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Tip the Commish? (1 Viewer)

Eagles09

Footballguy
I know this thread was brought up awhile ago and mostly everyone agreed that the commish should get something, even if only a little amount for running and league and keeping everything in order..Well a situation that came up was our season ended and i was lucky enough to win the superbowl (my 1st ever title) and everyone agreed since i won the superbowl i didn't "need" anymore money that i have won enough...Now money is not an issue at all....i dont care because we are all close friends and it didn't bother me that no one offered by i did feel a little pushed aside that no one even made an offerA little background on our type of leauge....we are like one of the last it seems that we still do it on pen and paper....(yeah i know....old school) but we have always liked the format but we never changed...but doing it that way i have been commish since we started (now 8 years running) i always had to keep scores for every team...keep track of free agent signings...write weekly e-mails with standings and notes from around the league....now i'm not complaining because i love doing it....thats why we still do it this way..Now like i said to start i'm not overly upset that the guys didn't do anything to thank me for running the season (again) ....and it's not even for extra money , because were all friends..... but i do feel like after 8 years maybe they could have got me a gift cert to take my girl out to dinner or something stupid....i don't knowso i'm just trying to get a feel for how you guys think.....i'm i just overreacting or does anything think i have a case..

 

stevejohnson

Footballguy
Here is a tip...stop acting like such a woman! If you don't like being the commish, pass the job or some of the duties on to somebody else!

 

Shermanator

Footballguy
:goodposting: to both posts above.I dont charge, nor do I expect anything.And you should consider switching to an online host. Its simple, as Im sure you are well aware of.split the cost bewteen team members. Should be no more than $15 per man
 
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stealthrunner

Footballguy
If you are so old school, why do you use Football Guys forum? Shouldn't you be reading the newspaper and box scores for your sleepers?Just teasing. But if it is really that much of a chore, then switch to online.Congrats on winning though.

 

mofunk

Footballguy
:goodposting: to both posts above.

I dont charge, nor do I expect anything.

And you should consider switching to an online host. Its simple, as Im sure you are well aware of.

split the cost bewteen team members. Should be no more than $15 per man
I used to do a ton of stuff manually, then used FFLM for a couple of years and this year was our first full year on myfantasyleague. I got in early so it was $60..... for our 10 team league the cost was cheap. I would have even paid it myself. Do yourself a favor and go that route. Your league will love you for it and you will love the extra time you will have for yourself!
 

Da Guru

Fair & Balanced
The only tip I gave the commish was don`t draft a QB in round 1!I commish 2 leagues and don`t want nor expect anything!

 
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skbatmen

Footballguy
I am the commissioner for 4 leagues. I don't expect any form of $ for my role. However, the winner of one league offered to refund my entry fee for running the league over the last three years. I think it was a nice offer. But, it is not something that I expect. Thank you Fightin' Texas Maggies!

 

Chaz

Footballguy
I do not expect a tip for the league I commish.In another league, I told the two co commishes to take $5 each from my $100 winnings. A drink on me, was how I put it.

 

Wu-banger

Footballguy
I tip ... everyone who runs any time of pool/league I am in and win ....from the weakley NFL Pick 'Em Pool to the Super Bowl Box scores to all Fantasy leagues... A properly ran league and pool is something you should appreciate and show your appreciation for.

I tip no less then %10 of the winnings...it is an unwriiten rule of gambling etiquette.

I commish one league, and I bust my ### all season long, mind you it is a league of deralicts and malcontents, that keep me on my toes but I have never been stiffed by the winner even though some of the guys are less-than the upper echelon of the evolutionary scale. I never expect/request any gratuity but it is also appreciated.

You guys who don't tip should change your habits, it is a polite gesture of gratitude.

edited to make Sandeman happy... PS - there is no "e" after "Sand". :thumbup:

 
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HULLOBUDMAN

Footballguy
I have commished my big league for 7 years now and have never received any cash. It was even suggested two years ago that I should get our entry fee of $325 for free. I refused to accept, but I do accept tips in the form of shots or beers at the draft. People are usually happy to oblige as they watch my draft do downhill late.

 
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Pnishthm

Footballguy
I tip ... everyone who runs any time of pool/league I am in and win ....from the weakley NFL Pick 'Em Pool to the Super Bowl Box scores to all Fantasy leagues... A properly ran league and pool is something you should appreciate and show your appreciation for.

I tip no less then %10 of the winnings...it is an unwriiten rule of gambling edicate.

I commish one league, and I bust my ### all season long, mind you it is a league of deralicts and malcontents, that keep me on my toes but I have never been stiffed by the winner even though some of the guys are less-than the upper echelon of the evolutionary scale. I never expect/request any gratuity but it is also appreciated.

You guys who don't tip should change your habits, it is a polite gesture of gratitude.
Just a guess here, but you MUST be in the casino business. BTW, I am and I agree with everything you said.
 

mad sweeney

Footballguy
I tip ... everyone who runs any time of pool/league I am in and win ....from the weakley NFL Pick 'Em Pool to the Super Bowl Box scores to all Fantasy leagues... A properly ran league and pool is something you should appreciate and show your appreciation for.

I tip no less then %10 of the winnings...it is an unwriiten rule of gambling edicate.

I commish one league, and I bust my ### all season long, mind you it is a league of deralicts and malcontents, that keep me on my toes but I have never been stiffed by the winner even though some of the guys are less-than the upper echelon of the evolutionary scale. I never expect/request any gratuity but it is also appreciated.

You guys who don't tip should change your habits, it is a polite gesture of gratitude.
I run a weekly pool at work as well as commish the league. I never knew, this being my only gambling, that there was an unwritten rule of tipping out the man. Now, I totally agree. I don't expect 3rd place guy who just wins his money back to tip out, or even 2nd place to give too much. But when I hand over $1K to a happy owner when I've had to baby sit, answer 1000 questions, settle diputes, coordinate draft times etc... for the whole league all season (and longer) it's nice to get tipped out. And I do the same when I play other people's pools. I don't expect a tip, I have weekly winners that don't know about it and I never bring it up. But other people at work usually nudge the winner towards tipping me out. Same goes for the league. I've had guys take the money and wave it in my face, and I've had guys that give me too much. Take it all in stride. But at the very least it's good karma to tip out a guy who ran the deal for you and settles 10 crisp $100 bills into your pocket.

 

J-Money

Footballguy
I don't tip, the league is for his fun too. It's not like he's doing this because he has to, he put the league together. I might tip him if he didn't arbitrarily decide what trades to allow (week 3 priest for s-jax, week 6 P.Manning for Brady were accepted, week 14 LT2 and wilford for Edge and Roy Williams wasn't cuz everyone didn't like the thought of LT2 on my team and the guy trading with me wuz out of the playoff hunt)

 

aardball44

Footballguy
I learned something here today. Two things, actually.1) In the league I've commished for the past six years, I've never been tipped and never even gave it a thought. The league winner has (at his discretion) taken the other owners out to a bar where the first round is on him...but I've never heard anyone ever mention a tip. And now that I have, I don't quite know what to make of it. As we are set up with an on-line league service (for which we pay plenty), the software does the heavy lifting. All I need to do is make sure everyone knows when and where we'll be drafting each year, and clearly communicate the league rules and deadlines.I don't need a tip for that.2) In the league where I am not the commissioner, I've just won my first FF Super Bowl. Got paid yesterday. I'm going to hunt down the commish and press some cash on him. Not much, but a little something. I can always use the karma. Yet, he finished in second place with a respectable payout of his own.Hmmm...this is getting sticky. :rolleyes: :unsure: I didn't learn a damn thing, did I?

 

Pnishthm

Footballguy
Doesn't the commish accepting tips, or free entry to the league make it illegal in 49 states?
Doesn't money exchanging hands for the league period make it illegal in 49 states?
 

Wu-banger

Footballguy
I learned something here today. Two things, actually.

1) In the league I've commished for the past six years, I've never been tipped and never even gave it a thought. The league winner has (at his discretion) taken the other owners out to a bar where the first round is on him...but I've never heard anyone ever mention a tip. And now that I have, I don't quite know what to make of it. As we are set up with an on-line league service (for which we pay plenty), the software does the heavy lifting. All I need to do is make sure everyone knows when and where we'll be drafting each year, and clearly communicate the league rules and deadlines.

I don't need a tip for that.

2) In the league where I am not the commissioner, I've just won my first FF Super Bowl. Got paid yesterday. I'm going to hunt down the commish and press some cash on him. Not much, but a little something. I can always use the karma.

Yet, he finished in second place with a respectable payout of his own.

Hmmm...this is getting sticky.

:rolleyes:

:unsure:

I didn't learn a damn thing, did I?
since he finished in the money it would be fine not to tip him.....I am in the casino industry, although not in a tipped position.... tiping is more a regional/society thing I have noticed.

 

Keys Myaths

Pokerguy
I commish 2 leagues and I would not want a tip.
Neither would I.I'd feel like I owed the person something (natural psychology), and wouldn't want that burden. Being a commissioner is rewarding in itself.

 

yellowdog

Footballguy
Doesn't the commish accepting tips, or free entry to the league make it illegal in 49 states?
Doesn't money exchanging hands for the league period make it illegal in 49 states?
No. It would equate to a home poker game where the house does not take a cut. Perfectly legal.
 

slimflop

Footballguy
I commish and don't expect tips but have taken them in the past. Just the way my friends are some tip some don't. I tip every time I win $ in any pool or contest at least 10%. Im actually surprised by all the non tip responses.

 

Velcro

Footballguy
Here's a tip. If you're commishing a league in expectation of a tip, quit. I enjoy being the commishioner of one of my leagues and do it for that reason alone. I therefore wouldn't consider tipping the commish of my other league.My leagues are also with friends, so I wouldn't consider taking or offering a tip to a friend. Beers we will do though.

 

Pnishthm

Footballguy
Doesn't the commish accepting tips, or free entry to the league make it illegal in 49 states?
Doesn't money exchanging hands for the league period make it illegal in 49 states?
No. It would equate to a home poker game where the house does not take a cut. Perfectly legal.
Man, I don't think playing in a home game is legal. It goes on, but that doesn't mean it's legal.
 

yellowdog

Footballguy
Doesn't the commish accepting tips, or free entry to the league make it illegal in 49 states?
Doesn't money exchanging hands for the league period make it illegal in 49 states?
No. It would equate to a home poker game where the house does not take a cut. Perfectly legal.
Man, I don't think playing in a home game is legal. It goes on, but that doesn't mean it's legal.
I know for a fact that it is legal in Ohio. I guess I can't really speak for the other 48 states in question. I just assumed it would likely be similar in other states.Edit to add link. Scroll down to the table and look under Social gambling allowed.

Sorry for the hijack.

 
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