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How much work and knowledge does it take to be a commish of FF league?

I want to do one with some coworkers. Which would be the best site for a NEWB Commish?
Not hard. I would suggest reading up on different scoring systems and decide which one you want to use in your league. FF Toolbox is a good source. A lot of people will tell you Yahoo is the best site to use for FF but I personally prefer Fleaflicker. It was the first league that I ran and I've enjoyed every minute of it. There is a ton of customization options and free live scoring.
Originally posted by Esco:
Not hard. I would suggest reading up on different scoring systems and decide which one you want to use in your league. FF Toolbox is a good source. A lot of people will tell you Yahoo is the best site to use for FF but I personally prefer Fleaflicker. It was the first league that I ran and I've enjoyed every minute of it. There is a ton of customization options and free live scoring.

Thanks Esco

Is it worth it on Yahoo to pay for the PLUS type of team, 100 something dollars seems like too damn much.

What exactly is the job of the Commish? I would guess making the draft time and making decisions on trades.

I dont want to have to make my own scoring system...... Will Yahoo do it for me? Do they give you a choice on scoring systems?

Got any other general suggestions? It will be I think an eight man league and probably 50 dollars a person.

Thanks buuuudy.
I use myfantasyleague.com for about 8yrs or so. does everything for you and costs about 70 bucks if u buy before june 10th.

http://www5.myfantasyleague.com/2009/home/29073

Just to show u what it looks like. You can setup it up different ways.
Fleaflicker.com


it is involved if you want it to be, it can also be very basic and easy.

Up to you.
Originally posted by MoistButtCheeks:
Originally posted by Esco:
Not hard. I would suggest reading up on different scoring systems and decide which one you want to use in your league. FF Toolbox is a good source. A lot of people will tell you Yahoo is the best site to use for FF but I personally prefer Fleaflicker. It was the first league that I ran and I've enjoyed every minute of it. There is a ton of customization options and free live scoring.

Thanks Esco

Is it worth it on Yahoo to pay for the PLUS type of team, 100 something dollars seems like too damn much.

What exactly is the job of the Commish? I would guess making the draft time and making decisions on trades.

I dont want to have to make my own scoring system...... Will Yahoo do it for me? Do they give you a choice on scoring systems?

Got any other general suggestions? It will be I think an eight man league and probably 50 dollars a person.

Thanks buuuudy.

As Commish you are basically in charge of picking the rules, number of teams, roster requirements, filling the league, and making sure everyone plays by the rules. In most leagues the Commish can veto unfair trades.

Most sites will already have pre-made scoring templates you can use and most allow you to modify them to fit the style you want to have. For example on Fleaflicker you can choose the standard scoring system but if you decide you want interceptions to be worth 4 points instead of 2 you can change just that one rule.

As for the Yahoo questions, I've never ran a Yahoo league I've just played in them. I don't know anyone who pays the $100 thing, but I know a few who pay for live scoring every year. I paid for it one year but much prefer Fleaflicker's free scoring instead.

Since you're running a money league for the first time my suggestion would be to make sure you collect all the money BEFORE the season starts BEFORE the draft. Some people like to flake if they think they got a bad team or if they have a few loses early. Also make sure everyone is cool with the scoring and league rules before you start since you're dealing with money.

Let me know if you have any other questions.
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The worst part of being commish is collecting the money(if it's a pay league)


Also if doing a dynasty league it's very very time consuming. So I would suggest 2 commishes personally.


Other than that it's a piece of cake.


EDIT: as for sites. regular redraft league i'd say Yahoo. Dynasty league i'd say fanball. As these are the only 2 sites i'd ever played on.

[ Edited by krizay on May 30, 2009 at 10:59:29 ]
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Originally posted by MoistButtCheeks:
Originally posted by Esco:
Not hard. I would suggest reading up on different scoring systems and decide which one you want to use in your league. FF Toolbox is a good source. A lot of people will tell you Yahoo is the best site to use for FF but I personally prefer Fleaflicker. It was the first league that I ran and I've enjoyed every minute of it. There is a ton of customization options and free live scoring.

Thanks Esco

Is it worth it on Yahoo to pay for the PLUS type of team, 100 something dollars seems like too damn much.

What exactly is the job of the Commish? I would guess making the draft time and making decisions on trades.

I dont want to have to make my own scoring system...... Will Yahoo do it for me? Do they give you a choice on scoring systems?

Got any other general suggestions? It will be I think an eight man league and probably 50 dollars a person.

Thanks buuuudy.

Yahoo hasa basic scoring system set up when you start the league. You can add or change any ot the categories/points or whatever as you see fit. It is very very simple to do. Everything is clear cut and easy to understand. A monkey could setup a yahoo league it's that easy.

As for the plus. I believe it's mainly just for stattracking and such. It will give you live scoring as opposed to waiting til the next day. I've been in a yahoo league every year for atleast 10 years and have never gotten the PLUS. Not worth it imo. There may be other little benefits for it. But not enough to merit me spending the cash.
i have been a commish for ages now. Its pretty simple, like they all say collecting the money is the hardest part.

I am suprised no one has mentioned it yet. But personally i love using ESPN Fantasy.

I have a Keeper league set up, and you can do as much as you want to the rules..

I have points for receptions, complete passes, RB Touches, incompletions, pretty much everything and also i have Punters lol.

Pretty much everything in the NFL i have with the exception of individual D Players.
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Originally posted by Fricker:
i have been a commish for ages now. Its pretty simple, like they all say collecting the money is the hardest part.

I am suprised no one has mentioned it yet. But personally i love using ESPN Fantasy.

I have a Keeper league set up, and you can do as much as you want to the rules..

I have points for receptions, complete passes, RB Touches, incompletions, pretty much everything and also i have Punters lol.

Pretty much everything in the NFL i have with the exception of individual D Players.


I always collect before I send them an invite. That way if they don't pay, they don't get to sign up.
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Originally posted by MoistButtCheeks:
How much work and knowledge does it take to be a commish of FF league?

I want to do one with some coworkers. Which would be the best site for a NEWB Commish?

s**t, I have been a commish a million times (okay, really five. But a MILLION sounds more impressive, so roll with it NOOB!).
A little.

Not too much, I've been a commish of a few leagues now..both on Yahoo/Fleaflicker/other

Just gonna know when you see something weird.
Is not so bad. Just dive in.
Originally posted by zillabeast:
Is not so bad. Just dive in.

yes