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0 Subject: RIHC 2011-12: Qualifying Leagues

Posted by: Guru
- [330592710] Mon, Nov 28, 2011, 10:36

It's time to begin organizing the qualifying leagues for the RotoGuru Invitational Hoops Challenge.

Last year, we had 2 AAA leagues and one AA leagues, each with 12 managers. I would like to have the same configuration this year, but given the late start of the NBA, I don’t know if we will be able to fill all of the slots. Consequently, I want to start with a generic sign-up process for the first week to gauge the level of interest, after which we will establish the targeted number of leagues (and the sizes of each).

AAA league slots are typically open only for those who have qualified by playing in the RIHC or a qualifying league last season. There are 24 slots to fill. I believe that the following guidelines form the best qualifications for filling those slots:

1. RIHC managers not invited to the RIHC this year (7)
2. AAA managers ranked 4th-8th (10)
3. AA managers ranked 2nd-8th (7)

This list includes 24 managers, but there will probably be a few who decline to participate this year. If so, the remaining slots should be filled by anyone who has played in a QL before, first come, first served.

The following 24 managers are pre-qualified for a AAA league, assuming that we continue to have two AAA leagues with 12 teams each:
(in some cases, I may have listed the team name, where I do not know the manager's name)

RIHC
s R
Tosh
Mike D
Valkyrie
Goldnets
youngroman
Jasonprof

AAA
Hooptown Addicts
Chuckballers
BB Bbtheball
Swish City
Coldwater Coyotes
tommyd
Auggie's Twolves
Species
Frick
Bean

AA
dror
kooky mcshuffles
jseth333
CJ
Mike V
Weykool
gurudan

Last year, the QLs were commished by Wolfer, Wonderboy, and CJ. All three have tentatively agreed to commish again this year. Based on last year’s results, CJ and Wonderboy would be the AAA commissioners, and Wolfer would commish the AA league.

Please use this thread to indicate your interest in joining a league. If you are on the AAA pre-qualified list, please indicate that as well (and identify the team name from that list if it differs from your posting name.) Finally, you must provide your email address. Once league are formed, we’ll need to be able to reach you quickly. IF you do not provide an email address, or if you do not respond to your email when leagues are being formed, you may be dropped from your league.

After we get a sense of the number of interested managers, I’ll decide on the final league parameters and we’ll figure out how to allocate names to teams.
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47Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Thu, Dec 01, 2011, 17:18
We currently have 23 of the 24 AAA spots filled, awaiting only to hear from Chuckball. If he does not appear, I'll move someone up. (I haven't yet figured out who.)

We have 15 people expressing interest in AA. With 12 slots in a standard league, that's too many for one league, and too few to break into 2 leagues. It would be nice to have enough extra players to fill a second AA league. Any takers?
48Kyle
      Sustainer
      ID: 052753312
      Thu, Dec 01, 2011, 17:42
I'd be up for an AA league since there's a need for players and I'm looking to get into a basketball league this year
50maspero
      ID: 33114727
      Fri, Dec 02, 2011, 08:53
i would like to get in at the lower level, thanks !!!!!!!!

also a friend of mine is interested ... asap i will make him post in person ...
51stramonio
      ID: 13114328
      Fri, Dec 02, 2011, 09:45
hallo, i'm maspero's friend. i'd like to get in.
52Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Fri, Dec 02, 2011, 09:57
Some of you have not provided an email address, as requested.

Of those, I have emails in my files for some of you - although they may be out of date.

However, I need emails for the following:
tommyd
beebop
PR
maspero
stramonio

PR - it looks like we may soon have enough to fill two AA leagues. If so, I'd like to accept your offer to commish the second.

54maspero
      ID: 33114727
      Fri, Dec 02, 2011, 10:11
my email: maspero71@gmail.com
55stramonio
      ID: 13114328
      Fri, Dec 02, 2011, 10:12
stramonio: billyzamazingo@gmail.com
56Perm Dude
      ID: 3210201915
      Fri, Dec 02, 2011, 12:40
If you need another person in AA, you can move me up from AAA. I'm fine either way.
58 MikeV
      SuperDude
      ID: 25924115
      Fri, Dec 02, 2011, 13:50
I can do both AAA and AA if needed
59 beebop
      ID: 34030216
      Fri, Dec 02, 2011, 14:03
Sorry, didnt read the post completely.
60 harverad
      ID: 2610552817
      Fri, Dec 02, 2011, 16:21
I am in for AA
61Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Fri, Dec 02, 2011, 16:39
harverad - that's the same email as Raj in [14]. Is this email for two people?
62 harverad
      ID: 2610552817
      Fri, Dec 02, 2011, 20:25
Guru, it's the same email ... I have always used harverad on this site so added comment under that name.
63Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Fri, Dec 02, 2011, 20:31
So, to be clear - there are not two people? Raj and harverad are the same person?
64tommyd
      ID: 28237206
      Fri, Dec 02, 2011, 21:13
tomdawson19@hotmail.com
65Species
      Dude
      ID: 07724916
      Sat, Dec 03, 2011, 12:17
Guys, I was crazy to sign up. I am so busy my draft would be a half-assed disaster.

Please withdraw me from AAA.
66 Aaron
      ID: 1610512811
      Sat, Dec 03, 2011, 20:20
Guru,

Have you sent any emails out yet?
67RecycledSpinalFluid
      Dude
      ID: 204401122
      Sun, Dec 04, 2011, 12:30
Scratch me too...damn it. My focus needs more focus.
68 Pacers Rule
      Leader
      ID: 910311210
      Sun, Dec 04, 2011, 20:56
Sorry, thought it was on file.
69Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Sun, Dec 04, 2011, 21:26
Pacers - sorry - didn't recognize you as "PR"
70Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Sun, Dec 04, 2011, 21:26
[66] hope to have at least the AAA leagues sorted out on Monday
71Pacers Rule
      Leader
      ID: 910311210
      Sun, Dec 04, 2011, 21:58
Yeah, it's just that it's hard for me to type "Pacers Rule" with a straight face these days...
72Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Mon, Dec 05, 2011, 10:35
As of this morning, we have 39 people indicating interest in RIHC qualifying leagues.

I could try to set up 4 leagues with 10 managers each (recruiting one more), but I think there is a significant difference between a 10 person and 12 person league in terms of NBA player depth, and I'd like to have 12 managers in at least the AAA leagues.

If we allocate 36 to two AAA leagues and one AA league, that leaves 3 extra managers. We can continue to try to recruit additional managers to fill a second AA league, although we are considerably short. Meanwhile, if we have any managers who pull out, those three are the waiting list for now.

I have assigned 24 managers to the two AAA leagues. Of the original list of AAA qualifiers, 2 have declined (Species and Mike D), and Chuckball has not responded. Those spots are filled by Wonderboy (who will commish one of the leagues), KnicksFan, (who was AAA eligible last year but got passed by due to a travel issue), and Wiggs (who was the top AAA finisher from last year not already included.)

The first 12 responders for AA leagues will make up that league. The last three to respond - Kyle, maspero, and stramonio - with be the waiting list, or the start of a second AA league, if we have ample additional managers sign up this week.

I believe that the two AAA commissioners- Wonderboy and CJ - both prefer Yahoo. Since there is no difference in hosting platform between these two leagues, it's simplest (and fastest) to assign managers to each league. So, here are the two AAA leagues:

AAA#1 Commish: CJ
Tosh
Goldcoach
Jasonprof
Addicted
Coyotes
Brian
twolves
mcshuffle
Weykool
Bean
gurudan


AAA#2 Commish: Wonderboy
s R
Valkyie
youngroman
Swish
wiggs
tommdy
dror
jseth333
Mike V
Knicksfan
Frick


The first AA league (at ESPN) will be as follows.
AA Commish: wolfer
Perm Dude
Aaron
beebop
mailedfoot
harverad
TD
dpr
Pacers Rule
ywk
damoose
ocho cinco


Each commish will be setting up his respective league and draft, and communicating directly with league managers. A separate discussion thread will set created in the Hoops Leagues & Standings Forum for each league, where league-specific discussion can take place.

If there are others who would like to participate in a second AA league, please speak up quickly. If we are able to have a AA league, we’ll need a commish as well.


73Perm Dude
      ID: 3210201915
      Mon, Dec 05, 2011, 11:27
Great work! Looks like all three of these leagues will be competitive ones.
74 Roberts
      ID: 538342610
      Tue, Dec 06, 2011, 08:58
Is there room for one more? Sign me up for AA if there's space.
75 Gmoney
      ID: 30113269
      Tue, Dec 06, 2011, 10:32
I too would be interested now that small world/tsn/rh is dead
76tommyd
      ID: 28237206
      Tue, Dec 06, 2011, 11:23
I can do another AA team if needed.
77Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Dec 06, 2011, 11:36
Here is the list for a second AA so far:

Kyle
maspero
stramonio
Roberts
Gmoney

In addition, Mike V and tommdy have offered to manage a second team if needed.

I want at least 10 managers to get this league going, and a volunteer to commish is also needed.
78damoose at work
      Dude
      ID: 181042723
      Tue, Dec 06, 2011, 12:09
If needed, I can do a second AA team. I'd hate to see some people not be able to do it this year without any salary cap places out there anymore. If needed, I will commish also.
79wolfer
      ID: 91147515
      Tue, Dec 06, 2011, 12:33
Ocho is out so I had to take maspero as I did not see Kyle's email.
81 weykool
      ID: 21114561
      Tue, Dec 06, 2011, 14:18
I would be able to do a 2nd team for AA if it helps to complete the league.
82 Kyle
      Sustainer
      ID: 052753312
      Tue, Dec 06, 2011, 14:57
RE 79: Sorry I thought my e-mail was floating around the site enough. Here it is.
83Gescom
      ID: 3411552215
      Tue, Dec 06, 2011, 16:49
I will also manage a second team in AA if needed.
84Donkey Hunter
      ID: 53751821
      Tue, Dec 06, 2011, 17:28
IN for AA
85Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Dec 06, 2011, 17:49
Looks like we may get enough for a second AA league. I count 11 now, including 5 taking a second team.

If so, maspero may want to join the second league, since his friend stramonio would be in it.

If that's the case, we could put someone else in wolfer's extra slot.

I'll keep it open for another day, and then start filling the second league.

Damoose, as of now, you would be the commish. Do you prefer Yahoo or ESPN?
86Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Tue, Dec 06, 2011, 17:51
BTW, I haven't heard or seen anything from CJ since the two AAA leagues were formed. Does anyone know if he's gotten started? I don't see a thread at the Leagues forum yet.
87damoose
      ID: 08121419
      Tue, Dec 06, 2011, 17:52
Prob espn since that's where the other league is
88Goldcoach
      ID: 331042822
      Tue, Dec 06, 2011, 20:09
I haven't heard anything from him either.
89Tosh
      Leader
      ID: 057721710
      Tue, Dec 06, 2011, 22:14
FYI - I have received my invitation from CJ to join the Yahoo AAA league a couple hours ago.
90Pacers Rule
      ID: 179331316
      Tue, Dec 06, 2011, 22:18
sup, G?
91maspero
      ID: 33114727
      Wed, Dec 07, 2011, 06:59
me and my friend stramonio prefer to be in separate league, if possible ....
92Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Wed, Dec 07, 2011, 07:45
I assume this means you would prefer to compete against each other in the same league, and not play in separate leagues?
93maspero
      ID: 33114727
      Wed, Dec 07, 2011, 07:51
well guru, actually it's quite the contrary of your understanding ....
we like to talk about fantasy and to give suggestions to each other, playing in the same format, but in separate leagues ...
i guess it sounds a little strange ... but that's the way we'd like. if it is not possible, we will with no problem play in the same league.
94Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Wed, Dec 07, 2011, 08:27
No, that's fine. Just contrary to what I expected.
95wazaaap_guy
      ID: 341127711
      Wed, Dec 07, 2011, 12:27
any more openings?
96Kyle
      Sustainer
      ID: 052753312
      Wed, Dec 07, 2011, 13:25
It appears there are 9 people signed up for the AA #2. I think. It's very confusing right now :P
97Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Wed, Dec 07, 2011, 16:17
wazaap_guy: It looks like we'll have a second AA league but you need to provide an email address.
98weykool
      ID: 21114561
      Thu, Dec 08, 2011, 14:09
Guru:
I would prefer to play at Yahoo.
If you have someone wanting to play then they can take my AA spot.
I will still commit to playing a 2nd team if it means more managers getting to play.
99Gmoney
      ID: 30113269
      Thu, Dec 08, 2011, 14:15
Hey PR..... Hope all has been well with u and the fam
100damoose at work
      Dude
      ID: 181042723
      Thu, Dec 08, 2011, 14:18
I started a thread for the 2nd RIHC AA league which will be at ESPN.

RIHC AA #2
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