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brun

Member Since 13 May 2010
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In Topic: Standby Generator

20 November 2014 - 09:50 AM

Had a 16k Siemens standby installed a few years ago. Hired an Electrician and he subbed out the gas work. Total was about $6500. I'm in New Hampshire.

 

In your area, a larger unit, today's prices, $10k probably not far off the mark.


In Topic: When do we start to see teams spying with drones

20 November 2014 - 09:36 AM

Drones? People in the stands with cameras? You guys think small.

 

NE is using satellites.


In Topic: Toilet Bowl Entries

19 November 2014 - 02:45 PM

My sentimental favorite. This team started 0-5, but finished 6-5.

 

Cam Newton (CAR) R

Brian Hoyer (CLE)

Michael Vick (NYJ) R

 

Charles Sims (TB) R

Jeremy Hill (CIN)

Joique Bell (DET)

Eddie Lacy (GB)

Denard Robinson (JAC)

Jonas Gray (NE) R

 

Dwayne Bowe (KC)

Andrew Hawkins (CLE) R

Kendall Wright (TEN)

James Jones (OAK) R

Antonio Brown (PIT) R

 

Jordan Reed (WAS) R

Jordan Cameron (CLE) R

Owen Daniels (BAL)

 

Steven Hauschka (SEA)

MIA Team Defense (MIA) R

 

PHI Team Defense (PHI)

 

 

My "Damn! That was bad timing" team. Week 9, I was in 1st place. Weeks 10 & 11 the under performed and got steamrolled by teams that scored 179 & 176.

 

Andy Dalton (CIN)

Matthew Stafford (DET) R

 

Arian Foster (HOU)

Joique Bell (DET) R

Bryce Brown (BUF) R

Jeremy Hill (CIN)

Lamar Miller (MIA) R

Jonas Gray (NE)

Tre Mason (STL)

 

Keenan Allen (SD)

Wes Welker (DEN) R

Cody Latimer (DEN) R

Dwayne Bowe (KC)

 

Marcedes Lewis (JAC) R

Rob Gronkowski (NE)

Delanie Walker (TEN) R

 

Steven Hauschka (SEA)

PHI Team Defense (PHI)

NE Team Defense (NE) R

 

MIN Team Defense (MIN) R


In Topic: What a disgrace..

14 November 2014 - 09:40 AM

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What about my 1 idea where u just contact the FPC to send a 'courtesy' email to the owner? No controls/software need to be in place.  I'm not sure how that process would be a difficult one.  Owners have no recourse and must sit and watch this misery go down, it would be nice to have some kind of communication with the owner in question.  Even if it is through the FFPC doing the communicating.  If its just 1.1% of owners abandoning teams, then this process shouldn't be that big of an undertaking.  

Since they've already incorporated programming that puts an alert on your "My Teams" page to let you know that you have an open slot or a bye week player in the starting line up. I wonder what it would take to use some auto-mailer that runs at some predetermined schedule. I'll bet some owners would welcome that feature, especially if they own a bunch of teams as they could have missed one when going through their line ups, or as one who is getting older, suffer from CRS.

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In Topic: What a disgrace..

13 November 2014 - 09:33 PM

The problem exists in H2H and is difficult to fix unless you go away from that.

 

Some believe that anything other than H2H loses some of the fun because you don't experience the personal challenge or satisfaction you get from playing against a specific opponent. Personally, with these big contests, I don't agree since it doesn't feel very personal when drafting against 11 owners I've never met and were randomly put together in a league.

 

Having the Commish set the line up for an abandoned team doesn't appeal to me since the abandonment isn't always obvious right away. Maybe this week he has 3 guys on a bye in his lineup so it's easy to see. What about a week or 2 before when he didn't bother to play the optimal match ups and only lost by 3 points. Does the Commish need to go back in time and fix those line ups? Can you even guarantee that you can always determine when the owner stopped actively managing his team. If you like this idea, I'd say just play in a draft expert league.

 

If I were start a league, I'd do All Play & Auction. However, I don't feel the need to set up, recruit owners and commish my own league. I like the fantasy of winning a big contest prize. So, I'm happy to pay someone else to take care of those chores for me and I'll accept the risk that team abandonment might impact me. Everyone is free to play in the type of league they like, but it's probably impossible at this point to make significant changes to the FFPC or FPC contests.