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0 Subject: RIHC 2012-13: Qualifying Leagues

Posted by: Guru
- [330592710] Wed, Oct 03, 2012, 10:57

Rather than opening the RIHC AAA qualifying leagues on the forum, Ive attempted to do most of the work through email. Of the managers who are prequalified (the RIHC managers not invited back to the RIHC, plus the top half of each qualifying league from 2011-12), I have 23 acceptances, one decline, and one still not responding (WonderB).

As part of the recruiting process, I asked each manager for a preference of either Yahoo or ESPN. Some preferred Yahoo, some preferred ESPN, and some didnt care. To the extent that a preference was specified, I was able to honor it.

Here is the list of AAA managers:

Yahoo
Skinneej commissioner
Reeb
Da Bomb
BB the Ball
Gurudan
s R
KnicksFan
Weykool
Tommyd
Roberts
Wicked Jump Shot
[WonderB pending acceptance]


ESPN
Pacers Rule commissioner
Jaydog
Toral
Great One
Goldcoach
Raj
ywk
Donkey Hunter
Gmoney
maspero
stramonio
dpr


The two league commissioners have email addresses for each manager in their respective leagues. Ive asked them to begin the league setup process and to start a league thread in the Basketball Leagues & Standings Forum

Go to it!
1Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Wed, Oct 03, 2012, 10:59
Last year, we had two AA leagues for Hoops. It is unclear whether well have sufficient interest for two leagues again this year.

So far, I have emailed all of last years participants who finished in the bottom half of each qualifying league. After allowance for duplicates, that makes 20 managers. So far, eleven have responded positively. Three others declined, and six have yet to respond.

Wolfer has once again volunteered to commish a AA league, and as the dominant preference of the early respondents has been for a Yahoo league, thats where the first league will be hosted. If there are enough people interested in a second league, we can do that although well need a commish for the second league.

Here are the 11 managers who have asked to play AA so far:
Wolfer
TD
Perm Dude
Beebop
Mike V
WG
Valkyrie
jseth333
CJ
Tosh
Bean

Before setting up the first league, Id like to wait a few more days to see whether it is likely that a second league can be formed. If you would like to join a AA league for this season regardless of whether you have played before please sign up below, and include a working email address. Please list your email address in the body of the message, and not in the designated email field.
2WonderB
      ID: 133222713
      Thu, Oct 04, 2012, 17:20
I'm here. AAA.
3louky
      ID: 33946316
      Thu, Oct 04, 2012, 18:06
I'll play is there is a 2nd AA league

sshelley78@gmail.com
4Gmoney
      ID: 4511101521
      Thu, Oct 04, 2012, 22:06
Pacers Rule will be a great commish. Looking forward to the season and the challenge that will come with the 12 ESPN managers.

Last year was my first year doing this and it was pretty cool. I learned a lot during the season trying to balance all the pts. Unfortunately, other than not having your top 3 pick get injured early in the season (Brooks Lopez) I can't remember a damn thing about what I learned but I still plan to "bring it!"
5Saul Goodman
      ID: 0956510
      Fri, Oct 05, 2012, 11:56
I will also play if there is any league opening. brian_skillz@hotmail.com. Thanks
6Pacers Rule
      ID: 4391511
      Mon, Oct 08, 2012, 12:36
The ESPN AAA league should join the preseason discussion and proceedings here .
7Perm Dude
      ID: 3210201915
      Mon, Oct 08, 2012, 12:57
Who is the commish for AA #1 this year?
8MikeV
      SuperDude
      ID: 25924115
      Mon, Oct 08, 2012, 14:19
As Guru stated above, Wolfer
9wolfer
      ID: 198112510
      Mon, Oct 08, 2012, 15:04
Email with updates sent.
10Gary D
      ID: 25939817
      Mon, Oct 08, 2012, 18:42
I would play if another league,,,,corny023@gmail.com
11wolfer
      ID: 20937920
      Tue, Oct 09, 2012, 21:45
The AA league is here.
12 RJ
      ID: 439161022
      Wed, Oct 10, 2012, 23:25
In if another spot/league opens up.
13Meatwads
      ID: 394921
      Fri, Oct 12, 2012, 02:12
If there are spots in a AA league, myself and two of my friends would be interested in joining. We all have experience playing basketball leagues and would be competetive. I can be reached at michaelpatrickrichards@gmail.com
14Meatwads
      ID: 394921
      Fri, Oct 12, 2012, 02:21
A continuation of post #13...my two friends e-mails are Kokeshi777@gmail.com and jwingardiner@gmail.com
15Roberts
      ID: 47925126
      Fri, Oct 12, 2012, 07:25
michaelpatrickrichards@gmail.com ???
I'm on to you, Cosmo!
16Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Fri, Oct 12, 2012, 08:36
We have seven potential managers for a second league. Still need 5 more to complete a league, as well as a commissioner.
17Meatwads
      ID: 394921
      Tue, Oct 16, 2012, 09:59
Looks like we're gonna come up short for a second AA league. That's too bad. I would love to see 5 managers appear to make this happen. I would even bite the bullet and be the commishioner. 5 miracle managers emerge!
18tommyd
      ID: 28237206
      Tue, Oct 16, 2012, 13:56
I'll take a second team for AA. I did it last year and it wasnt too bad.
19TheDrone
      ID: 359161713
      Wed, Oct 17, 2012, 14:16
If you find the extra managers, I can take a team.

hidethedrone@gmail.com
20 Kyle
      Sustainer
      ID: 052753312
      Wed, Oct 17, 2012, 15:47
You've convinced me. Count me in.
21 Addicted
      ID: 5991715
      Wed, Oct 17, 2012, 16:09
If it'll help, and it's alright with Guru, I'll be glad to field a second team.

--Addicted--
22 Toral
      ID: 424462011
      Wed, Oct 17, 2012, 16:10
I would like to manage a second team if you go that route.
23Guru
      ID: 330592710
      Thu, Oct 18, 2012, 09:21
I've emailed Meatwads and asked him to go ahead and set up a second AA league. There are ten potential managers who do not have another RIHC team (nine above, plus one who contacted me via email). If all ten follow through, then we'll need only two of the "second teamers".

Time will be of the essence!
24Meatwads
      ID: 394921
      Fri, Oct 19, 2012, 06:32
I literally just checked my e-mail for the first time and saw that the second AA league came together. I'll get working on setting up the league and sending out invitations as soon as I hear back from Guru about a couple questions I have. I'm going to use ESPN since I'm more familiar with it. Since I have never played in one of these leagues I may have a few questions for more experienced people throughout the setup process. Hopefully we can make this happen. I will certainly be sending out invitations today.
25Meatwads
      ID: 394921
      Fri, Oct 19, 2012, 14:10
I have sent out the invitations to the top 12 managers from the list of email addresses that Guru sent me. I'll start working on setting up the draft at draftime.com right now and send out those invitations as well.
26VP.
      ID: 28901211
      Fri, Oct 19, 2012, 15:05
Hey guys, my original post in this thread was flagged as spam, but glad to see I made the list for the second AA league, and I just received the draft invitation. Looking forward to starting the season!
27RJ
      ID: 229151917
      Fri, Oct 19, 2012, 18:15
Joined!
28 may_kasahara
      ID: 89132016
      Sat, Oct 20, 2012, 17:13
i will join aa2 if there is room
29Meatwads
      ID: 394921
      Sat, Oct 20, 2012, 18:34
@ may kasahara...I've already sent out invitations to 12 managers so technically the league is full but some of the managers are taking a while to sign up. Since we are running out of time to get the draft started up, if all of the managers aren't signed up by the end of the day today, I will drop one of them and add you. The most important thing right now is getting the draft started since the season is getting so close. I plan to start the draft tomorrow. If a spot becomes available I will e-mail you with all the information by late tonight or early tomorrow morning. You can follow the leagues thread to see the status if you'd like. http://rotoguru1.com/cgi-bin/read.pl?board=hoopst&thread=7081&last=1350764526
30 John
      ID: 579172113
      Sun, Oct 21, 2012, 14:18
I'll play if there is still room, been playing since the smallworld days.
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