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1st Time Keeper League Commish

Postby epp1e » Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:45 pm

My league seems not to care about the championship at all because currently we have decided that the draft picks are the inverse of standings at the end of the year. Any suggestions on how to make 1st place more appealing?
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Re: 1st Time Keeper League Commish

Postby Amazinz » Mon Mar 23, 2009 2:02 pm

Well other than putting money on the line, I'm not sure what you can do. Maybe look for new league mates or give the champion a good slot. I'm sure we've all had problems I'm with bottom teams intentionally tanking for better draft slots but I've never been in a league where it happened across the board.
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Re: 1st Time Keeper League Commish

Postby Trojan Pony » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:51 pm

The real question is why do they care so much about their draft position? To me, it's really not that big of a deal... you can draft well from any position with proper planning... OK, you might get Han-Ram, but then you have to watch 22 players get picked before your next one... no thanks. Regardless, why would that affect people not caring about the CHAMPIONSHIP?? I can understand tanking for last... but are you saying people would rather finish last than win the league? If so, that's super lame, and I don't understand why those people are even in the league... hope I'm misunderstanding.

You could try what we do in my league... The following year, everyone SELECTS their draft position in an order based on the previous year's finish... that order is the consolation bracket, in order of finish, followed by the championship bracket, in reverse order of finish. In other words, the consolation bracket winner would have first priority for selecting their draft position, while the league champion would have last priority. This gives the teams out of contention an incentive to stay active and try to win. Obviously, this only applies to H2H. But I suppose you could adapt it for roto by giving 7-12 top priority, followed by 6-1, or something...
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Re: 1st Time Keeper League Commish

Postby Matthias » Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:15 pm

If they're all trying to finish last so that they can pick first, then who is the first pick? Cliff Floyd? He'd give you pretty good chances at letting you pick first next year.
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