3rd Annual Carnage Blender Fantasy Football League (in Off-topic)

Mem August 2 2008 10:46 AM EDT

Yes, that time of the year is here. I'll be setting up a league for those of you that want to play on ESPN. The question I have for you is, do we play for CB this year or don't we? I mean, not that I have any, or will have any, but I suppose I could buy some with USD if that's the route we take. And if we are playing for CB, then what amount should we play for? Is 2 mil still considered a lot? Well, let me know if there's any interest.

INDColtsFan18 August 2 2008 12:46 PM EDT

I'm definitely in and I will surely throw down a lot of CB$ on it.

Let me know.

Warbringer August 2 2008 4:41 PM EDT

Im interested, I never played before though.

Mikel August 2 2008 4:53 PM EDT

count me in :)

And HEY MEM's long time no see.

QBOddBird August 2 2008 4:59 PM EDT

I'm interested. I'd have to get a link, though, since I've never done it before.

PeterGriffin August 2 2008 7:36 PM EDT

I am in...

Mem August 3 2008 12:57 AM EDT

So, I'm hoping that a lot more people are going to join this year than in the two previous. On account of that I've been contemplating the roster slots-- if there's more people I don't want that to water down the competition. Here's what I was thinking. Let's go to a 1 QB, 1 RB, 2 WRs, 1 TE, 1 Defense, and 1 K. Or maybe even 1 WR, 1 WR/TE... I want to keep it simple so everyone can still have a chance to have a solid team. I'm not sure what I want the scoring to be like, but I like the idea of .5 points per carry for RBs. Basically, I'd like the scoring to be indicative of a player's importance (whether it's simply a perceived importance or not...) to his team. So WRs shouldn't be scoring more than RBs unless they are damn good. Defenses should score a lot more than what they usually do, though I don't like drafting individual defensive players. Muddies everything up too much. Kickers should be rewarded for clutch kicks, or severely penalized for missing them and breaking everyone's hearts. QBs should score. A lot.

So suggestions are needed for what exactly the format/scoring system is going to be. Suggest away!

PeterGriffin August 3 2008 1:25 AM EDT

the one suggestion I would have has nothing to do with the scoring.. I think that the costs for waivers and weekly winner thing was kind of a waste of time last year... I didn't really quite like that... I say just a strait SB winner takes all or 1,2,3, and 4 are awarded cash at the end, the weekly winner seemed actually like too much hassle for you to keep up with and kinda odd because weekly high score doesn't mean crud if you can't close out the season...

Scoring you can do what ever, your ideas for scoring sound good... I am in 5 leagues right now and they all score differently so I really have no preference...

Edicinnej August 3 2008 4:19 AM EDT

Whatever format is chosen for teams this competition (and website, universe, whatever) should definitely feature one less Mem.

Mem August 3 2008 4:38 AM EDT

Jenn, you're the perfect soldier-- ready and willing to hate anyone that disagrees with you. Makes it easier to justify killing them. Go America!

Now, if you please, let's stick to the topic at hand.

Adminedyit [Superheros] August 3 2008 9:36 AM EDT

i'm in!!

LuisOrtiz August 3 2008 9:41 AM EDT

I'm in. Why don't we have a $1mil CB entry fee, and use that as the pot?

[RX3]Cotillion August 3 2008 10:41 AM EDT

I'll join although I have no idea of what to do.

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] August 3 2008 10:57 AM EDT

LuisOrtiz they usually do have a 2 mil or more entry fee and yes it is used as the pot at the end of the season

PeterGriffin August 3 2008 11:57 AM EDT

oh I did want to add that I agree with mem that the format should be based on how many teams we have... I see my typical starters layout:

12 Team league

8 Team league

it would be nice if for this year we put in some def players also if everybody wants to, may just 3 spots, 1 DL, 1LB, 1DB

Mem August 3 2008 12:17 PM EDT

What is the present exchange rate for CB? Is 2 mil too much to ask? The two previous years have both been played for 2 mil CB, so it seems like a solid custom to keep.

As far as defensive players go, I am opposed. I want to keep it simple. As simple as possible. That said, if everyone wants them I would totally go along with that, so let me hear your thoughts.

Looks like there's been interest expressed by 10 people, and myself. So with 11 people we can have a decently sized league. Hopefully there are more that want in. If we get up to 16 we can think about splitting divisions. That'd be neat.

PeterGriffin August 3 2008 12:48 PM EDT

oh wow... 16 team leagues are rough... I am in 1 16 team league and it is TOUGH!!!!!! I agree with you on the defensive player, if we have a bunch of new guys then adding the def players into the mix just adds confusion...

2 mill seems fine to me, exchange rate is 2 - 3 now per mill ish... really really low

Edicinnej August 4 2008 1:25 AM EDT

I know Mem ... it's hard. Cowards just don't get the thanks that they deserve. I went ahead and made this _just for you_.

INDColtsFan18 August 4 2008 1:44 AM EDT

I say we go:
5mil entry fee, and awards for 1-4th, #1 being highly above the rest.

Flamey August 4 2008 6:28 AM EDT

Jen, do you realise how hypocritical you're being?

PeterGriffin August 4 2008 1:24 PM EDT

any amount is fine with me I plan to win it all back... hhhhaaaa

Warbringer August 4 2008 1:42 PM EDT

I'm out since I can't pay the entry fee.

Mem August 4 2008 7:13 PM EDT

Flamey, hypocrisy knows no bounds. It can't, by the very definition of it, recognize itself. It just is. And the rest of us get to stand by the sides and laugh at it.

You surely have too much time on your hands, Jenn. And what you fail to recognize is that I am not at all concerned with individuals as far as my idealism is concerned. It's the whole that I am concerned about. And, I dare say, that that is the very reason that I am more patriotic than you will ever be.

On to the real business. (And I hope that any admin passing through will keep it that way...) I'm convinced that 2 mil is reasonable. So now I just need a final head count and then I'll create the league and set a time for the draft.

If you're playing I need you, once more, to say so, and give me some general times that you will be available for an online draft. Talk to me!

Edicinnej August 4 2008 8:29 PM EDT

I think everyone should know what kind of person Mem is.

"Anyone who joins the Army deserves to die in Iraq." -Mem

"I hope you die over there." -Mem

Conquest August 4 2008 8:41 PM EDT

I'll play if you have a slot left.

QBOddBird August 4 2008 8:45 PM EDT

Jenn...no offense meant by this post. I was there in Chat when we had that original discussion, and I didn't particularly care for some of the things Mem said at the time either.

However, that was months ago. You seem to be pursuing him with a vengeance...please, just let off him in this thread. It is a thread about the Fantasy Football League, not about how good or bad Mem is, and it is being thrown wildly off-track.

If you still are having issues with him, and he's still having issues with you, could you two just fight it out in Chatmail? PLEASE? I mean, I understand an argument lasting a long time...I've been in that situation before...but please don't carry the flaming over into your posts.

I believe that I know you well enough that I can say thank you for stopping. I appreciate it a lot.

Mem August 5 2008 1:00 PM EDT

I never, ever said those things. I do not wish for anyone to die. If more than 12 people read this I could sue you for defamation. Get off it. This is a fantasy football thread.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] August 5 2008 1:46 PM EDT


Mem August 12 2008 3:08 PM EDT

So I just set up the league with 12 teams. I've decided that I will be providing the prize (as yet to be decided upon), so there are no entry fees whatsoever. I've sent out invites to the people that played last year, so those people already have a place in the league. If you were interested in playing you MUST now send me your email address in a CM. I really want to fill up these 12 slots soon because the next point on the agenda-- the draft date.

The draft is set for this coming Sunday 8-17-08 at 10pm EST (server time). If you can't make it, no sweat. Just make sure you set your draft preferences. It's not a long draft, and even if you draft poorly you should still have a chance at making a decent run since there are only 10 players per team.

So check out the rules, let me know if you see anything you don't like. And good luck to you all!

Mem August 12 2008 4:28 PM EDT

We're presently at 9 players. I know there are at least 3 more of you interested to play in a free league!

QBOddBird August 12 2008 5:17 PM EDT

Soooooooooo...we don't get to pick our players? :(

INDColtsFan18 August 12 2008 6:54 PM EDT

Im in, i sent you my email, but im not sure how to join the league on espn.

I think we should all through at least 100k in the pot as well.

Mem August 12 2008 7:32 PM EDT

Looks like interest has really picked up. We have all 12 positions filled, but that doesn't mean you're out of luck. I'm totally willing to expand the field to entertain more participants, though I would be shaking things up at that point-- adding divisions. So if you want to play give me a shout.

PeterGriffin August 13 2008 9:35 AM EDT

Yes you get to pick your players that is why we are having a draft.

TheHatchetman August 14 2008 10:06 PM EDT


INDColtsFan18 August 14 2008 11:45 PM EDT

That won't help you much. Seasons are not as consistent as some think.
Fantasy Football is 50% skill 50% luck.

TheHatchetman August 15 2008 12:34 AM EDT

won't help *me* any :P

INDColtsFan18 August 15 2008 1:53 AM EDT

Why do some people already have a full roster? Is it from last season?

Also, i might miss the draft, so i'll probably get stuck with some sub-par players. :(

QBOddBird August 15 2008 2:15 AM EDT

I'll definitely miss it. Working Sunday

Mem August 16 2008 12:33 AM EDT

Changed the draft time on Sunday to 6pm. Sorry for those of you that can't make it. I can only say that you should make sure to set your draft priority. There is good news, though-- the format of the league does not mandate failure from a poor draft. There will be ample opportunity for enhancement via free agency, for those that have the skill (or, most often simple will with a bit of luck). See you on Sunday!

[RX3]Cotillion August 17 2008 12:05 PM EDT

Just bringin' this to the top for all those that don't check their emails like me.

6:15 P.M. est tonight.

Conquest August 17 2008 1:43 PM EDT

Personally 6pm is a terrible time. Right in the middle of the day. 8 or 9 would have been far more logical. I'm actually going to have cut my plans short this afternoon if I want to make it. No guarantees that I will though.

Mikel August 17 2008 2:56 PM EDT

I'm ready :)

PeterGriffin August 17 2008 5:10 PM EDT

what is up with the teams, is there a plan to get all the players moved back into the FA pool for the draft or are we stuck with what we got from last year?

deifeln August 17 2008 5:34 PM EDT

Is there still room for me Mem?

Mikel August 17 2008 5:49 PM EDT

Mabye, it looks like we are short one team.

Where's the live chat draft going to take place?

I can't find a link to go to chat in there.

Mikel August 17 2008 5:49 PM EDT


[RX3]Cotillion August 17 2008 5:51 PM EDT

I think Mem changed the times again.

Date: None Selected
Time: None Selected

Unless the draft is going on and I just don't know where it's at.

Conquest August 17 2008 6:01 PM EDT

Yeah I just logged in and noticed the same thing. What the heck is going on... I could still be out...

Warbringer August 17 2008 6:02 PM EDT

I have the same thing as RX3.

INDColtsFan18 August 17 2008 6:14 PM EDT

Whens the draft?!?!

Warbringer August 17 2008 6:15 PM EDT

Should be now.

[RX3]Cotillion August 18 2008 8:43 PM EDT

Any updates from Mem or otherwise on when the draft will take place?

INDColtsFan18 August 18 2008 11:17 PM EDT

yeah? what is going on, we need to get this going.

QBOddBird August 18 2008 11:54 PM EDT

Mem August 16 12:33 AM EDT
Changed the draft time on Sunday to 6pm.

I assumed it had taken place? I was unable to be here on Sunday, so I don't know - and I've not been bored enough to check the website.

PeterGriffin August 20 2008 4:13 PM EDT

no the draft never took place, I still have my old team from last year... I am not sure what is going on...

PeterGriffin August 20 2008 5:31 PM EDT

For some reason I was granted League Management capabilities on the site I am trying to get with Mem to see what is up. Just in case he does want me to help and/or take over or anything can all you guys claim your team. Below is a list of the teams, It think we still have a couple holes to fill but I am not sure let me know, some are obvious but still post on here to let me know if I have the current matchups correct and let me know who wants to fill those last 2 spots if those spots are truly open I don't show really owners on those and if those are truly open then deifeln has dibs on one of them because he asked then we would need another, and if Mem doesn't get back to us soon then we may have to replace him out. I will try to get a hold of him and you guys try to get him too.

Team 12 --------------------- ????
Team Carnage ---------------- ????
Team [RX3]Entreri ----------- [RX3]Entreri
HellBorn Colts -------------- INDColtsFan18
Team Dwarven Rangers--------- Ranger
Team edyit ------------------ Edyit
Team Jarl ------------------- jarl
Cincinnati Maulers ---------- Mikel (i think)
Team Mem -------------------- Mem (of course)
Team Oddbird ---------------- Oddbird
Team SHIPOOPI --------------- PeterGriffin
Team Warbringer ------------- Warbringer

Conquest August 20 2008 5:36 PM EDT

I'm still here and yes I am obviously "Team JarL".

INDColtsFan18 August 20 2008 5:51 PM EDT

Got it. Im ready to draft! gah college is soon!

[RX3]Cotillion August 20 2008 7:00 PM EDT

Ready to go.

LuisOrtiz August 20 2008 7:16 PM EDT

I'm Team Carnage.

PeterGriffin August 20 2008 8:51 PM EDT

Team Name Owner Carnage ID Confirmed
Team 12 ????? N
Team Carnage LuisOrtiz Y
Team [RX3]Entreri [RX3]Entreri Y
HellBorn Colts INDColtsFan18 Y
Team Dwarven Rangers Ranger N
Team edyit Edyit N
Team Jarl jarl Y
Cincinnati Maulers Mikel Y
Team Mem Mem N
Team Oddbird Oddbird N
Team SHIPOOPI PeterGriffin Y
Team Warbringer Warbringer Y

PeterGriffin August 20 2008 8:56 PM EDT

I can see from looking at the FF site that everybody except Odd and the extra team... Hopefully Mem will come around soon so we can get back into order...

PeterGriffin August 21 2008 12:42 PM EDT

Team Name Owner Carnage ID Confirmed
Team Deifel deifeln Y
Team Carnage LuisOrtiz Y
Team [RX3]Entreri [RX3]Entreri Y
HellBorn Colts INDColtsFan18 Y
Team ??? ????? N
Team edyit Edyit N
Team Jarl jarl Y
Cincinnati Maulers Mikel Y
Team Mem Mem N
Team Oddbird Oddbird N
Team SHIPOOPI PeterGriffin Y
Team Warbringer Warbringer Y
I think we still have just 1 spot open because we lost an owner. Deifeln took the Team 12 that was open and he has confirmed.
Edyit I still haven't heard back from, he confirmed on the site but just wanted to make sure he was still playing.
Odd says he is playing but still waiting for him to confirm on the site.
Hope that we hear back from Mem soon so we can set up a draft day, this is still his league I am just the helper for now unless Mem specifies otherwise.

Oh and I did go ahead and clean up all the teams so when we get ready to draft we can start.

Oh and I remember last year the problems with the "undropable" players so I found the setting to remove that feature because I know it messed up a few teams last year.

PeterGriffin August 21 2008 1:43 PM EDT

Just to get some things rolling.. do any of you guys have some dates and times that would be bad for draft... please use date and time of carnage server... I am sure all of you know your time differences...

QBOddBird August 21 2008 1:45 PM EDT

I can't draft on weekends. I know that doesn't fit with anyone's schedule, so don't worry about me.

INDColtsFan18 August 21 2008 2:03 PM EDT

anytime between noon and 2am, will most likely work for me as long as im not busy with family/friends.

Conquest August 21 2008 11:51 PM EDT

Just let me know when and I'll do what I can to be there. Preferably in the afternoon though.

Mikel August 22 2008 12:59 AM EDT

I have a draft on Saturday from 1PM -5PM , then another on Sun from 1PM-8PM EST. So Sat night would be good for me.

If I need to preset my draft I will do so.

Adminedyit [Superheros] August 22 2008 5:21 AM EDT

just about any time on a saturday or sunday works for me, weekdays aree really hectic though, i can preset if needed though

[RX3]Cotillion August 22 2008 9:11 AM EDT

I'll be able to do drafts on weekdays after around 8p.m.

I don't plan on doing anything through the weekends so those are open to me as well, but I'd rather it be around 5 p.m or later.

PeterGriffin August 22 2008 3:47 PM EDT

if any of you guys can go ahead and in your spare time set up your predraft rankings on the site that may help you for when we do decide to do the draft... I am trying to wait as long as I can for mem... obviously we still need another player anybody an owner for ranger's old team??

deifeln August 22 2008 4:14 PM EDT

I can do most days after 6:00

Mikel August 22 2008 6:09 PM EDT

I can contact Ranger thru WildGuns

Warbringer August 22 2008 6:19 PM EDT

weekends are best for me

PeterGriffin August 22 2008 11:00 PM EDT

Ranger already contacted me and said he wasn't playing this year.

PeterGriffin August 24 2008 10:58 PM EDT

Team Name Owner Carnage ID Confirmed
Team Deifel deifeln Y
Team Carnage LuisOrtiz Y
Team [RX3]Entreri [RX3]Entreri Y
HellBorn Colts INDColtsFan18 Y
Team ??? ????? N
Team edyit Edyit Y
Team Jarl jarl Y
Cincinnati Maulers Mikel Y
Team ??? ??? N
Team Oddbird Oddbird Y
Team SHIPOOPI PeterGriffin Y
Team Warbringer Warbringer Y
Ok we have everything set except for rangers team and the location on Mem... ok I have heard from mem he is out too, he said he just doesn't feel like dealing with it this year... so unless we find any 2 members by tomorrow I am going to just remove mem and ranger's teams and schedule the draft...

I was thinking that since this weekend coming up is the last weekend that we can do the draft and since it is a holiday weekend for some I would hate to make some stick at home during the weekend just for the draft.. so does anybody have any issue with doing the draft this Thursday Night at 8PM server time... let me know if any of you guys have an issue with that I know some of you said weekends were best and if non of you mind then we can do this weekend coming up if you don't mind the weekend.. just let me know Thursday, Sat or Sunday...

thanks guys

PeterGriffin August 25 2008 10:02 AM EDT

Team Name Owner Carnage ID Confirmed
Team ??? ??? N
Team ??? ??? N
Team Deifel deifeln Y
Team Carnage LuisOrtiz Y
Team [RX3]Entreri [RX3]Entreri Y
HellBorn Colts INDColtsFan18 Y
Team edyit Adminedyit Y
Team Jarl Conquest Y
Cincinnati Maulers Mikel Y
Team Oddbird QBOddBird Y
Team SHIPOOPI PeterGriffin Y
Team Warbringer Warbringer Y

Ok guys any thoughts on draft day? I am liking the following 2 options because most of us should be around on saturday because of exp time but I hate to waste quality weekend time:

Thursday 8PM
Saturday Noon

I will be dropping those top 2 teams today unless I get 2 new members fast.

INDColtsFan18 August 25 2008 4:47 PM EDT

i vote saturday at noon.

[RX3]Cotillion August 25 2008 8:05 PM EDT

I'm voting for Thursday at 8p.m.

InebriatedArsonist August 25 2008 8:12 PM EDT

If you need people, I'm free.

deifeln August 25 2008 9:23 PM EDT

I don't have a draft time preference.

PeterGriffin August 25 2008 10:57 PM EDT

ok we have a taker on ranger's team IA will be doing it but we still need 1 more for Mem's team... go find us some recruits guys.. it is free and their may be a small to large payout at the end for the winner...

I think we will do the draft on Thursday @ 8PM server time if you can't make it try to get your predraft setup but if not it's not a big deal the site auto drafts for you and it doesn't do that bad of a job.. I just did a draft and my power went out in the 4th round and the last half of the draft was auto done for me, stupid power... Sorry colts fan I know you voted for Thursday but I hate the colts so couldn't side with you, haha, just kidding that wasn't the reason I had enough votes and requests for weekdays and the weekend requests all told me they didn't care so weekday won...

Also I changed the lineup so we will have 20 man teams and more starters, I think it adds more room for error...

PeterGriffin August 25 2008 11:02 PM EDT

ok changed my mind, I put IA as the second owner on Mem's team so we just need a replacement for Ranger's team... I think if we don't find one then we can just play with 11 teams and I can delete ranger's team, I will give it till wed to find another team but I am going to schedule the draft now...

PeterGriffin August 25 2008 11:05 PM EDT

dang it dang it dang it... ok Thur 8PM was gone we can't do then so I scheduled it for noon server time on Saturday... sorry guys I didn't think that the time we wanted would have been gone already...

PeterGriffin August 28 2008 5:05 PM EDT

Team Name Owner Carnage ID Confirmed
Team Zoglog Zoglog[T] N
Team InebriatedArson InebriatedArsonist Y
Team Deifel deifeln Y
Team Carnage LuisOrtiz Y
Team [RX3]Entreri [RX3]Entreri Y
HellBorn Colts INDColtsFan18 Y
Team edyit Adminedyit Y
Team Jarl Conquest Y
Cincinnati Maulers Mikel Y
Team Oddbird QBOddBird Y
Team SHIPOOPI PeterGriffin Y
Team Warbringer Warbringer Y

Ok I have the league set so it shows valid since we are still waiting on Zoglog[T] to accept.... I hope he accepts soon and I will delet my self as the secondary owner of the team. if draft time comes and he hasn't accepted I will place him on auto draft till he accepts.

Zog this is the link for you to accept your team accept team . So if you can't seem to get it to work just click this.
Also guys I would say since Zog seems to be on and off of getting online then if anybody else would like just click the link and accept the invitation for our final team and you can change the names when you get it. Draft is tomorrow 12:15 Pm server time, it will pick the line up 1 hour before the draft and you will be able to log into the live draft 1 hour before the draft begins. Good luck guys and let me know if you have any issues or questions. thanks again.

[RX3]Cotillion August 28 2008 7:01 PM EDT

Type: Live Draft
Date: Sat., Aug. 30, 2008
Time: 12:15 PM ET

Saturday and not tomorrow right? Or am I missing something?

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] August 28 2008 7:22 PM EDT

Sorry, had some big things going on in real life but I'm in now.
Seems likely that I'll have an auto-draft for at least most if not all the players due to work commitments at that time (I only found them out today).
Will definitely be interesting as a UK participant who doesn't follow NFL although do like fantasy sports :)

PeterGriffin August 28 2008 10:07 PM EDT

woops sorry guys Saturday is right, I get Thursday and Friday mixed up all the time because I work from home on Fridays so Thursdays feel like Fridays... thanks zog I see you joined and I deleted myself as the second owner and we are good to go now.

See some of you Saturday, again if you aren't gonna be here and you care about your draft order just go on the site and set your pre-draft list.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] August 29 2008 10:32 AM EDT

i thought some of you might find this interesting, i have no idea how useful it is though.


PeterGriffin August 29 2008 6:39 PM EDT

hey if anybody wants to see how the league is doing check out this link to see the standings.

CB Fantasy Football League

Mikel August 29 2008 8:08 PM EDT

shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh dude, don't post tips/hints/tricks like that :P
I spend hours and hours keeping up with this stuff :P

I have it in my head, who's suspended, retired, hurt, Playing well, stinking and who's going to be the future (which is why I prefer keeper leagues vs redrafting every year).

[RX3]Cotillion August 30 2008 5:50 PM EDT

We are still playing for CBD right? 2m a piece? ... Is there a 2nd place reward or just one big one?

PeterGriffin August 30 2008 8:22 PM EDT

no mem had decided against an entry fee so I am holding a pool every week for picks to raise money for us. check out the link here NFL Regular Season Weekly Pool Contest. It will be allot of extra work for me but I think you guys deserve a prize. if you win.

If any of you guys would like to make donations you can make it to this character and I will use what ever cash and items the character has on him for prizes, depending on how much I get will depend on who gets what. if I don't get much then I will give all the prizes to first place but if I get allot of prizes then I will split out the winnings to top teams. here is the character that is holding the prize money and items FantasyFootball2008 .

Warbringer August 31 2008 6:43 PM EDT

Who do you guys think had the best draft?

[RX3]Cotillion August 31 2008 6:56 PM EDT

OB or Edyit... They both had pretty nice picks imo.
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