I still don't see your logic that it has nothing to do with Coffee's record - it has EVERYTHING
to do with Coffee's record - the dude is STILL WINNING
even with injured players sitting on the bench!
If anything, it's a testament to his management skills
, not to the fact that the league has, or doesn't have, any rules in place.
He started with a full complement, got hit with some injuries, but kept on trucking. He's currently POUNDING RED 9 - 0!
And he needs an EXCEPTION?!?!
I'm all for trying to succeed and making your team better - and I'm not the type who believes in watering down the league to make everyone "evenly matched" (I'm a Mexican-American Republican from south Texas - I work HARD
, and do my BEST
to kick ass and take names!). The bottom line is there are rules which are skewed to benefit those who are already successful,
yet no considerations
for those who try, yet can't seem to break through. Even the draft lottery is set up to give more successful teams
a 1% more chance than those who finish in the bottom 4. The real NBA's not set up that way - but we did it here, to keep all managers involved and active
and not tank
a season just to get a shot at the number one pick. I get ALLLLL
Problem is, how can I try and get better in order to move up in the standings, when all the other rules in place go against me as well? It's almost as if you're saying "Awww, too bad you weren't here when we started the league, but you just won't get the chance to do well, period."
What I should have done
was be an a-hole about Humpries, and dropped him quick over the weekend, then put my first bid in when there would have been the least amount of traffic on the forum. But I DIDN'T
do that - I even PM'd you about that
- because I'm NOT LIKE THAT
, and I didn't want to cause any trouble - plus, I wanted to be "FAIR"
. And I noticed you were pretty quick to drop him off my roster (which I DIDN'T
complain about), even though technically
the contract didn't come up until later that day, AND
I would have dropped him myself in good faith - hell, I did it before with Telfair.
So the only way I would have had a shot at keeping Hump beyond the 7 day contract would have been to try and push the envelope on the rules. There are no special provisions given to me for deciding to hang on to him, or anything like that. And as it stands now, the only chance I have to pick him up is through trades. So why do I need to give up something now, when I didn't even have a chance at getting him straight up, especially considering I already had him
on my roster for 7 days?
I mean, seriously, look at how the tie-break played out with Ben Wallace. I get ZERO POINTS!
Are you saying that the 15th place team, who could use a guy strictly for rebounding and defensive stats, doesn't have ANY CHANCE
of picking up Ben Wallace? It's BEN FREAKING WALLACE!
I'm not asking for your Kevin Durant, I'm just asking for the chance to BEAT YOU
with said KD!
So now, I CAN'T
bid for Hump, I DON'T
have a number's chance at Wallace, I can't bid anymore Dampier, and quite frankly, if I put a bid out for any other scrub that's worth it, "under the cap" guys will just shut me out and pick them up. Meanwhile
, I have bad contracts which are holding me back, which I had nothing to do with.
I'm too flustered right now to come up with any ideas other than to demand a straight reboot next season.
Maybe when I cool off some, I'll think of something else. But with some here in this league seeming to miss the point, it's useless arguing or debating about it.
Enjoy your FA pickups guys - but just remember that karma's a bitch!
And sorry for the EDITS - just so pissed off right now that I can't even type straight!