I just got caught up reading the posts on the SLIAC board and the most unusual thing I found over the past 6 or 7 pages was how few of the posts were from hopefan. But that's a good thing. Good job with all the team breakdowns hopefan. Plus K. Played golf last weekend with a 72 year old former football coach from RPI named Doug. Never got his last name. Ring any bells? He was pretty good for his age.
I also wonder if you'll be choosing Prin in the Winless Pool now that they grabbed that 6'8" recruit?
Magic... good to hear from you.... things were getting a little squirrelly with the posts so I backed off until they settled down.... I'm trying hard on Doug from RPI, but nothing is coming... I'll do a little research... Thought it might be Head Coach White, who was there in 70's when I was coaching, and the age would be about right, but that was Dave White, not Doug....I'll do a little research....
The call on Prin is a tough one..... the big kid should certainly help... if I find that Patterson is coming back, I'll definitely have to go with someone else.... if not, and no other recruiting news emerges, it still is up in the air.... Speaking of which, we had some chat last season that you... YOU... should serve as the commish of the selection process so that participants don't get unfairly squeezed out of picking (ie, a draft of some sort) ... I think you should establish that and set it up on the appropriate page in the fall!!!! I'm willing to take my chances in order to give everyone a fair shot..
Nice to hear from you as well. Don't spend too much time doing research on the RPI coach. I just found out today from Plattsburgh State Coach Curle that the RPI coach is a member at the golf course I frequent so I'll get his last name next time I'm there, off the handicap sheet, and let you know.
I think your idea regarding the selection process of the Undefeated Pool and the Winless Pool is a good one. I'm thinking that everyone interested can sign up and then we'll have a draft. I'll do the same thing that Tom (Greek Tragedy) does for the NCAA Tournament Fantasy League. Use a partial deck of cards with the appropriate number of players. If we have more than 13 players I'll use 2 suits, spades and hearts. Whoever gets the Ace of Spades gets 1st Pick in the Undefeated Pool, the King of Spades will get the 2nd pick and so on until we run out of spades. The Ace of Hearts would get the 14th pick and so on until we go through the hearts. We usually have anywhere from 15 to 25 guys in the contest. Then we'll do another draft for the Winless Pool with everyone drafting in reverse order of what the Undefeated Pool was. That way the guy who has the last pick in the Undefeated Pool will have the 1st pick in the Winless Pool. It will take a little while to do a draft but if we start it early enough and set a deadline for enties we should be okay. Any late arrivals can choose a team that is undrafted as they join.
The other possibility is to state that no one can choose a team for either pool until a certain time. This would eliminate a draft but prevent anyone from jumping on a team in September or early October. Since November 15th is the first game day, no one would be allowed to choose a team before 1:00 AM on November 1st, as an example. Then it's first come first served. That would give everyone 2 weeks to get their picks in and at least prevent anyone from taking the top teams a month or more before the season starts.
I will go on the Undefeated and Winless Board mid-summer and post the possibilities and maybe get a consensus (if that's possible
) as to what the majority of players wish to do. If done early enough we shouldn't have any problems with either of these choices.
Glad to hear your medical issues were the usual and nothing serious. The price of growing older.