2017 Fantasy Football BIF, Yahoo, 12 spots

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by Dan_K, Aug 24, 2017.

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  1. Dan_K

    Dan_K Zealot (515) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    Hello,
    Last year I ran a successful 10-person Fantasy Football BIF using ESPN. I'd like to do it again, and the people who were in last year will be notified about this. Anyway, I want to expand it to 12 slots and use Yahoo this year.

    The rules are pretty simple. Everyone including the winner ships a box at the end.
    1st Place: 6 Boxes
    2nd Place: 4 boxes
    3rd Place: 2 boxes

    Box contents:
    *Minimum 120 oz
    *At least 32 ounces of fresh, local IPA
    *At least (1) bottle/can of a highly-regarded Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout 500 ml or larger
    *At least (1) bottle/can of a good local sour/wild beer

    Yahoo will calculate the final standings. I shouldn't need to do much if any editing. We will be using mostly standard scoring.

    Final rule is that anyone who receives a box must post a pic and a brief thank-you note!
     
  2. Sam671217

    Sam671217 Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2017 South Carolina

    I'm Down but I am waiting to hear if I got into 2 other leagues
     
  3. Dan_K

    Dan_K Zealot (515) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    Okay. We have @bgold86 @rob2indy so far... still have some time to draft obviously.
     
  4. TeemuWPG

    TeemuWPG Initiate (0) Sep 14, 2016 Canada (MB)

    I would definitely be into this if you end up needing a participant .. obviously I understand I'm not a priority because shipping to Canada would be required.
     
  5. flskydiver

    flskydiver Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2014 Florida

    I'm interested in this but I have not had any good experiences with Yahoo. Did you have a bad experience with ESPN?
     
  6. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Defender (607) Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
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    still need players?
     
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  7. Dan_K

    Dan_K Zealot (515) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    I was in 2 leagues last year, one was ESPN and one was Yahoo. I liked the Yahoo better although ESPN worked okay. There were a few little quirks that were just odd about ESPN, but it didn't ruin the league.

    And yes there are slots open.
     
  8. Dan_K

    Dan_K Zealot (515) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    1) Dan_K
    2) bgold86
    3) Rob2indy
    4) flskydiver?
    5) Nachos4two
    6) aoampm
    7) sam671217*
     
  9. Dan_K

    Dan_K Zealot (515) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    What's the preferred method to ship to Canada and what does it involve?
     
  10. CBrodbeck

    CBrodbeck Initiate (0) Nov 1, 2014 Florida

    I'm interested @Dan_K.... PM me with the details.
    Cheers!
    Charles
     
  11. Dan_K

    Dan_K Zealot (515) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    1) Dan_K
    2) bgold86
    3) Rob2indy
    4) flskydiver?
    5) Nachos4two
    6) aoampm
    7) sam671217*
    8) CBrodbeck

    @jbdpsu82 are you interested?
    @FFFjunkie ?
     
  12. CBrodbeck

    CBrodbeck Initiate (0) Nov 1, 2014 Florida

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  13. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois

    Possibly. Let me see where I'm at in the other bifs and I'll sleep on it tonight. When/How is the draft process?
     
  14. LloydDobler

    LloydDobler Champion (852) Jul 25, 2014 Indiana
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    Interested in this depending on draft date/time. I'm already in a couple leagues, but looking to get into 1 more.
     
  15. Dan_K

    Dan_K Zealot (515) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    We haven't set a date for the draft yet, but likely scenario is this. It'll be before the first game, on a weeknight that isn't a Tuesday, starting at 8PM MST / 10PM EST. Hopefully that works for most people.
     
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  16. LloydDobler

    LloydDobler Champion (852) Jul 25, 2014 Indiana
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    I'm in!
     
  17. Dan_K

    Dan_K Zealot (515) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    #17 Dan_K, Aug 29, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2017
  18. Dan_K

    Dan_K Zealot (515) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    It's looking like Wednesday, Sep 6th is the only day that seems to work for me, except possibly Thursday the 31st.

    So my initial plan is Wednesday Sep 6th
    7PM PST
    8PM MST
    9PM CST
    10PM EST

    Draft usually takes a little over an hour, and I'll probably do a little beer chatting / virtual beer share during the draft haha.

    ETA: if you can't make the draft time, you can edit draft priority on Yahoo and let the computer auto-draft. Honestly, it's not terrible, as I've seen some people actually win leagues this way. :slight_smile:

    ETA2: People are encouraged to LIF throughout the season as well. For example, you might get a crowler of a great IPA and then run a weekly LIF. Something like: "whoever gets the highest score and loses". And then you send the "winner" of your LIF a small box. I think we had 4 or 5 of those last year and it's great fun.
     
    #18 Dan_K, Aug 29, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2017
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  19. BDCannon

    BDCannon Aspirant (209) Feb 24, 2015 Texas
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    I'd like to join..let me know

    Cheers

    Brian
     
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  20. flskydiver

    flskydiver Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2014 Florida

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  21. galos11

    galos11 Zealot (527) Jan 21, 2015 Illinois
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    If you still need someone I would join
     
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  22. Dan_K

    Dan_K Zealot (515) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    1) Dan_K (Colorado)
    2) bgold86 (New York City)
    3) Rob2indy (Indiana)
    4) flskydiver (Florida)
    5) Nachos4two (Illinois)
    6) aoampm (Hawaii!)
    7) sam671217 (South Carolina)
    8) CBrodbeck (Florida)
    9) LloydDobler (Indiana)
    10) BDcannon (Texas)
    11) galos11 (Illinois)

    One more slot available. I like the diversity we have going on right now, great beer states all. Very excited!
    @JDice20 interested?
     
  23. JDice20

    JDice20 Initiate (194) Aug 14, 2013 Louisiana


    aghh i forgot to respond to the original post! Sorry about that.

    I hate to pass up the opportunity, but I dont think I will be able to this year. Going through a job change and im not sure how involved I would be throughout the nfl year. I hate to sign up and not give it my best effort. Good luck !
     
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  24. Dan_K

    Dan_K Zealot (515) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    Just need 1 more person to fill this out.
     
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  25. BDCannon

    BDCannon Aspirant (209) Feb 24, 2015 Texas
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    Have you already setup the league on Yahoo? Reason I ask is if you haven't we probably should so we can lock in our draft time and day.
     
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  26. galos11

    galos11 Zealot (527) Jan 21, 2015 Illinois
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    Being entrant #11 I totally understand if you have to drop me to get to 10 if you don't get another person to join.
     
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  27. Dan_K

    Dan_K Zealot (515) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    1) Dan_K (Colorado)
    2) bgold86 (New York City)
    3) Rob2indy (Indiana)
    4) flskydiver (Florida)
    5) Nachos4two (Illinois)
    6) aoampm (Hawaii!)
    7) sam671217 (South Carolina)
    8) CBrodbeck (Florida)
    9) LloydDobler (Indiana)
    10) BDcannon (Texas)
    11) galos11 (Illinois)
    12) emptyglassagain (Mass)

    Gentlemen we are full! Mass PM to go out shortly.
     
    #27 Dan_K, Aug 31, 2017
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  28. jbdpsu82

    jbdpsu82 Disciple (399) Aug 28, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Ah damn it. I didn't get an email that I was tagged and I forgot about this. If a spot opens up I'm in
     
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  29. Dan_K

    Dan_K Zealot (515) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    You can be the first alternate
     
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  30. rob2indy

    rob2indy Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2013 Ohio

    Hey Dan - While a die-hard Colts fan, I am actually in Cincinnati so have access to Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana beers.
     
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  31. Dan_K

    Dan_K Zealot (515) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    @flskydiver is the only one who has not signed up on Yahoo, as far as I can tell. Tick tock!
     
  32. flskydiver

    flskydiver Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2014 Florida

    Sorry guys, I'm all signed up and ready to go now
     
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  33. Dan_K

    Dan_K Zealot (515) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    If you are in this BIF it's a good idea to subscribe to this thread so you'll be notified if anyone posts to it.

    We are full with 12 members and the draft is tomorrow night!
     
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  34. Dan_K

    Dan_K Zealot (515) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    Quick update. As you know, draft is tonight. I've been playing with the scoring settings and here is what I've come up with.

    QB: 300+ passing yards = 3 point bonus
    QB: 500+ passing yards = 5 point bonus
    RB: 100+ rushing yards = 3 point bonus
    RB/WR: 40+ yard run = 1 point (to balance out PPR somewhat, although maybe this should be 2?)
    WR: 100+ receiving yards = 2 point bonus
    WR: PPR 0.5
    Kicker:
    0-39: 3 points
    40-50: 4 points
    50+: 5 points
    Missed under 40: -1
    Missed PAT: -0

    DEFENSE:
    Under 100 yards: 2 points
    Under 200 yards: 1 point

    Any ideas/ suggestions?

    Also, might see if I can push the draft back 15 minutes. I have 2 drafts at the same time haha
     
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  35. aoampm

    aoampm Champion (867) Apr 26, 2014 Hawaii
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    Scoring looks good! You should assign our draft positions and give me the first or 2nd pick :grin:
     
  36. galos11

    galos11 Zealot (527) Jan 21, 2015 Illinois
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    I like this thought too... just make sure I get whatever pick he doesn't
     
  37. Dan_K

    Dan_K Zealot (515) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    I think Yahoo randomizes the draft order about 30 minutes before the draft starts.
     
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  38. aoampm

    aoampm Champion (867) Apr 26, 2014 Hawaii
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    Darn was worth a shot. Also I'm fine with having the draft 15 minutes later. It'll give me more time to down some brews and get a nice draft buzz goin!
     
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  39. Dan_K

    Dan_K Zealot (515) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    Okay, just a friendly reminder that the Chiefs and Patriots are playing tonight, so make sure and check your lineups before the game starts! I had fun last night, although I'm not sure how well I drafted!
     
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  40. Dan_K

    Dan_K Zealot (515) Nov 8, 2013 Colorado
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    Interesting game for the season opener.

    Winners:
    Alex Smith
    Kareem Hunt
    Tyreek Hill
    Mike Gilislee

    Losers:
    Chiefs Defense
    Patriots Defense
    Tom Brady
     
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