rainman23 wrote:Fair enough. Not surprisingly, I disagree with you in a number of ways. And feel like I've been misinterpreted in even more. Damned English language!
That's probably one thing we can both agree on.
If you're talking players who are remotely sophisticated, they'll know the value of that regular season championship. They'll know that the best team generally comes out on top at the end of a long season. And they'll know that a loss in a short series doesn't change that. And that no fantasy owner yet has picked up a bat, so the idea of "choking" is kind of ridiculous.
LOL. Sophistication and feelings are not mutually exclusive. We're not all merely walking machines w/ no feelings afterall. In any case, if we're that sophisticated, then why bother w/ the playoffs? I believe that's what some of us are saying. And if we don't have much feelings, then why would we be so passionate about baseball or FBB?
Huh? What planet do you live on? Yes, *some* sports are organized to have some aspects of what you suggest, but AFAIK, none of them value a regular season "championship" higher than playoffs championship, if they value the regular season at all relative to the playoffs.
If that's true, I think it's an argument for playoffs, not against them. If the world in general agrees that the playoff winner is the more important one.
Huh? So in all your sophistication, you will follow along just because the world (or rather the large majority of the world to be more precise) cares more about the playoff winner?
At least in H2H, these things aren't impacting what you view as the all-important regular season title. You could argue that the H2H regular season ends when it ought to. Before garbage time kicks in.
Fair enough. However, I didn't know anyone played H2H w/out playoffs. If that's case, you have a good point there.
In Roto, in those years when September actually matters, you've got this kind of crap helping to decide the season title.
True enough, but you won't be seeing the 6th place team beating the 1st place team because of that kind of crap since the 6th place team would never(?) be close enough for that.
As I hinted before, my main problem is w/ the degree to which things go askew w/ H2H playoffs, not that there should be zero luck involved. For instance, I would probably be ok w/ a simple league champ matchup between 2 division winners in a 12-team league (as I suggested in my last post). But I must still argue that H2H only works better than Roto if you use a good points system, instead of roto-type cats. And honestly, I'm actually not that big a fan of standard Roto either and would much prefer a good points system in general.
Money is a convenient measuring stick for the things that your league values. And it will certainly help reinforce those values. If 100% of your prize money goes to the regular season champ, and nothing to the playoff winner, I can guarantee you that's going to be where the "bragging" rights lie.
Ok, I see what you mean although I have never seen anyone suggest that's why money is involved. I only ever hear about the other less noble reasons for involving money.
And, by the way, if "bragging" is what you care about with this sport, I wonder if you get it.
LOL. No, I'm actually not quite that interested in "bragging". However, that won't stop everyone else from doing it. And no matter how sophisticated I'd like to think of myself, I'm only human and have enough feelings to make such things an issue to some degree.