ayebatter wrote:Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn on occasion, we'll refer to you as Rocky for now on Or as a wise Chinese man said "man must sit in one place for a long time with mouth open to catch a roast duck", be careful of the bones, you could choke on 'em.
Ha! You could be right. (Did I really just type that?)
In the last three years here are our respective finishes in cafe roto leagues:
He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool - shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple - teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep - wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise - follow him
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Bwanna wrote:Maybe your acorn-finder needs some fine-tuning? ...or maybe you just need to start making more moves?
Still blown away with the number of moves you've made and not had it blow up in your face, I'm in a NL only money league where moves cost you at least $4 apiece, want in ??
Been there, done that, no thanks.
My roto experience started out in 1984, where every move cost and the final pot was around $4000; we used Okrent's book. I had Bagwell on my farm team when he was still with the BoSox if that gives you an idea of how long ago it was.
I played hard and serious for 10 years in that league and had the time of my life, including flights to Dallas twice a year for the auction and the Yoohoo celebration. Won first 4 of the 10 years, placed in the top 3 7 years, and in the money 9 years. We started before the internet was a viable option for communicating and collecting stats; we used the USAToday bulletin board service to download stats once a week, calculated standings by hand, then faxed them to owners.
I quit when I came to the realization that I was spending more time on the phone working on trades than I was with my wife and kids. So, no thanks.
I'm in leagues where there are move limits, and I adjust. There are people that make stupid moves and people that make low risk moves. I try to use a good mix.
Bwanna wrote: We started before the internet was a viable option for communicating and collecting stats; we used the USAToday bulletin board service to download stats once a week, calculated standings by hand, then faxed them to owners.