The Artful Dodger wrote:fezzik wrote:I've played with only one of the managers before (smoovethug). From looking at the selections, it seems to me they gave a lot of weight to the qualifications aspect and experience. Montana and I laid out a pretty detailed fantasy history (him even moreso than myself). That may have helped us. Maybe they liked my weak trash talk...I really don't know. I DO think they tried to choose the best competition for the league, but all they had to go on was a few posts in this thread to determine aptitude and fantasy knowledge.
Well, FWIW, I voted based off the folks I know who have some track record of playing in a Cafe league or two. If they didn't have that, I voted for the people who just seemed to want to be in the league more than the others. Those guys who put in follow-up posts about when this thing is going to take off and/or kept re-stating their case. It's little things like that which made all the difference.
That said, voting who would participate is kind of lame. With something like this, we'd have to take most applicants' word for it without a whole lot to go on with. Showing a Yahoo profile is nice, but what good is that if we didn't know the strength of the leagues those folks were playing in.
Like I said, having a 2nd Cafe league of the non-experts not making the cut, with the top 3 advancing is the best way to resolve the ECL for next year. Play your way to get in.
Great idea. Any of the non-selected want to organize this?