A fantasy football poll (in Off-topic)

Mem July 26 2007 10:59 AM EDT

So, I'll be hosting the second annual CB Fantasy Football league, but I need your input. What do you think the entry fee should be? Last year it was 2 mil, and it was real tough to get people to play (and Lukey still didn't even pay!). I've already had a suggestion for a 4 mil entry fee, but I think that's too much. What do you all think?

We'll be playing on CBS Sportsline this year, which features live updated scores.

Let me know if you're interested, although only the first 14 will be taken. I don't want anymore than 14, but 10 or 12 would certainly be preferred.

Mem July 26 2007 11:24 AM EDT

Oh, I forgot. All monies will have to be paid up front, so start saving now, fellas!

QBRanger July 26 2007 11:26 AM EDT

Certainly, have to defend my title.

Mem July 26 2007 11:32 AM EDT

Any input on what the entry fee should be, Ranger?

deifeln July 26 2007 1:17 PM EDT

I am in. Also, I would like to see a 4 million CB entry fee.

Miandrital July 26 2007 1:34 PM EDT

I will play if it is a 1 mil entry fee

AdminG Beee July 26 2007 1:54 PM EDT

Cool, which league?

English Premiership, Spanish La Liga or Italian Seria A.

8DEOTWP July 26 2007 2:17 PM EDT

looks like you misread.. "fantasy football poll"

if you need a refresher on what that is try dictionary.com

48Zach July 26 2007 2:19 PM EDT

NFL =)

And he's probably just joking around O-RLY

8DEOTWP July 26 2007 2:30 PM EDT

as was I :P

drudge July 26 2007 2:52 PM EDT

100k or 50k

Adminedyit [Superheros] July 26 2007 4:15 PM EDT

I'm in!!

Mem July 26 2007 5:14 PM EDT

Keep in mind that this will be a nearly 4 month contest, so below 1 mil is totally out of the question. There doesn't really seem to be a whole lot of interest just yet. Hopefully that will change.

deifeln July 26 2007 8:24 PM EDT

will it be head to head like last year?

QBRanger July 26 2007 9:07 PM EDT

I think 1M is a good amount.

2M can be acceptable but more than that will likely keep people out.

drudge July 26 2007 9:17 PM EDT

good grief, ill need a sponsor just to lose 1m =/

ScY July 26 2007 9:24 PM EDT

G_Beee, you forgot German Bunsedliga!

Mem July 26 2007 9:33 PM EDT

Yes, it will be the same as last year (which was head-to-head) in almost all respects-- scoring may be a little different. I'll let you all know as soon as I figure all that jazz out. So it's looking like you all think only a 1 mil entry fee is good? That'll only be a 9 mil 1st place prize assuming we even get 14 people. Perhaps 1.5 mil?

Miandrital July 26 2007 10:44 PM EDT

Mem, why not just do a winner takes all? 1 mil per person with a 10 or 12 man league. If you really want another prize, make second place a 1 mil prize with the rest going to the winner.

Mem July 27 2007 12:14 AM EDT

Well, I've always done the first, second, and third place thing, so I don't see a reason to stop now. I don't like all the money only going to one person. Odds are much better when there are three prizes to be won.

Mikel July 27 2007 1:49 AM EDT

"Certainly, have to defend my title."
Bah, I'm back in, I have to defend my regular season title.
2 mil would probably get more people in, but 2 or 4, I don't care.

Miandrital July 27 2007 1:16 PM EDT

In that case mem, 9 mil sounds like a pretty good take to me, for first place that is. Like I said, I am in if it a 1 mil entry fee, or if you will allow me to pay the money sometime in the middle of the season (I am forging my gear right now and I will start my ncb in august, at which point I will start making money again).

deifeln July 27 2007 1:34 PM EDT

Less then two million is a joke...considering this is a 4 month contest. Start saving now! :o)

Gandalf July 27 2007 2:10 PM EDT

I would be in if it was English Premiership :( But no its 'proper football' as you americans call it lol

drudge July 27 2007 7:17 PM EDT

we don't call anything "proper" here. americans call it football.

Miandrital July 27 2007 10:04 PM EDT

Also mem, what are your thoughts on a Dynasty or Keeper league? That might be fun

Mem July 27 2007 11:37 PM EDT

I've never been in one, so I'm not sure. I understand the strategy behind it, but I think it might over-complicate the whole thing. I'm not beyond taking a vote for it once we get all the participants squared away. If you all want it, I don't see a reason not to do it.

Mem August 1 2007 7:56 PM EDT

Ok, I'm thinking it's going to be a 2 mil entry fee. Who are we going to lose if that's the case? If you're still interested in playing, but can't afford it I wouldn't mind working something out on a personal basis...

Also, I know Mikel, Ranger, edyit, Peter Griffin, deifeln, and myself are in for sure. Who else am I missing?

Mem August 1 2007 10:10 PM EDT

Miandrital is also in, but that begs the question of who is going to be our 8th person? We can't play if we don't have 8!!! Surely someone else is interested!

48DangerZone August 1 2007 10:33 PM EDT

Why so much?? I only have 10k.. :P

Mem August 1 2007 10:52 PM EDT

2 mil isn't all that much, especially for a four month long contest. During the course of your NUB you'll make tens of millions if you stick around.

Mem August 1 2007 10:59 PM EDT

Ok, well, even if you don't have a NUB you'd easily be able to make 2 mil in a relatively short amount of time...

Halcyon August 2 2007 3:07 PM EDT

I'm in for this one too.

Miandrital August 2 2007 4:03 PM EDT

Valiek, you still owe Nightstrike over 5 mil, so I don't know how you will possibly come up with another 2 mil for the entry fee...

Mem August 3 2007 9:40 AM EDT

Well, Valiek, since you are 5 mil in debt to NightStrike you would have to get the okay from him first.

GO PATS August 3 2007 11:50 AM EDT

I'll probably play... I like 3 mil entry fee, myself... Nice round 3 type number... Or.. 3,333,333... Yeah... that's even better... 10m for each 3 players... Let's do it.

Also... I have no idea how to play... so that'll need to be remedied... any good sites to look at for instructions?

Halcyon August 3 2007 7:22 PM EDT

The only reason he isn't paid off, is because I've been doing military training for the past 4 months and just got home Wednesday night. He knows he's getting his money. And part of what I owe him, paid off the last pool I was in. Not to worry. I have $7,400 hitting my bank account on the 15th .. so ... the ball is in your court, pass or play. Makes no difference to me.
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