August 20, 2002

OK, for those of you who don't care, the first week of the inaugural SpoFi Football (Soccer) Fantasy League leaves us with the following standings: (as best as my email-to-SpoFiID filter can tell)

1. worldcup2002 (oh, yes ... but just barely better than elsoltano)
2. elsoltano (nicely done, you reformed arsenal fan)
3. johnny_longdick (who?)
4. Fat Buddha
5. jipe
6. BigCalm
7. cory
8. trox
9. apt820
10. eckeric
11. Drood
12. pezcorpse

13. sauril (0 points -- did not phone in)

Anyone else want to play? Details on "The Sidelines".

posted by worldcup2002 to navel gazing at 01:49 PM - 11 comments

I spoke too soon. Monday's game result was just added and the new winner is ...

1. jipe (leading the field by nearly 30 points)

followed by:

2. worldcup2002 (hanging on, just hanging on) 3. elsoltano 4. apt820 (moving up five spots!) 5. johnny_longdick (who?) 6. Fat Buddha 7. cory (moving up one!) 8. BigCalm 9. trox 10. Drood (moving up one!) 11. pezcorpse (moving up one!) 12. eckeric 13. sauril

posted by worldcup2002 at 06:54 PM on August 20, 2002

yeah! i'm not in last!

posted by corpse at 10:21 PM on August 20, 2002

Who-hoo I am basicly last! Stupid websense will not let me check results (or update) during the day =(

posted by eckeric at 12:12 PM on August 21, 2002

eckeric: what's websense? quick tip to all: as soon as you get match results, start making changes to your team. because yahoo only updates player scores and rankings (at the earliest) 24 hours after a day's games are complete, you can usu. get high-scoring players before they go up in value. also: if you're really about winning this thing, remove all emotional ties, and go after players who score high. especially, choose players who are playing two games that week. i've learned this the hard way. oh well, at least i've managed to stay true to liverpool and still get in the points from riise, gerrard and dudek.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:17 PM on August 21, 2002

So long as I stay above the Villa fan I don't care.

posted by Fat Buddha at 12:23 PM on August 21, 2002

Fat Buddha: I can't wait to see the fireworks when the Midland derby is revived! I mean, the fireworks between you and Big Calm.

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:40 PM on August 21, 2002

especially, choose players who are playing two games that week Ah, that is clever. It is a work filter-proxy thingy: The web page you requested has been identified as containing a reference to adult content, games, information that may be regarded as illegal or tasteless, or other controlled content. Select the Go Back button to return to the previous page. It doesn't seem to like metatalk either, for some reason. Ah well. You would think it would ok to check during lunch. Anyhow, this has been fun so far!

posted by eckeric at 04:43 PM on August 21, 2002

Fireworks? I shall be sitting calmly in my armchair at home (I don't have enough away-ticket stubs to go to St Andrews), sipping iced tea, and smiling as the fourth goal goes in against Birmingham. Hold on though, we've got Graham Taylor. Uh-oh :o(

posted by BigCalm at 04:43 AM on August 22, 2002

Will get points for players involved in tonights game, if so, if I then swap them for players involved tomorrow, will I get points for all of them? I won't idulge in flame wars with Big Calm, there is enough claptrap on the football message boards, I come here for civilised discourse. Mind you come September 14 raw emotion might take's primeval.

posted by Fat Buddha at 02:45 AM on August 23, 2002

Fat Buddha: You're right. Maybe there is a world where Blues and Villa fans can live in harmony, September 14th, and March 1st excluded of course. So, no flaming except on those days then!

posted by BigCalm at 08:22 AM on August 23, 2002

Fat Buddha: re: your points question ... you will get points only for the players you picked before the weekly deadline. That is, you will get points for the players you picked who played tonight's game if you picked them before last Friday. If you swap them out for next week's games (which means this Saturday, Sunday, and so on until next Friday), you'll still get points for tonight's game. However, you won't get any free points for picking players after they've played their games either. ;-) That's why Yahoo keeps each week's team roster separate from the next. Week 1's selection will not be affected by Week 2's selection, etc. Hope this helps. I'm not sure I fully understood your question, but I think this should cover it. So, another tip: Once the weekly deadline is over, you can start picking players for the next week (as soon as Yahoo makes the link available) without affecting your picks or points for the current week.

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:03 PM on August 23, 2002

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