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JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Hockey 2014
« on: September 18, 2013, 11:19 AM »
Draft is one week away.  Scott, Jeff - you guys in?  Anyone else we're missing?

JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Football 2013
« on: September 18, 2013, 11:19 AM »
Ok guys, Iíve been in discussions with Justin about a waiver issue he has.  The background story is thus:

On September 10th Justin PMíd me to indicate he had inadvertently dropped Julian Edelman for the Washington Defense.  He tried to pick him up again immediately but was unable to do so because Yahoo setting put a two day wait on picking up your own guy again right away.  This is consistent across the leagues Iíve played in though I donít honestly know if this is adjustable on Yahoo (I canít check while Iím at work, Yahoo is blocked). 

I explained to Justin that I canít do anything about Edelman (and trust me this is difficult because Iím the guy who ended up with him off waivers) because the two day wait on players you drop has been consistent in all JD leagues that Iíve ever played in (we can discuss whether we want to change that going forward, but itís not the point right now).  Justin was accepting of that though he was unaware of the two day wait. 

Justin subsequently requested that I restore his waiver wire position to #2 position where he feels he should be, rather than at #9.  As this conversation did start prior to the week 1 waivers being processed I indicated Iíd put it to the league for a vote. 
So am I restoring Justinís waiver position? Yes or No? 

Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: September 16, 2013, 09:37 PM »
Wait.  This thread has been dormant for 3 YEARS?!?!  I honestly can't even remember the last time I bought a Sports Picks figure.

I bought one just last week.  Teemu Selanne with the puck in the package.  Never lasted here in the 'Peg and not surprisingly.  But I was in a small town Walmart in southern Ontario last week and there he was.  Had to laugh. 

JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Hockey 2014
« on: September 16, 2013, 06:15 PM »
Fine.   ::)


Wednesday September 25th, 8:30 P.M. Central.  Let me know about any conflicts.  Latest we can draft is September 30th it seems.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Football 2013
« on: September 5, 2013, 11:01 PM »

JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Football 2013
« on: September 5, 2013, 07:13 PM »
I think I've got to take issue with the waiver settings.  As things are set now, waiver moves won't be processed until Saturday.  The season opener, however, is TONIGHT.  And I can't say that I'm pleased with Yahoo, since I had to autodraft and wound up with a player in a roster spot who had just been put on IR.  Yahoo, however, is listing that particular player as NA (not active).  Hence my desire to make a waiver move since I got screwed by the autodraft process.

All JD leagues have a two day wait following the draft, not just football.  You can take issue with it but it's the proximity of the draft to the start of the games that is the issue, not the setting.  I appreciate it sucks for you but those settings really weren't open to discussion.  We always try to draft as close to the start of the season as we can so that folks don't end up with an injury shortly after the draft.

Autodraft sucks.  Almost invariably. 

Looking at your team I'm not sure I understand the urgency to make a move.  I know the opener is tonight and maybe there's someone you want badly but we're talking about one game here.  I can't think of anyone that's going to make a huge difference tonight that isn't already drafted.  Help me understand. 

As for the NA player, he doesn't play until Sunday and players are FA on Saturday.  It's a little frustrating, but it's autodraft and it was a player taken in the 11th round. 

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? 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

What is the Grail Knight looking at down there? Or did Mutt just whack him in the back of the head?

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. 

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. 

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:

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

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):
Mola Ram
Giant Thuggee or as the website calls him, Giant Huggee

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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