I'll open the league up to the public if we don't have enough people. Feel free to invite friends.
The major change I added this year is how players are picked up when they go on waivers. Here is a description from the ESPN website (My input in italics):
FREE AGENT ACQUISITION BUDGET Free Agent Acquisition Budget, or "FAAB". This waiver system is a blind auction open to every team within the league.
In an auction bidding environment, players who move to waivers after the league draft, players who are dropped, or players added to the player pool during the season become waiver-eligible for the timeframe set by the league creator (1 day for our league). However, instead of placing a traditional waiver claim, an owner places a bid they feel is appropriate based on a player's value. The league creator assigns the pre-determined budget of each team for waiver bidding over the course of the season ($100). During the auction waiver period, team owners may bid at any time before it expires. In an auction bidding environment, no player on the waiver wire is a Free Agent (FA). The bidding is an open process and there is no sequence for the bids. Team owners may bid at any time during the waiver period, before it expires. When a player clears waivers, the FAAB bidding ends for that player and they become a Free Agent (eligible for first-come, first-served pick-ups).
In the event of bids of equal amounts for a player by two teams (a tie), waiver order priority determines the winner of the player. During the waiver period, no team can see any other team's bids or bid amounts. All teams can view FAAB results after the waiver release time, either on the league home page or the "Free Agent Auction Report". Additionally, all teams can view other team budget balances on each team clubhouse and waiver order pages.
You only get $100 for the entire season, once you run out of $$, you can only pick up players by bidding $0 or waiting until the auction ends.
Post by Peter Gibbons on Oct 25, 2014 2:41:45 GMT -8
I grew up on oldies. One of the most exciting moments of my youth was getting picked up from pre-school in my dad's '57 Chevy Nomad. Purple paint, windshield wipers that moved like they were about to lose a job, and no seat belts. This is where I learned about music. I didn't have to deal with misinformation from Wayne Coyne (The Soft Bulletin and less) or the douchebaggery that is the Cold War Kids. It was the Beatles, The Doors, The Stones, and Bob Seger. I have no idea how I turned into a indie hipster douchebag.
I'm the person that played ? and the Mysterians at my wedding reception just because we were at a Mexican restaurant.
We tend to follow bands that press play or cancel shows because Zach Hill and Stefan Burnett can't get along. We eat drugs and convince ourselves that Sigur Rós is the best band that ever existed.
HG will talk about The Residents and his hatred towards U2, badchoices will turn us onto new metal bands, nick will be a dick; but where is the love for Steppenwolf, Etta James, and Boyz II Men?
I grew up on oldies from the radio; I can't be the only person that has a sentimental feeling towards them.
Post by Peter Gibbons on Jun 18, 2014 0:10:42 GMT -8
Favorite sets: The National, Die Antwoord, Outkast, Queens, Violent Femmes, Phosphorescent, Panda Bear
Best hip hop performance by an artist not named Outkast: Sir Sly
Biggest disappointment: Chicken Strips from the Yetti
Biggest disappointment(2): That somebody actually wanted to see Cold War Kids.
Biggest disappointment(3): No hands up my butt this year. I must be losing it.
Biggest race card douchebag: Rodriguez
Biggest surprise to see standing next to us during Phantogram: Random dude from my shitty men's league basketball team in Alaska.
Worst recreation of a set from the past: Black Joe Lewis & the TP
Quit yelling at me: De La Soul
Winner of the MIA conflict: Chicken strips from the Yetti
Easiest boarder for me to recognize IRL: Gibbons
Best alcoholic breakfast food: MacNaughtons
Awkward boarder interaction: Nick
Best Idea Ever: Giant friend camp (I suppose that includes Nick)
Best cuddle puddle moment: Pea getting hip checked before completing a cuddle puddle dive. It was the alligator, he has no control over it, nor is he responsible for its actions.
Co-Best Canadian Moments: American Music/So American
Worst/Best Drink: Emergen-C & Vodka
Best Recovery: Sam. Dude actually checked the credentials of the security person that was fucking with him. Then he proceeded hoist the tallest person I've ever seen onto his shoulders for a solid 5 minutes.
Best end to the festival: I wasn't down with Minor Fazer, but I can't complain about the fireworks. Lots of weekend 2 money thrown around.
EDIT: Best Moment: When Panda Bear dropped a spectator right next to me. People need to learn the recovery position if they are going to see Panda Bear.