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You will probably get more responses to this if you post it in the "Leftovers" Forum too.
As to the Plus Package, it gives everyone in the league Stattracker as part of the deal, which basically pays for itself right there. You get a few extra articles and reports, which all in all isn't a bad deal in my opinion. Not to mention that when people pay for something, they tend to pay more attention and stay active. If you've ever played a public free league, you'll know what I mean about 8 out of 12 teams being "dead" teams by the All-Star Break. Not good, but when people pay for something, that does tend to make them more active.
As to other fantasy sites, Sportsline (run by CBS) has been pretty good this year. They have rankings, articles, news, etc, and is a good source of information too. I believe they ran $129.95 per league (basically $10 per team in a 12 team league) this year (same as Yahoo Plus) and have live scoring and standing updates as well. Might be something you'd be interested in looking into.
I look forward to seeing you around!
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Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....