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(Above the Law)   Law student gets his fantasy football trade vetoed. Responds with appellate brief to Commish because... tool   (abovethelaw.com) divider line 57
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2013-09-20 06:27:11 PM
Subby doesn't like other people's senses of humor.
 
2013-09-20 06:29:15 PM
Roethlisberger Rapists
 
2013-09-20 06:29:37 PM
I like it.  Also, it's pretty much axiomatic that a mediocre RB with regular reps like, say, Mendenhall has plenty of fantasy value.
 
2013-09-20 06:35:51 PM
White people problems?
 
2013-09-20 06:36:11 PM
Forgetting Brandon Marshall
 
2013-09-20 06:36:37 PM
I wish I had the time to do this in law school.
 
2013-09-20 06:37:11 PM
The "complaint" wouldn't load for me, but I have to assume that this was a Yahoo league. Half of those names are exactly how Yahoo has been doing default team names this year. And apparently, people have no idea how to change them.
 
2013-09-20 06:40:47 PM
This is a Yahoo! fantasy football league.  The team names like "Eric's Amazing Team" which the article keeps making fun of are computer generated default team names when you join the league.  Two people in my league have names like that, they couldn't find where to change the team name when they made their team.
 
2013-09-20 06:41:03 PM
any dipstick that had a part of Amhad Bradshaw or Trent Richardson got what they deserved.
 
2013-09-20 06:44:42 PM

davidshi123: This is a Yahoo! fantasy football league.  The team names like "Eric's Amazing Team" which the article keeps making fun of are computer generated default team names when you join the league.  Two people in my league have names like that, they couldn't find where to change the team name when they made their team.


I just checked my 10 team public league. SIX of them still have those names, including two that are nearly identical (Drew's Dandy Team & David's Dandy Team).

Amusingly, they currently hold the top 6 spots in the standings, so maybe there's something to be said for not fixing it.
 
2013-09-20 06:44:46 PM
Shivakamini Somakand: Let's use the "plus one, minus one" method. A reference to The League. Plus one. Except her name is Shivakamini Somakandarkram. Minus two.I think the author gets -2 points for not knowing that Yahoo's limit for team names is 20 characters and thus cannot contain the entirety of a Shiva-Blast.
 
2013-09-20 06:45:36 PM
My team: "Seated left of Ricky Williams"

Feel free to use/steal
 
2013-09-20 06:53:12 PM
Apparently, the only people still foolish enough to go to law school can't Capitalize, spel, or complete.
 
2013-09-20 06:54:14 PM
I'm "Forte Acres and a Mule" this year. 
Commish said I should trade for David Akers. I got Eric Decker already.
 
2013-09-20 06:55:59 PM
Oh gee, make believe, you're such a ponderous wank.
 
2013-09-20 06:57:28 PM

bionicjoe: Commish said I should trade for David Akers. I got Eric Decker already.


You're going to have trouble starting him as a kicker.
 
2013-09-20 06:57:53 PM

DeWayne Mann: davidshi123: This is a Yahoo! fantasy football league.  The team names like "Eric's Amazing Team" which the article keeps making fun of are computer generated default team names when you join the league.  Two people in my league have names like that, they couldn't find where to change the team name when they made their team.

I just checked my 10 team public league. SIX of them still have those names, including two that are nearly identical (Drew's Dandy Team & David's Dandy Team).

Amusingly, they currently hold the top 6 spots in the standings, so maybe there's something to be said for not fixing it.


Autodraft and/or picking chalk can be annoyingly effective. A friend and his wife (who know nothing about football) joined my work league and autodrafted. Of course they're 1st and 2nd after two weeks.
 
2013-09-20 06:58:35 PM

NoboruWatanabe: Of course they're 1st and 2nd after two weeks.


Well that'll change as the season goes on, and by week 12 you'll be looking forward to playing their team of half-inactive players.
 
2013-09-20 07:00:13 PM

Treygreen13: NoboruWatanabe: Of course they're 1st and 2nd after two weeks.

Well that'll change as the season goes on, and by week 12 you'll be looking forward to playing their team of half-inactive players.


I play her when she has three players on a bye. My hope is she doesn't notice.
 
2013-09-20 07:00:31 PM
"The Ones Who Knock"

How do you deal with an owner who can't stop offering terrible trades?  We've got a dude who drafted Manning and Ryan hoping to deal one for an RB, but nobody's biting.  He keeps making me offers for my wideouts (which is actually my weakest position), that wouldn't be terrible deals except that I already have Drew Brees.  I've made trade offers for RBs and WRs but he's still trying to move a QB first.  It's annoying the crap out of me.
 
2013-09-20 07:02:55 PM

rugman11: How do you deal with an owner who can't stop offering terrible trades?


Considering my main league has a bunch of people who don't even respond to trades, I'm sort of jealous.
 
2013-09-20 07:03:31 PM

rugman11: How do you deal with an owner who can't stop offering terrible trades?


Keep sending him hilariously bad trades back until he gets the hint.
 
2013-09-20 07:04:59 PM

DeWayne Mann: rugman11: How do you deal with an owner who can't stop offering terrible trades?

Considering my main league has a bunch of people who don't even respond to trades, I'm sort of jealous.


I'm in a league with a whole pool of sharks. One guy (no idea how) apparently knew Ballard got hurt before the reports came out and sent me a trade offer, which luckily I didn't see until the news hit. When I found out the news he had already grabbed Bradshaw. So T-Rich moving over to the colts (who I do have) was sweet revenge.
 
2013-09-20 07:10:30 PM

Treygreen13: DeWayne Mann: rugman11: How do you deal with an owner who can't stop offering terrible trades?

Considering my main league has a bunch of people who don't even respond to trades, I'm sort of jealous.

I'm in a league with a whole pool of sharks. One guy (no idea how) apparently knew Ballard got hurt before the reports came out and sent me a trade offer, which luckily I didn't see until the news hit. When I found out the news he had already grabbed Bradshaw. So T-Rich moving over to the colts (who I do have) was sweet revenge.


Most of the people in this league are pretty good at the quick reaction pickups like that. They just all value their own players WAY more than they value other players. They don't reject the trades because a real life trade or injury might change things and they can then take advantage of that.

Basically, it's a bunch of jerks.
 
2013-09-20 07:12:07 PM

Abox: Roethlisberger Rapists


That was a great (well, timely at least) team name two years ago.
 
2013-09-20 07:13:33 PM
I draft for depth and never really need to make a big trade.

/ most points two out of three years.
/ one super bowl win
 
2013-09-20 07:20:34 PM

rugman11: "The Ones Who Knock"

How do you deal with an owner who can't stop offering terrible trades?  We've got a dude who drafted Manning and Ryan hoping to deal one for an RB, but nobody's biting.  He keeps making me offers for my wideouts (which is actually my weakest position), that wouldn't be terrible deals except that I already have Drew Brees.  I've made trade offers for RBs and WRs but he's still trying to move a QB first.  It's annoying the crap out of me.


That strategy always cracks me up. "I'm going to take a second top flight QB and then trade for a starting RB, instead of just drafting a RB with this second QB pick". You know, because he's so smart and cagey, he'll totally fleece someone in an 8 team league full of guys who check their lineups at 9:05am Tuesday and don't think about them the rest of the week.

The only useful strategy in a case like this is to start mercilessly mocking him via email/the message boards. "Hey guys, do you think Flacco's Flyers would take McCoy, Peterson, Calvin Johnson and Seattle D for Matt Ryan? I really need a QB..."
 
2013-09-20 07:28:23 PM
Snowflake problems....
 
2013-09-20 07:30:11 PM
Is here anything a current or future lawyer can't make worse?
 
2013-09-20 07:38:47 PM
In the past few years I've been:

The Texas Chainsaw Massaquoi
Iupati Like It's Your Birthday
Suh-Tang Clan
and this year, Teenage Newton Ninja Turtles
 
2013-09-20 07:44:59 PM

rugman11: "The Ones Who Knock"

How do you deal with an owner who can't stop offering terrible trades?  We've got a dude who drafted Manning and Ryan hoping to deal one for an RB, but nobody's biting.  He keeps making me offers for my wideouts (which is actually my weakest position), that wouldn't be terrible deals except that I already have Drew Brees.  I've made trade offers for RBs and WRs but he's still trying to move a QB first.  It's annoying the crap out of me.


"The N Words"

Decline the trades.
 
2013-09-20 08:16:35 PM

jayhawk88: rugman11: "The Ones Who Knock"

How do you deal with an owner who can't stop offering terrible trades?  We've got a dude who drafted Manning and Ryan hoping to deal one for an RB, but nobody's biting.  He keeps making me offers for my wideouts (which is actually my weakest position), that wouldn't be terrible deals except that I already have Drew Brees.  I've made trade offers for RBs and WRs but he's still trying to move a QB first.  It's annoying the crap out of me.

That strategy always cracks me up. "I'm going to take a second top flight QB and then trade for a starting RB, instead of just drafting a RB with this second QB pick". You know, because he's so smart and cagey, he'll totally fleece someone in an 8 team league full of guys who check their lineups at 9:05am Tuesday and don't think about them the rest of the week.

The only useful strategy in a case like this is to start mercilessly mocking him via email/the message boards. "Hey guys, do you think Flacco's Flyers would take McCoy, Peterson, Calvin Johnson and Seattle D for Matt Ryan? I really need a QB..."


It wasn't a terrible idea given our league.  RBs aren't eligible for flex, so by that point everybody but him had two RBs and he had none.  The guys he could have picked instead of Ryan were still there in the next rounds.
 
2013-09-20 08:17:19 PM

Treygreen13: Shivakamini Somakand: Let's use the "plus one, minus one" method. A reference to The League. Plus one. Except her name is Shivakamini Somakandarkram. Minus two.I think the author gets -2 points for not knowing that Yahoo's limit for team names is 20 characters and thus cannot contain the entirety of a Shiva-Blast.


Weeden Wayne Bowe: Yay! You know the names of a smattering of NFL players! You've got this league on lockdown, my friend.

Author gets another -2 for not realizing it's a play on Reading Rainbow.
 
2013-09-20 08:47:04 PM

you are a puppet: Treygreen13: Shivakamini Somakand: Let's use the "plus one, minus one" method. A reference to The League. Plus one. Except her name is Shivakamini Somakandarkram. Minus two.I think the author gets -2 points for not knowing that Yahoo's limit for team names is 20 characters and thus cannot contain the entirety of a Shiva-Blast.

Weeden Wayne Bowe: Yay! You know the names of a smattering of NFL players! You've got this league on lockdown, my friend.

Author gets another -2 for not realizing it's a play on Reading Rainbow.


I read Weeden Wayne Bowe in Lilly Von Schtupp's voice.
 
2013-09-20 09:28:18 PM
"While we're at it, let's judge the rest of the team names in this league.

2L and Back: I'm glad you survived the summer. I'm looking forward to next year's team, "3L: Bigger and Backerer."
Assault and Bulldog: Is this a UGA fan at Ole Miss?
Bradley's Team: Never mind, Eric. Bradley is the new Taco.
Joseph's Super Team: Jesus, people.
Crucial Taunt: I like it. Though at this point I'm liking anyone with some creativity."

Author is either very young or believes referencing 20 year old movies counts as creativity.
 
2013-09-20 09:33:31 PM

Treygreen13: bionicjoe: Commish said I should trade for David Akers. I got Eric Decker already.

You're going to have trouble starting him as a kicker.


Heh.
I meant he's more for the 'mule' part.
 
2013-09-20 09:35:20 PM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-09-20 10:11:49 PM

Snapper Carr: Author is either very young or believes referencing 20 year old movies counts as creativity.


You got a problem with Wayne's World? Huh?!
 
2013-09-20 10:13:03 PM

Choo-Choo Bear: Subby doesn't like other people's senses of humor.


Fantasy football humor is lame
 
2013-09-20 11:16:31 PM
I have Manning Face (classic that never gets old, 5 years running)

and in a new league

You Can;t Be Syrians
 
2013-09-20 11:21:14 PM

too_amuzed: I wish I had the time to do this in law school.


I see two law students who are going to fail the bar big time. Mother of ever-loving god.

abovethelaw.com

I should correct this and send it over to their Contract Law professor.
 
2013-09-20 11:40:41 PM

DeWayne Mann: The "complaint" wouldn't load for me, but I have to assume that this was a Yahoo league. Half of those names are exactly how Yahoo has been doing default team names this year. And apparently, people have no idea how to change them.


There's a simple "edit team info" where changing your team name is the first option. It's not complicated.
 
2013-09-20 11:43:22 PM
Wilfork For Food
 
2013-09-20 11:54:52 PM
My team name (first year in fantasy football) is...

...Jay Cutler's Ashtray.

/Fantasy hockey team 2 years back: Ray Emery's Good Hip
//Best team name ever (hockey): Mrs. Penner's Pancakes
 
2013-09-21 01:19:07 AM

Savoir-Faire: My team name (first year in fantasy football) is...

...Jay Cutler's Ashtray.

/Fantasy hockey team 2 years back: Ray Emery's Good Hip
//Best team name ever (hockey): Mrs. Penner's Pancakes


I like "Rirruto" for a fantasy baseball team name.
 
2013-09-21 02:13:50 AM
Almost named my team "Arian Nation"...but decided that was probably over the line.
 
2013-09-21 02:46:41 AM

mrjared: Almost named my team "Arian Nation"...but decided that was probably over the line.


That was mine last year.
 
2013-09-21 03:31:37 AM
Ham Stars.

We're Ham Stars.
 
2013-09-21 04:31:31 AM
Commisioners who veto trades that are not clearly destructive to the leauge should never be allowed to hold the position again.

Just because YOU dont understand it, does not mean it is horrible.
 
2013-09-21 05:27:41 AM
Can someone tell these people that nobody cares about their fantasy teams? Would this be even remotely interesting if it weren't so patently stupid? The only reasons to talk about fantasy football are a) something really stupid happened (like this), or b) someone doubled down on the crazy and actually tried to kill someone over it.
 
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