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0 Subject: RIFC 2012: Qualifying Leagues

Posted by: Guru
- [330592710] Sat, Jul 21, 2012, 11:07

Now that the managers for the 2012 RIFC have been set, it's time to organize the qualifying leagues.

Once again, I expect to have two AAA leagues and one AA league, each with 14 managers.

Managers in the AAA leagues will be prequalified based on last year's experience. In general, prequalifiers are the RIFC teams who were not invited to return to the RIFC, plus all playoff teams in last year's qualifying leagues, plus the top non-playoff team in each of those leagues. Here is the (alphabetical) list of the 28 managers who are pre-qualified for a AAA league:

building 7
donkey hunters
Letter J
Perm Dude
s R
slackjawed yokel

Rather than starting a free-for-all signup thread, I have sent an email to each of these managers (using the email address that they registered at last season). If you are on the list above, please check your email. (Let me know if you can't find it. Check your spam folder first.)

Rather than setting up a waiting list now, I'm going to wait until the middle of next week to see how the responses are going. At that time, I'll establish a process for a waiting list and for AA league signups. So if you are not on the list above, please check back next Wednesday for further instructions.
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Jul 24, 2012, 12:55
22 AAA slots are now filled (12 Judy, 10 damoose).

Awaiting responses from:
slackjawed yokel

Hoping to hear from these six ASAP.
      ID: 330592710
      Wed, Jul 25, 2012, 10:50
Just awaiting responses from three AAA candidates now:
Tree, slowhand, and twilson

If these AAA spots go unfilled, I'll promote the next best teams from last year to fill those spots.

Meanwhile, I just emailed an invitation to all other managers from last year, asking them to join the AA league. I've given them until August 1 to respond. Starting August 2, we'll fill any remaining AA openings first-come, first served.

If you participated in a qualifying league last year and you weren't in the AAA invitation list, check your email (the address you registered at last season). If you've changed email addresses (or can't find that email), feel free to send me an email at
      ID: 39432178
      Wed, Jul 25, 2012, 11:37
Hey guru, since the AAA and AA leagues typically get their rules from the main RIFC I've been following that discussion for rules changes. For whatever its worth I'd be against blind bids and think the current WW system is fine. I'd have no problem with the change to the tie breakers to use points over H2H records.
      ID: 566292518
      Wed, Jul 25, 2012, 19:30
crazy, crazy couple of weeks. i need a few days to catch up on the posts, but i'm in.

5Perm Dude
      ID: 3210201915
      Thu, Jul 26, 2012, 23:18
I agree with Khahan. And tree, for that matter.
      ID: 330592710
      Thu, Aug 02, 2012, 11:18
I've heard from everybody but slowhand, and I've given him until Sunday to respond. If he declines (or is a no-show), I'll promote one team from AA.

Here are the AAA leagues:

AAA#1 (commish: damoose)
donkey hunters
Perm Dude

AAA#2 (commish: Judy)
Letter J
building 7
slackjawed yokel
s R
slowhand (pending acceptance)

I'll be sending detailed info to each of the AAA commissioners momentarily, so that they can begin to organize. League threads will soon be established at the Football Leagues & Standings forum

      ID: 330592710
      Thu, Aug 02, 2012, 11:47
RIFC AA League signups are now available to anyone, first come first served.

So far, we have 5 managers:
wolfer (commish)
Da Bomb

Here are the basic parameters of this league:
1. 14 managers. The regular season is NFL weeks #1-13, followed by an 8-team, single elimination playoff during weeks 14-16.
2. Rosters are 24 players, of which 15 start each week. Seven of the starting slots are individual defensive players (IDP). Subject to several pending changes, the rules will similar to these: 2011 rules (see post 2).
3. The league will be hosted at RotoGuru will pay the cost of the league hosting. However, to help defray the cost, a $5 voluntary donation is suggested.
4. The league draft will take place online at, using a "slow draft" approach. The draft will likely require 7-10 days to complete, meaning that you should be prepared to draft 2-4 players per day. The scheduling of the draft will be established by the commissioner, but you should generally be available during the final two weeks of August.
5. You must provide a working email address, and you must be responsive at that address. If you sign up and then cannot be reached, your commissioner may drop you from the league. If there are times that you will not be reachable by email during August, you must notify your commissioner in advance so that alternate arrangements can be made, if necessary.
6. You are expected to remain active in your league throughout the season.
7. The winner of the league playoffs will be invited to join the top RIFC league in 2013. Teams making the playoffs will likely be invited to move up to a AAA league next year.

If you would like to join this league, please post in this thread, and provide your email address. (If you have trouble posting, then please send an email to Sometimes the spam blocker finds these signup posts to be suspiscious.)

8 Promize
      ID: 7752210
      Thu, Aug 02, 2012, 11:52
I'm in
      ID: 21734511
      Sun, Aug 05, 2012, 12:37
I'm in... sorry to be late in responding.... no internet the last couple of weeks
      ID: 330592710
      Sun, Aug 05, 2012, 13:02
[9] - Just to clarify, Slowhand is filling the reserved AAA slot. So both AAA leagues are now filled, and no one will be bumped up from AA.
11 Mike
      ID: 39432178
      Tue, Aug 07, 2012, 08:52
I'm in the AA baseball league and would like to do the football league this year. Please send me the information.
      ID: 20537421
      Tue, Aug 07, 2012, 22:07

Can you check that email? I sent you something and it came back.
13 Mike
      ID: 54138190
      Tue, Aug 07, 2012, 22:38
sorry, had the e and a reversed.
      ID: 1771581
      Wed, Aug 08, 2012, 02:15
I would like to enter please


Guru, btw anyway I can get my donor listed back to my name? I tried to use the registry one, but it doesn't work. I had a different email back then when I donated.
15 WG
      ID: 3811221423
      Wed, Aug 08, 2012, 02:17
I would like to join if there is an opening. Thanks.
      ID: 1771581
      Wed, Aug 08, 2012, 02:30
Guru disregard post 14 of the thread about the donor moniker. It isn't that big of a deal to be noticed anyway. Looking around it looks like nobody has them anymore. I haven't been around the forums much lately. I am guessing you have dropped them?
17Perm Dude
      ID: 3210201915
      Wed, Aug 08, 2012, 02:37
If you go to the second pulldown menu, click on GuruPatron Validation. That'll put the cookie right back on your moniker.

      ID: 330592710
      Wed, Aug 08, 2012, 09:45
NO, I haven't dropped the GuruPatron monikers, but most people are not bothering to keep their id in synch with it anymore.

A remnant of a bygone era, I guess.
      ID: 44724810
      Wed, Aug 08, 2012, 11:24
I will send out the invites tonight. Looks like we are up to 9.
      ID: 481020120
      Wed, Aug 08, 2012, 14:29
@Guru, I miss the golden age. You still have a lot of great info on here though. A lot of people that left don't know what they are missing. Would be nice to have the golden days back though. I am sure you agree on both financial and friendly side.
21 louky
      ID: 91014918
      Wed, Aug 08, 2012, 21:33
I'll play if you guys still need players
      ID: 44724810
      Thu, Aug 09, 2012, 09:21
Invites have been sent.
      ID: 330592710
      Thu, Aug 09, 2012, 09:30
Toral has been promoted from AA to AAA, filling a late withdrawal.
      ID: 330592710
      Sat, Aug 11, 2012, 10:53
If there are managers in other RIFC league who would like to run a second team, we will accept them into the AA league. The caveat is that if this is your second team, if you win the AA league you will not automatically advance to the RIFC next year.
25 Toral
      ID: 424462011
      Sat, Aug 11, 2012, 12:32
I will (re)join up.
27 Dave R
      ID: 3010361110
      Sat, Aug 11, 2012, 21:58
I'm in if there is still an opening
      ID: 21740118
      Sun, Aug 12, 2012, 10:29
I'll manage a second one (and MIGHT turn over the reins IF I can convince the bride to manage it )
      ID: 7752210
      Sun, Aug 12, 2012, 11:56
Are you needing just one more manager?
      ID: 330592710
      Sun, Aug 12, 2012, 12:30
Not sure - might still need two. Wolfer would have the current count.
31 Smith32
      ID: 357191213
      Sun, Aug 12, 2012, 14:19
I will manage a second team if needed.
      ID: 20537421
      Sun, Aug 12, 2012, 15:55
We have 11 thru Toral and Dave R.
33 jseth333
      ID: 507151215
      Sun, Aug 12, 2012, 16:15
Will take a team.
      ID: 54203110
      Sun, Aug 12, 2012, 17:06
I'll take one, maybe win and get to the big boys that way!!!

      ID: 39537520
      Sun, Aug 12, 2012, 17:37
Next one to give an email address gets the last spot.
36 judy
      ID: 7771722
      Sun, Aug 12, 2012, 19:31
email it is!
      ID: 39537520
      Sun, Aug 12, 2012, 19:47
Last 3 invites have been set.
38 mjd
      ID: 501381415
      Sun, Aug 12, 2012, 19:47
If there's a slot left, or first alternate.
39 taxman
      ID: 26753315
      Mon, Aug 13, 2012, 15:51
I'll take slot after mjd
40Donkey Hunter
      ID: 377261315
      Mon, Aug 13, 2012, 16:26
Guy from the AA basketball league would like to join if you still have a spot. It would be his first football team if that helps move him up the priority list. creetz at
41 maspero
      ID: 2711321016
      Thu, Aug 16, 2012, 14:44
Already been in ribc leagues ... basket and baseball ...interested if opening ....can draft from 21of august on ...
42 Fantazzle
      ID: 467321823
      Sun, Aug 19, 2012, 00:41
Most likely to late, but if there is an opening, I would love to join. I just created a profile called Fantazzle (name is Ryan Parr).
      ID: 2711321016
      Sun, Aug 19, 2012, 11:15
I see a AA league is underway ... maybe it is possible to create another AA league ...
      ID: 39432178
      Tue, Aug 21, 2012, 14:58
Another co-worker of mine is interested and I have friend who will probably be interested. If another AA league does get started, please let me know.
45 stramonio
      ID: 20744244
      Fri, Aug 24, 2012, 05:48
if another AA League will be created consider me in.
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