Originally Posted by Jpappas
I know your busy...and without going to far into a deep discussion, i really don't know where else to go to get a comprehensive opinion, and I read do like hearing your insights.
With that said, I just took over, well, share commissioner responsibilities with another guy this year. He had twins and wasnt sure there would be enough time to dedicate to what needed to be done, so in I come to help.
With the lockout over and WK 1 in the books, I am getting an onslaught of emails, forum postings, and text messages complaining about how unfair the rules are in this shortened season.
Ever since we met a year ago, the league's GMs had an open line and ability to provide their opinion on anything rule wise that needed to be reconsidered. Without going into a full description of every rule, I guess I am asking you this...what is the best position to take when there is a flip flopping of "real" life rules with "fantasy" rules.
this is supposed to be for fun, and yes there will be miscues, but we are a week into the season, its my belief that it is unwise and not competatively fair to alter the rules because situations are providing to be a bit bumpy.
what do you think...
man I hope you check this, the amounts of coffee i have drank to research other leagues is borderline "abusive"
Feel free to provide me more details.
At the end of the day, you have to trust your commissioner 100 percent. If you don't, problems will arise. So I would send a message to each league member (or at least the complainers) and ask if they believe you have the league's best interests in mind?
I have been in a keeper for 4-5 years now with Tim Lucarelli (used to write here) as the commish. I trust him unequivocally to make the right decisions for the good of the league. That trust has to be built, of course.
And at the end of the day fantasy sports are meant to be fun and an escape. If it becomes more than that, and it doesn't go away, I'd re-evaluate being in that league and look elsewhere. We have had a few bad apples in our league (and in others I am in) along the way, but they usually don't stick around if you have enough competent, reliable, and honest GMs in the league.