Art Vandelay wrote:
josebach wrote:Do you honestly think rule#1 is designed to allow teams to pick up players and immediately drop them so that they are on waivers and unavailable for other teams to pick up? Because it helps your standings in the league? That was it's intention?
No. What I'm saying is that I have no idea how it was "designed" and neither does anyone who didn't design it. It is open for interpretation just like almost every other rule known to man. I have no way to infer intent on this...I literally have no way of knowing what the guy who wrote these rules indended for them. I would not use this method, but if someone used it against me I would not complain.
Also, if, as I have argued, the sole purpose of a move is to improve standing and not to hamper play, then rule four isn't broken anyway.
I can see your point, BUT it's a bit too academic, artificial and/or contrived given the context. Afterall, we're talking about FBB, not life and death or anything else that serious. I don't think we want to have to retain lawyers on our behalves just so we can "enjoy" the game. There will always be flaws in rules made by man, and somebody will have to make a sound interpretation of the rules as best they can. And for a simple game of FBB, it's best to stick w/ some common sense when interpreting the rules. I guess if you must, you can always ask Yahoo for an interpretation.
Besides, the point is now kinda moot anyway as Yahoo modified their add/drop function to eliminate that particular tactic of keeping players on the WW. And really, the fact that Yahoo made this kind of change should be strong enough to suggest what they think about this tactic. No need to argue for the other side in this case.