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2014 Interboard Challenge League

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I'm getting the FBG team organized again for the Interboard Challenge League. PM's or texts have gone out to all of last year's members except for Clash (box full and he hasn't been on FBG since January).

Most years, we have 2 or 3 team-members turnover, so if anyone is interested in joining the FBG squad post here. The IBL is a massive league comprised of 12 members each from 8 different fantasy football message boards. It is unique in that it is more of a team effort, with 8 seperate drafts that get combined into a single PPR league with 8 copies of every player and you play 6 or 7 head to head games weekly. The drafts are wild because you can actually trade out of you home draft and into any any draft- meaning you can almost always get YOUR guy. While there is an individual title, it's really a team event.

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Last year's squad:

Old Milwaukee (FBG) IN

BassNBrew (FBG) ??? replaced with jeaton6

Stinkin Ref (FBG) IN

Clash of the Titans (FBG) ??? replaced with valence

Sweet Love (FBG) IN

Renesauz (FBG) IN

Gringo (FBG) IN

Stephen Holloway (FBG) out REPLACED BY by_the_sea_wannabe

Rudnicki (FBG) IN

Duckboy (FBG) IN

Bro1ncos (FBG) IN

Sinrman (FBG) IN

Next alternates: Crippler

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Rene - replied to you via PM.

One thing you should consider is a buddy system where two owners have access to each other's team for the purpose of submitting lineups prior to Thursday games and changing out late scratches.

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Responded to the PM, but I am in. Really enjoyed this last season.

I think the buddy system is something we should really look at.

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Might need an active returning member to act as an asst. commish too. I have a vacation scheduled for a week in August. I should have more than enough access for drafting, but might not be on enough to cover everything.

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When does this bad boy kick off?

first drafts normally kick off last days of July, first days of August

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by_the_sea_wannabe has replaced Stephen Holloway. Next two alternates are BSS and jeaton. I would anticipate both being added added to the squad. I haven't heard from sinrman yet, have no way to get a hold of Clash (who hasn't signed in at FBG since January), and Bass would prefer to be an alternate.

Keep an eye on this page for additional details as I have them available. You can also watch the IBL forums at FFLivewire (they host the message boards for the IBL)- if you don't have an account there, you'll need to make one for trade reporting and processing.

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I can jump back in this again this year as a participant or as a "buddy" just helping out.

I'm on vacation 7/23-7/30 but available all august

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It's a huge advantage if you can be very activity in these leagues during the drafts, especially if you are in one of the earlier drafts. The guys who trade early and often get great value and can end up with a stacked team. The guys who can't be as active should grab draft slots in the last drafts.

Also it pays off to be in communication with your fellow fbg owners drafting at the same time. For example let's say Stinkin Ref is drafting at 1.12 and wants Welker at that spot. Team Bass is up at 2.12 and Welker is still on the board. Ref should be trading down to 2.12 and Bass up to 1.12 if at all possible.

You're also going to see drafts flow differently. TE value may fall in league A while WR value can be had in league B. The FBG owners drafting in A/B should keep in touch about moving into the others draft.

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all in.....

2012 Overall Individual Champ (in my first year playing)....beat that BSS.... :boxing:

I got one of those trophies too. They really should just rename the Champion tier the Basstier.

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Note: I may be on vacation from 8/9-8/19...not sure yet and then not sure what type of access I would have. I think I may be fine for the first wave (where I went last year), but wanted to check to see what everyone's thoughts are. I also have no issue with someone commandeering my team at some point in the draft, if need be (or even after to do some trading).

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An update for all: a couple of changes have been made in our team makeup. Bass said he'd rejoin if we need him but prefered to sit out this year. (see post 2 in this thread)

Discussions are ongoing between commissioners regarding making a change to starting lineups so that the drafts aren't quite so WR top heavy. The most likely result for this year would be a removal of the cap on RB and TE flexes, making it possible to start 3 RB's but still only requiring 1. Scoring, starting 9 total, and 18 man rosters are not likely to change at this point. Expect a final decision on this within a week.

Looks like the first flight (drafts AB and C) will kick off July 28th (DEF Aug 4, GH Aug 11). THIS IS NOT SET IN STONE- there is a discussion ongoing about changing the stagger a little, going in four flights instead of three and seperating them by 5 days instead of 7. Either way the first drafts will start approx. 28th and the last drafts about 2 weeks later. Our draft slots have been assigned as follows:

1.06A:

1.03B:

1.11B:

1.08C:

1.02D:

1.05D:

1.10E:

1.07F:

1.04G:

1.12G:

1.01H:

1.09H:

Please let me know your preferences. As in past years, the more active you are, the more you'll be able to maximize the early drafts slots. Rookies and those who won't have as much time for extensive in draft trading are better off in the later slots. I'm kind of bummed we got 4 spots in the last flight- would have hoped for more in the early flight. I'll update this post with tentative assignments as we have them.

Reminder that FFLivewire hosts the chat boards for this thing. If you don't have an account there yet, you'll need to get one. (Much like FBG- a message board account is free.) If you had one and are having trouble getting back on there, let me know (at least one person messaged me already with this problem.)

I like the idea of trying to partner up with someone to watch each other's back.

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Old Milwaukee (FBG) prefers middle draft

jeaton6 ® later start

Stinkin Ref (FBG) early start

valence

Sweet Love (FBG) needs first flight draft

Renesauz (FBG) prefers early draft early slot

Gringo (FBG)

by_the_sea_wannabe preferance for August start

Rudnicki (FBG) flexible/late start

Duckboy (FBG) flexible/middle-late

Bro1ncos (FBG) at a turn (1,2,11,12)

Sinrman (FBG) early/middle

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Please check in at Livewire- the FBG check in thread. Look at bottom of forums page, under "Public league forums" then "Interboard league forums"

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Flight and slot doesn't matter.

If I got to pick, I would pick one of

1.11B

1.02D:

1.12G:

1.01H:

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Prefer early or middle

Can you post the Livewire site again? For some dumb reason I delete it after each year once fantasy football is over while cleaning out old sites.

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Prefer early or middle

Can you post the Livewire site again? For some dumb reason I delete it after each year once fantasy football is over while cleaning out old sites.

http://forums.fflivewire.com/index.php?app=core&module=global&section=login

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prefer an earlier draft....drafted late last year and the pace/participation sucked donkey balls....but i'll take whatever if need be

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An update for all: a couple of changes have been made in our team makeup. Bass said he'd rejoin if we need him but prefered to sit out this year. (see post 2 in this thread)

Discussions are ongoing between commissioners regarding making a change to starting lineups so that the drafts aren't quite so WR top heavy. The most likely result for this year would be a removal of the cap on RB and TE flexes, making it possible to start 3 RB's but still only requiring 1. Scoring, starting 9 total, and 18 man rosters are not likely to change at this point. Expect a final decision on this within a week.

Looks like the first flight (drafts AB and C) will kick off July 28th (DEF Aug 4, GH Aug 11). THIS IS NOT SET IN STONE- there is a discussion ongoing about changing the stagger a little, going in four flights instead of three and seperating them by 5 days instead of 7. Either way the first drafts will start approx. 28th and the last drafts about 2 weeks later. Our draft slots have been assigned as follows:

1.06A:

1.03B:

1.11B:

1.08C:

1.02D:

1.05D:

1.10E:

1.07F:

1.04G:

1.12G:

1.01H:

1.09H:

Please let me know your preferences. As in past years, the more active you are, the more you'll be able to maximize the early drafts slots. Rookies and those who won't have as much time for extensive in draft trading are better off in the later slots. I'm kind of bummed we got 4 spots in the last flight- would have hoped for more in the early flight. I'll update this post with tentative assignments as we have them.

Reminder that FFLivewire hosts the chat boards for this thing. If you don't have an account there yet, you'll need to get one. (Much like FBG- a message board account is free.) If you had one and are having trouble getting back on there, let me know (at least one person messaged me already with this problem.)

I like the idea of trying to partner up with someone to watch each other's back.

1. love the idea of being able to start a RB in flex

2. quick question....how are draft slots assigned.....it would seem to me that to be fair.....it should be completely balanced across the boards as far as # of teams in each flight....meaning all boards should all have the same number of teams in each flight.....there is some advantage to having more teams in the earlier flights as it is more active and you have access to more of the drafts....as the drafts gets later there is less activity because there are less teams to trade with etc. (I realize you can trade whenever you want, but for the most part, once picks have been made you don't see those selections being moved as much as selections that haven't been made yet).....for this reason I think it should be balanced straight across the board...we are kind of getting the shaft here if you believe/undertsand this way of thinking....none of the commish's could argue that earlier drafts generally have a better shot at trading and securing value....

3. (after further review) I probably don't know wth I am talking about.....I guess with 8 message boards and 12 team members, it may not be possible to have exactly balanced flights....however, if you have only have 1 in A you shouldn't have 2 in H, etc....not really sure what I am saying, but there is probably a formula spread sheet or something that would balance it out to where you don't get 2 in each of the last two groups.....I guess 4 boards have to get 2 in A, 4 have get 2 in H.....but if you get 2 in H you wouldn't think you also get 2 in G....whatever.....

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With three flights- they can't be evenly divided. But they are close.

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Rene...if you know of someone at FFlivewire, can you have them reset my password for the account Sweet Love. I have been trying to reset it, and it just does not seem to work. It just sends me in a wild loop where I keep resetting, then it does not recognize the new password.

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OK- no changes for this year, although there will almost certainly be lineup changes for 2015.

Looking for input from one or two more people, but expect slot assignments within a couple of days. If you haven't logged in a FFL yet, please do so soon- I know at least two vets have had trouble getting into their FFL accounts.

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Rene...if you know of someone at FFlivewire, can you have them reset my password for the account Sweet Love. I have been trying to reset it, and it just does not seem to work. It just sends me in a wild loop where I keep resetting, then it does not recognize the new password.

I still can not access the site! I have tried mutliple time to reset the password but to no avail. Additionally I have tried to create a new account, but it wonk let me as it recognizes my email as currently in use.

Chad is listed as a board administrator, if someone could contact him and have him reset the password or delete the account that would be appreciated.

I've messaged a couple of times- will stay on this.

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Draft slots:

1.06A: Sinrman

1.03B: ReneSauz

1.11B: Sweet Love

1.08C: Stinkin Ref

1.02D: Bro1ncos

1.05D: Valence

1.10E: Duckboy

1.07F: Old Milwaukee

1.04G: Rudnicki

1.12G: By The Sea Wannabe

1.01H: Gringo

1.09H: Jeaton6

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crap looks like i missed out this year....i was wondering why i never received an e-mail about the league....i didnt see anything about tnhe league anywhere this year ......anybody backs out i'll be glad to jump in

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i am around i just never log in i have a few times on my iphone..... and thought there would be a post on the main board about the league....had no idea my inbox was full....oops if anyone wants out i'll be glad to jump since i have been on the team here since 2009

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as much as i would love back in this league for my 1oth consecutive year i dont want to take your spot jeaton6 if you really want to play.........that is very kind of you.......we probably need to discuss this with Renesauz to get his opinion

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It's ok I don't mind as long as Renesauz is ok with it and it doesn't screw things up.

Very nice of you! I could still use a buddy/partner if you would like? I will have limited access the first week of August.

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as much as i would love back in this league for my 1oth consecutive year i dont want to take your spot jeaton6 if you really want to play.........that is very kind of you.......we probably need to discuss this with Renesauz to get his opinion

PMd jeaton. It's up to him, but told him if he wanted in to stay in.

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I have set all the FBG passwords in every league to "1footballguy"

Please log in to them and verify you can. If you haven't gotten on to the FFlivewire forums yet, please do so and say hi in the FBG check in thread.

As a suggestion, I would put your picks in a signature there- t makes it easier for folks to work deals with you. A format for this would be: L. McCoy (1.01A), M. Crabtree (2.12A) , 3.04D, 4.1A, 4.12D, 6.1G, , etc........

A couple of guys had trouble getting back into their Livewire accounts- supposedly a rep at livewire is fixing this so let me know if you're still having trouble by late tommorow. Will PM some individuals tommorrow on various specific issues. The first flight of drafts is set to start Monday AM. Now's a good time to buddy up with somebody!

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