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Thread: FOFL Important Talk, Re: Owners Current and Future

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    It's time to discuss the unpleasent subjects of abandoned teams. I'm not talking about teams that are rarely managed or barely managed, I'm talking about the ones (and we all know which ones) that are never touched at all.

    Jamaica, as most people know, has not been run since very early in the offseason. None of the draft picks have been signed, I don't think any FA moves were made, etc. Despite this, they are 7-4 and are in the playoff mix. If no one strongly objects, I would like to immediately move them to CPU managed until the end of the season.

    Las Vegas is in much the same boat. Though RPI Fan has visited the boards recently, I see no evidence that they have actually had an export since training camp (except for NM graciously re-inserting Fowler into the lineup). Despite this, they are 9-2 and obviously a major playoff mix. I'd like to move them to CPU run as well.

    Obviously, if either owner speaks up and says they are ready to even marginally run their team, I have no problem with this. Until that happens, though, these teams need to be protected a little for the future. I'll listen to all ideas/thoughts, but I plan to make these changes in Wednesday's sim if nothing changes my mind.

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    Assuming nothing changes with these two franchises, we'll need to have at least 2 new owners at the end of the year. Unfortuantely, I do not think we have any potential new owners in waiting. With that in mind, we need to increase our FOFC presence. I know that's a nauseating thought for many of you, but that's a large pool of owners.

    With that in mind, I'd like to get a volunteer for someone who regularly visits over there to be our FOFL-FOFC ambassador. Someone to get our league mentioned in things like the thread Simms linked to earlier this week. And to get our website linked to the new FOFC front page. While I could do it, the two things working against me are: 1) I virtually never visit General Discussion (only Dynasty and Hattrick), and 2) I'm not much of a "name" over there, and I'd prefer the ambassador be someone, for better or worse, with strong name regonition.

    We also need a new article for the front page. Anything. Please.

    Thanks for listening to this general venting, you may now return to your regular lives.


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    Good ideas, Duke. There are definitely value-adds to be gotten from "over there".
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    I've been holding off on mentioning FOFL over there (though I did link to one of the uniform threads in a post....to absolutely no comment), though I was tempted in the redesign and HoF threads.

    Not sure how "visible" I am over there these days though. Seems like less than a quarter of whatever I post ever gets acknowledged.


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    Any more discussion of this? Still planning to convert them tomorrow.


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    If we move these teams to CPU run, is the CPU going to do anything crazy like cut good players in the middle of the year or anything like that?


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    No, from my understanding,t he CPU runs a pretty reasonable ship. I probably shoudl test it before I do it, though. Good idea. Will do before the sim tomorrow morning.


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    The fact that a team with no guidance whatsoever can be a playoff team sickens me.

    *cough* Norman *cough*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    The fact that a team with no guidance whatsoever can be a playoff team sickens me.

    *cough* Norman *cough*

    In case Crow reads this, Shaw's referring to FOBL's Norman (the 2001 GL Champs), not FOFL's Norman.


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    No, I was referring to FOFL's Norman.

    j/k

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    I don't see anything wrong with CPU owned teams.

    It's kind of like running a Madden league with one or two other buddies. For the most part, you don't give a crap what the other teams do as long as you end up better than your pals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    The fact that a team with no guidance whatsoever can be a playoff team sickens me.

    *cough* Norman *cough*
    The fact that a team with no guidance whatsoever can defeat my team in the GLCS sickened me.

    *cough* Norman *cough*

    Of course, if Vegas manages to win out, I suppose it'll be sort of karmic.
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    I like Petro and RPI-fan, but both have a history of abandoning ship with their teams. I think should they want to return that you Duke need to keep this in mind before giving them their teams back. Because if they just abandon it again, its not worth having them as owners as much as I might like them.
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    someone write up an invitation and I will get people

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