I really didn't want to get involved in this but feel I have to voice my experience given we have Dobber asking people "to give him another month". Dobber, I love where you heart's at in this, but I think you're being naive because you haven't experienced any of this.
I met Shakedown (Brandon) on this community over 4 years ago. Since then I've joined 5 leagues that he originally started, most recent was the CDHL this past summer. Being the accute fantasy GM that I am (trying to lighten the mood), I won a few leagues and Brandon has ALWAYS paid me in full in a timely manner.
Having said that, he quit every single league he originally started. I recently quit the CDHL because I was getting very suspicious about his behaviour...and got my $50 entry fee as soon as "Jase - Oldskoolhcky" took over that league.
Much like Frost, I was Brandon's biggest supporter. I also considered him a close "online community" friend and was even friends with him on Facebook. Well within the last 6 months, he removed our friend status on Facebook, he deleted all of his email accoutns, cell phone, and went completely incognito on this forum. At the same time, he was quitting the CDHL league where he had amassed $1400 in entry fees and it looks as though "Jase - Oldskoolhcky" is setting up leagues that are eerilly similar to Brandon's versions.
Hearing some of these horror stories is quite appauling. Rather than having you step up for him Dobber, I'd really like to hear straight from Brandon. If he is able to get in touch with you he is able to come on here and explain.
If he does not, I fear that the authorities will get involved. Not by my account as I have no issues however I have heard of overs who are considering pursuing this.
If you are that tight/trusting of Brandon, you should let him know this.
10-team Auction League, $160 team salary, weekly H2H, start: 6F, 4D, 1G and 5 Bench
Scoring structure: (F : 1pt G / 1pt A / 0.15pts SOG / 0.15pts Hits / 0.15pts BlkS), (G : 5 pts W / 3 pts SO / 0.01 pts Saves)
Forwards : Ovechkin ($41), Kovalchuk ($24), Kessel ($18), E. Kane ($13), Benn ($5), Sharp ($11), Pominville ($1), Dupuis ($2), Whitney ($2)
Defenses : Letang ($24), Byfuglien ($6), Markov ($1), Bogosian ($1), McDonagh ($2)
Goalies : Schneider ($7), Bobrovsky ($1)