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  1. Joe: "We scrambled and went back to the old MyFBG we'd had in the past. It was painful for users and for us. I apologized. We listened and made the decision to go back to the old MyFBG like we did. " This is the most frustrating part for me. I don't know if it is doublespeak or if Joe never really used the MyFBG area of the site in past years. This isn't the old MyFBG. Midweek, I'm all about using the free agent reports it generates to see the FBG rankings on free agents in my leagues. But I see players listed as available who are not, and am left wondering what actually available players are not shown on the list. I go to the red sync page. I put my left leg in. I take my left leg out. I put my left leg in and I shake it all about. And there's Fozzy Whittaker still staring me in the face, yet he is already on a roster (mine). Joe et. al. say to follow these arcane steps. Still don't work. The frustration is that it is repeatedly suggested that they have reverted to what we had in past years, when that is plainly false. The old MyFBG page would sync automatically, seamlessly. Waivers would run at 3:00 in the morning on CBS. When I awoke and logged in at 7:00 in the morning, the MyFBG page would automatically shoe me free agent reports, rankings and 10-minute primer for all my leagues. No user intervention required. I'd open the same page on my phone. All the data would be there, as well. It was seamless. It was the cloud, because FBGs old product did all the work. Now, it ain't so. We get told to repeat torturous troubleshooting ad nauseum. The bulk of the administrative burden has been offloaded from the service provider onto the user. And they tell us this is because of the FBG Cloud shim dealio? Except when we had changed passwords on our league hosting sites, none of the users had to do this in years past. I don't believe this will get much better. By design, these syncing steps must be performed at least once (best case scenario) on each device we use each time we use the features. Ain't nobody got time for that.
  2. No matter how much the devs like to blame the firewall (in any environment), it is very seldom to blame. In cases where it is, the firewall is often made the scapegoat of poor design. In this particular case, where all the logging in and syncing is being moved from the FBG servers to the customer's browser, where it is being stored in cache for the customer to troubleshoot, it ain't the firewall what's broke. The bolded statement is false. That conclusion might only be true in fewer than ten percent of cases. Certainly not the majority. Most certainly not all, as is stated. Syncing issues exist. Syncing issues remain. Syncing issues are a necessary feature of the new design. This isn't the cloud. Insofar as most folks have come to understand the cloud, this is the exact opposite of the cloud. Rather than offloading the logging in and syncing from the client to the server (what people call "the cloud"), the new design pushes those transactions back to the client. What he said.
  3. This 'solution' is decidedly NOT all about "Bringing Back The Old MyFBG". This is an abomination. This is not the old MyFBG. No matter how hard one tries, it cannot be. Because it doesn't work. It is not persistent. It is a flaming pile of non-workitude. The MyFBGs feature was my first and often only target on the site for years. It integrated my teams in to the FBGs rankings. I could see the free agents in my leagues. It knew my leagues' scoring systems. It knew my league's roster requirements. It knew my leagues. Now, it has alzheimer's. It is a frustrating pile of making me not want to even try using Footballguys anymore. I get enough of this aggravation at work. MyFBGs used to work. It used to be a pleasure to use. Now, it is just workaround, workaround, pray. I believe the entire Cloud Shim needs to be abandoned or MyFBG Classic will never work. Unfortunately, I don't think it will be abandoned. As such, I fear the best feature of the Footballguys site will join Keenan Allen for the rest of the season. MyFBG Classic is not MyFBG. It is not even close. I had my hopes up at the start of this thread. It didn't last. I am tired of wasting my time in support threads.
  4. Isn't this a little late in the game for beta testing?
  5. Was looking for a recent Phish show on archive.org tonight and ran across this.
  6. Were Kelly to land in Cleveland, Josh Brown might find himself on a better team. Somewhere else.
  7. I've done FAAB in the past, coupled with FCFS $0 pickups afterward. That's the only way I'd do it again. Straight up FAAB seems like it would significantly restrict movement. More movement is good, IMO. It is not only the way teams can acquire players, but also the means by which players become available.
  8. I tried that last week. Coulda benched either for Latavius Murray. Couldn't decide which one. Started both based on the matchup and a gut feeling. Woulda won if I'd started Latavius Murry over either of them. Disclaimer: My anecdote does not have any bearing on any possible futures.
  9. Stat corrections for Sunday.
  10. I think the game has changed over time. Fifteen years ago or more, a great part of the "skill" part was just knowing football. Having Sunday Ticket, watching football, reading about football, having an eye for patterns and trends. Knowing the URL for the best newspaper beat in certain NFL cities. A lot of that "skill" has been mitigated by the fantasy community and the fantasy industry scooping and aggregating so much of that information. This part of skill has somewhat leveled the playing field. League Management software used to just tell you past stats. Now, most league software offers pretty sound consensus advice, helping your league's former doormats to the middle of the pack. Still, I think the experts often get things wrong and are subject to groupthink. If I read a column from some local fantasy expert in Duluth, I usually come away thinking that guy read the same article or heard the same podcast that I did. I do think a casual fantasy player can 'win' by identifying breakout talent before the experts. Basically, that's the game we all play anymore: identifying the guy or the trend first. All that said, an argument could be made that it is all still the same game as it ever was. There is just too much information now. An owner can find a writer who backs up his every whim. Do you want to believe that Ameer Abdullah is still the next Barry Sanders. Google it and you'll find somebody to support that very notion. (Screw you, Ameer Abdullah. Screw you all to Hell!) So, in some way, the skill is still in sorting the information, and deciding where to stray from consensus reality. To non-fantasy players who ask about luck and skill, I often break it down like this: I'm in a 12-team league. If it were all random, I'd have an 8⅓% chance to win the title. I make the playoffs almost every year. I spend a lot of time keeping on top of the game. I honestly believe that doing so increases my chances of winning a title each year to about 18%. That 18% may seem high to some. It may seem low to others. I do believe that's about where I'm at. That's pretty much the percentage of times I have won the championship in this league I am discussing. For all the effort and "skill" I am still up against luck. I am also up against the other owners in my league. Each of those owners invest their time into the game. Each of those owners has a bit of luck to contend with, as well. When I don't win the league, somebody else does. The circle of life continues. (Except for Ameer Abdullah. He's dead to me.)
  11. Offensive Fumble Recovery TD. In most league software, that is the category. In most cases, it is scored (if it is configured) the same as a rushing or receiving TD. Yards don't count. Those are not yards from scrimmage. On many fantasy hosting sites (IIRC, currently on CBS Commissioner and NFL.com), this scoring often doesn't take place immediately in live scoring. It can take a day or more.
  12. 12 team keeper league (keep 5) 18-man rosters, which require each teem roster a minimum of 2 players at every position (QB,RB,WR,TE,PK,DST) David Cobb There's one more week of waivers. If he doesn't show me something this week, I'll be cutting him for potential playoff depth or keeper value for next year.
  13. It is not yards from scrimmage.
  14. The content in Random Shots emails proved problematic for me eons ago. Too much active content just crashed my browser. I just don't open them anymore.