Let’s set the stage. This is a work league - and we recently expanded to try and include more folks - to make it more inclusive and fun. We aren’t a bunch of experienced people - some people know hardly anything. And that’s ok. Most of us are just muddling along.
So, we ended up with 16 teams. Too many - PPR. Draft was crazy and people definitely hoard players. Almost no trading is happening (and it didn’t last year or the year before), but after getting rejected left, right and center for weeks, I finally opened the trade door and we started to see some movement elsewhere in the league.
I was proud that we were growing.
As the weeks progressed, I noticed that not everyone was really playing. They weren’t reading league messages, weren’t monitoring their rosters…they just weren’t doing it. This sucked because people were racking up wins against these non-players, but I sucked it up b/c I figured my turn was coming against those teams, too.
But now?! Now I’m f***ing pissed. Because - collusion.
A Team owner that I know is not “playing” just traded away Alex Smith for a half a sandwich and Danny Amendola - after she didn’t respond to my trade offer for three weeks! And she traded him to my opponent! She also gave him Ebron for Nick Vannett. That’s right - Nick f****ing Vannett. And when I emailed her and said, “hey, if it’s a fire sale - count me in!” she won’t respond.
we don’t review trades in this league, but even in the trades I’ve made with lesser experienced people, I’ve never tried to take them for a total ride. I make fair trades where we can both benefit. And I feel completely betrayed…and angry. And ganged up on.
I co-commish this league. I send out messages to keep people on track with their waivers and remind them to check their rosters on BYE weeks. I message individuals to offer help or to keep their spirits up. I’m 2-4 - and I’ve fought to get that far, but my matchups have been tough - and that’s fantasy. That’s part of the risk and fun of it.
I just feel like I don’t even want to do this any more. why are people suck d*cks?