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We've got plenty of time to discuss, since there's no new leagues until the fall.  I'm in one outside league for each of the three sports we do here that aren't football, and they're all head-to-head (like football), and I feel like it's easier to stay engaged in them, and like they're more competitive that way. 

For anyone not familiar, it's like the way our football league works, but you play week long games against another team and jam as many guys into your lineup as you want (or strategically sit guys).  For things like pitchers you have a minimum innings per week you have to hit, or for goalies a minimum starts you have to hit.  You typically have a limit on how many players you can add per week (like 7 or so). 

From there it's rotisserie style, you'll have X number of categories, and for each category that you lead in at the end of the week you'll get a point.  Games will be 9-1 or 8-2 or 4-4 or whatever and those points you earn on a weekly basis tally up to determine the standings.

Here's a screen grab of the championship game for the basketball league I'm in that ended last night:

Having done both now, I think it's very much worth it, it's tons of fun, and solves some issues.  There's less of a set-it-and-forget it approach, and there's no more 'games played' stats to worry about, you just start guys.

Additionally, then you get fantasy playoffs in each league, like we have in football.  You make the playoffs, then you have weekly head-to-head match ups to determine who advances.  Which to me would make the end of the season much more exciting, and give teams that get hot late a chance to make noise whereas now they're just too far back to catch up.

I highly recommend that we try going this way and thought it was worth suggesting.

Thoughts?  Questions?  Discussion?

Other Toy Lines / Bif Bang Pow 3.75" Action Figure Lines
« on: February 14, 2015, 01:03 PM »
Not Funko, but Biff Bang Pow is doing retro Flash Gordon figures:

LEGO / UCS TIE Fighter Revealed
« on: February 14, 2015, 12:09 PM »

The cockpit looks a little funny to me... looking forward to seeing it in person at some point though.

If anyone needs one let me know... I can ship with the box, or loose... never played with, I had it displayed then upgraded to the SDCC version with the Carbonite block.

$22 shipped?

Modern Classifieds / WTB: Deluxe PGM General Veers Mini-bust
« on: January 5, 2014, 03:49 PM »
That says it all... PM me if you happen to have one to sell.  The last one on Rebelscum sold for $200, the last one on eBay for $240 - so that's my target price range.

Gentle Giant / 3D Systems acquires Gentle Giant Studios
« on: January 3, 2014, 09:24 AM »
Just got a shareholder alert.   I wonder what the implications will be, if any...

Since I pretty much finished my vintage star wars set, I've been toying with the idea of assembling a nice set of vintage Indiana Jones figures.  Does anyone know if there's any online authority on that line?  I want to be more knowledgeable about what the line consists of... variations, accessories, and average value before I go diving in.

Wasn't quite sure where to put this but here goes...

I'm looking to help a buddy get one of the Albino Predator figures, and one of the Nintendo Jason Voorhees figures.  It doesn't seem like you can get them online (outside of doing the eBay thing afterwards...).

Is anyone happening to go who might be willing to try to pick one of each up?  I don't know how difficult it is to get NECA exclusives in person, and I don't want to ask anyone to do anything that's a huge pain in the ass.  But if it's as simple as swinging by and picking them up, I'd appreciate the assist.

Thanks in advance.

JD Sports Forum! / Jedidefender Fantasy Football 2012
« on: June 4, 2012, 10:14 AM »
Hey Brent,

I know you sent out the invites, but we don't seem to have a thread.  I wanted to start one so I'd have a good place to ask if we could move the draft back from Wednesday to Tuesday or Monday.  Marin, Patrick, and I are heading out of town for the holiday weekend on Wednesday and would all have to miss it.

Modern Classifieds / WTB Vintage Collection - Fordo - FOUND ONE.
« on: February 1, 2012, 01:03 PM »
Anyone have an extra?  I haven't seen him in stores yet...

So we put together a large team of incredibly skilled filmmakers and artists to shoot and finish our first seriously produced short film here through Vitamin.  We've been submitting to festivals and just launched the Facebook page and website.  So I wanted to share with the class.  Check it out and pass it on!

So, I did something stupid today and got my finger caught in my bike's freewheel while cleaning it.  It (I) crushed the finger pretty good... it's swollen and cut up, but I don't think I broke it or anything.   I'm mentioning this here because the nail is pretty much cracked in half, although largely still attached.  I cut off the little bit that I could but cutting it any more is horribly painful. 

Has anyone around here ever done anything like this?   My understanding is that it will pretty much grow back slowly as the cracked nail grows out... but I'd love to hear more confirmation on this from someone who's done something similar.  Reading fingernail forums and Google is only getting me so far.  I've got it cleaned up, wrapped up, medicated and dry... I'm just trying to figure out if I have to do anything about the nail itself.

I can post a pretty disgusting photo if needed, but I'm assuming no one wants to see it.

Watto's Junk Yard / Go see Super 8 right now
« on: June 11, 2011, 02:25 PM »
If we have a thread for this movie, merge away, if not... go see it now.

I figured I'd toot my own horn for a minute and share these with the class.  We recently launched a new website of our work and included are a pair of spots for Hasbro light sabers.  So, if you're into that sort of thing...

More on the work page:

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