There were some concerns about a couple of rules that were in effect for last year’s season of the End Zone Entourage Fantasy Football League. I’m the League manager, but not its dictator, so I let everyone know that there would be a poll on the League’s home page and that they should go there and make their opinions known.
Last year I instituted a tie breaker because the year before a few people didn’t like having ties. If a 2012 game ended in a tie the home team was awarded the victory. Needless to say in the two games that did end in a tie last year, the owner of the Home Team was happy, but the owner of the Visitor Team was displeased. League Manager’s Poll #1 read, “Should a tie-breaker by used to settle tie games?” There are 12 owners and 4 voted Yes and 4 voted No. Four didn’t bother to vote.
The first year of the league only 4 teams made the playoffs and the other 8 played in “consolation games.” When I took over as League Manager in year two the previous administration let me know he wanted all 12 teams to make the playoffs the year before, but didn’t know how to do it. I figured out how to do it, so last year all 12 teams got in the playoffs. Of course the top 4 teams in last year’s regular season were bounced out of the playoffs by week 2 and the final game pitted the #10 & #12 teams, with the regular season’s losing-est team taking home the trophy. League Manager’s Poll #2 read, “How many teams should make into the playoffs: 2, 4, 8 or 12?” Of the 12 owners a whopping 3 voted, one for 4 teams, one for 8 teams and 1 for all 12 teams. Seventy-five percent of the owners didn’t vote!
I sent out an email after the poll closed to lament the lack of participation and got a whopping 3 more votes before I closed the poll this morning. There was one more vote for 8 teams and 2 more for 12 teams, so once again everyone makes the playoffs…
I have posted one more League Manager’s Poll on the League’s front page:
The first selection is an actual answer from an actual owner.