Snakes Gould wrote:one theory i came across is this:
many of the same people either win our leagues, or finish very high, and most people know who these 2-3 people are. they acknowledge that the knowledge of these guys (me included ) are higher than theirs. they're always hesistant to pull a trade with this small group of people because they have seem to think we know something they might not.
very true. also where you've got a bunch of friends in a league, nobody likes getting owned by their friend/rival, so they'll take an overly risk averse stance. this is the case between me and atleast one owner in my league