2018 Forum H2H League & Pigeon Cup

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Ok. Big changes: #1 No transfer deadline. It's really gone 100% in the DFS direction. Sad. #2 There will be an app. Not standalone, but within the MLS app. But it probably won't be ready till the after season starts. #3 two separate seasons. But who cares if we keep our own standings. Or we do the same and split the prizes...

I'm so numb since they changed away from building a team and getting 3 weekly changes, it's just not the same game.
 

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If we do this again this season, we need to do the best we can to ensure/incentivize folks to continue setting their lineups throughout the season. Not knocking anyone at all for losing interest (I get it), it just isn't much fun playing head to head when most of the match-ups are essentially bye weeks, until you occasionally are up against one of the other few who are still playing. Maybe we just abandon head to head and just go to cumulative points, other than the pigeon cup. Or maybe take advantage of the two seasons, and have two separate head to head leagues so that everyone will have two bites (and less time to fall too far behind). Just thinking out loud and typing.
 

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If we do this again this season, we need to do the best we can to ensure/incentivize folks to continue setting their lineups throughout the season. Not knocking anyone at all for losing interest (I get it), it just isn't much fun playing head to head when most of the match-ups are essentially bye weeks, until you occasionally are up against one of the other few who are still playing. Maybe we just abandon head to head and just go to cumulative points, other than the pigeon cup. Or maybe take advantage of the two seasons, and have two separate head to head leagues so that everyone will have two bites (and less time to fall too far behind). Just thinking out loud and typing.
We had same problem in my fantasy baseball league. Rather than just a end of year payout, we also do a weekly payout based on who wins their matchup. People who won't place in the year end payouts still compete for some dollars.
 
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I set up a team and they put me in the f'in NJRB league with the RB crest. They migrated an old profile to the site.

I may have to skip this year.
 
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So, who is in for this year? We have a little more than two weeks to get an even number of people in the league, decide on buy in, and payout structure. Be sure to tag additional people I may have forgotten.

adam adam @Viewfrom226 @mgarbowski @FredMertz @Sabo @Rimil @Jack @sbrylski @NYCFC_Dan @Keith Putnam @JayH @Midas Mulligan
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Ok. Big changes: #1 No transfer deadline. It's really gone 100% in the DFS direction. Sad. #2 There will be an app. Not standalone, but within the MLS app. But it probably won't be ready till the after season starts. #3 two separate seasons. But who cares if we keep our own standings. Or we do the same and split the prizes...

I'm so numb since they changed away from building a team and getting 3 weekly changes, it's just not the same game.
I quite like the transfer deadline being the start of each player's game -- that's how fantasy football has always worked. The unlimited transfers is what blows it for me.

Also -- $2000 is a pretty embarrassing prize for a major sports league. They couldn't pony up a bit more cash or maybe a trip to the final?
 

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So, who is in for this year? We have a little more than two weeks to get an even number of people in the league, decide on buy in, and payout structure. Be sure to tag additional people I may have forgotten.

adam adam @Viewfrom226 @mgarbowski @FredMertz @Sabo @Rimil @Jack @sbrylski @NYCFC_Dan @Keith Putnam @JayH @Midas Mulligan
@joe @SoupInNYC
Weird. You @'ed me but I have no alert. Did you do some sort of mod thing?
 
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A 16-18 team league is going to be very weak due to the lack of great players in MLS. Also organizing a mutually agreed upon time to draft is going to be a nightmare.
Agree that organizing a mutually agreed upon time would be a nightmare. But even if a 16-18 team league would be weak, it would be a hell of a lot more entertaining than the current MLS format.

Ipso facto, agree that the forums should probably stay with the MLS site, but I'm down to also do the other one if anyone else is interested.
 
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A 16-18 team league is going to be very weak due to the lack of great players in MLS. Also organizing a mutually agreed upon time to draft is going to be a nightmare.
Do two 10-team leagues. Have two draft date options. Organize and track the Pigeon Cup across both leagues on the forums.
 
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I'm in for another season through MLS website. I'm cool with same $$ amounts for buy-in & payout structures.

Unfortunately, I think people are going to lose interest regardless because: the season is a long duration, tough to catch-up to top-tier later in season due to discrepancy in funds, and there are no real ramifications due to already a sunk cost.
 

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I'm in for another season through MLS website. I'm cool with same $$ amounts for buy-in & payout structures.

Unfortunately, I think people are going to lose interest regardless because: the season is a long duration, tough to catch-up to top-tier later in season due to discrepancy in funds, and there are no real ramifications due to already a sunk cost.
They've actually split it into two seasons, even H2H. Which is stupid as hell for H2H leagues.
 
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What if we did this instead?

https://draftmls.com/
So I actually signed up for this to play around a bit, and they don't have rosters updated at all. I set up a private league and went through the draft page for available players, and below is what they have for NYCFC (bolded for those no longer on roster):

Johansen, Johnson, Rawls
Allen, Awuah, Brillant, Callens, Chanot, Gomez, Matarrita, Sands, Struna, Sweat, White
Camargo
, Diskerud, Harrison, Herrera, Lopez, McNamara, Moralez, Pirlo, Ring, Stertzer, Wallace
Lewis, Okoli, Shelton, Villa

I can't tell from the site if or when they plan on updating the rosters.
 
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So I actually signed up for this to play around a bit, and they don't have rosters updated at all. I set up a private league and went through the draft page for available players, and below is what they have for NYCFC (bolded for those no longer on roster):

Johansen, Johnson, Rawls
Allen, Awuah, Brillant, Callens, Chanot, Gomez, Matarrita, Sands, Struna, Sweat, White
Camargo
, Diskerud, Harrison, Herrera, Lopez, McNamara, Moralez, Pirlo, Ring, Stertzer, Wallace
Lewis, Okoli, Shelton, Villa

I can't tell from the site if or when they plan on updating the rosters.
Their blog was last updated in connection with the end of the 2016-17 Premier League Season last May.
 
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