Metafilter Fantasy (American) Football? August 22, 2022 10:30 PM   Subscribe

It's that time of the year again! If you are interested in joining this year's iteration of MeFite Fantasy (American) Football, please feel free to click here and join up! People that join this league tend to take it pretty seriously, so if you do sign up, please be prepared to make the commitment. We will be having a live draft, date TBD. If you had a team last year, you should be good to go. If you had a team last year and did better than me, feel free to sit this one out! Ha! Just kidding.
posted by Fister Roboto to MetaFilter-Related at 10:30 PM (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Thanks! I love playing this with y’all.
posted by Night_owl at 5:13 PM on August 23, 2022 [1 favorite]

I'm glad this is still happening, even though I don't have the bandwidth for FF (or, really, F)--good luck, everyone!
posted by box at 5:13 AM on August 24, 2022

Is there a pickem running this year? Ff requires too much attention for my 21st century attention span.
posted by Keith Talent at 8:29 AM on August 24, 2022

Glad to hear this is back- was getting nervous when I hadn't heard any updates. I'm in!
posted by andruwjones26 at 11:02 AM on August 24, 2022 [1 favorite]

There's a new spot free if anyone else wants to hop in!!

Sorry to drop out - I thought I was going to be able to do it, but I'm overloaded. I've finally gone back to school to try to get the degree I didn't finish twenty years ago, and being a full-time student + parent + work is absolutely kicking my butt this past week. I enjoyed playing with y'all and hope to join back in if there's a spot next year!
posted by Ann Telope at 8:38 PM on August 25, 2022 [1 favorite]

Great to hear this is back, the Metafilter Vi Kings are looking forward to another enjoyable season.

Do we take this "pretty seriously"? I used to put in a good couple of hours a week, and then one year put in maybe 15 minutes a week at most - and got roughly the same results, so I put in a "fun" amount of time now :)

If you're someone on MF looking to try fantasy football, and want a league with no "banter", but just an expectation that you'll set your roster each week, do come join us...
posted by DancingYear at 10:30 AM on August 26, 2022

I'd be happy to join, depending on when the draft will be. I'm in one other league that's live drafting on 9/1 (at the same time as is listed on the Yahoo link), so if the draft is still TBD, I might be able to make it work.
posted by Twicketface at 11:19 AM on August 26, 2022 [1 favorite]

For Keith, and anyone looking for a pick'em... it's not quite the same, but this is a good prediction challenge:
posted by DancingYear at 2:24 PM on August 26, 2022

We've changed the draft time and date to 9/2 at 7 PM Central.

I guess to clarify by what I meant by pretty seriously, I mean people that pay attention to their roster each week and try their best to field a competitive team.

I know some people really get in the weeds with that stuff, and YMMV, but I do like having managers that try to do well.
posted by Fister Roboto at 2:25 PM on August 26, 2022 [2 favorites]

A good point - I should clarify too, from looking online "pretty seriously" looked like a good couple of hours reading and comparing various analysts. But over the course of several seasons I was struck that when I put in two hours effort, and when I put in fifteen minutes... the results were the same.

Actually, the won/less record results were better when I spent much less time. Whether that's me, or the nature of the NFL, I'll let others decide ;)
posted by DancingYear at 5:35 AM on August 28, 2022

I'll be out of town for the draft but if autodrafting me a team is an option, I'd be interested. I've been in one other league for almost 20 years so no worry on the commitment side.

If autodraft isn't an option, perhaps it'll work for me next time.
posted by Twicketface at 4:38 PM on August 29, 2022

I’d like to hop into this, if there are still spots available. Looks like yes, but will hold off on joining for the moment in case it’d crowd out someone who spoke up earlier.
posted by ibmcginty at 7:10 AM on August 30, 2022

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