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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Thu Feb 17, 2005 7:13 pm

Shamsky69 wrote:Listen Cornbread, I myself am a fantasy nerd from way back. I just can't help but cringe when I hear things like "we will crush the world with our collective brain." A little too fascist for my taste. (also reminds me of kids who play Dungeons & Dragons, and that just ain't right!)

Do you honestly believe that Karabell, for example, just started playing fantasy yesterday or that you would absolutely have some form of advantage if you played in a league of his? c'mon now son...

Really, those guys are probably on the same level as most of us nerds. However, they get paid because they wouldn't make the typing errors you just did... no, no - just kidding. The fact is that it's a job you probably wouldn't turn down!

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I dont think anyone ever said that, but its not really a matter of opinion either - just common sense. Two brains are better than one. That has nothing to do with fascism, and if it reminds you of D&D I guess I dont get the correlation. I dont think anyones trying to take over the world - maybe in big pot leagues, but... :-b

The reason we rail against them is that their opinions arent all that great. Dont get me wrong - Im a student of the game and I learn something new daily, so occasionally they do have some sound advice, but alot of their reasoning is quite suspect - rarely do they back them up with strong factual evidence.

As for the idea of quitting my job to write fantasy columns - it depends on how much it pays I guess, but it certainly would be fun - ya got me there. ;-D
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Postby loophole21 » Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:15 pm

heh, i dont post here often but i couldnt pass this up.

Guess who funston picked last year in an "experts" mock draft with the 4th overall pick, yup you guessed it, Nomar Garciaparra.
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Postby Rico The Retard » Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:19 pm

loophole21 wrote:heh, i dont post here often but i couldnt pass this up.

Guess who funston picked last year in an "experts" mock draft with the 4th overall pick, yup you guessed it, Nomar Garciaparra.


lol i remember that, i bet he won his league ;-7
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Postby nikku88 » Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:51 pm

There's really no such thing as an expert. Nobody is, we all make mistakes or face bad luck. The only difference is that some people actually get paid for it.
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Postby HOOTIE » Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:19 am

nikku88 wrote:There's really no such thing as an expert. Nobody is, we all make mistakes or face bad luck. The only difference is that some people actually get paid for it.


EXPERT - a person with great knowledge, skill, or experience in a certain subject.

You don't have to be with ESPN or Yahoo, or get paid to be a expert.

Luck can happen in life. You win the lottery, or Bill Gates is your dad. But i don't believe in luck in fantasy. You made all the decisions, live with them. You either picked the right guys or the wrong guys.

I have never heard of Mark Harmon or Mr. Roto? But then i don't mess with these EXPERT sites much.
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:23 am

HOOTIE wrote:
nikku88 wrote:There's really no such thing as an expert. Nobody is, we all make mistakes or face bad luck. The only difference is that some people actually get paid for it.


EXPERT - a person with great knowledge, skill, or experience in a certain subject.

You don't have to be with ESPN or Yahoo, or get paid to be a expert.

Luck can happen in life. You win the lottery, or Bill Gates is your dad. But i don't believe in luck in fantasy. You made all the decisions, live with them. You either picked the right guys or the wrong guys.

I have never heard of Mark Harmon or Mr. Roto? But then i don't mess with these EXPERT sites much.
Oh come on Hootie, you know luck is a huge part. I mean, you can't predict or expect injuries really. Like Marcus Giles getting destroyed by his teammate and breaking his collar bone, or various other injuries.
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Postby HOOTIE » Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:11 am

CubsFan7724 wrote:Oh come on Hootie, you know luck is a huge part. I mean, you can't predict or expect injuries really. Like Marcus Giles getting destroyed by his teammate and breaking his collar bone, or various other injuries.


Sorry, i don't believe luck is involved. Injuries happen to everybody irl and fantasy. You don't sit around and cry about it. You adjust. Using luck or injuries, is nothing but excuses.
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Postby Garry26 » Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:22 am

CubsFan7724 wrote:I would say that any diligent Cafe reader at this website would curbstomp any of those "Yahoo Experts". I once emailed Funston about his big board and how you could have guys like Johan and Randy over Pujols and he totally ignored about how inconsistent pitchers can be. They aren't very reasonable.


These guys get 100s of emails. They pick a few to read and post a few of them on some articles. Thats all. Theyre not very good at predicting how good players will do, but they are very good at draft strategy.

Simply follow their draft strategy advice with your own projections and youll be fine. Use their projections and you're in trouble.

The reason these guys picked crawford so soon when they conducted mock drafts was because a few of them think high of crawford. So he goes in the high rounds. Drafts are influenced by what those 10-12 ppl think. So the drafts will be similar with the same people. However if they drafted with different groups, the draft would be different.
I love mock drafts.
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Postby CubsFan7724 » Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:47 am

HOOTIE wrote:
CubsFan7724 wrote:Oh come on Hootie, you know luck is a huge part. I mean, you can't predict or expect injuries really. Like Marcus Giles getting destroyed by his teammate and breaking his collar bone, or various other injuries.


Sorry, i don't believe luck is involved. Injuries happen to everybody irl and fantasy. You don't sit around and cry about it. You adjust. Using luck or injuries, is nothing but excuses.
I still don't see how if you pick a player that gets hurt later, how that isn't what would be considered "unlucky". Yes, technically there was a random probability that a player would get hurt, but theres no real way you can figure out that number, so I would say thats luck. Remember, in some H2H leagues you set your lineup once a week, so if a player gets hurt on Monday you can't bring a sub in. You can't adapt to that.
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Postby Shamsky69 » Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:03 pm

Garry26, you are a wise man. Finally, a little reason.

And CubsFan, just because I'm now a registered member doesn't mean I haven't been posting as a guest for a long time. Sheesh, didn't you notice that I called myself a fantasy nerd several times already in this post.

You ready? I'll give you hint as to where I work:

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Oh, and I've been playing fantball since '89, junior. ;-D
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