Metafilter Fantasy EURO 2012 league June 7, 2012 7:36 AM   Subscribe

EURO 2012 starts tomorrow, as does of course its fantasy football game! Join the MetaFilter league!

I was surprised to not see any posts about this; hopefully I haven't missed anything. Anyway, the league code is 138959-82412, if you want to join.

I am itching to avenge my Fantasy EPL 4th place, so I hope this isn't too short notice.

Also, be aware that the rules are somewhat different between this game and the EPL fantasy game -- maybe most notable is the way you can do "manager substitutions," replacing players who have yet to play with ones who play later in the Matchday.
posted by Bukvoed to MetaFilter-Related at 7:36 AM (35 comments total)

Totally getting Messi.
posted by Edogy at 7:44 AM on June 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm in, but mainly so I can crow about my #2 finish in the EPL game here. I doubt I will do as well in the sprint-like format that is fantasy Euros.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 8:13 AM on June 7, 2012


The subs rules are certainly interesting - there'll be some frantic phone internet activity in the pub between games I suspect (I'm in).
posted by garius at 9:18 AM on June 7, 2012


Totally getting Messi.

I didn't know Alexi Lalas had a MeFi Account!

There is also a Sportsfilter group, if anyone is interested
posted by terrapin at 10:18 AM on June 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm in, but mainly so I can crow about my #2 finish in the EPL game here

One place behind my mighty champions Hogtown Hotspur! I'll play too, though I'll be less active than the premiership game, I prefer to chill out and watch the Euros. Come on Oirland!
posted by jamesonandwater at 10:22 AM on June 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm in! LET'S GO YOU BOYS IN GREEN!!!
posted by josher71 at 10:49 AM on June 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


Dammit, I was hoping Hogtown had ascended into Heaven or something, thus leaving space for us mere mortals to achieve.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 11:17 AM on June 7, 2012


A bit last minute, don't properly understand the rules around substitutions but I'm in!
posted by neilb449 at 1:18 PM on June 7, 2012


My fantasy is England might play at least some football before coming home, but I always was a dreamer.
posted by Abiezer at 4:54 PM on June 7, 2012


My fantasy is England might play some beautiful football before coming home after the group stage, but with Roy Hodgeson in charge, I must be dreaming.
posted by marienbad at 5:02 PM on June 7, 2012


C'mon Liverpool Season 2012.5!
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:48 PM on June 7, 2012


C'mon Liverpool Season 2012.5!

Liverpudlian Season.

You'll never walk alone, he's got a pineapple on his head, and the RAF from Britain shot one down.


The only reason the US needs to win it all is so three countries can sing "Two world wars and one world cup...."

posted by eriko at 8:19 PM on June 7, 2012


I'm having a difficult time deciding between Papadopoulos or Papadopoulos, so I'll probably just go with Papastathopoulos.
posted by Dr. Zira at 9:00 PM on June 7, 2012


I hate picking these teams because I suffer from a combination of over thinking each selection and personal biases. "Torres? He's sort of in form, but it was a pretty weak selection, and he was a kopite, but he needs redemption... What's Zlatan do besides hold Sweden back and have nice hair? Can John Terry just disappear?" I'm in anyhow.
posted by kendrak at 11:48 PM on June 7, 2012


I'm In !
I picked mostly at random though - let's see if you can beat that :)
posted by motdiem2 at 2:19 AM on June 8, 2012


I just picked Portugal in the office sweep. They struggled to hold Macedonia to a draw, got thrashed by Turkey, and now they're in the Group of Death.

Sorry, back to the fantasy.
posted by Segundus at 6:09 AM on June 8, 2012


Im in, although the service is freezing up all the time and it won't let me change my profile information at the moment. Team Two Left Feet!
posted by Lame_username at 7:19 AM on June 8, 2012


Ooof, Poland. What happened?
posted by robocop is bleeding at 10:28 AM on June 8, 2012


The Flying Lobsters are IN
posted by Hairy Lobster at 10:36 AM on June 8, 2012


Why did I pick Szczesny as my keeper? WHY!
posted by kendrak at 10:43 AM on June 8, 2012


You can sub him out retroactively and go with your #2. (I think)
posted by robocop is bleeding at 10:45 AM on June 8, 2012


lucas leiva's acl is in
posted by beukeboom at 11:02 AM on June 8, 2012


Wow, quite a corker! Was happy with the Lewandowski goal, but annoyed by the loss of a Polish clean sheet. It certainly wasn't lacking for drama, though.

> You can sub him out retroactively and go with your #2. (I think)

No, if a player is sent off, you're unable to sub them out (or change the captaincy from them if it's your captain).
posted by Bukvoed at 11:48 AM on June 8, 2012


My consolation is that I also have Lewandowski on my squad.
posted by kendrak at 11:55 AM on June 8, 2012

Why did I pick Szczesny as my keeper? WHY!
Because we enjoy negative numbers? I almost made him my captain!
posted by Lame_username at 1:38 PM on June 8, 2012


EURO 2012

Now with testicle biting police dogs and pee your pants sonic cannon!

Those could make for some must see TV, no matter who wins.
posted by y2karl at 1:59 PM on June 8, 2012


What if you're a hooligan without testicles?
posted by Dr. Zira at 4:27 PM on June 8, 2012


Well that means I'm safe! INGERLAND!
posted by kendrak at 10:55 PM on June 8, 2012


Tragic the Czechs got in ahead of Scotland - we could have had the honour of being humped by Russia. There's John Terrys heroic and dignified leadership of the England team to look forward to of course.
posted by sgt.serenity at 12:27 AM on June 9, 2012


A sad day for those who had van Persie and Ronaldo on their teams. Also, for fans of attacking football.
posted by dmit at 1:52 PM on June 9, 2012


And so we move on to Zlatan, the last of my Captaincy hopes for this gameweek...
posted by garius at 3:30 AM on June 11, 2012


Well hopefully Zlatan sorted things out a bit for you yesterday. Shevchenko may have got 2, but how often can he play like that?
posted by marienbad at 10:01 AM on June 12, 2012


Yeah, second week has gone a bit brighter.

Very strange tournament so far. Certainly making the FF interesting though.
posted by garius at 5:29 AM on June 15, 2012


A tip of the beret to France for conceding so totally to a team who was on their way out anyways.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:37 AM on June 20, 2012


Congrats to dmit who had a splendid finals to claim victory. I was terrible, but I'm going to claim not so bad for a Yank. Diminished expectations and all that. I made a foolish decision to overvalue the craptastic German defense which had the results it deserved.
posted by Lame_username at 2:08 PM on July 1, 2012


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