tooners    80.0
2. Nattering Nabobs    65.5
3. Random Hackers    65.0
4. Veecks    61.5
5. Moose Factory    58.0
6. Bad Kreuznachs    55.5

Because of the convoluted rules in the ADL, this last one is no joke. The consolation prize for the first team that doesn't get in the money is the first pick in the reserve draft.

But of course the real battle is for second. The Hackers have Sweeneyed. The Nabobs won last year, and nobody besides the Moose has ever repeated in the long history of the league.

Since even the Nabobs can't make up 15 points in five days (you can't, Walter, you really can't), I think I'm rooting for the Nabobs to finish second. That's how tired I am of seeing the Hackers Sweeney.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 28 '16

Despite inventing a brand new 39 team survivor style fantasy football league this year, and currently being in the middle of the third of three drafts for said leagues, I still managed to comment on Kyle Gibson two days ago.

Kind of cheating though, as I have a google alert for whenever Debbie Gibson and fantasy baseball are mentioned together.

Keith Prosseda andypro
Aug 6 '16

From Ron Shandler this morning:

Vol. 1, No. 28: August 5, 2016
On Deck
So, here's the scoop. As we get deeper and deeper into the summer, more and more of you are getting distracted away from fantasy baseball. This is reflected in the traffic numbers to my site, but it is nothing new -- I experienced that at and I know that ESPN does as well. We see that the SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Network is nearly all-football, all-the-time these days. It's the nature of the beast.

No here. Not here!

Although... when's the last time we saw Andy?

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 5 '16
So ready for baseball to restart. Seems like months, not days.
Kent Ostby Seadogs
Jul 15 '16

Categories kill points based leagues. Don't be seduced. Points are for football, and it is pale because of it. 

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jul 15 '16

I like H2H, but hate points leagues. I'd do it if it was Roto scoring that funneled into a win/loss format (kind of like Peter's Tout model).

I played FF once and found it incredibly boring. Most of the action taking place on one day a week meant that six days a week were pretty slow. I like the constant action of baseball and the fact that I can root for something every day.

I know that most FF people feel the opposite - that fantasy baseball is too time consuming and they like a game that is mostly a 1x/week affair.

Mike Gianella MikeG
Jul 14 '16

I quit playing fantasy football over a decade ago, even though i'd played FF before ever trying any form of fantasy baseball.  

Basically - playing FF made me watch too much football on Sunday afternoons.  And I really don't care to watch that much pro football.  An odd game now and then with friends, a few playoff games if a team I'm interested in is making a run, and a Super Bowl Party ... and I'm more than sated for the year.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jul 14 '16

I would say that's the difference between a fantasy football draft and a baseball auction. A monkey with a dartboard could do a fantasy football draft.

Once the games start, they're pretty much the same.

Keith Prosseda andypro
Jul 14 '16
For many years, I've said that the difference between roto baseball and fantasy football is like the difference between chess and checkers.
jeff merk jeffamerk
Jul 14 '16
Keith Prosseda andypro
Jul 13 '16