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The FEDFFL is a combination of OVERALL POINTS and HEAD-TO-HEAD play league.

 

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The FEDFFL competes during the  17  weeks of the regular National Football League Season.

 

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There are currently  8  teams within the league.

 

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Their is an annual LEAGUE FEE that is required in order to participate.  For more info, click the FEES link.

 

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The CBSSPORTSLINE.COM web-site will be used as the primary location for setting lineups, live scoring and general league information.

 

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The FEDFFL.COM web-site will be used as the primary location for detailed league information such as league rules, latest standings, transaction details, and draft reports.

 
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The league fee to participate is  $200  per team. This includes each teams share to pay for the services of the CBSSportsline website.

 

   

PER TEAM

TOTAL

CBS SPORTSLINE WEBSITE

$18.75 $150

LEAGUE PAYOUTS

$181.25 $1450

 

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There will be NO transaction fee's from any moves, i.e.  trades,  free agent pickup, or activation.

 

 
 

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$18.75  of the  $200  league entry fee per team will cover the CBSsportsline.com web-site cost. The remainder of the initial fee will go to the Commissioner to cover his site and league management efforts.

 

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The remaining "total pot" will be paid out to the league member with the most points/best record in the following categories:

 

 

CATEGORY WEEK PAYOUT DESCRIPTION AMOUNT

WEEKLY WIN

1 - 17

MOST POINTS SCORED FOR THE WEEK

$10

HEAD-TO-HEAD WIN

1 - 14

WINNER OF THE WEEKLY HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCH-UPS

$5

DIVISION CHAMPION

14

BEST DIVISION RECORD AT END OF REGULAR SEASON

$25

WILD CARD PLAYOFF WINNER

15

WINNER OF EACH OF THE WILD CARD PLAYOFF GAMES

$10

DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF WINNER

16

WINNER OF EACH OF THE DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF GAMES

$15

SUPER BOWL RUNNER-UP

17

LOSER OF THE SUPER BOWL

$50

SUPER BOWL CHAMPION

17

WINNER OF THE SUPER BOWL

$100

1ST PLACE OVERALL

17

TEAM WITH THE MOST OVERALL POINTS SCORED

$450

2ND PLACE OVERALL

17

TEAM WITH THE SECOND MOST OVERALL POINTS SCORED

$220

3RD PLACE OVERALL

17

TEAM WITH THE THIRD MOST OVERALL POINTS SCORED

$100

 

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The figures above are subject to change depending on the amount of the CBSSportsline website fee.   In these instances the amounts for first, second, and third places will be modified.

 

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Ties for weekly, position, and overall winners will split payouts. In the event that there is a tie for overall winners, total $'s will be combined, then split evenly. If 1st place paid out $100 and 2nd place paid out $50, the both teams would each receive $75, which is half of $150. 3rd place would payout as normal.

 

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In the event of a tie in the Super Bowl game of head to head competition, the payout will be split. Format for head to head competition is explained in section III - League Play of the rules.

 

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Member's that owe money will be expected to pay on or before Super Bowl Sunday.

 

 
 

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The league will begin with a fresh draft each year; NO KEEPERS. Each league member will draft to fill 20 roster slots.  There are no restrictions on the # of position players you draft. However, keep in mind that each week you must submit a legal starting lineup as defined within the LINEUPS rule page.

 

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The draft order will be determined by how teams finished the prior season.  The last place team from the prior season has first choice of what position, 1 through 8, they wish to draft from.  From there, the  second to last place chooses their draft position, then the third to last chooses and so on. This process will be completed all the way to the first place team until all first round slots are filled.

 

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First round draft position determines order for all subsequent picks, with each round alternating in a serpentine fashion. The draft will continue as follows:

 

PICK

ROUND

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
1st 1 16 17 32 33 48 49 64 65 80 81 96 97 112 113 128 129 144 145 160 161
2nd 2 15 18 31 34 47 50 63 66 79 82 95 98 111 114 127 130 143 146 159 162
3rd 3 14 19 30 35 46 51 62 67 78 83 94 99 110 115 126 131 142 147 158 163
4th 4 13 20 29 36 45 52 61 68 77 84 93 100 109 116 125 132 141 148 157 164
5th 5 12 21 28 37 44 53 60 69 76 85 92 101 108 117 124 133 140 149 156 165
6th 6 11 22 27 38 43 54 59 70 75 86 91 102 107 118 123 134 139 150 155 166
7th 7 10 23 26 39 42 55 58 71 74 87 90 103 106 119 122 135 138 151 154 167
8th 8 9 24 25 40 41 56 57 72 73 88 89 104 105 120 121 136 137 152 153 168

 

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There is an 9 man reserve roster but NO Injured Reserve roster. This allows each team the flexibility to play any of the players they draft/pick up on any given week without incurring a fee. You can maintain ANY combination of positions to fill those 21 roster spots.

 

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Draft positions may be traded prior to the beginning of the draft.

 

 
 

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Team Owners can set their weekly lineups via the CBSSportsline web-site up until 5 minutes before the earliest kickoff on each Sunday.

 

In weeks that contain Thursday or Saturday games, Owners are only required to set the players they wish to play in those specific games up until 5 minutes prior to the earliest kickoff.  If there's more than 1 game on any day, (e.g., Thanksgiving) all players for BOTH games must be submitted before the earliest kickoff.

 

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If an Owner has a problem accessing the CBSSportsline web-site, they should contact the Commissioner via email or telephone to request to have their lineup set for them.   If the Commissioner is unavailable then Owners may contact another Team Owner and provide them with their Starting lineup.

 

Click the TEAMS link for individual contact information.

 

 

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If you cannot speak to the Commissioner or any other member DIRECTLY, please use the Commissioner's cell phone number since it has date/time stamped voice mail and there won't be any discrepancies.

 

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The CBSSportsline lineups become official once the kickoff of the earliest game has occurred unless an Owner has contacted the Commissioner or another Owner with requested changes prior to said kickoff.

 

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Legal starting lineups will consist of the following:

 

 

 

 

  2  QUARTERBACKS

 

 

  2  RUNNING BACKS

 

 

  3  WIDE RECEIVERS

 

 

  2  KICKERS

 

 

  1  TIGHT END

 

 

  1  DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS

 

 

  1  WILD CARD (can be any position)

 

 

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Illegal lineups will be handled in the following manner:

   
 

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If a Team does not start the required amount of players at a specific position, the team will receive zero points for each missing player.

 

 

For example:  If a team only has two Wide Receivers set in their lineup they will receive zero points for their third receiver.  Same goes if you only start one Quarterback or one Running Back, the missing player will get you an automatic zero for that slot.

 

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If an Team does starts too many players at a specific position, the lowest point scorers will only be accepted for the number of required starters.

 

 

Example 1:   A team has set five Wide Receivers as starters in their final lineup

 

        Result:  Only the three LOWEST scoring Wide Receivers would be accepted.

 

In the below scenario, only the points for Terrell Owens, Hines Ward and Jerry Rice would count.

 

STARTER POINTS
Randy Moss 12
Reggie Wayne 9
Terrell Owens 5
Jerry Rice 2
Hines Ward 4

 

NOTE:

IF one of the extra players that was set within the starting lineup was deemed to be the Wild Card player, then the rule would still apply.  The next lowest scorer would be deemed the Wild Card player.  In the scenario above, Reggie Wayne would be accepted as the Wild Card player.

 


 

Example 2:   A team has set more than one player as their Wild Card in their final lineup.

 

       Result:    The lowest scores of the minimum number of players at each affected position would be accepted.  The next lowest scoring player after that from either affected position would then be    deemed the Wild Card player.

 

In the below scenario, Carson Palmer and Brett Favre would be accepted as the two starting Quarterbacks.  Ronnie Brown and Thomas Jones would be accepted as the starting Running Backs.  Michael Turner would then be deemed to be the Wild Card player.

 

STARTER POS POINTS
Tom Brady QB 19
Brett Favre QB 9
Carson Palmer QB 4
Michael Turner RB 11
Thomas Jones RB 5
Ronnie Brown RB 1

 

 

 
 

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Members will be competing head to head each week against one other team.  The Head to Head regular season lasts from Week 1 to Week 13.  Weeks 14 - 16 will consist of the playoffs and Super Bowl.  Week 17 is not used as part of the Head to Head season.

 

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The initial draft order determines which division - "STARS" or  "STRIPES" a team will placed in. Picks 1 - 4 will be placed in the Stars Division and picks 5 - 8 in the Stripes Division.

 

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Each team will play every other team within their same division twice during the regular season.

 

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Each team will play three teams within the other division twice during the regular season and the other team only once.  This will be determined by the preset schedule.

 

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The regular season schedule will be based on a predetermined schedule using initial draft order as a basis for the schedule.  The schedule for head to head competition will be as follows:

 

DRAFT
POSITION
REGULAR SEASON WEEKLY SCHEDULE
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
1st 8 2 7 6 5 4 7 5 3 8 2 3 4
2nd 7 1 8 5 3 6 8 4 6 5 1 4 3
3rd 6 5 4 8 2 7 5 7 1 6 4 1 2
4th 5 6 3 7 8 1 6 2 8 7 3 2 1
5th 4 3 6 2 1 8 3 1 7 2 6 7 8
6th 3 4 5 1 7 2 4 8 2 3 5 8 7
7th 2 8 1 4 6 3 1 3 5 4 8 5 6
8th 1 7 2 3 4 5 2 6 4 1 7 6 5

 

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The team scoring the most points for the week will get the victory.  All "regular season" TIES will be recorded as ties for purposes of overall record.  

 

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At the conclusion of the regular season, the three teams with the best record from each division will advance to the playoffs.  The top seed from each division receives a "bye" in week 14;  Seed 2 will play Seed 3 in each division in a "wild card" match up. The winners will advance to meet the top seed in their division in week 15 for the divisional title. The winners advance to the "Super Bowl" in Week 16, winner take all.

 
 

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At the conclusion of the regular season, the three teams with the best record from each division will advance to the playoffs. The top seed from each division receives a "bye" in week 14;  seed 2 will play seed 3 in each division in a "wild card" matchup. The winners will advance to meet the top seed in their division in week 15 for the divisional title. The winners advance to the "Super Bowl" in Week 16.

 

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All ties for seeding for the "playoffs" will be determined using the following as tiebreakers:

 

If only 2 teams are tied, the tiebreakers are:

1) head to head record

2) division record

3) overall points scored

4) total combined points scored against

 

If more than 2 teams are tied, the tiebreakers are:

1) division record

2) overall points scored

3) head-to-head records between remaining tied teams

4) total combined points scored against remaining tied team(s)

 

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In the event of a tie in the "Super Bowl", the payout will be split. However, all other playoff matchup ties will be settled using the following as tiebreaker system: 1) top individual active scorer, 2) overall points, 3) total combined points scored against opponent.

 

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The "playoff" schedule for head to head competition will be as follows:

 

 

S T A R S    D I V I S I O N SUPER BOWL S T R I P E S    D I V I S I O N
WILD CARD DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF WILD CARD
WEEK 14 WEEK 15 WEEK 16 WEEK 15 WEEK 14
   

   
       

SEED 3

 

 

SEED 3

 

 

 

 

SEED 2

 

 

SEED 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

SEED 1

 

 

SEED 1

       
 
 

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Free Agent Silent Auctions will be held every week, through the end of week 16 (a total of 17 free agent drafts). This includes a free agent auction the week of the the first game of the season.

 

 

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Team owners must submit their weekly free agent bids by email to the Commissioner before the specified cutoff date and time.  In instances where an Owner does not have email access, they may leave their free agent bids on the time/date stamped work voice mail of the Commissioner.  In these instances please notify the Commissioner before the cutoff time so that he is aware prior to determining the winning bids.

 

NOTE:  

     The commissioner will exchange his bids with another member before opening emails with other silent bids.

 

 

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In weeks where the earliest starting game is on either a WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY or SATURDAY, free agent bids should be submitted to the Commissioner on the day prior by 10:00pm unless otherwise instructed.

In weeks where the earliest starting game is on SUNDAYS, free agent bids should be submitted to the Commissioner on the Friday prior by 11:00pm.

 

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     All cutoff dates and times are subject to change depending on the availability of  the Commissioner.

 

 

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The highest bidder for a player will be awarded that player and the amount of free dollars bid will be subtracted from his overall budget.  Owners MUST accept any player they win the rights to in a draft and be prepared to drop a player from their current roster, even if that means dropping players they otherwise would not have preferred to drop. The # of "roster spots" submitted represents the maximum # of players you may have to drop.

 

 

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Free agent auction will follow no specific order. The method for selecting free agents picks will be as follows:

 

 

Each Team will be allotted a  "budget" of $1700  free agent spending money at the beginning of the season to be used for all 17 weeks of the season.  Each week, teams may submit silent email bids (whole $ increments only - bids of $0 are permitted) for any free agent player available that they wish to select. Players should be ranked across, assigning a $ amount to each, to fill one spot on your current roster (active or reserve). Since you are filling only one spot, each player in that "line of bids" may be assigned a $ amount as high as your total remaining free agent budget or as low as $0. Subsequent roster spots may be filled in the same manner (keeping budget balance in mind - next rule). (See Example 1 below)

 

EXAMPLE 1:

 

  SKIPPY - BALANCE OF $550  

 

  FREDDIE - BALANCE OF $800  

SPOT

PICK 1

$'S

PICK 2

$'S

PICK 3

$'S

SPOT

PICK 1

$'S

PICK 2

$'S

PICK 3

$'S

1 Elvis $550 Prince $500 Sade $300 1 Elvis $400        
2 Santa $0 Frosty $0     2 Santa $25 Frosty $400    

 

In this example, Skippy wins Elvis for $550 having outbid Freddie by $150. He will have to drop a player from his current roster and will have no budget left for remaining drafts. Freddie wins Santa for $25 even though he bid more for Frosty ($400). This is because Santa was his first ranked player . He'll have to drop 1 player and will have $775 left for subsequent drafts.

 

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It is important that you do not overbid your budget balance.  As long as the sum of all the highest bids made in each "line of bids" does not exceed your total remaining balance, all bids are legal.   In Example 1 above, Freddie bid $400 on Elvis for one roster spot, and $400 on Frosty for another. This is legal since the total of these two high bids equals his balance of $800.  If an overbid is made, the bidder forfeits the rights to all players on the "line of bids" for a roster spot where the highest dollar amount was bid (in the case of a tie, both or all lines are eliminated from consideration). After a "line of bids" has been eliminated from consideration, and if the budget balance is then adequate, all other bids will be considered.  However, if the budget balance still is not sufficient, the next highest bid upon player and all players in that "line of bids" will also be eliminated. This process will continue until there are no other players to be considered or the budget balance is sufficient to cover remaining bids. Using Example 1 above, if Freddie had mistakenly bid $401 on Frosty, he would have exceeded his budget balance by $1. Consequently, the line with Frosty (having been the highest bid upon player) would be eliminated from consideration. Therefore, Freddie would not be awarded Santa; by default, Santa would go to Skippy.

 

 

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You may not bid on any one free agent player more than once in a single draft. Doing so will forfeit all rights to that player in that free agent draft. (See Example 2 below)

 

EXAMPLE 2:

 

  SKIPPY - BALANCE OF $550  

 

  FREDDIE - BALANCE OF $800  

SPOT

PICK 1

$'S

PICK 2

$'S

PICK 3

$'S

SPOT

PICK 1

$'S

PICK 2

$'S

PICK 3

$'S

1 Elvis $450 Prince $450 Sade $0 1 Elvis $400 Santa $50    
2 Santa $0 Frosty $0     2 Santa $400 Frosty $400    

In this example, Freddie forfeits all rights to Santa since he has placed a bid on him more than once. As a result, Santa is awarded to Skippy even though Freddie had placed a higher bid on him. Freddie does still win the rights to Elvis and Frosty.

 

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It's the responsibility of the commissioner to post the results of the free agent drafts (including updated budget balance) on the web-site, as well as to send an email to each with the same information. Results will be posted no later than noon the following day.

 

 

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Members winning the rights to a player (or players) must then submit the name(s) of the player(s) they wish to drop from their current roster to make room for the new player(s). This should be sent via email to the Commissioner as soon as possible.  If email access is not available, a phone call to the commissioner will be sufficient.  The commissioner will notify the other owners of the player(s) that were dropped.

 

 

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It is the responsibility of each league member to dispute any budget balance or draft result in question prior to the start of play for that week. If there was a mistake made and it is not brought to the Commissioner's attention before the kickoff of the first game within the week in question. the posted results will become final.

 

 

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Dropped players will not be available until the next week's free agent draft.

 

 

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The precedence for breaking all tie bids is as follows:

 

     1  -  The team with the lowest overall point total going into the specific auction.

     2  -  The team with the worse head to head record going into the specific auction.

     3  -  The team with the least # of weeks won going into the specific auction.

     4  -  The team with the least budget $'s going into the specific auction.

     5  -  A coin flip.

 

 

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Teams may also pick up an "emergency free agent" after the weekly auction has expired.  In these instances, each player picked up will cost a mandatory free agent dollar fee of $150.  A player must be dropped in lieu of the acquisition.  Also, any emergency free agent acquired MUST be started that same week.  Only players that were in Free Agent Status at the beginning of the week are eligible to be acquired.  Players that were dropped in the Free Agent Auction of this same week are NOT eligible.

There are NO eligibility requirements for any team to meet in order to utilize this provision.  However, you are only allowed to acquire ONE player a week in this manner.

If/when an owner decides to acquire an emergency free agent, please notify the Commissioner as soon as possible so the transaction can be immediately culminated.

 

 
 

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Members may trade players (starting or reserve) at any time up to the start of  Week 14 .

 

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The weekly trade deadline will be one hour before the earliest kickoff for the week. In order for a traded player to be active for the current week, the trade must meet this deadline and be communicated to the commissioner (email or phone).  Once the commissioner is notified of a proposed trade by both parties, the trade will be considered binding and no counter offers will be allowed. The commissioner will then communicate the trade to the remainder of the league via email. 

 

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If a proposed trade appears to be CLEARLY one-sided by another league member, it can be disputed. The dispute must be a response to the commissioner's trade notification email and must be made at least 30 minutes before the earliest kickoff. All league members should be copied on the dispute email, and a full explanation/justification for turning down the trade should be included. Only a unanimous ratification by all league members not involved in the trade will be acceptable. A simple email* with "agree" or "disagree" in response to the dispute, including a copy to all league members, and sent 30 minutes before the earliest kickoff will serve as the vote. Only disputes responded to timely with "disagree" by all league members (not involved) will result in a trade nullification. Keep in mind that this rule is only in place to maintain the league integrity and to prevent the opportunity for collusion. It should only be exercised in extreme cases giving consideration to the fact that, although you may feel that one end of a deal favors one team more than another,  if the deal was made in good faith and was not a malicious attempt to undermine the league, it is a fair deal.  The subjectivity of trading is what makes trading an interesting and potentially favorable way to improve your team.  That being said, it is also the responsibility of every league member to conscientiously assess all possibilities before finalizing any trade. The website and email serve as perfect vehicles to communicate to all league members any trade intentions. At least that way all league members will have their opportunity to counter offer before a deal is finalized.  This may minimize or eliminate possible disputes, and likely will result in more favorable trades.

 

For example, if Larry offers to trade player "X" to Curly for player "Y", it may be in Curly's best interest to see what the market value of player "Y" is to other league members by posting an email that player "Y" is up for grabs. However, THIS IS NOT MANDATORY.  No trade offer has to be posted until it has been communicated to the commissioner.

 

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There may be instances where access to email is not possible. In such cases phone communications will be acceptable as well. The commissioner's will provide a phone # with time stamped voicemail for such instances.

 

 
 

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Each year a new commissioner will be appointed by a unanimous vote by the team Owners unless a member volunteer beforehand. 

 

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If the individual acting as the commissioner fulfills the duties as outlined below, he will receive a predetermined amount of money as outlined in the Payouts section of the league rules.

 

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The commissioner will maintain the web-site and ensure all rules are adhered to. The web-site itself provides all relevant scoring summaries. The commissioner just needs to validate accuracy and deal with any discrepancies that may surface.

 

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The scores as determined by the web-site of choice will serve as the official scores. However, if there appears to be a discrepancy in a SCORE CALCULATION ONLY, it must be reported to the commissioner and all league members before the first game of the following week. If it is reported timely, the commissioner will manually validate the score using the site's stats against our scoring system.  

 

NOTE:

     Other web-sites MAY NOT be used to dispute the statistics of the web-site of choice.

 

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The commissioner will organize all drafts.

 

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The commissioner will update and communicate all roster changes.

 

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The commissioner will maintain finances.

 

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The commissioner will report season's end final payouts.

 

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The commissioner will collect all money owed at season's end and disperse to winners.

 

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Rule change proposals should be submitted in email form to the Commissioner by Midnight of the first Friday of August.  Please be as detailed and specific as possible with your proposals.

 

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In order for a Rule Change proposal to take affect, it must receive a minimum of 5 YES votes.

 

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Teams may request to change their team name, logo, or colors by submitting a written request to Commissioner.  If a change has been requested and approved, the requesting team will NOT be allowed to request a similar change for a period of three seasons.

 

 
 

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