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JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Football 2013
« on: September 5, 2013, 02:14 PM »
Yeah I know what you are saying Rob but you also get like Justin said #1, #24 and #25.  It just so happened Cory was last place year anyway so that worked out but Brent was like 2nd to last and got the 11th pick.  I'd say it a standard that is has a proven track record. 
The idea of an auction is a good one and it totally gets rid of all of that bias.  I'd be OK with that too.

The randomness of the draft order doesn't actually bother me that much, though Justin's discussion is somewhat interesting.  I drafted 11th (9th last year) and it does suck frankly (and according to Yahoo who gave me a C+ for my draft) but through all JD fantasy sports I don't think I really have all that much to complain about as I've drafted across the board fairly randomly as should be expected.  Someday I'll get notched back up higher but thus far this year my draft position hasn't been all that friendly (in our NHL ticket draft I got picks 8/9 out of 9  ::) )

I'm fine with changing the draft order to be the inverse of the season finish the preceding year and it is very easy to set up on Yahoo.  Any new players would have to assume the draft position of someone that's dropped out, though our group is pretty stable overall.  Again, would like more comments from people here, yahoo or email to get better representation of what the group thinks. 

On the auction side of things that could be very interesting though I confess I have no experience in it at all.  My only concern that way would be in terms of time commitment in doing the auction.  I'd think an auction draft would take quite a bit longer, probably 4-5 hours total and that's going to be tough to schedule.  Works well for in person drafting I assume where all can get together, but time zones alone would complicate matters.  I assume that someone here has participated in auction drafts, how long would we need and is it reasonable? 

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Football 2013
« on: September 5, 2013, 02:07 PM »
If it's how Justin is describing, I'm Not sure I like that.... I'd finally gotten used to how to best use the newer way we've been doing it.  Why mess with it again?

Or, is this how it's been the last two years and we are just misinterpreting the description?

Yeah it's been hard for me to read ANYTHING since the terrible new layout debuted on Yahoo, so I obviously missed the discussion. I prefer the "old" way, which would be option 1.

As for the draft, I work overnights so I decided to sleep in and do the autodraft... kinda wishing I hadn't. Not terribly thrilled with my lineup and stable of WRs. But we'll see what happens. I gave up on my team in week 1 last year so I'd like to avoid making that same mistake this year.

Thanks Brent.  Does this mean the worst team gets the first pick up of the week, and if they stay the worst team they get the first pick the next week and so on?  When do the waiver submissions actually process?

Why change it?  Mostly to try and get people reading things.  It had also been suggested to me and the only way to get feedback (understandably, the new Yahoo layout is hard on the eyes and difficult to navigate) is to make the change and then see what comes from it.  A few people had suggested it, certain aspects seemed reasonable so I thought what the heck.

That said, I'm not wed to it in any way.  Rolling waivers seems to place value on retaining your standing and not making frivolous waiver wire selections that will send you to the bottom of the order.  It creates a certain value to your waiver standing that won't occur if you keep winning.  But there are negative aspects in that some players will predatorily pick up players they have no need of just to use them as trade bait or to keep other owners from obtaining them.  I say negative but do understand that it is part of the game.  It also functions as insurance against future injury. 

Since it's the start of the season we have a couple of days to mull it over (post draft waivers open up Friday, I think - I can't check Yahoo from work any longer).  Early responses to the change are negative.  In the absence of arguments for (either here, on yahoo or by email to me) I'll just change it back to how it was last year on Sunday (later on as I have a CFL game to attend and my kid is at a basketball tryout) or Monday, prior to the usual deadline so it functions as it did previously. 

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Football 2013
« on: September 3, 2013, 07:37 PM »
Take a look at what I did to the waivers and comment here or on draft day. 

Didn't get much conversation when I posted a while ago on the league page and it seems harder to find with the Yahoo format changes so have a gander. 

I won't be setting waivers to open all the time.  I appreciate that some feel that those that spend more time watching football should be rewarded but more than half don't have that option available to them.  If someone wants a league that runs with completely open free agency they'll have to sign up for a league like that because this one isn't it.   :)  Upon review, that option doesn't seem to be there anymore anyway. 

Our options are bolded below:

Waiver priority options:


1. Continual rolling list: waiver claims are processed in waiver priority order and each successful claim moves a manager to the end of the waiver priority list
2. Reverse order of standings: waiver claims are processed in reverse order of standings and successful claims do not affect waiver priority list
3. Weekly rolling list based on standings: waiver claims are processed in reverse order of standings and each successful claim moves a manager to the end of the waiver priority list

*We were on a continual rolling list but this option was suggested to me by a number of people.  I don't care where it ends up, I just changed it to stimulate discussion. 

Weekly waiver options:

1. Sunday (10:00 PT) to Tuesday (11:59 PT)
2. First game of week to Tuesday - self explanatory I hope and only different when Thursday/Saturday games exist
3. Continuous - all players on waivers all the time
4. Game time - player goes on waivers when their game starts until Tuesday.

Draft is Wednesday night.  Pre-apologies to our east coast friends for the time. 

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JD Sports Forum! / JediDefender Fantasy Hockey 2014
« on: September 3, 2013, 07:27 PM »
League ID#:   6485
password: berry

New players are welcome.  Old players are too.  Looking at you, el Jeffe. 

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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: August 26, 2013, 07:56 PM »
Scored an Angel figure off ebay last night for $10.50, so $16.00 after shipping.  Not great, but out of the way and I can now forget that wave pretty much entirely.  I might grab a Nova if it showed up locally, but not great loss if I don't own that figure.

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What is the Grail Knight looking at down there? Or did Mutt just whack him in the back of the head?
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Stellar Hasbro quality control is the answer I'm afraid.  That's how he stands, with the aid of a stand.  I'm absolutely amazed he hasn't fallen off the shelf yet. 



Any variations to watch out for?

None that I'm aware of Rob, or at least none interesting enough to pursue or remember.  No uniform color variations that are caused by factory, no small-mouthed Indy's or anything like that.  Pretty limited run and popularity so I don't think there was opportunity. 

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Ok a few photos of the Indy collection:

Whole thing including modern and a GG bust plus some other crap mixed in:



Not a great picture of the LJN stuff, but you can see the relative scale of the figures compared to the 3.75" scale.  Especially with the modern and vintage Giant Thuggee one in front of the other:



The twelve original vintage Hasbro figures I listed in the previous post.  You can see bits of the three playsets as well.  Regular Belloq and German Mechanic are fairly obscured. 




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Common problem on the Indy figures in particular as I recall (broken thumbs) so either be sure you can see in the image and I'd probably ask because I recall seeing a couple of glued on thumbs (you could see the cracks in the images if you knew where to look) that weren't mentioned in descriptions. 

Like vintage SW accessories can be tough to find complete too.  IIRC fakes abound at the same frequency as in SW vinty, so that's another question to ask. 

I'm afraid I agree with you on the bubbles.  I won't fully rehash my story about my beautifully carded Gonk Droid that's no longer carded (technically).

I'll try for pics tomorrow.  Yep, definitely tomorrow, camera's dead.

Looking at my figs, I count 12 including those from the playsets:

Raiders:
1. Indy
2. Marion
3. Toht
4. Cairo Swordsman
5. Belloq Ceremonial Robe (mail away)
6. Sallah
7. Indy German Outfit
8. German Mechanic
9. Belloq
10. Monkey Man (from Streets of Cairo playset)
11. Marion crouched (from Streets of Cairo playset)
11.5 monkey (Streets of Cairo)
12. Indiana Jones Arab disguise (map room playset)
13. Horse which I don't own so didn't count

Playsets
1. Streets of Cairo
2. Map Room
3. Well of Souls

And then there's the vintage truck, which I also do not own.

I don't know if you're doing vintage Indy or just Hasbro vintage Indy because LJN had the figures for Temple of Doom.  They are substantially out of scale from the Hasbro figures (vintage or modern) but are still kind of cool.  The pics will show this really well when I post them.  There were only three figures released (Willy and Short Round weren't produced):
Indy
Mola Ram
Giant Thuggee or as the website calls him, Giant Huggee





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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: August 23, 2013, 06:44 PM »
Got my shipment today and very pleased with Rhino and Mysterio, though I haven't opened them yet.  Elektra is ok, though not the best female figure they've released even though they're probably all the same body for all the female characters.

Most pleasant surprise was the Cap figure.  Wasn't looking for another but was willing to get this one for the peace of mind of having these delivered (I just don't think about the pricing).  It's a really, really nice version of Cap and mine is very well painted. 

I received the newest wave of MU from BBTS this week (Rhino, Mysterio, Cap, Elektra) - very nice wave overall.  I couldn't remember seeing this mentioned anywhere, but the Mysterio figure has a fully sculpted Chameleon head under his fishbowl.  Its unpainted, but definitely looks like Chameleon - perhaps one is on the way?

Since I'm now full bore into this line, I'd love to see a Chameleon figure.  Also thinking of rehashing my suggestion from the six inch line for a friends and family box set  ;)  Would also like to see a Black Cat figure to fill out the Spidey line. 

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That seems like a great place to start as far as I can tell.

Were there really only 9 regular figures, a few small playsets, and a horse?  This might be easier than I thought it would be unless they're really pricey.

It's pretty limited for sure.  I collected most if not all of this a few years back.  I can snap a pic of what I have and post it if you'd like.  I'll have to go look at what I have to say whether you listed everything or not. 

Are you planning on loose or otherwise?  Watch out for broken thumbs.

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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: August 22, 2013, 09:32 PM »
I'm just waiting on my BBTS shipment.  Stupid foreign country. 

Managed to pick up Puck off EBay for just a hair over $10 with shipping, so cheaper than I could get it for here after taxes.  Happy about that.  Just trying to pick up an Angel now.  Then I'll be up to date.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2013-14
« on: August 21, 2013, 11:20 PM »
Oh look, you have no conflict with the Minnesota game in Winnipeg  ;)

Really wanted the Wings game but the swap ended up being for Chicago and that's still pretty cool. 

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JD Sports Forum! / NHL 2013-14
« on: August 21, 2013, 12:01 AM »
Well, we did our games draft tonight (early, but only dates prior to September 15th when everyone is around). Group of nine, but I have two picks. Random drawing of names and I end up with 8th/9th pick. My reaction was:  :'(

Here are my results, in order:

Pittsburgh Penguins April 3rd (Crosby and Malkin?)
LA Kings October 6th (home opener)
St. Louis Blues December 10th
Anaheim Ducks October 6th (c'mon, Teemu)
Colorado Avalanche March 19th (looking over the young guns)
Tampa Bay Lightning January 7th (Stamkos? 'Nuff said)
Minnesota Wild November 23rd (looking for that developing rivalry)
Phoenix February 27th (I needed a February game)
Florida December 20th (ugh, I'll be in Hawaii for this one)
Ottawa Senators September 15th (preseason home opener)

All things considered (picking 8/9 of 9) not bad at all. I'll work with another guy in our group and we'll go to two of each others regular season games and then probably take each other to a preseason game as well, so he'll go to my Ottawa and I'll go to the Edmonton preseason game. One of those regular season games will end up as either the Detroit game or the Chicago game he has (November 21st) and likely the Philly game.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason 2013
« on: August 12, 2013, 08:29 PM »
Y'know, I just did that drive about two weeks ago.  Came home straight from Madison so add a little time to get to/back from Chicago.  In winter?  Not so sure anymore.  Pretty long drive really. 

Took a while longer than usual (thanks Glendale  ::)), but finally got my confrmation for my season tix package renewal last week. 

Once again, my dad and I are thinking of a Road Trip to the Great White North...  maybe this year we'll actually do it. :P

Yeesh, we got billed for this year's season tickets before last season was over.  Final payment of three is processed on Friday of this week. 

Three Wild games up here this year plus a pre-season as well.  Odds are I'll be at one of them. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The let's get JediMAC to post again thread
« on: August 4, 2013, 11:41 PM »
I'd like to play some more pool and drink some more beer with that guy.

Beer.  Good. 

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