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IDP Survivor Contest... (1 Viewer)

buck56

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Jene any word if the good people at Footballguys are going to give us back this much missed event?

 
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The Man With No Name said:
Must not be doing it this year

???
Im guessing not also, this contest was AWESOME!! Looked 4wd to playing the experts and IDP regulars every year.

Have to say im pretty disappointed in FBGs lately..things that made this the best fantasy site are going by the way side as the powers that be concentrate on other endevors.

Jene and his IDP knowledge is the only thing thats keeping me here.

 
David Dodds responded to someone who asked about it in the Sharkpool and said no go. It sounds like the contest pissed off a lot of guys who didn't sign up before the deadline and canceled their subscriptions when FBG's wouldn't let them in.

Made it sound like it wasn't worth the headache... fwiw.

 
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David Dodds responded to someone who asked about it in the Sharkpool and said no go. It sounds like the contest pissed off a lot of guys off who didn't sign up before the deadline and canceled their subscriptions when FBG's wouldn't let them in.

Made it sound like it wasn't worth the headache... fwiw.
ashame that fellow idp fans from our forums made the impact that coz the cancellation of that wonderfull contest.

the prize wasnt high as 35 or 70 K (like in the general site) but modest.. still i think for most of us the winning was the prestige and respect that came with the titile knowing with whom we played here and our passion to this game.

i myself loved the heavey tackle league i paticipating and missing it, this second summer in a row.

maybe next time

till then enjoy ur idp seasons and GL

Amit

 
amit-nfl said:
David Dodds responded to someone who asked about it in the Sharkpool and said no go. It sounds like the contest pissed off a lot of guys off who didn't sign up before the deadline and canceled their subscriptions when FBG's wouldn't let them in.

Made it sound like it wasn't worth the headache... fwiw.
ashame that fellow idp fans from our forums made the impact that coz the cancellation of that wonderfull contest.

the prize wasnt high as 35 or 70 K (like in the general site) but modest.. still i think for most of us the winning was the prestige and respect that came with the titile knowing with whom we played here and our passion to this game.

i myself loved the heavey tackle league i paticipating and missing it, this second summer in a row.

maybe next time

till then enjoy ur idp seasons and GL

Amit
:thumbup:

There are quite a few of us who always seemed to end up in the same bracket (buck56, Chaos Commish, Donnybrook, Kurtrudder, The Man With No Name, OBX Legends, Tick, Fullback Fro, etc.) and feel the same way Amit. Winning the IDP Survivor a couple years ago was all about the intrinsic reward due to the level of competition. We all knew the company we were competing against from the IDP forums was the cream of the crop. I, for one, won't forget it... I think making the finals three years in a row meant more to me than the year I won it.

Fwiw, I doubt it was guys from the IDP boards who caused the issue. Can't say for certain but chances are more likely it was the Sharkpool crowd and not the IDP Survivor.

 
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amit-nfl said:
David Dodds responded to someone who asked about it in the Sharkpool and said no go. It sounds like the contest pissed off a lot of guys off who didn't sign up before the deadline and canceled their subscriptions when FBG's wouldn't let them in.

Made it sound like it wasn't worth the headache... fwiw.
ashame that fellow idp fans from our forums made the impact that coz the cancellation of that wonderfull contest.

the prize wasnt high as 35 or 70 K (like in the general site) but modest.. still i think for most of us the winning was the prestige and respect that came with the titile knowing with whom we played here and our passion to this game.

i myself loved the heavey tackle league i paticipating and missing it, this second summer in a row.

maybe next time

till then enjoy ur idp seasons and GL

Amit
:thumbup:

There are quite a few of us who always seemed to end up in the same bracket (buck56, Chaos Commish, Donnybrook, Kurtrudder, The Man With No Name, OBX Legends, Tick, Fullback Fro, etc.) and feel the same way Amit. Winning the IDP Survivor a couple years ago was all about the intrinsic reward due to the level of competition. We all knew the company we were competing against from the IDP forums was the cream of the crop. I, for one, won't forget it... I think making the finals three years in a row meant more to me than the year I won it.

Fwiw, I doubt it was guys from the IDP boards who caused the issue. Can't say for certain but chances are more likely it was the Sharkpool crowd and not the IDP Survivor.
Your selling yourself short JGB, you and i were the only teams to make the finals every year that the contest was held(4 years).

I agree that the contest and competition out wayed any prizes won. You had to be on top of your game to compete in these contests. I also looked forward to playing against the experts and try and beat them. A shame that we wont be doing this contest any longer.

 
Would any of you other owners (Jene?) be willing to setup this up with us throwing in 10-15 bucks a piece in a winner take all?

I would be in for such a thing. As long as someone else would run it. ;-)

We could us league safe for the funds.

 
Would any of you other owners (Jene?) be willing to setup this up with us throwing in 10-15 bucks a piece in a winner take all?

I would be in for such a thing. As long as someone else would run it. ;-)

We could us league safe for the funds.
Maybe. But at this late date, I don't see organizing big play, balanced and tackle heavy leagues unless I have a ton of help. I'm not a big fan of recruiting to fill leagues. I'm sure Jene would happily consult with me/us for setting this up right next year, but he's probably too busy to add this to his calendar now. So consider it a project I want to make happen.

 
There was a fair amount of effort involved in putting the IDP side of this contest together, but nothing about our spinoff (of which I'm aware, anyway) was part of the reason to end the contest. For this year -- and, honestly, future years -- I just don't see myself having the time to organize these leagues, especially the inseason drafts. Definitely agree that it was a cool contest, though, and I'm sure a handful of staffers would be interested in league slots if we find a way to bring it back as a board project.

 
The interaction with Jene and the others who've posted in this thread, in particular, was the absolute best... I can tell you in no uncertain terms, it forced me to get better at IDP.

Good luck to you guys in your respective leagues this year. :football:

 
obxlegends said:
Would any of you other owners (Jene?) be willing to setup this up with us throwing in 10-15 bucks a piece in a winner take all?

I would be in for such a thing. As long as someone else would run it. ;-)

We could us league safe for the funds.
Id give you a hand next year OBX, not very good w/ computers but ill do what ever i can to help bring back the contest.

 
J Giles Band said:
The interaction with Jene and the others who've posted in this thread, in particular, was the absolute best... I can tell you in no uncertain terms, it forced me to get better at IDP.

Good luck to you guys in your respective leagues this year. :football:
Thanks JGB, good luck to you also.

 
Jene Bramel said:
There was a fair amount of effort involved in putting the IDP side of this contest together, but nothing about our spinoff (of which I'm aware, anyway) was part of the reason to end the contest. For this year -- and, honestly, future years -- I just don't see myself having the time to organize these leagues, especially the inseason drafts. Definitely agree that it was a cool contest, though, and I'm sure a handful of staffers would be interested in league slots if we find a way to bring it back as a board project.
I hope you will at least have time to join a league w/ us Jene.

The best part was trying to beat the best, and you fit the bill. :tebow:

 
obxlegends said:
Would any of you other owners (Jene?) be willing to setup this up with us throwing in 10-15 bucks a piece in a winner take all?

I would be in for such a thing. As long as someone else would run it. ;-)

We could us league safe for the funds.
Id give you a hand next year OBX, not very good w/ computers but ill do what ever i can to help bring back the contest.
Find me next summer and we'll see what we can come up with.

I'm acutally very disapointed in Joe and David for not taking this contest very seriously. I thought with Sigmund becoming part owner of FBG's we'd have a stronger voice, but nonetheless we're still in the same boat.

 
Find me next summer and we'll see what we can come up with.

I'm acutally very disapointed in Joe and David for not taking this contest very seriously. I thought with Sigmund becoming part owner of FBG's we'd have a stronger voice, but nonetheless we're still in the same boat.
I think the unfortunate reality is our contest took up valuable resources and did little to nothing to generate revenue... Can't say for certain, but judging by the way they have been shamelessly pushing FanDuel, I think it's safe to say they are following the :moneybag: . And if it increases their revenue streams, it is difficult to argue with for their business model.

Buck56 and I were discussing our disappointment with the direction recently... I can see the attraction to FanDuel for the gambling community here (which I'm sure is a large % of guys), and I realize that I'm likely in the minority, but I've never played fantasy football for the money . I've won my share, but it's still not WHY I play. If I want to gamble, I go to Vegas...

 
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Which is too bad because for a small amount of cash or other incentives, I would run the survivor leagues. Other than the drafting part, how much time would it be anyways. I have the time being on disability like I am and anything under the table for me would be awesome.

Agreed though all about the money and can anyone be blamed for that. I doubt these leagues brought in any extra cash. Not like the Auction where I know guys who buy a subscription just to enter that.

 
I'm acutally very disapointed in Joe and David for not taking this contest very seriously. I thought with Sigmund becoming part owner of FBG's we'd have a stronger voice, but nonetheless we're still in the same boat.
I think the unfortunate reality is our contest took up valuable resources and did little to nothing to generate revenue... Can't say for certain, but judging by the way they have been shamelessly pushing FanDuel, I think it's safe to say they are following the :moneybag: . And if it increases their revenue streams, it is difficult to argue with for their business model.

Buck56 and I were discussing our disappointment with the direction recently... I can see the attraction to FanDuel for the gambling community here (which I'm sure is a large % of guys), and I realize that I'm likely in the minority, but I've never played fantasy football for the money . I've won my share, but it's still not WHY I play. If I want to gamble, I go to Vegas...
Which is too bad because for a small amount of cash or other incentives, I would run the survivor leagues. Other than the drafting part, how much time would it be anyways. I have the time being on disability like I am and anything under the table for me would be awesome.

Agreed though all about the money and can anyone be blamed for that. I doubt these leagues brought in any extra cash. Not like the Auction where I know guys who buy a subscription just to enter that.
I'm reluctant to respond here, but I'll say this.

I love the IDP survivor contest. I fought to have it added to the main survivor contest the first year. I think it's a value add to our FBG brand. But I think it's unfair to suggest that not continuing this contest is a sign that we're not responsive to our customers and not interested in providing the utmost value to the FBG experience.

 
I would definitely be in for a survivor contest not run by FBG. It is probably too late to get it going this year, but we have to keep this in mind next year. I took a lot of pride in playing in these survivor leagues and am prouder of the fact I got lucky and won it one year than my other league championships due to the level of competition. I have to admit, I have fallen behind a bit since they quit doing this because I don't have to dig as deep in some of my other leagues.

Way too busy with work and family to actually run one of these, but I would love to play in them again.

 

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