Subject: RIHC 2012-13: Qualifying Leagues|
Posted by: Guru
-  Wed, Oct 03, 2012, 10:57
Rather than opening the RIHC AAA qualifying leagues on the forum, I’ve 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 didn’t care. To the extent that a preference was specified, I was able to honor it.
Here is the list of AAA managers:
Skinneej – commissioner
BB the Ball
Wicked Jump Shot
[WonderB – pending acceptance]
Pacers Rule – commissioner
The two league commissioners have email addresses for each manager in their respective leagues. I’ve asked them to begin the league setup process and to start a league thread in the Basketball Leagues & Standings Forum
Go to it!
Wed, Oct 03, 2012, 10:59
Last year, we had two AA leagues for Hoops. It is unclear whether we’ll have sufficient interest for two leagues again this year.|
So far, I have emailed all of last year’s 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, that’s where the first league will be hosted. If there are enough people interested in a second league, we can do that – although we’ll need a commish for the second league.
Here are the 11 managers who have asked to play AA so far:
Before setting up the first league, I’d 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.
Thu, Oct 04, 2012, 17:20
I'm here. AAA.
Thu, Oct 04, 2012, 18:06
I'll play is there is a 2nd AA league|
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!"
|5||Saul Goodman |
Fri, Oct 05, 2012, 11:56
I will also play if there is any league opening. email@example.com. Thanks
|6||Pacers Rule |
Mon, Oct 08, 2012, 12:36
The ESPN AAA league should join the preseason discussion and proceedings here .
|7||Perm Dude |
Mon, Oct 08, 2012, 12:57
Who is the commish for AA #1 this year?
Mon, Oct 08, 2012, 14:19
As Guru stated above, Wolfer
Mon, Oct 08, 2012, 15:04
Email with updates sent.
|10||Gary D |
Mon, Oct 08, 2012, 18:42
I would play if another league,,,,firstname.lastname@example.org
Tue, Oct 09, 2012, 21:45
The AA league is here.
Wed, Oct 10, 2012, 23:25
In if another spot/league opens up.
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 email@example.com
Fri, Oct 12, 2012, 02:21
A continuation of post #13...my two friends e-mails are Kokeshi777@gmail.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri, Oct 12, 2012, 07:25
I'm on to you, Cosmo!
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.
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!
Tue, Oct 16, 2012, 13:56
I'll take a second team for AA. I did it last year and it wasnt too bad.|
Wed, Oct 17, 2012, 14:16
If you find the extra managers, I can take a team.|
Wed, Oct 17, 2012, 15:47
You've convinced me. Count me in.
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.|
Wed, Oct 17, 2012, 16:10
I would like to manage a second team if you go that route.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Fri, Oct 19, 2012, 18:15
Sat, Oct 20, 2012, 17:13
i will join aa2 if there is room
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
Sun, Oct 21, 2012, 14:18
I'll play if there is still room, been playing since the smallworld days.
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