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Posted - 5/3/2022 8:28:14 PM Post a reply to Today is a beautiful day
Today is a beautiful day
After a very long winter the final bit of snow has finally melted from my yard. At last!
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Alt league?
Posted - 10/4/2021 7:00:53 PM Post a reply to Alt league?
Alt league?
Zach brought up the idea of having a "Machete bracket" in parallel to our real league. Basic rules being teams compete against all remaining teams each with the lowest scoring team being eliminated. All of there players are then dumped back into the free agent pool with all surviving owners able to bid on them.
I only bring this up because there seemed to be intrest in this, and time is running short if we are to pull this off this year.
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The shirt
Posted - 9/13/2021 5:26:14 PM Post a reply to Thanks gentlemen
Thanks gentlemen
I had a fantastic four days and it was so great to see everyone and to meet you Tommy. Also, Keith don’t forget to post the owners photo.
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Getting stoked about draft weekend
Posted - 9/1/2021 1:08:21 PM Post a reply to Chickens of the world unite!
Chickens of the world unite!
Are you sure Mars isn’t just egging cars in the neighborhood?
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Sooo Close!!!
Posted - 8/31/2021 7:31:28 PM Post a reply to I just got officially scheduled for my test
I just got officially scheduled for my test
and Eric is scheduling his now. We are both having it done on Tuesday as we my have to have the results back before we fly. I know it's pushing the the edge of having it done a little early, but having the results in hand before flying is a necessity. We may also have to get a test before we fly back if trends stay the course. So that means getting tested again on Friday or Saturday.
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CustomizedDrafts.com is finally updated for 2021
Posted - 8/25/2021 11:22:43 PM Post a reply to Nice!
Nice!
Thanks Keith! Owners profiles, check. Keepers, check. Drunk over picks, practice practice practice.
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Best soap ever
Posted - 8/19/2021 3:19:26 PM Post a reply to I’ll get some for Eric
I’ll get some for Eric
If it can wash away the stain of a bad draft.
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An in memoriam for my Uncle Bill
Posted - 8/13/2021 11:37:13 PM Post a reply to Loss makes love so bitter sweet
Loss makes love so bitter sweet
I hope we all get a chance to be an uncle Bill.
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Some good news and some not-so-good news
Posted - 7/22/2021 10:38:18 AM Post a reply to I have two fingers of bourbon
I have two fingers of bourbon
I’ll keep them crossed for you, Stu.
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Ah, it's summer and the smell of football is in the air
Posted - 7/18/2021 10:37:35 PM Post a reply to Keith's true modivation ...
Keith's true modivation ...
Is his desire to achieve greatness! Yes, he is good commish and all of us at some point have told him as much. Like anyone good at their profession, who wants to be better. Choose a mentor and emulate them. Keith seeing greatness has chosen to emulate a truly great commissioner, Joe! So when we see Ketth trying to alter this leage to be more like SFGFYS it is only because he wants to be more like Joe.
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Ah, it's summer and the smell of football is in the air
Posted - 7/18/2021 12:19:42 PM Post a reply to The real question is ...
The real question is ...
Why is Keith antagonizing the Koo?
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Greetings
Posted - 7/8/2021 1:07:12 PM Post a reply to It must be a qb wr thing
It must be a qb wr thing
So are Cousins and Thielen.
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Will having a new owner affect the weighted divisions?
Posted - 6/30/2021 12:05:00 AM Post a reply to The calculator says....
The calculator says....
Teams! thats why he writes these rules down. Good job Keith!
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Will having a new owner affect the weighted divisions?
Posted - 6/29/2021 11:50:20 PM Post a reply to Good point!
Good point!
I'm in favor of starting whomever off as the bottom team in hel. However if we use the calculator should we use the franchise # of points and wins or the teams totals.
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New blood in Ragnarok?
Posted - 6/29/2021 11:33:40 PM Post a reply to When is the Vote Due date.
When is the Vote Due date.
and are we Voting by Post-its to viewed only by the commish, and it would by nice if you could make them anonymous. thanks
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Rookie Rule clarifications
Posted - 6/1/2021 1:05:39 AM Post a reply to 2020!
2020!
*

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stir crazy
Posted - 5/12/2021 6:57:19 PM Post a reply to RIP Vikings Legend Jerry Burns
RIP Vikings Legend Jerry Burns
Credited with inventing (only by Minnesotans) what would eventually become known as the West Coast Offense.
Jerry at his finest!
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Draft house
Posted - 4/1/2021 10:22:06 PM Post a reply to Draft house
Draft house
Thanks Billy, first for kickstarting in me the excitment of getting back to Ragnarok. I am pumpped for this years draft. I also am also apprieciative of your hard work in finding these drafthouses. Secondly, I am thanking you for your intrest in comming to MN when I sent you pictures of me drinking your Painkiller, my drink of the summer. (last summer) So I would like to put forward this. Since 1/6 of the league lives in Minnesota, 1/4 if the league was born here, and 1/3 of the owners have visited. Is it time for Eric and I to host the draft? The same rules would apply If you pay to fly to attend the draft,you won't pay for the lodging nor the food. Is there intrest in the other 2/3's ?
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2020 OFF questions
Posted - 7/31/2020 4:11:10 PM Post a reply to A fundamental change to the OFF
A fundamental change to the OFF
Redrafting each week is a smart way to try to resolve some of the major issues that we will be facing this year as owners. However it is such a huge step from the norm that this would require a majority of the teams to agree to such a radical shift. For those of you that have been in the Drafthouse league here on customizedfootball.com this is something that you have done before. For the rest of us this will take some time to adjust. I hope that some more of the owners chime in on this subject so we can gauge the interest of this avenue.
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2020 OFF questions
Posted - 7/28/2020 8:03:42 PM Post a reply to Good Ideas keep them coming!
Good Ideas keep them coming!
You have some pretty good ideas Brad. I do like your idea of redrafting every week to eliminating the whole covid factor. This would mean a bigger time commitment from the other owners but it may be the easiest way to avoid that issue all together. Along with a free agency on Sunday morning for emergencies. That would mean a whole new concept for the OFF. Franchise players and rookie keepers would be immune from the draft. and rosters would have to be expanded for their bye weeks. I'm not sure how this years rookies could be tied to any owners roster for next year but maybe you have an idea for that.
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2020 OFF questions
Posted - 7/25/2020 5:31:26 PM Post a reply to 2020 OFF questions
2020 OFF questions
I think this would be a good place and time to start discussing the some of the problems that may arise this season and possible solutions to them. Even if you don't have a well thought out solution maybe someone else will, just bring them forward.
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Happy Birthday, Eric
Posted - 7/12/2020 2:57:12 PM Post a reply to Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday!
You are one year closer to having the same franchise player until you are 60. Salute!
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Link to my show: Ernest and the Pale Moon
Posted - 3/28/2020 11:05:16 AM Post a reply to Wow
Wow
Great job Zach!
By you and all of your young actors.
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It’s good to be the champ
Posted - 3/9/2020 8:36:38 PM Post a reply to Congratulations!
Congratulations!
Zach, that is fantastic! Also, who knew elastic bands?
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Way off topic.
Posted - 3/5/2020 8:18:40 PM Post a reply to Way off topic.
Way off topic.
It's time for the Minnesota State High School Hockey and hair tournament. So if you ever rocked a mullet, I'm looking at you Billy, then this is for you. Here are last years highlights.
Here is a link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teUO0Aw-qVw
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Lamar Jackson is up for trade.
Posted - 1/11/2020 2:16:24 PM Post a reply to Lamar Jackson is up for trade.
Lamar Jackson is up for trade.
That's right the highest scoring player in Ragnarok history could be yours!
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Congrats to Big Wood Novak for laying the wood in 2019!
Posted - 12/26/2019 9:24:12 PM Post a reply to Congratulations Terry
Congratulations Terry
Way to come back and just kick everyone's ass
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A Battle Worthy of the Maccabees
Posted - 12/21/2019 1:05:16 PM Post a reply to Go Billy
Go Billy
Use the Spitters Skull as a dreidel!
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A Battle Worthy of the Maccabees
Posted - 12/20/2019 3:47:04 PM Post a reply to Stu that's a great set up,
Stu that's a great set up,
But what happens when the Greeks or in this case the Spitters comes rumblin' down the hill and demolishes Billy's plucky little army. Burning his village and salting his fields. Nobody sings songs about the Hittites. For one brief moment somebody thought Billy had a chance.
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I know you guy's don't understand but, fuck this pisses me off!
Posted - 12/12/2019 11:50:11 PM Post a reply to I know you guy's don't understand but, fuck this pisses me off!
I know you guy's don't understand but, fuck this pisses me off!
That Draft dodging bastard dare say,"Make a path",as he smiles and nods "That's what we said in the military."
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Bitfrost is coming
Posted - 12/10/2019 1:20:17 PM Post a reply to Still looking
Still looking
Not having much luck finding your defense.
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Bitfrost is coming
Posted - 12/10/2019 1:13:30 PM Post a reply to Last word on two QB’s
Last word on two QB’s
Billy I’m surprised you are not a bigger advocate of having two QB’s. This is only way you stand a chance this weekend. Welcome to the Bust Zone!
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A thoughtful article from the Surt
Posted - 12/9/2019 7:13:37 PM Post a reply to Wow!
Wow!
Sean, you make a strong case for opium.
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A thoughtful article from the Surt
Posted - 12/8/2019 7:41:34 PM Post a reply to Billy is correct when he said Draft Prep is key
Billy is correct when he said Draft Prep is key
I’m going to add another post to this already heavily argued topic. I’m going to use quotes of those who have voiced their opinion and I hope I don’t offend nor take their words out of context.

“What exactly is the problem and why does it need to be fixed? If the problem is that QBs are going later in the draft than other players that score less points than QBs, why is that a problem? I certainly don't see it as being a problem.” QB’s going later in the draft is not the problem, but it is a reflection of a problem that does exist in the scoring system.

“Ragnarok has its own scoring system because traditional scoring systems sucked.” However this scoring system has created a “clusterfuck” at the QB tier 2-3 level. “If it's not worth drafting QBs because they're all the same in our scoring system now, doesn't that kind of suck? Shouldn't we do something about it?” QB’s at this level have a lack of statistical diversity. “Damn right there's a clusterfuck at QB”, “they are basically equal to each other (especially when considering what their average weekly production will be).” What needs to be done is, take that clusterfuck of quarterbacks, separate and define them as to who is better, and appropriately reward those who are better. This can only be done with a modification of the QB scoring system.

The reason it needs to be fixed “Think back to your draft prep this year, was there a huge difference between your QB6 and your QB16?” That statement is the argument. If you cannot define the difference between 6-16 then that is the problem! “Shouldn't we do something about it?” “Draft prep is key to the success of one’s team”, and by doing this it will indeed require more draft prep and scrutiny of the QB position.

I know my proposal of an altered QB scoring system is not a popular one, but I believe that it addresses the key issues raised by those who have argued for and against, and does not require making major changes to how we run the league.
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Well god bless us everyone
Posted - 11/29/2019 3:32:09 PM Post a reply to There is a BabyMaker ad
There is a BabyMaker ad
and no comment from the real BabyMaker?
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Well god bless us everyone
Posted - 11/28/2019 10:39:34 PM Post a reply to Well god bless us everyone
Well god bless us everyone
The division names have changed
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Wisconsin is a joke
Posted - 11/3/2019 9:50:07 PM Post a reply to It's not always about the beef
It's not always about the beef
He puts cheese in his beef sticks
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Wisconsin is a joke
Posted - 11/2/2019 7:58:03 PM Post a reply to Wisconsin is a joke
Wisconsin is a joke
Why is Minnesota so windy? Because North Dakota Blows and Wisconsin sucks!
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Oh No!!! The Surt are coming!!!
Posted - 10/28/2019 10:26:32 PM Post a reply to Just got out of the woods,
Just got out of the woods,
What Happened!
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I love Duluth
Posted - 10/27/2019 12:34:56 PM Post a reply to I love Duluth
I love Duluth
This is the best town in Minnesota. Sorry Osage
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Much love to Kent during this time
Posted - 10/22/2019 8:31:10 PM Post a reply to Yes, But my heart belongs to
Yes, But my heart belongs to
Bud Grant!
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I still like the idea of having two Sunday free agency sessions
Posted - 10/20/2019 7:15:42 PM Post a reply to I didn't make my point with that rant
I didn't make my point with that rant
So in the above scenario, an owner needing a qb on Sunday morning. The surest thing you can do in our current system is bid on two starting qbs, but with such tight rosters that means you are dropping two players, both of whom will be someone of quality.
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I still like the idea of having two Sunday free agency sessions
Posted - 10/20/2019 7:07:59 PM Post a reply to I also feel the strongest argument made
I also feel the strongest argument made
Has been Keith's point about our very tight roster and having only one opportunity to fill an empty roster spot after Thursday games. For an example; If your team has only one quarterback or one tight end and that player plays on Monday Night, that team is not obligated to post his status until after our Wednesday FA. Then only to have one chance to fill such an important spot such as quarterback!
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I still like the idea of having two Sunday free agency sessions
Posted - 10/20/2019 6:53:51 PM Post a reply to Fielding your best team possible
Fielding your best team possible
I have no issue with having additional FA sessions added to the league. We should all be wanting the best out of our fellow owners to make this the best fantasy league we can. Why are we putting up roadblocks to hinder ourselves and each other, it makes no sense. The ability to add this is there, why we are not is beyond me.
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I still like the idea of having two Sunday free agency sessions
Posted - 10/20/2019 6:53:50 PM Post a reply to Fielding your best team possible
Fielding your best team possible
I have no issue with having additional FA sessions added to the league. We should all be wanting the best out of our fellow owners to make this the best fantasy league we can. Why are we putting up roadblocks to hinder ourselves and each other, it makes no sense. The ability to add this is there, why we are not is beyond me.
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Much love to Kent during this time
Posted - 10/19/2019 4:09:16 PM Post a reply to Just to clarify
Just to clarify
My favorite player is on defense.
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divisional names
Posted - 10/18/2019 12:01:07 AM Post a reply to About that bad idea your having,
About that bad idea your having,
That going to lead to another Gaping But Hole disaster.
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divisional names
Posted - 10/16/2019 10:20:28 PM Post a reply to I really like your other town names
I really like your other town names
I do think that we should make the other town names the four suburbs of Osage though
the Ponsford division
the Snellman division
the Wolf Lake division
the Park Rapids division
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a long slow clap for Long Duck Dong
Posted - 10/16/2019 10:14:21 PM Post a reply to Speaking of total bullshit
Speaking of total bullshit
Once again, the commissioner just happens to schedule his match up with me on the same weekend that hunting season starts.
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divisional names
Posted - 10/15/2019 8:13:55 PM Post a reply to I like a couple of those ideas
I like a couple of those ideas
But since it's Osage FF maybe we could celebrate the glory that is/was Osage.

the Millpond Division
the Highdive Division
the Elementary School Division
the Doc's Truck Stop Division
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Would everyone be up for a 1MB Ragnarok Survivor Pool?
Posted - 10/12/2019 7:47:51 PM Post a reply to Some people will do anything for a Mega buck!
Some people will do anything for a Mega buck!
count me in.
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Washington DC - City of Champions!!!
Posted - 10/11/2019 1:28:10 PM Post a reply to Maybe someday you too can have four WNBA championships like the Lynx!
Maybe someday you too can have four WNBA championships like the Lynx!
unfortunately our NFL trophy case is still a little empty.
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Free agent
Posted - 10/3/2019 7:09:54 PM Post a reply to Hey everybody,
Hey everybody,
Say hello to A-Aron and "Big" Wood Novak.
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A couple thoughts on the QB's
Posted - 10/1/2019 7:03:40 AM Post a reply to Ok, I just read my own thought s on QB's sober.
Ok, I just read my own thought s on QB's sober.
Genius!
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A couple thoughts on the QB's
Posted - 9/29/2019 3:48:27 PM Post a reply to A couple thoughts on the QB's
A couple thoughts on the QB's
I was just thinking about Sean's argument of quarterback relevancy. Why is it that they have such a late draft position, vs points scored. I agree that the premise of his argument is spot on. Currently they're just not that important.
Why is the highest point scorer on our roster, along with the most important player in all of sports is being drafted behind that same teams tight ends. Just typing that seems so ludicrous, If any NFL GM had the choice of a top five quarterback or a top five tight end, they would take the quarterback every time.
So why is it, that two thirds of Ragnarok's owners have their tight end secured before they draft their quarterback? Or only four QB's are gone by round six and eight TE's at that same point.
I believe Sean's argument is, "QB's are not standing out far enough from their Ragnarok teammates to be scene as a high draft pick worthy position", (correct me if I'm wrong.) Also, earning more points or expanding the position to two starters would create more demand. He is right, it would, but at what expense? If we raise quarterback scores, do we risk it just becoming a quarterback league? They already average twice as many points as a teams best running back.
I propose that we could increase the value of elite QB's while not raising their fantasy points. If we adjusted the points scored for passing yards. Eliminating points for 0-299 yards reducing the bonus for average play. For example, if a QB has a poor game and throws for only 150 yards he is still rewarded 4 points for his efforts. Isn't 250-300 yards expected out of a fantasy worthy QB? So why are we giving points for mediocrity? If a quarterback earned no passing yards until 350 yards and then suddenly they had 10 points for hitting that threshold would make consistent and elite quarterbacking a premium and therefor have a higher draft slot.
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It's that time of year again for my annual let make defenses relevant!
Posted - 9/8/2019 2:58:02 PM Post a reply to Talk to Trubisky about that
Talk to Trubisky about that
It wasn't the D' fault
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It's that time of year again for my annual let make defenses relevant!
Posted - 9/8/2019 2:04:03 PM Post a reply to It's that time of year again for my annual let make defenses relevant!
It's that time of year again for my annual let make defenses relevant!
I overheard Billy say it last night, Defenses are irrelevant, and I'm pretty sure I also heard somebody say they are a crapshoot.

Thursday night The number one raked D, had a statistical great game. The Bears held the Packers for to 10 points and racked up 5 sacks. The NFL average is 2.5 they doubled that mark, what did they get for their effort? 8 points! big whoop, 8 points does not reflect just how dominate the Bears really played Thursday. What isn't reflected in our scoring system are the overlooked stats but just as important. In base ball terms these are the triples not the homers. These are the other reason the Bears' D ruled. They only surrendered to the Packers a total of 250 total offensive yards. Also they had five passes defended, and nine tackles for loss.

Just sayin'
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draft weekend details!
Posted - 9/5/2019 6:46:31 PM Post a reply to I know you are a long way away from the coast
I know you are a long way away from the coast
Still, Stay safe, and dry. and wear your rubbers.
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Northwoods Bigfoots declare their inaugural franchise player
Posted - 8/13/2019 7:42:46 PM Post a reply to Keepers
Keepers
Dalvin Cook Franchise
Phillip Lindsay Rookie (in the third)
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Northwoods Bigfoots declare their inaugural franchise player
Posted - 8/7/2019 6:36:36 PM Post a reply to Thanks Jeff for hosting again this year!
Thanks Jeff for hosting again this year!
Jeff said that he would be home about 2:30. I was wondering what everyone thought about having a cornhole, croquet, or bocce ball tourney starting about that time. I know there are some that have to work, so attendance is voluntary, but their paychecks could be the prize money for the winners, Thanks Guys!
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Rules Proposal 23.5: The Two Marketplaces Rule
Posted - 6/10/2019 6:27:05 PM Post a reply to I like Stu's proposal
I like Stu's proposal
This doesn't have to be as complex as I stated earlier. Most teams are still relevant through week 11, so it's a small window to where this actually applies. If two teams in this situation do agree on the parameters of a trade they must make the trade after MNF and before Tuesday noon. If most trades are like mine they take a few days of negotiations before settling on the final product. This will allow enough time for at least three teams to vote. If by first Kickoff on Thursday either not enough owners vote, or it outright fails, the trade is void.
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Rules Proposal 23.5: The Two Marketplaces Rule
Posted - 6/9/2019 11:08:40 PM Post a reply to I like Stu's proposal
I like Stu's proposal
This doesn't have to be as complex as I stated earlier. Most teams are still relevant through week 11, so it's a small window to where this actually applies. If two teams in this situation do agree on the parameters of a trade they must make the trade after MNF and before Tuesday noon. If most trades are like mine they take a few days of negotiations before settling on the final product. This will allow enough time for at least three teams to vote. If by Kickoff of Thursday not enough owners vote or it outright fails said trade is void.
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Rules Proposal 23.8: The Thursday Lock Box
Posted - 6/9/2019 10:48:42 PM Post a reply to Let's talk about the lock box
Let's talk about the lock box
I'm kosher with all of the parameters up to

letter h) Using your fine example what happen if for some reason that placekickers start falling in the draft and a better placekicker is available at draft spot 6.1 and Robbie Gould could still be snached up at the same place? Also, Does Sean lose the option to trade away said pick?

letter i) does being too drunk to pick count the same as not honoring the pick

letter j) I'm totally on board with deception!
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I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news!
Posted - 4/25/2019 7:17:23 PM Post a reply to I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news!
I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news!
Patrick Mahomes Is The Madden Cover Athlete.
Sorry, Zach
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Rules Proposal 23.3: Toasting the Skullsplitters
Posted - 2/5/2019 6:34:34 PM Post a reply to I'd be first to second this proposal
I'd be first to second this proposal
If they would be willing to headline the predraft gala!
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Rules Proposal 23.5: The Two Marketplaces Rule
Posted - 1/22/2019 11:06:37 PM Post a reply to That is an interesting idea
That is an interesting idea
Here are my questions.
How long do the other 10 teams have to vote, is 24 hours enough?
What happens when the trade happens on Saturday night?
Do all trade have to be completed between the end of MNF and Wednesday evening?
What happens if only 3 out of 10 team vote, do we at least need a quorum?
Does this start at the beginning of the year or just as playoffs near?

I do like this idea but the logistics may be an issue.
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Rules Proposal 23.5: The Two Marketplaces Rule
Posted - 1/17/2019 9:45:15 PM Post a reply to What about Marketplace fluctuations?
What about Marketplace fluctuations?
Under this proposal, teams that are out early probably because they have a lack of blue chip talent on their roster are forbidden from trading with all teams in order to try to get a franchise worthy prospect for the future? I'll share an example. In another league which drafted two weeks before the start of the season I kept Le'veon Bell as my franchise I like the Maulers kept him on my roster all season as the playoff chase came closer and the trading deadline neared I put out a notice to all teams that if their team didn't have a franchise worthy player he was available best offer wins I accepted a second tier WR but better than my #3. I felt this was a win win. The team that won the bid was long out of the playoffs for just that reason, he didn't have a blue chip guy. Now he has a competitive start for next season.

I know where you are going with this rule, but with this set of owners, the veto rule, is this rule really necessary?
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NFL playoff watching
Posted - 1/9/2019 9:23:45 PM Post a reply to What  I should say is...
What I should say is...
I need to start proof reading before I post.
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NFL playoff watching
Posted - 1/9/2019 9:21:59 PM Post a reply to You can just say....
You can just say....
I hoping the Chargers win the Superb Owl. Without saying it.
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NFL playoff watching
Posted - 1/8/2019 2:57:51 AM Post a reply to Damn,
Damn,
I guess we shouldn't say who we are cheering for or it will be the dirty Cowboys and the cheating Patriots in the Super Bowl.
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NFL playoff watching
Posted - 1/3/2019 9:34:15 PM Post a reply to I hate to cheer against your potential financial gain,
I hate to cheer against your potential financial gain,
I will be cheering for the Bears through the Playoffs.
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Ring the Bell!
Posted - 1/1/2019 1:58:58 PM Post a reply to Hey eveyone
Hey eveyone
Happy New Year!
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Ring the Bell!
Posted - 12/25/2018 11:25:16 PM Post a reply to The King is dead!
The King is dead!
All hail the new ruler of the OFF! Congratulations Brian.
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MNF
Posted - 12/11/2018 6:23:39 PM Post a reply to Don't fear
Don't fear
You will eventually forget. Then they will suck you in again and stomp on your heart.
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SNOWMAGEDDON
Posted - 12/9/2018 4:10:57 PM Post a reply to What you're sayin'
What you're sayin'
If you run out of your sauna and jump in the snow you don't have to worry about getting any grass stains.
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Ring the Bell!
Posted - 12/7/2018 5:13:25 PM Post a reply to Karma?
Karma?
Finally, trade Bell one week later the guy I trade for goes on season ending IR. Perfect!
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playoff sound track
Posted - 12/6/2018 6:58:32 PM Post a reply to The rules proposal should be...
The rules proposal should be...
Every time Mike McCarthy's Name is mentioned during a Packer game. Keith needs to drink a shot of tequila, smoke a small bowl, and grind a pound of venison for every team with a starting HC.
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playoff sound track
Posted - 12/4/2018 7:52:46 PM Post a reply to So......
So......
Now that we are at the end of the regular season. Let's discuss my idea from the beginning of the season. About not starting a Head Coach, any thoughts Keith?
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1000 mutherfuckers!
Posted - 12/2/2018 12:31:59 AM Post a reply to holy smokes 424 posts
holy smokes 424 posts
But really 1000 posts is awesome! Thanks for being so involved, and everyone else who shares their ideas. It make this league so much better than any other.
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1000 mutherfuckers!
Posted - 12/2/2018 12:26:04 AM Post a reply to why is it I know how to spell lutefisk but it takes me three tries to spell refrigerator
why is it I know how to spell lutefisk but it takes me three tries to spell refrigerator
any way just to write post just to artificially inflate the number? crazy!
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1000 mutherfuckers!
Posted - 12/2/2018 12:21:36 AM Post a reply to never mind it is fish, it's the lutefisk
never mind it is fish, it's the lutefisk
until they just kick these jackasses out of the league no matter how good they are. that wont work the redskins will just pick the up anyway.
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1000 mutherfuckers!
Posted - 12/2/2018 12:17:19 AM Post a reply to did something die in the refrigerator
did something die in the refrigerator
do reprehensible things to women or to anyone is wrong some day the NFL will
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1000 mutherfuckers!
Posted - 12/2/2018 12:12:40 AM Post a reply to or is it bad cheese
or is it bad cheese
just seems a bit unusual. but having your favorite running nack
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1000 mutherfuckers!
Posted - 12/2/2018 12:10:34 AM Post a reply to smells like dead fish
smells like dead fish
Just writing posts to the forum just to increase the number of posts
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Um...
Posted - 11/30/2018 12:03:06 AM Post a reply to This may be much to do about nothing
This may be much to do about nothing
Then again maybe not. Since I began writing this blurb, my stance has completely changed. I believe this is a topic that deserves discussion, and discussions are great for the league and bring out innovative ideas.

Since 2007 when Ragnarok switched to the four division format the League Champion has had the best regular season record seven times, division leader 3 times, wild card once.

So I was thinking with most of the championships being won by that years dominate team would it matter if we changed the bracketing? Yes it would!

The only time that I found that the playoff bracket was "skewed" because of a wild card had a better record than a divisional winner that was seeded higher, was in 2007. In this case the Koo had a higher seed because of winning his division and the Blast had the better record, but a lower seed. Also if the playoff bracket had been reconfigured the Koo who eventually won the championship would have been eliminated in the first round, and the Blast would have made it all the way to the championship game but since the Blast didn't play that week he doesn't have a score to compare.
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Ring the Bell!
Posted - 11/13/2018 8:06:47 PM Post a reply to Ring the Bell!
Ring the Bell!
For those owners that are in need of a franchise worthy player Le'veon Bell is up for trade. He did not sign his tender for this year so he will not play until 2019 season. Best offer takes him.
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Shenanigans
Posted - 11/11/2018 3:25:11 AM Post a reply to Shenanigans
Shenanigans
Is it just a coincidence or is that the same guy who makes the schedule is also the guy who plays me during deer season?
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Got two legit Rookie Keepers, looking to deal one
Posted - 11/8/2018 10:42:22 PM Post a reply to Can I add
Can I add
Both of these two gentlemen were considered the steal of the draft!
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BS Trade? BS!
Posted - 10/20/2018 12:22:02 AM Post a reply to sorry
sorry
Jones is #12 in WR points
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BS Trade? BS!
Posted - 10/20/2018 12:17:04 AM Post a reply to You're argument is flawed
You're argument is flawed
Like you said Chubb is now a starting RB and has rookie keeper value. Diggs is the #18 scoring WR in our system.

Jones is the #7 WR, and Cook is #44 of RB and still nursing an injury. It seems pretty even to me.
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BS Trade? BS!
Posted - 10/19/2018 5:56:13 PM Post a reply to BS Trade? BS!
BS Trade? BS!
I do not see how anyone can feel this is a BS trade. First if you add up the player points; Dalvin Cook 9, Julio Jones 61 total 70, to Nick Chubb 24, Stephon Diggs 52 total 76 after six weeks that's pretty even. Second Cory is getting two fully healthy players. Dave is taking on a player with a hammy. Or are you talking about the trade that the Masterbaiters and Brads Team made back on Sep 1st, now that is questionable.
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Hogans Heros
Posted - 9/26/2018 6:36:24 PM Post a reply to To my best recollection he has not been
To my best recollection he has not been
but if your referring to him starting too many running backs he is subject to rule 8 just as everyone else is. Not being aware of the rules is no excuse for violating them. Usually other owners will give someone a call or a postit. I believe Shaun left a message on the board for Cory, but you can only do so much to help.
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Hogans Heros
Posted - 9/25/2018 7:03:28 PM Post a reply to Rule 13
Rule 13
Not sure how to explain it any clearer than how it is written. If you don't like the rules show up to the rules meetings, or as I wrote in the rules meeting notification you can call us with your thoughts prior. Here I'll copy and paste it...

If you can't make it call us with your thoughts before or during the meeting and we will tally you in the vote. Otherwise it will be left up to Eric and I, and I don't want to hear your bitching!

So as I said in the notification I don't want to hear your bitching. Your being a miserable prick!
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Rules Proposal 23.1: Head Coaches
Posted - 9/23/2018 3:13:37 PM Post a reply to Yes!
Yes!
Let's have a flex position of Head Coach/2nd Quarterback. Two birds one stone problem solved.
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Rules Proposal 23.1: Head Coaches
Posted - 9/23/2018 11:08:25 AM Post a reply to behind my thinking
behind my thinking
It was mostly about the bye week, but if an owner dropped the position to add an extra skilled slot it would also apply.
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Thanks to everyone for another successful draft weekend.
Posted - 9/12/2018 7:45:17 PM Post a reply to Eagles hat
Eagles hat
Did anyone look in the garbage?
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Food for the draft
Posted - 8/21/2018 8:04:11 PM Post a reply to Food for the draft
Food for the draft
I'll be bringing Beans "Yummy" and sure to help make the draft as fast as possible.
also I'll be grilling jalapeno poppers for apps.

Pickle dogs have been claimed also.
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rookie keeper and main keeper
Posted - 8/6/2018 6:53:14 PM Post a reply to Since you showed me yours!
Since you showed me yours!
I plan on keeping L. Bell as my franchise, and L. Fournette as my rookie in the second.
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Rules meeting
Posted - 8/4/2018 12:06:20 PM Post a reply to Good idea
Good idea
I have no problem with that
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2018 OFF rules meating
Posted - 8/3/2018 7:35:35 PM Post a reply to Results of the Big Meeting
Results of the Big Meeting
First and most important, the draft is going to be at Jeff's house (garage). The address is 823 Woodland,in the ally. Bring your own beverage! We are going to try to make our draft more of a social gathering so bring a dish or appetizer for the group. Please post what you are going to bring on the message board so everyone doesn't bring chips and salsa. There will be a pizza oven, and the grill will be hot, so visit Jeff on Main street if you want to eat meat.

Second, we are expanding the rookie rule to allow rookies picked up in Free Agency. This rule does not start this year, but will be there for next years draft.

Third, We are experimenting on reducing the rosters further to try to make Free Agency more appealing. This year we are going to reduce the Wide Receiver position by one (going from 5 to 4)

Fourth, Free Agency has changed! Since rosters have shrunk and now are more susceptible to injury. After week 13, for the playoffs you may bid for free agents if your player is doubtful, out, or suspended, however it is restricted to position for same position only!

Fifth, Divisions will realigned every year. (so, yes Shaun you won't always be stuck in that brutal division)

Sixth, We are sticking with the +7. We will be redrawing for draft order in 2020 and that means the draft order is set until 2032 folks!

Finally, We are going to take $20 from the prize pool to pay for a Secretary for the draft, (if one is available) in order to help keep the draft moving along. I think one of Jeff's sons is going to be around but if anyone has a better idea post it.
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2018 OFF rules meating
Posted - 7/27/2018 8:38:58 PM Post a reply to 2018 OFF rules meating
2018 OFF rules meating
Hi fellas,

The off season has been long and painful and filled with another Vikings playoff loss. Because of which I lost a bet with an arrogant iggles fan. So not only did I loose a two dollar bill I also will have to endure his shit talk when I see him this fall. Back to the topic at hand. We will be having a rules meeting on Wednesday August 1st, 6:30 pm at the Better place. Things we will be discussing are the 2018 draft location, The new draft order, and new rules.

Draft location, We have several great options for this years draft, and we would like to weight the pros and cons off of everybody.

How we choose the draft draft order, This is the last year of the +7 and there has got to be better ideas out there. I would like to hear them.

New rules implementation, Implementation of the rules we voted on last year will be installed, as well as one more our brutal dictator is decreeing upon us.

If you can't make it call us with your thoughts before or during the meeting and we will tally you in the vote. Otherwise it will be left up to Eric and I, and I don't want to hear your bitching!
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Birthday Party, Saturday July 21
Posted - 7/21/2018 11:24:36 AM Post a reply to Happy 50th Birthday!
Happy 50th Birthday!
Hope your day is awesome, and the party is equally as grand. Filled with memories, at least fuzzy memories.
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Rules Proposal 22.6: No 3rd QB requirement and going to 19 roster slots
Posted - 7/2/2018 10:12:33 PM Post a reply to Ok, I'm a numbers guy
Ok, I'm a numbers guy
Well maybe not when it comes to cumulative wins each season, but when it comes to reasoning out a decision I love me some data.

First I want to say, when Sean first brought up this topic I was spit in my thinking of...A) I don't want anything to do with a superflex, though I could live with a second QB position. B) I fully agree with Sean that QB's even though they are normally by far the highest scoring player on our teams, they are being totally undervalued.

So I looked at last years roster and some of the things that we are saying in our arguments are erred.
* The best twelve QB are not evenly dispersed through the ownership. We have to go down to #15 before each franchise is represented.
* The reason QB's are undervalued is not because they are not scoring enough. The highest scoring QB, Russel Wilson scored one third of his teams total points last year.
* The difference in points between #1 and #15 is 98 points in a 13 game season that's 7.5 points per game. Believe it or not that 7.5 points is 11.7% of an average teams score each week. More than enough to change the outcome of many games each season.

So the question remains how do we make QB's more valuable so they are drafted in a realistic spot without over scoring the position.
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i'm not a fan of SB Nation
Posted - 6/30/2018 6:56:44 PM Post a reply to I've seen the headline
I've seen the headline
As far as I'm concerned any team that has had their heart torn out through their tear ducts is deserving of "Most crushing playoff loss" and it doesn't matter if it happens one time or one dozen times, it still hurts. As far as the Bill v Vikes, who hurt runs deeper? Both have seen the promised land and both have fallen short four times. But this year is different it all about winning the Superb Owl. It destiny! don't jinx it.
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Rules Proposal 22.6: No 3rd QB requirement and going to 19 roster slots
Posted - 6/29/2018 12:10:41 AM Post a reply to Just as Sean is rallying for the relevance of QBs
Just as Sean is rallying for the relevance of QBs
It reminds me of my battle for making defenses relevant. Even though there has been a modest increase in the defensive scoring system, I feel it is still under valued. Sean is correct in his statements that the Quarterback position has long been called the most important position in all sports. Also in his statistics of QB rankings vs other positions. Data often points out glaring flaws that go on being ignored for...well sometimes lifetimes.

This is going to be a tricky balance as generally QB's receive so many more points than their colleagues in other positions.

I'm going to spitball this idea. Two year ago Keith proposed an augmented defensive scoring system to make the good defenses have real value and poor defenses costly. Maybe we could take the same approach to the QB position. First cutting their score in half then multiplying their score by .66 thereby making the best stand out from the rest, but not making the position so over powered. The value of elite QB's could be augmented further by increasing the multiplier.

Have no fear, in just 7 short years of annually bringing up your point something small could happen.
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Rules Proposal 22.6: No 3rd QB requirement and going to 19 roster slots
Posted - 6/28/2018 11:09:04 PM Post a reply to Why call it a Superflex Lets just call it what it would be a 2nd Starting QB
Why call it a Superflex Lets just call it what it would be a 2nd Starting QB
And that's fine but it a fundamental overhaul of the Ragnarok scoring system.
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Rules Proposal 22.3: Expanding the Rookie Rule
Posted - 6/24/2018 8:18:09 PM Post a reply to 22.3 ????
22.3 ????
I would like to hear some of the ideas before voting up or down. Does the player need to be on the roster before week 3, 7 or 15? Does a free agent rookie have the same protection of 24 picks as drafted rooks or is it reduced? I guess I'm just asking for a little clarity.
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Rules Proposal 22.6: No 3rd QB requirement and going to 19 roster slots
Posted - 5/20/2018 5:15:22 PM Post a reply to Harumph!
Harumph!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt3GBlVjUd0
That makes two.
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Swedish Chef
Posted - 4/28/2018 5:16:28 PM Post a reply to Not sure how Hingleberry lasted til the 6th round
Not sure how Hingleberry lasted til the 6th round
https://youtu.be/RGJb2iLvOKE

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Rules Proposal 22.2: Drafting Drafted Players
Posted - 3/30/2018 12:40:34 AM Post a reply to New rule?
New rule?
I'll get my apron starched.
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2018 Draft Weekend Venue
Posted - 3/14/2018 10:06:59 PM Post a reply to I called dibs on Dat after last years draft
I called dibs on Dat after last years draft
Ya' snooze ya' lose.
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sign up now for the 2022 Fantasy Curling season
Posted - 3/3/2018 6:09:19 PM Post a reply to Besides,
Besides,
Schusty, was sweeping way out over his head. I suspect PED's!
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sign up now for the 2022 Fantasy Curling season
Posted - 3/3/2018 6:05:25 PM Post a reply to Sorry Dude!
Sorry Dude!
But, I'm already in two Fantasy Curling leagues.
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2018 Draft Weekend Venue
Posted - 2/21/2018 1:47:03 PM Post a reply to call it what you will,
call it what you will,
I've always thought of draft weekend as a lifestyle.
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2018 Draft Weekend Venue
Posted - 2/20/2018 7:28:12 PM Post a reply to here it it
here it it
https://www.vrbo.com/827288
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2018 Draft Weekend Venue
Posted - 2/20/2018 6:31:10 PM Post a reply to No pool but the beach is nice!
No pool but the beach is nice!
Just a thought! Besides it's hard to get good Minnesota beer down there.
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Breaking News
Posted - 1/4/2018 7:12:04 PM Post a reply to The best thing about this weekend
The best thing about this weekend
At least The Eagles won't be eliminated, and Billy can cling to a sliver of hope. Fools hope or Foles hope?
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Breaking News
Posted - 1/1/2018 11:56:03 PM Post a reply to I didn't mention the Eagles
I didn't mention the Eagles
Because, I didn't want to remind Billy that he knows they're one and done!
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Breaking News
Posted - 12/31/2017 9:17:37 PM Post a reply to Great Year for Ragnarok Fandom
Great Year for Ragnarok Fandom
Stealers, Chiefs, Bills, and Vikings all make the playoffs. Skol!
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Congratulations Tim
Posted - 12/26/2017 11:01:52 PM Post a reply to Congratulations Tim
Congratulations Tim
For the second year in a row Tim takes the crown as the OFF champ. All hail the Fishman
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Jump on in the water is fine
Posted - 12/22/2017 11:59:16 PM Post a reply to Time and place
Time and place
It has been agreed upon that we should watch the Vikings Packers at the Better Place. Kickoff is at 7:30. Come early so you can get a good seat to watch Punky get sick.
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Ha Ha!
Posted - 12/18/2017 8:15:00 PM Post a reply to Meltdown?!
Meltdown?!
but, I'm not one to talk.
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Free Agency is closed?
Posted - 12/15/2017 5:00:42 PM Post a reply to Is there any chance we can go Bowling?
Is there any chance we can go Bowling?
Or is it too late?
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I think this is the first time.
Posted - 11/28/2017 6:51:47 PM Post a reply to I think this is the first time.
I think this is the first time.
I've seen the second lowest scorer of the week win. I've also seen the second highest scorer lose, but never in the same week.
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Jump on in the water is fine
Posted - 11/24/2017 9:53:29 AM Post a reply to You are correct
You are correct
And according to the rules he will have the highest scoring RB's points removed. Still that is not enough for the Fishman to win. The point should be removed also from the total point as that may have an impact for who makes the playoffs. Good catch.
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Jump on in the water is fine
Posted - 11/24/2017 9:46:13 AM Post a reply to Ahh,
Ahh,
That is one for Eric to jump on.
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Jump on in the water is fine
Posted - 11/23/2017 8:28:05 PM Post a reply to what stat needs correcting?
what stat needs correcting?
I'll send it in if you are unsure of how to do it.
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Tiki House update
Posted - 11/23/2017 4:39:29 PM Post a reply to Dilly dilly
Dilly dilly
Just adding on to what Kent has said, Great teachers can make a world of difference. Congratulations!
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Tiki House update
Posted - 11/23/2017 4:39:27 PM Post a reply to Dilly dilly
Dilly dilly
Just adding on to what Kent has said, Great teachers can make a world of difference. Congratulations!
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Jump on in the water is fine
Posted - 11/22/2017 8:44:44 AM Post a reply to Dam it
Dam it
That's why I keep coming up short.
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I don't even want penance
Posted - 10/19/2017 6:43:56 PM Post a reply to I'm glad it happened when it did!
I'm glad it happened when it did!
but it's kind'a like peeing on a dumpster fire.
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Rush lineup announcement
Posted - 10/15/2017 12:20:22 PM Post a reply to Thanks but no thanks.
Thanks but no thanks.
As much as I appreciate the attempt of you trying to improve my teams name I don't deserve such a truly cool name as Burroughs Dildo. No, I'm sicking with the train wreck of a name of steely-danzig. As awesome of a band that combined the rock-jazz sounds of Steely Dan and the Epic lyrics and bone rocking instrumentals of Danzig. Joining their names together to represent a fantasy team makes no sense, and is as confusing as my management of this squad.
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Doug Baldwin
Posted - 9/23/2017 11:09:11 PM Post a reply to 35 weeks!
35 weeks!
He has only been in office for 35 weeks, and I am exhausted. Never before has there been such an assault on the first amendment by a president. I believe he is trying wear us out so we will be to tired to pay attention but year two.
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ah, another season is here...
Posted - 9/22/2017 6:39:06 PM Post a reply to btw
btw
Great job on the scoronator 9000. Fastest updates ever! Your efforts do not go unnoticed.
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Wikipedia just confirmed that Striker is the best band on the planet
Posted - 9/13/2017 8:25:40 PM Post a reply to No! but,
No! but,
If you need something about 6 inches long, black, and cylindrical. I can give you a few web sites where you can purchase items.
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Jump on in the water is fine
Posted - 9/7/2017 8:29:43 AM Post a reply to Jump on in the water is fine
Jump on in the water is fine
I started a survivor pool, It's just for fun. So join in.
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Happy Birthday Joe!
Posted - 9/6/2017 8:03:07 AM Post a reply to Wow! Happy birthday Joe,
Wow! Happy birthday Joe,
It's like a whole week of celebration.
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Draft Website Primer
Posted - 9/5/2017 8:04:47 AM Post a reply to I hope this is just a passing fad
I hope this is just a passing fad
I'll just pour another rum and coke and wait this out.
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Snavely Plea
Posted - 9/2/2017 11:51:08 AM Post a reply to I'm not sure what type of wrinkle this will add
I'm not sure what type of wrinkle this will add
I spoke with Dat last evening and he is leaving directly after his last class Friday. Considering distance, traffic, and bathroom breaks, that will put him in the North camp at 6:30 pm central. Plenty of time to catch the hour and a half state of the league speech. If Kent could make it to Bismark by 2 pm or Fargo by 4 pm he could catch a ride with Dat to our festivities. Just letting you know there is plenty of room at the poker table. Bring your own toothbrush!
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2017 Tiki House rules
Posted - 8/31/2017 10:47:54 PM Post a reply to Rule #18.1 sub b
Rule #18.1 sub b
And reimburse the offended party for all paper slapped out of their hand.
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2017 Tiki House rules
Posted - 8/30/2017 8:03:07 PM Post a reply to Ragnarok North house rules!
Ragnarok North house rules!
Not only is the smoking of medical herb permitted, but highly encouraged. In fact all persons participating in the corn hole tourni at the north camp will be required to partake.
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Hey everybody let's welcome our new team owners!
Posted - 8/18/2017 8:40:44 PM Post a reply to Hey everybody let's welcome our new team owners!
Hey everybody let's welcome our new team owners!
Josh Cook is back to kick everyone's butts, also Tim Parker is in for his first go around. So look out.
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Hey everybody let's welcome our new team owners!
Posted - 8/18/2017 8:34:44 PM Post a reply to Sorry guys this went up on the wrong league
Sorry guys this went up on the wrong league
It should have been on the OFF
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Hey everybody let's welcome our new team owners!
Posted - 8/18/2017 8:30:56 PM Post a reply to Hey everybody let's welcome our new team owners!
Hey everybody let's welcome our new team owners!
Josh Cook is back to kick everyone's but, also Tim Parker is in for his first go around so lookout.
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Jam On It
Posted - 8/16/2017 7:56:55 PM Post a reply to Skype me in
Skype me in
on the banjo...5 string that is
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Football is in the air!!!
Posted - 8/15/2017 9:04:08 PM Post a reply to I think he is trying to pull somthing
I think he is trying to pull somthing
Let's tar and feather him!
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WTF is wrong with people?!
Posted - 8/12/2017 4:57:35 PM Post a reply to Well I not sure about you guys
Well I not sure about you guys
But The Ragnarok North Camp is set and ready to go off. Eric and I made the Corn hole boards last night and Dat has his reservation confirmed at the Trump/Drumph Tower Osage.
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new payouts
Posted - 7/26/2017 3:36:54 PM Post a reply to Tisk tisk
Tisk tisk
Kent you're being rather naughty
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Correct me if I'm wrong
Posted - 7/18/2017 9:44:30 AM Post a reply to Some people just can't wait
Some people just can't wait
The Pike bothers are all ready there doing some "draft prep".
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A barrage of fireworks
Posted - 7/10/2017 8:02:25 PM Post a reply to This needs to be investigated!
This needs to be investigated!
Numbero dos! the life section of the Smashmouth Gazette has fantasy soccer not fantasy football as its shortcut.

But more importantly!

Numbero uno! for several weeks now articles other than Viking-centric news has been showing up in the Religion section of said Smashmouth Gazette.

Congressional investigation may be warranted
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A barrage of fireworks
Posted - 7/5/2017 12:07:35 AM Post a reply to A barrage of fireworks
A barrage of fireworks
in my backyard bringing back thoughts of Keith and PTSD
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realignment rankings formula
Posted - 6/30/2017 6:49:20 PM Post a reply to Harumph!
Harumph!
I'm for the PPW system.
All this time I thought I was to blame, when it was really the Thunders fault.
Harumph, Harumph, I didn't hear a Harumph out of that guy!
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Rule 21.2: Draft Inversion
Posted - 6/29/2017 4:47:33 PM Post a reply to I would like to make implementation retroactive to the 2016 season
I would like to make implementation retroactive to the 2016 season
and redraft and replay the entire 2016 season.
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Piss off
Posted - 6/26/2017 7:17:35 PM Post a reply to Piss off
Piss off
Screw everyone!
It's been almost two weeks since some one was upset, so I thought that we could put the days since counter back to 0.
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Moving Forward?
Posted - 6/17/2017 10:52:50 PM Post a reply to Too Much Too Fast
Too Much Too Fast
I know the two options had been up for a couple of months, but most of the forum discussion had taken place in the last couple of weeks. Despite some new, original, well thought out ideas being brought up in the last few days a vote was pressed forward by both sides. Now we have set our course as to the direction our league will take. Adding more variables to an unknown is asking for chaos. Lets find out the results of our actions before making more.
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public summary: everyone please reply to this post
Posted - 6/13/2017 10:03:47 PM Post a reply to Zach, it must feel good to be wanted.
Zach, it must feel good to be wanted.
Given the three choices that we are compelled to choose from, I will vote for the only one that I see that will make any real difference. I give my nod to the weighted system.
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public summary: everyone please reply to this post
Posted - 6/13/2017 9:11:35 PM Post a reply to There was a realignment before the 2013 season
There was a realignment before the 2013 season
After the Factor and steely-danzig teams left, the league made new divisions. What were the conditions and the methods used to determine these the current divisions. I ask this because this realignment did not have any real effect on competitiveness. In fact in 2012 the league was slightly more balanced then after the adjustment. Just looking back for the past ten years, since I have been in the league, 2012 is the anomaly. There has always been disparity, and just realigning the divisions didn't solve the issue.
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Let's also talk money
Posted - 6/13/2017 6:20:21 PM Post a reply to Dat's not all,
Dat's not all,
Come draft weekend one quarter of the Ragnarok family will be at its northern outpost.
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Let's also talk money
Posted - 6/12/2017 9:53:53 AM Post a reply to Still spit balling here
Still spit balling here
What about shortening the season by two weeks? Thereby not giving as much relevancy to which division a team is in. No longer does Sean get two easy wins each year because he's playing Dave twice.
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Let's also talk money
Posted - 6/12/2017 9:46:25 AM Post a reply to Just a few notes
Just a few notes
Of why I don't like either system.

I don't like the school yard draft system for the following reasons.

1) The worst owners pick the divisions and hence determines the direction of the league. Do we really want the those who have not shown to be as competent in Fantasy Football determine the direction of our league for the next few years. (and I say that as one of those owners who may be doing the picking) Goodness Sake! we should be asking those who are doing well to devise methods to help the rest of the league.

2) If the divisions work out as Keith has theorized has anything really changed? The four most successful owners are still probably going to be in four different divisions and still successful in their new divisions.

*Notes The argument of someone having their feelings getting hurt, I'm not sure has much validity. Also lets get drunk and pick may be the worst argument for anything ever!

Why I don't like weighted system

1) Is it fair? I know I wrote the post about the NFL having a weighted system but should Stu or Sean be punished for being good?

*Note I don't think the timetable argument is relevant.
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2017 Realignment and Beyond
Posted - 6/12/2017 9:00:04 AM Post a reply to I think everyone needs put down their torches a pitchforks
I think everyone needs put down their torches a pitchforks
The loudest voices of both sides of this argument have seemed to have lost the ability to listen. I know everyone cares about this league and only wants the best for it, but being doggedly determined to having ones own way without giving credence to the other point of view is myopic.

Since this last round of debate has started a few of the members have become so obstinate that they refuse to allow any new information to influence them. Rushing to a vote has that effect. However picking the lesser of two evils should not be counted as support. Only rejection of the other option.

We started having real dialog with credible alternate solutions, and now this dialog is supposed to be shut off?
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2017 Realignment and Beyond
Posted - 6/11/2017 3:34:06 PM Post a reply to Not so well thought out proposal #1
Not so well thought out proposal #1
Realign divisions Alphabetically. Starting with the Asgard Thunder and working our way down to the Walter Reed Medical Center. (who by the way should be all over that expanding foam idea)
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2017 Realignment and Beyond
Posted - 6/10/2017 10:33:09 PM Post a reply to Oops!
Oops!
I meant to say the Sean.
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2017 Realignment and Beyond
Posted - 6/10/2017 10:29:37 PM Post a reply to No I haven't voted.
No I haven't voted.
For exactly the reason that you are writing these well thought out posts. As I stated earlier I would like to hear some discussion and some well thought ideas and some not so well thought out ideas. I don't believe that most of us can be pigeonholed so squarely in one of two camps. If we vote now we stop all discussion and trench our selves in to defend our vote. I really hope that by Billy's arbitrary deadline of the 20th we could have some meaningful discourse. Personally your idea of changing draft order holds the most merit.
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The Science Headline.
Posted - 6/8/2017 8:02:29 PM Post a reply to The Science Headline.
The Science Headline.
if any one was browsing through the upper headline and was interested enough in the article about the army using expanding foam to treat abdominal wounds. it sure beats the old method of using a tampon to do the same thing. even though it was very effective and quite inexpensive compared to this. it also gave wounded male soldiers the opportunity to tell women that they understand and they too complained about the irritation the last time the had a disposable sanitary product insrted in them.
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2017 Realignment and Beyond
Posted - 6/8/2017 7:28:47 PM Post a reply to Nice!
Nice!
Now this is the type of discussion that will result in real results.

Now, lets vote on that 2 QB thing.
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2017 Realignment and Beyond
Posted - 6/8/2017 12:04:07 AM Post a reply to holy smokes
holy smokes
There is a bunch of items, ideas and issue being brought up in order to bring more competitiveness to the league. I believe this discussion is exactly what is needed if change is going to happen or if we even want change to happen.

This first step is this, an open forum to spit ball ideas. Discuss the pros and cons of each. Hopefully finding the best resolution to this quandary. Yet, not changing it so much that it completely changes the league.

I do think a vote now is too early. We haven't heard discussion from nearly half of the members. More importantly the possibility of a better solution could reveal itself by more dialogue.

But since we are spit balling how about adding a second Quarterback and Victory points?
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Food Adventure?
Posted - 6/6/2017 3:38:39 PM Post a reply to Never speak ill of the lutefisk
Never speak ill of the lutefisk
Although, eating it may make you ill.
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2017 Realignment and Beyond
Posted - 6/5/2017 11:18:54 PM Post a reply to Take this for what it may be worth
Take this for what it may be worth
For the NFL to keep its fan base interested year in and out. It has developed a system that that has both kept long standing rivalries relevant as well as equaled the playing field for teams who did not live up to their fans expectations. What is this their formula that keeps millions of fans as well as we 12 coming back year after year with unbridled enthusiasm at the beginning of each new year?

We all know it, and if we look at it it really isn't that different from what Keith is proposing. Instead of realigning each year it just ranks each team within their current division and has them play their extra game against teams of equal rank.

So, what Keith is proposing isn't unprecedented it's just a different tweak on a old familiar rule.
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Food Adventure?
Posted - 6/1/2017 9:40:40 AM Post a reply to What's on the menu?
What's on the menu?
Corn on the cob, Turkey burgers, and croquet!
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Turns out Vikings still can't help themselves.
Posted - 3/3/2017 1:07:57 AM Post a reply to Just so you know
Just so you know
All of those birds are not going to waist. Three of the top selling new foods being sold at concessions are Pulled pigeon sandwich, Pop corn crow, and Sparrow stew. All of which can be washed down with flavorless tasteless pilsners all made out of state.
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Who?
Posted - 2/23/2017 8:22:47 AM Post a reply to Who?
Who?
Was that little orange school that beat Duke?
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SB 51 Predictions. Come on!
Posted - 2/7/2017 6:00:25 PM Post a reply to Dude!
Dude!
Sunday morning will suck without Scribbles.
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First puzzle piece
Posted - 1/29/2017 11:58:03 AM Post a reply to Well
Well
That is so deserving of a cheesy link.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YleXlgHI1oM
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First puzzle piece
Posted - 1/28/2017 1:36:10 AM Post a reply to Think of it like this.
Think of it like this.
As much as you may dislike the city or region or as much as you my hate the Patriots. Bill Belichick may make you foam at the mouth in his total disregard of the rules. It may cause your bile to excrete in a heaving discharge every time you hear people saying that Tom Brady is better than Joe Montana. Each time these "self-noblizing" (trademark) bastards reach out to pat themselves on there own back. It make it that much sweeter when your team beats them.
In the Lakota culture a person or a tribe is not defined by their own greatness, but by the greatness of their enemies.
Hulk Hogan would not have been the icon of professional wrestling if it wasn't for the his arch nemesis Bobby Heenan. Yes Virginia Bill Belichick is Bobby Heenan.
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Blocked FG not accounted for...
Posted - 12/22/2016 7:20:41 PM Post a reply to Rethink your actions Joe!
Rethink your actions Joe!
Joe You have to cheer for Sean, You cannot separate from your fellow division brotherhood. There is nothing worse than a Gaping Butthole that has been torn apart!
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Playoffs
Posted - 12/2/2016 1:27:30 PM Post a reply to Well
Well
Were still all getting over you having a shot
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unless there is a franchise player involved...
Posted - 11/29/2016 9:13:18 PM Post a reply to Which brings me to this movie quote
Which brings me to this movie quote
Say, man, you got a joint?
No, not on me, man.
It'd be a lot cooler if you did.
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Correct me if I'm wrong
Posted - 11/29/2016 7:34:10 PM Post a reply to Correct me if I'm wrong
Correct me if I'm wrong
If your record is 7-4-1 or better you should be in the upper bracket. There is no way for anyone to beat you out. The only thing left up for grabs is the order of seeding. Remember we changed to best record as long as each division is represented.
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Classic!
Posted - 11/25/2016 9:19:03 AM Post a reply to Classic!
Classic!
I love that one.
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Eric and I were talking
Posted - 11/16/2016 10:48:22 PM Post a reply to Eric and I were talking
Eric and I were talking
He asked me about what I thought about the roster changes we made this year. I stated my opinion but, also said that the year is not over, the playoffs haven't started,the rosters are not frozen. These are all things that we have not yet seen the consequences. Everyone is going to have a different experience and we should try to remember them for the next rules meeting. Just something to think about.
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An exciting Sunday night game
Posted - 11/10/2016 10:43:24 PM Post a reply to Let me know next time
Let me know next time
I'll offer you some trades.
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Foul on the play
Posted - 11/10/2016 10:37:10 PM Post a reply to Yeah but,
Yeah but,
I like Keith want to blame all of our problems on Sean. Just sayin'
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Foul on the play
Posted - 11/9/2016 6:29:24 PM Post a reply to It''s Wednsday now
It''s Wednsday now
And I'm still upset about it. What's worse is I'll have to hear about it on game night tonight.
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Foul on the play
Posted - 11/8/2016 9:25:06 PM Post a reply to Damn that Ragnarok History
Damn that Ragnarok History
Coming out of Thursday night with 28 points feeling Kentfident. Watching the Vikings, getting upset, going out to the deerstand p/o'ed. Then when home find myself behind invited Eric to watch SNF, with 3 players left. Hoping to do a victory dance in front of the Thunder. It hard to fight the Thunder and history.
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Foul on the play
Posted - 11/6/2016 12:25:04 PM Post a reply to 15 yard and
15 yard and
an automatic loss for next week! Oh, you play me next week. Hmmm
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Is the Cubs winning the World series such a great thing?
Posted - 11/3/2016 9:04:44 PM Post a reply to Is the Cubs winning the World series such a great thing?
Is the Cubs winning the World series such a great thing?
As some of you know, (at least Kent and Eric) I write a weekly piece much like Kent's over on the OFF page. Also like Kent, I have issues with losing said article to the black hole of the web as I try to publish it. So, unlike Kent I started pre-writing and saving them on google docs. I wrote this for this weekends post.
So it only took 108 years for the Cub’s to win the world series Oh, those lovable losers finally did it. That old billy goat curse is over. Ok! So what, now what? The fans get their party, the parade down grand avenue, and a trip to the White House. Who will they become? For at least one year they will be known as world champs….and then? For over a century they have been known as Chicago’s cursed, the Flubs, or as I stated earlier those lovable losers, These terms no longer apply. Next year unless the Cubs win the series again they will be a team with no identity. They will be lost in a mish mash of teams that won it back then but, what have you done for me lately? They will be like the Red Sox, they too had long drought without a championship. Now they are known as a big market team that year in and out that buys an all star lineup to reclaim the big prize. Like the sox before them they will lose their mysteek, the nostalgia gone, and all of those fans who stuck with you when times were bad, will speak ill words when you drop a game to their rival. Now they are just another team.
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Zach's plucky kids do it again!
Posted - 11/2/2016 10:37:18 PM Post a reply to You know why everybody hates Bilichick
You know why everybody hates Bilichick
I'm just worried for all of your young men and ladies, that with all of you continuing success. Other teams, fans, and coaches are going to have it out for your young batch of entertainers. Next they will accuse you of spying on other teams practices, or listening in on their backstage communications. After winning awards for 5 of the past seven years, some may call you a dynasty. On the other hand, others will think something nefarious is underfoot and be checking your balls to see if they are properly inflated.
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An exciting Sunday night game
Posted - 10/31/2016 8:15:40 PM Post a reply to Week Nine Riules
Week Nine Riules
Will be announced after all of you players have finished their games.
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An exciting Sunday night game
Posted - 10/30/2016 12:50:21 PM Post a reply to Yeah we changed it
Yeah we changed it
But only for week 8 games. Too bad you weren't at the rules meeting.
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The real reason Kent's computer is no longer working!
Posted - 10/30/2016 11:35:31 AM Post a reply to The real reason Kent's computer is no longer working!
The real reason Kent's computer is no longer working!
The retarded hamster, brain damaged gerbil, or concussed guinea pig that once powered Kent's apple IIe now on strike!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkHhbuibk6s
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Zach's plucky kids do it again!
Posted - 10/30/2016 10:31:46 AM Post a reply to Enter stage right
Enter stage right
Woohoo!
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An exciting Sunday night game
Posted - 10/24/2016 11:45:40 PM Post a reply to A few of the Scores changed tonight
A few of the Scores changed tonight
But none of them were as compelling as the Walleye Express needing only one point to tie. D Hopkins sitting with 24 yards, one yard short of tying and no points, going into the Texans final drive. With nine seconds left Hopkins makes a 12 yard reception and worth 2 points. Grasping victory out of the hands of defeat.
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How stupid is Roger Goodell and this London shit?
Posted - 10/24/2016 8:21:14 PM Post a reply to I think I'm going to write him a letter
I think I'm going to write him a letter
I don't think he understands how he is affecting our league. Dick!
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An exciting Sunday night game
Posted - 10/24/2016 12:29:29 AM Post a reply to An Even more exciting Monday night
An Even more exciting Monday night
Even though the Low Lifes are probably out of reach, both teams have active players
The Baby Maker need 14 from the Denver D/ST
Masterbaiters need 12 from Emmanuel Sanders
Hogan's Heros need 7 CJ Anderson
Walleye Express need just 1 point from DeAndre Hopkins

Wow!
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An exciting Sunday night game
Posted - 10/23/2016 8:25:21 PM Post a reply to An exciting Sunday night game
An exciting Sunday night game
Tim and Brad go into tonight's game separated by just three points!
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While I do have a hard time watching it
Posted - 10/23/2016 11:21:55 AM Post a reply to While I do have a hard time watching it
While I do have a hard time watching it
Less than Zero, is by far Robert Downey Jr.'s best acting role of his career. So, something good could come from this game.
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Highway 61 Revisited
Posted - 10/14/2016 11:19:37 PM Post a reply to These are on the top of my list
These are on the top of my list
If you go when the snowflakes storm
When the rivers freeze and summer ends
Please see if she’s wearing a coat so warm
To keep her from the howlin’ winds
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Highway 61 Revisited
Posted - 10/13/2016 8:51:52 PM Post a reply to Highway 61 Revisited
Highway 61 Revisited
Hazah! Bob Nobel Prize Dylan
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Turns out somebody knew about this stuff before Keith
Posted - 10/9/2016 5:37:58 PM Post a reply to Turns out somebody knew about this stuff before Keith
Turns out somebody knew about this stuff before Keith
http://kfan.iheart.com/articles/weird-news-104673/in-ancient-grave-13-wellkept-pot-15182518/
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