First off, Madison rules!! If you can't get along with him, maybe this isn't the place for you!
I would not for one moment disagree with you on this. I don't know the bloke but he is obviously held in high regard.
...My Sportsline league is 2/3 full of former Sandboxplus players -- as I stated earlier they did not like it. That's their choice....
...They gave something to Sandbox that I won't -- a chance. I'm not even saying Sandbox might not be better now (hell for all I know it could be)...
[/quote]...but while Sandbox was jerking their customers around ....I found somewhere else to play!!
Understood. At last! Someone who can state their feelings without rancour.
I'll attempt to explain.
I don't share [some of] my fellow 'Boxers rather vitriolic opinion yet can understand their annoyance. It appears that a lot of nonsense, and admittedly some truth, has been spouted about a fantasy site that we like to call 'home', if you will.
Naturally when our 'home' is attacked, the miscreants must expect some form of riposte. Although again, I would distance myself from posting as aggressively as some of my fellow 'Boxers.
I am Brit' and have been playing fantasy baseball/football for several years, the last being my most successful. I have played in Yahoo!, Sandbox and also my own pay-to-play site at RT Sports. I don't profess to be as knowledgeable as a natural-born American but through exhaustive research and hard-work I managed to beat some players who I consider experts. You know what? They all congratulated me. Well, most of them!
Anyway, my point is that they make me, a lone Sandbox Brit' feel very, very welcome. You know, that sort of respect that is accorded to your chap 'Madison' in here? I may not be held in such high esteem, but when I goto my SanboxPlus, I am assured of good, honest and open conversation with a bunch of people that I respect in return.
Even when we fall out.
Therefore, I believe that the people who have 'steamed' over to your site have done so in a defensive manner. These are the die-hards, the 'veterans', the players who have stuck through thick and thin and have for the last year seen such dramatic improvement, it is now more than worth defending.
I will apologise on their behalf for any annoyance caused - even though I know they won't want me to, lol - , but please understand that they, and I to an extent, felt aggrieved when we learned of what was being posted.
Not only that, but anyone reading this thread who has never heard of Sandbox, may be dis-suaded from joining based on some of the more venomous rants posted in your cafe. And as a site is only as strong as it's client-base, this also rankles.