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Postby Neato Torpedo » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:34 am

How would you guys approach this? I ask because I'm setting up a league for my fraternity (will hopefully become an annual thing), and most of them are football holdovers. They know a marginal to good amount about baseball, but I'm still afraid that I'm going to destroy them and I don't want it to be unfair/unfun. !+)
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Re: Ethics question: Leagues w/ friends that are kinda new at it

Postby TheRock » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:51 am

I sometimes find myself in the same situation, leagues at work mostly. If you wanted to water things down a bit you might try a simpler format. H2H fantasy points is what I find easiest for first-timers. Plays just like fantasy football, they should like that. Simplest way is weekly lineups. Live scoring is key to keeping interest, it takes often takes too much discipline for a footballer to pay attention for the entire season. ESPN's free product works good.

But even with dumbing it down, you will destroy them. It won't be fair. But it will be fun. B-)
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Re: Ethics question: Leagues w/ friends that are kinda new at it

Postby Yoda » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:54 am

Well you are not very good yourself either so it should be fine.
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Re: Ethics question: Leagues w/ friends that are kinda new at it

Postby DaShiz23 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:57 am

only draft your team from the AL Central, NL West, and AL West.
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Re: Ethics question: Leagues w/ friends that are kinda new at it

Postby Grounded Polo » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:02 am

I can ghost-manage one of the teams.
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Re: Ethics question: Leagues w/ friends that are kinda new at it

Postby horatio » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:25 am

I think you should suggest that making it a high stakes money league would make it even so much more fun. ;-D
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Re: Ethics question: Leagues w/ friends that are kinda new at it

Postby RAmst23 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:28 am

Fairly obvious, but make sure not to add any 'sabermatic cats'. I'd keep it to the standard 5x5 and make it H2H. This way, if anyone wants to go out and pick up a fantasy mag it'll be easy to follow along. You could also let them know ESPN has a fantasy website they could check out.. though you should keep the cafe private ;-D
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Re: Ethics question: Leagues w/ friends that are kinda new at it

Postby AussieDodger » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:16 am

Neato Torpedo wrote:How would you guys approach this? I ask because I'm setting up a league for my fraternity (will hopefully become an annual thing), and most of them are football holdovers. They know a marginal to good amount about baseball, but I'm still afraid that I'm going to destroy them and I don't want it to be unfair/unfun. !+)


#1.Has to be H2H. Anyone can have a bad week in the finals and lose.

#2. Tell them about the cafe if they want a leg up or help. Will be the most helpful thing you can introduce them to.

#3. Don't go hugely easy on them, because that's just ghey. Offer help to the ones that are struggling. ;-D
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Re: Ethics question: Leagues w/ friends that are kinda new at it

Postby GiantsFan14 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:49 am

make sure it's a money league. make it roto with daily rosters and unlimited transactions. 23 man rosters as well. profit.
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Re: Ethics question: Leagues w/ friends that are kinda new at it

Postby RAmst23 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:47 am

GiantsFan14 wrote:make sure it's a money league. make it roto with daily rosters and unlimited transactions. 23 man rosters as well. profit.


Cmon, kick it up a notch. Make it a keeper league, 30 rounds with 5 OFs, MI, CI, and 2 Cs. Enjoy.
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