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Postby Madison » Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:10 pm

StlSluggers wrote:My previous suggestions about doubling the length of the playoffs matchups in H2H alleviate most of the "randomness" that you loathe. Since you agree that H2H and roto are equal over the regular season, would this format then appeal to you more than a traditional one-week H2H playoff format?


Equal over the course of the season? I wouldn't go that far, but overall season standings for H2H leagues is ok. Not as accurate as it could be, but I don't complain about the yearly standings of H2H.

As to doubling the length of the playoffs, that would help things. I'm not convinced it would fix the problem, but I don't think it would hurt in the least, and should help some. ;-D
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Postby Yoda » Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:20 pm

Madison wrote:
StlSluggers wrote:My previous suggestions about doubling the length of the playoffs matchups in H2H alleviate most of the "randomness" that you loathe. Since you agree that H2H and roto are equal over the regular season, would this format then appeal to you more than a traditional one-week H2H playoff format?


Equal over the course of the season? I wouldn't go that far, but overall season standings for H2H leagues is ok. Not as accurate as it could be, but I don't complain about the yearly standings of H2H.

As to doubling the length of the playoffs, that would help things. I'm not convinced it would fix the problem, but I don't think it would hurt in the least, and should help some. ;-D


Another option our league has been discussing is to eliminate playoffs. This way, 1 bad week won't completely screw your season.

The best option is to not play in H2H if you are so against it especially if it involves money. If you know you won't enjoy it, then why play?
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Postby Lofunzo » Mon Sep 19, 2005 3:02 pm

StlSluggers wrote:My previous suggestions about doubling the length of the playoffs matchups in H2H alleviate most of the "randomness" that you loathe. Since you agree that H2H and roto are equal over the regular season, would this format then appeal to you more than a traditional one-week H2H playoff format?


That would be better but is there a site that hosts leagues like that??

P.S. Did you see my post in 1 of these H2H threads about my bad "luck"?? I missed out on going to the finals in 1 of my leagues. I needed 1 more run from Castillo last night. I think it was the 7th inning and he was going from 2nd to 3rd and the coach was waving him home. Well, he reinjured his leg and came up lame. They took him out of the game and then M-Cab drove in the pinch runner. Had he scored, I would have been in the finals. :~(
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Postby StlSluggers » Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:05 pm

Lofunzo wrote:
StlSluggers wrote:My previous suggestions about doubling the length of the playoffs matchups in H2H alleviate most of the "randomness" that you loathe. Since you agree that H2H and roto are equal over the regular season, would this format then appeal to you more than a traditional one-week H2H playoff format?


That would be better but is there a site that hosts leagues like that??

P.S. Did you see my post in 1 of these H2H threads about my bad "luck"?? I missed out on going to the finals in 1 of my leagues. I needed 1 more run from Castillo last night. I think it was the 7th inning and he was going from 2nd to 3rd and the coach was waving him home. Well, he reinjured his leg and came up lame. They took him out of the game and then M-Cab drove in the pinch runner. Had he scored, I would have been in the finals. :~(

I don't know exactly how many sites host leagues like that, but I do know of at least one. Wannabe Sports runs all of their normal and keeper leagues with that playoff format. In addition, the man who runs the site designed a league from scratch for me this year, and my league uses that format as well. The score in the first post was from that league, and I submit that as Exhibit A that a two-week playoff format can produce fair results.

BTW, JRM's Brawlers pulled out the victory in that battle and raked in some extra "cash" to use in picking up free agents next year. All of this while he was on his honeymoon. Not a bad week, I'd say.

Anyways, back to the topic, I know of one other site that could be capable of handling that format in a year or two. Game Day Ritual is a new, techy site that just started this year. It's default format is for crap, so I highly recommend staying away for now. However, the site designers have informed me that they are working on making a customizable format where each individual league can set their own rules and playing format. They said that they hope to have that available in no more than two years. I am keeping them in my peripheral because they offer some very nice features and a lot of handy automation, like the ability to track contractual expenses in a keeper league from one year to the next.

As for your story, I have to say, that is the epitome of bad luck. In fact, it's to such a degree that I have to ask you what you did to screw up your karma.

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