Hey everyone! The season is upon us. I will be posting your match ups here on www.whutzzat.com/tff.
A couple new rules to go over quickly. We seem to experience and learn something new every year and we evolve accordingly.
First, this year we will be changing how we handle forgetting to set or save lineups. In previous years we left it up to the opponent whether or not they wanted to allow the person to set an afternoon lineup. While this worked, it was a pain in the butt to deal with and had the potential to backfire. For example, lets say Gabe forgot to set his lineup and Joe allows him to set an afternoon lineup. Awesome, it all worked out. However if Joe then forgot to set a lineup against Carlos in a future week, his prior good deed is meaningless with it now being up Carlos as to whether or not Joe can set a lineup. So this year if you forget to set or save your lineup it is a loss, however I will let you know and if you respond to my text I will set up an afternoon match so you can still accumulate tie breaker points toward the end of the season. These points can be the difference between a playoff spot and just missing it so if you screw up at least take advantage of this offer. THE BEST WAY TO AVOID THIS THOUGH IS TO JUST MAKE SURE YOU SET YOUR LINEUP AND DOUBLE CHECK THAT YOU SAVED IT. TEXT ME AFTER YOU SET YOUR LINEUP EACH WEEK AND I WILL CONFIRM THAT IT IS SET.
The second change this year is regarding lineup optimization tools. You are welcome to use these tools if you so choose however if the tool you use offers a "base" or "recommended" lineup you cannot flat out copy it. Your lineup must be at least 33% different, that's three of the nine players. Naturally, this is a difficult one to monitor. I know of a few sites that offer these tools and will monitor them weekly, however the honor system will come into play here. I trust each and every one of you guys, so please play with the integrity I know you all have. This one will be dealt with on a case to case basis, however if it becomes obvious someone is breaking this rule and I've already spoken to them, it will result in a loss.
I am happy to help any of you that need help however if you do need help please contact me before Sunday. If you call me Sunday morning 10 minutes before the games start with no clue how to set your lineup you may be screwed, and potentially take a loss. So please hit the website and set it before Sunday, then double check Sunday morning. I cannot guarantee you that I can set aside time to help you Sunday morning before the games start so as an official notice: If you need help, or have questions or problems let me know by Saturday Night (if there is a Saturday game, do it by Friday). You can always go back and change your lineup before the games start.
Last year we had an issue where someone did not save their lineup when they finished, as a result come game time they didn't have a lineup set. While this is NOT mandatory, and may not be necessary for some, I would HIGHLY recommend each of you text me after you set your lineup and I will confirm it is set. If you choose not to do this and forget to save your lineup you will take a loss for the week.
If you haven't paid me yet, the money is due by August 30th. Please make sure you pay me on or before that date, its frustrating for both of us to be in a situation where I am hitting you up for money. Its awkward, you are one of my close friends, lets not be awkward close friends. We are past the point of no return so since you all have verbally committed to the league, please follow through. I cannot find a replacement this close to the start of the season.
Remember the group text should only be used for texts relevant to the league, send your memes to people individually.
Last year was a blast guys, let's make it happen again. Good luck this season everyone and like I said if you need to contact me for help or anything else, don't hesitate to ask and do it before Sunday. You can call, text or email me: Reefguy88@gmail.com