Metafilter Football Smackdown 2012 August 21, 2012 9:08 AM   Subscribe

2012 Metafilter Football Smackdown!

I've made a fantasy football league for those of you interested in joining. It's League ID 642451 and the password in danbejar.

We're doing a live draft at 1pm EST on Sunday, August 26th. I think I set it for eight teams. Please join if you're serious about sticking with it for the whole season! Thanks!
posted by Fister Roboto to MetaFilter-Related at 9:08 AM (37 comments total)

Groovy, thanks!
posted by davidjmcgee at 10:55 AM on August 21, 2012


What site?
posted by Etrigan at 11:16 AM on August 21, 2012


Isn't it a bit late to get this started when the season kicked off last weekend?

HOW DO YOU LIKE IT NOW!!??
posted by robocop is bleeding at 11:36 AM on August 21, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm in. It seems to be a Yahoo league. Either that, or someone created an exact copy on Yahoo after this post appeared.

Here's hoping we can get more than eight teams, since small leagues are super lame.
posted by kyleg at 11:39 AM on August 21, 2012


Also, what's up with 3 RB spots? Can't we do 2 RB and a Flex, like normal people?
posted by kyleg at 11:41 AM on August 21, 2012


I hope this is the one with the crazy per-reception scoring rules.
posted by feloniousmonk at 11:42 AM on August 21, 2012


Yes, it is a Yahoo group. Sorry for the confusion. We can change it to two RBs and one flex. I have no problem with that. Thanks for the suggestion!

The only scoring change I made was to make easy FGs worth less points and penalizing kickers that miss them. So draft a good kicker!
posted by Fister Roboto at 11:55 AM on August 21, 2012


Okay, so there are two RBs and one W/R/T slot.
posted by Fister Roboto at 11:58 AM on August 21, 2012

robocop is bleeding: Isn't it a bit late to get this started when the season kicked off last weekend?
Uh, they're still in the pre-season games, it's hardly too late. The actual season doesn't start until the beginning of September.
posted by hincandenza at 12:03 PM on August 21, 2012


I think he's alluding to the fact that people always confuse soccer with football, the English Premier Division games having recently started.
posted by Fister Roboto at 12:41 PM on August 21, 2012 [3 favorites]


I am in, breaking bads.
posted by M Edward at 1:01 PM on August 21, 2012


In as The Christ Punchers, a ode to my favorite Szyslak.
posted by Rodrigo Lamaitre at 2:00 PM on August 21, 2012


Can we do the Pick 'Em league again? I enjoyed that.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 2:00 PM on August 21, 2012


Fister Roboto, robocop is bleeding, can we please specify "NFL" and "FIFA" respectively the next time we do these kinds of threads? You guys can't pretend to be surprised that there's more than one type of football.
posted by Plutor at 2:10 PM on August 21, 2012


I joined as "The Bee's Knees".
posted by King Bee at 2:31 PM on August 21, 2012


Sure thing. I just assummed that people who were fans of either one knew that one had already started and the other is about to.

Also, there's room for one more team! Don't miss out!
posted by Fister Roboto at 2:31 PM on August 21, 2012


Pick 'Em league:

Yahoo. ID 30229
Password: mepickgood

The more the merrier! Let me know if anyone has trouble signing up, etc.
posted by Fister Roboto at 2:36 PM on August 21, 2012


Can I join both? I don't want to take away from people who want to participate.
posted by King Bee at 2:36 PM on August 21, 2012


Sure! There's no limit to the Pick 'Em league, I don't think.
posted by Fister Roboto at 2:37 PM on August 21, 2012


Cool! Thanks!
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:23 PM on August 21, 2012


"Confidence Points"?

WHAT DARK SORCERY IS THIS
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:52 PM on August 21, 2012


Hmm. League's full. If you decide to expand, I'd be in.
posted by Ufez Jones at 4:25 PM on August 21, 2012


Oh, this is for football. The kind that you don't use your feet with. Carry on, and good luck!
posted by Red Loop at 5:04 PM on August 21, 2012


Why not expand to 10 or 12 teams so that some MeFites who see this later can join up?
posted by King Bee at 5:21 PM on August 21, 2012


Why not expand to 10 or 12 teams so that some MeFites who see this later can join up?

The Underfoot Legos agree with this and welcome expansion of the league to maximize merchandising and profit sharing.
posted by Etrigan at 6:45 PM on August 21, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ive always been curious to try this. Any advice or should I just jump in?
posted by ShawnString at 7:13 PM on August 21, 2012


Any advice or should I just jump in?

The Yahoo setup is pretty forgiving for newbies. If you understand football and can tell a wide receiver from a running back, you'll be fine. Check out the automatic draft rankings, look at what players scored last year, think about promising rookies, decide on a strategy (e.g. find a good QB vs. an elite RB), and go for it.
posted by Etrigan at 7:23 PM on August 21, 2012


Just jump in, provided that the league gets expanded. One thing to note is that guys who touch the ball a lot get you most of your points (that is, top-flight RBs). Outside of the top 5 QBs, the next 10 or so are all pretty interchangeable.

There's also nothing wrong with just picking your favorite players.
posted by King Bee at 7:29 PM on August 21, 2012


Okay, I opened it up to two more teams, for a total of ten. In my experience, any more than that and the talent pool gets really diluted.
posted by Fister Roboto at 9:58 PM on August 21, 2012


Yeah, but that's the point of having more teams. You have to work harder for it and can't just throw together an all-star team like you're the Lakers or something.
posted by kyleg at 10:53 PM on August 21, 2012


I'd join but I'd only do something stupid like pick everyone with a last name beginning with 'A' or something.

Unless that strategy pays off...
posted by cavalier at 6:18 AM on August 22, 2012


We need one more team so we have an even number. Don't be afraid!
posted by Fister Roboto at 8:44 AM on August 22, 2012


Ok, I just joined as CAWtastrophe. I love football but I'm new to the fantasy thing...hoping I can figure it out!
posted by capnsue at 10:18 AM on August 22, 2012


Hey, I'm going to bump up the live draft one hour to 2pm Eastern on Sunday.

I have a conflict with another draft I'm doing that day. Yes, I am not proud.
posted by Fister Roboto at 9:57 PM on August 22, 2012


I'd join but I'd only do something stupid like pick everyone with a last name beginning with 'A' or something.

heh.
posted by King Bee at 6:13 AM on August 23, 2012


Re: the Pick 'em game: How do confidence points work? Can't find info at yahoo. (not without TRYING, anyhow)
posted by Trochanter at 9:19 PM on September 2, 2012


Oops. Found it.
posted by Trochanter at 9:21 PM on September 2, 2012


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