I wanted to share an experience that occurred over the last 48 hours and see if I am being unreasonable or if I was 100% in the right here.
I have been in a league for seven years, and I’m not going to be modest, I dominated the league. In seven years I have won three #FootClanTitles, finished second one year and third in two others. Needless to say, the road to the championship always ran through me.
The league will be celebrating its 15th year in existence, but I have officially walked away from it. The reason why is because the league was making a rule, behind my back, that all of my trades would have to be approved by a minimum of two people before they would be official. No one else was going to have these restrictions, it was only going to be for me.
The reason for this, in my view, is because a lot of people would say that I take advantage of the league members and make trades that no one else would be able to make. For example, last year I turned Ezekiel Elliott into Le’Veon Bell and DeAndre Hopkins at the end of a very exhausting trade chain over the course of a week.
My biggest flaw is making people want to make a trade that can seem one sided. I don’t make them hit accept or just complete the trades without their approval. Every trade I have ever made was because the other party wanted the players I sent them and in return I would generally get the best player on their team. Seems pretty simple to me if the other party didn’t want to make the trade then it wouldn’t happen.
As soon as I heard that this new rule was going to be go into effect this season, I immediately told the commissioner that I am done and would be leaving. I have since been officially removed from the league.
What else also really bothers me is that I brought another level to this league. Not only did I increase the level of play and understanding for Fantasy Football, but I purchased a Fantasy Football Championship Belt for the winner to have each year (granted it was in my possession the majority of the time we had it), and also created, designed and paid for a professional logo not once, but twice.
I know I am probably venting, but while I did quit the league, I really feel like I was finally just pushed out of the league. If you have a similar story, or feel I am way out of line, I would love to hear it!