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So imagine you’re in an exclusive night club; you’ve got shorties around you in all direction, and it’s about as good as living can get – rivaling how Nick will feel if David Wilson has a breakout season.

Now imagine everyone wants in this same nightclub, but are waiting outside.  Sure you got a few shorties to spare, but they ain’t goin’ nowhere!  Thanks random italicized rapper!  Yeah – take that Grey – mine’s an artist.  So you have two options of keeping these scrubs out that wanna take all your shorties (aka fun).  First option is a bouncer who asks for a password.  And hey, the password can get shared around, that’s fine, at least all your attention can be on the shorties.  Or the second option is every single one trying to get in can fill up the club’s occupancy as soon as they show.  To quote the immortal Tobias Funke, “it’s asses to ankles in here!”  Trust me – this is going somewhere down the road…

For a second straight year we’re RCL-battling in Yahoo, but we’re tweaking the league formats like a Sr. Bluth through a prison fence. But don’t worry, we’ve got a cheat sheet below if you don’t like reading.

Once you’ve clicked that Yahoo link (or this link if scrolling up isn’t for you) here’s the alterations you’ll need to make:  We’re hopping it up to 12-team leagues (Commish Tools – Edit League Settings – top option) and while you’re there set your league public (Commish Tools – Edit league Settings – the last option under “League Settings”) then with the lineup QB, 3WR, 2RB, TE, FLEX (W/R/T), DEF, K and 6 Bench and we goin’ PPR on yas.  To set the FLEX it’s Commish Tools – Edit Roster Positions – “Wide Receiver/Running Back/Tight End (W/R/T):” – and make it “1”.  To make the league PPR it’s Commish Tools – Edit Stat Categories – Under “Receiving” check Receptions = 1 Point.  It’ll be Head-to-Head with standard snake drafts, aka Benjamin Franklin’s versions 1 through 10 of Join, or Die.  Speaking of, did I give you my ultimatum for setting up an RCL yet?

Then the fun part… As alluded to above, Yahoo has done away with passwords for their fantasy leagues.  Cue the headaches.  So instead of focusing on my shorties all night, every scrub can come in whenever.  Yes, we could’ve moved to ESPN, but we’re sticking with Yahoo.  The only way to have the league publicly joinable sans e-mails is to join through a link without any password protection.  But since we’ve used the same password for every league, it’s not too big a deal.  Just Yahoo pulling an Obama “Change” on us.  Once you’ve made your league tweaks, add your league info into the Spreadsheet (you have to go through that link, the spreadsheet in the post isn’t directly editable).  To find the link to put on the Spreadsheet so RCLers can join, go to Commish Tools – Invite Friends – (scroll to the bottom) Or Send a Link.  Copy and paste that in that far right cell in the Spreadsheet as it’s laid out.  (Note – if you restart a league from last year, this link IS NOT there.  You’ll have to be e-mailed by other RCLers and then invite them.  So it may be easier to start fresh unless you have almost all owners returning.)

As with last season, there will be a winner of every league but ONE overall winner to rule them all.  Using something called “numbers” – and then some sort of integration into this wild theory of a “formula” – Rudy calculates a league competitiveness factor to crown the 2013 RCL champion settling ties.  Last year’s champion Moffitt Drivers will be hoping to make it two in a row, but them there lots of Razzballers to take down!  We’re running the same prize as last year, the infinitely awesome RCL 2012 Champion jump suit.  On the front will be your team name, then your winning schedule on your back.  If you’re unsure what team name you want to sport on your winning gear, try out our Razzball Fantasy Team Name Generator.  Here’s a tip – making your team name your last name followed by “Divers” has worked 100% of the time in the past 1 season(s).

If you have any questions – shoot them below or if you really need me –  e-mail me at jb at razzball dot com.  I guess Sky got nervous putting his e-mail on there last year, so I’ll be all shady and underground too.  Here’s the cheat sheet for RCL creating/joining:

TO CREATE A LEAGE

  • Create a league with your desired team name in Yahoo
  • Make it 12-team (Commish Tools – Edit League Settings – top option)
  • Make it Public (Commish Tools – Edit league Settings – the last option under “League Settings”)
  • Add a W/R/T FLEX (Commish Tools – Edit Roster Positions – “Wide Receiver/Running Back/Tight End (W/R/T):” – and make it “1”)
  • Make it PPR (Commish Tools – Edit Stat Categories – Under “Receiving” check Receptions = 1 Point)
  • Add the league info into the Spreadsheet.  Be sure to add the correct link (Commish Tools – Invite Friends – (scroll to the bottom) Or Send a Link)
  • Update the spreadsheet as you fill up and when you’re full.

TO JOIN A LEAGUE

  • Click the link of the league you’d like to join.  That’s it!  (If it’s a restart league, you’ll have to e-mail the commish and ask for an invite)

I went ahead and started the first RCL league, because – well I wanted to and could.  Boom ya lollygaggers!  Please note the early draft time in league JB’s Random Commenter League (original – I know), and if you’re one of my lucky contestants but soon to be defeated leaguemates, I’ll be doing a draft recap with thoughts on my team and it’s fit within the RCL biosphere.

So join one, join all, join now!  Or… well you get it.


88 Responses

  1. Go_Eagles says:
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    Why are you guys so low on Lesean McCoy in your rankings this year with Chip Kelly replacing run-happy Reid?

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      You should ask rankings questions on the posts of the guy that did the rankings (read: me). I wouldn’t say I’m low on him, just not taking him in the first.

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @Sky: read the column, if you don’t understand then read it again, if you still don’t get it, go through the public humiliation of asking Sky….hehehe….I love the Razz and their “similar” styled writers….so witty

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          Ha, we’re all Oasis! Yeah, no need for JB to defend my rankings. He probably disagrees with some of it himself.

          • Jack Full of Hate says:
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            @Sky: my champagne supernovas of fantasy sports

  2. Mike says:
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    Hey JB, I joined your league. Will you be generating a random draft order when the league is full rather than waiting for Yahoo! to do it 30 min. prior to draft?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Yo, thanks for joining! I hadn’t really thought about it yet, but sounds like a noble idea, once league is set I’ll randomize draft order. Thanks again!

      • Mike says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Nice! Far easier to prepare for a draft when you know where your slot is weeks in advance. looking forward to a competitive season!

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Mike: Me too man! Yeah I agree… Did a mock for a draft kit and got 5th, pretty much any spot not middle of the round is good for me

          • Mike says:
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            How we doing on that draft order, JB?!

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Mike: Ah sorry man! Just remembered and made it, I got the 7th pick… Yikes

              • Miles says:
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                @JB Gilpin: I have the 9th pick.

                • Mike says:
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                  @Miles: And I’m sandwiched between at 8. Lame!

                  • goodfold2 says:
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                    @Mike: 5th and 7th are exactly the same level of “middle”of a 12 team draft.

  3. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    I coming to get ya JB!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jack Full of Hate: Which horrible retort do you prefer?

      a) Nu-uh about to be Jack Full of Losses!
      b) Ok I have nothing worse, never mind…

      • Jack Full of Hate says:
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        @JB Gilpin: you’re probably right, being that I’m better at baseball, but what can I say, I’m a gluten for punishment……I should be me more manly, “hell no JB Gilpin, when I’m down with you this season the JB is going to stand for Jack’s Beatdown of Gilpin!”

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jack Full of Hate: Haha let the horrible smack talk commence!

          • WWGaudinD? says:
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            @JB Gilpin: jacks too busy cuddling with sky to talk trash…

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @WWGaudinD?: New name idea – Jack full of Sky. Too far?

              • WWGaudinD? says:
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                @JB Gilpin: more like, perfect!

  4. Big Magoo says:
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    I’m in. You can’t scare me with your random numbers and letters, ujhf8ef0n30tbv. Two can play at that game. Pjd834jb jdscd8s4y683jfnjdnvdshbk!

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @Big Magoo: hahahahaha!!!!

      • Big Magoo says:
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        @Jack Full of Hate: Trying to intimidate us with his giant 7 foot frame and jumbled letters. I’ll have none of it!

        • Jack Full of Hate says:
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          @Big Magoo: maybe his jumbled letters were once words and got jumbled in the time it takes to get from his mind to his fingers

          • Big Magoo says:
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            @Jack Full of Hate: Haha, nice. Save some of that for the draft, JB! I mean, ujhf8ef0n30tbv.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Big Magoo: Haha you like that Yahoo ID?!?! Took a while to remember…

  5. JB Gilpin

    JB Gilpin says:
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    My league is already full! Thanks to everyone for joining… We need more leagues set up gents/and ladies!

    • Mike says:
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      @JB Gilpin:

      And now if you could kindly give me a top 3 drafting slot that would be just swell!

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Mike: Haha I’ll set the draft order sometime tonight or tomorrow

        • Fish says:
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          @JB Gilpin: Stoked I got in!

          • JB Gilpin

            JB Gilpin says:
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            @Fish: Yessir! Gonna be a great league

  6. A Hill O' Beans says:
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    Ahh yeah, it’s RCL time baby!

    It’ll be nice to have something else to concentrate on while my RCL Baseball team cruises to the championship.

    I see Yahoo comes up with a team name for you now when you join, I’ve been set up with Mr Green’s Swag Team. Is this a new thing, or have I just not been paying enough attention?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @A Hill O’ Beans: Yea I noticed that too, I think since there’s no passwords and you can get into a team quicker, they have a default until you change it… Yea man if you won both RCL baseball and RCL football, you’d be a legend

      • A Hill O' Beans says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I already won the last hockey RCL, so the legend would only grow JB.

        Apparently I just missed out on getting in your league, which is a shame. It looks like I’ll have to admire crush you from afar.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @A Hill O’ Beans: Haha sounds like a plan… If you are the overall winner, songs will be sung in your honor

  7. WWGaudinD? says:
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    Yo i want to be in the JB league! Not cool guys, not cool…

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @WWGaudinD?: Haha sorry man… We need more leagues though and I’ll be doing the recaps so it’ll be like I’m a part of your hopeful new league!

      • Psychedelic says:
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        @JB Gilpin: are any other Razzball writers guna do leagues? That would be funnn

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Psychedelic: Not sure, I know Sky is full booked and I don’t want to go too RCL crazy…

  8. Psychedelic says:
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    I’d like to join a league, do I just ask the commish or something?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Psychedelic: The spreadhseet should have active links to join, but none do right now. I know there’s some spots in musell’s league, you’ll have to e-mail him until the link is fixed (cartermunsell@yahoo.com) or you could be a boss and start a new league! We need more open! Please do the latter! Haha

      • Psychedelic says:
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        @JB Gilpin: haha ok ill see what I can do. I haven’t played on yahoo before so that’s why I was just looking to join one but I’m sure I can figure it out. Thanks for the info

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Psychedelic: No prob thanks man! Let me know if you have any questions with setting it up to specs. You will now be called aka “The Boss” in RCL roundups. Thanks again!

          • Mike says:
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            @JB Gilpin: I’m down to start up an RCL league. One question though, can I make it Game of Thrones themed? Call it something like “A league of RCL thrones” with GoT themed divisions? GoT team names would be optional.

            If yes, I would like to give any Razzball writers who are GoT fans first dibs if they want in! ;)

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Mike: Haha I totally would if not already manning my RCL League. Thanks for starting one! I would want to be Jaqen H’ghar, he’s my favorite.

              • Mike says:
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                @JB Gilpin: “Valar Morghulis”

                • JB Gilpin

                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @Mike: Hah indeed… It’s weird I’m not into Fantasy at all, never got into Lord of the Rings – just not for me – but love Game of Thrones.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Targaryen: My Dragons! Yes these are 100% free. Not sure if any writers will be joining additional leagues, I do my annual RCL league, but it filled up pretty quick. You can always ask in the comments of other writers’ articles/tweet them if they’re game. I know @Mike: wanted to start a Game of Thrones league as well, you two should team up and start one!

  9. Psychedelic says:
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    Is it an auction draft or standard draft?

    • Psychedelic says:
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      @Psychedelic: and are all the other settings just standard? Like FAAB and waivers and what not…

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Psychedelic: Yup leave it Yahoo standard and snake draft

  10. Miles says:
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    Yeah JB’S RCL! Can’t wait!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Miles: Yessir! It’s going to be a brutal fight to the death… Thanks for joining!

  11. Psychedelic says:
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    Sorry JB I gave up, couldn’t handle it lol but I did join one and I’m recruiting all my fellow fantasy footballers from my other leagues to come join. I think a few of them will be starting up leagues, so I hope I didn’t disappoint you too much :(

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Psychedelic: Haha it’s all good man, yea try to get them to make new leagues!

  12. Targaryen says:
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    Are these free leagues? I’m good either way. I would love to be in a Razz RCL league. I’d like to be in a league that features one of you writers on Razzball. Almost did baseball but I have 2 keepers that are more work than I should take on but I can’t shake my fantasy hobby. I’m an experienced vet that will give ya a run for your money (or not if it’s a free league, but then I will still give you a run for the ship) Bring on the shiva baby!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Targaryen: My Dragons! Yes these are 100% free. Not sure if any writers will be joining additional leagues, I do my annual RCL league, but it filled up pretty quick. You can always ask in the comments of other writers’ articles/tweet them if they’re game. I know @Mike: wanted to start a Game of Thrones league as well, you two should team up and start one!

      • Mike says:
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        @JB Gilpin: That’s been started and filled since for a bit now. ‘The League of RCL Thrones’ will be the most bad ass of all RCL’s!

  13. The Crackling Brats league is returning with 4 openings (2 from 2012 and the 2 new teams with the move to a 12 team league). Since it is not a new league, you will need to e-mail me for an invitation. Please put RCL in the subject line so I can find your request in a timely manner. Draft is 8/29 at 9 PM EDT.

    • inertiatic says:
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      @Ivar G. Anderson: I’d like to get in, if there are any openings left that is. What’s the email/league address etc etc?

  14. KevinB says:
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    Are there any opening in any leagues? I don’t see the list of leagues anymore on this page so I wanted to check if any were open or not.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @KevinB: Somebody deleted the log in page for some reason, the list is now restored, still some leagues with opening and would love more leagues set up if youre game!

      • KevinB says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Ah! I am glad to see it back now. I will think on the commissioner stuff, I have never been a commissioner before. :O

        I will try to jump in a few leagues though.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @KevinB: Now’s the time! Razzball nation really needs ya to start at least one!

  15. Jack Full O' Hate says:
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    test

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jack Full O’ Hate: Haha sorry about that, we reopened comments because we need more leagues! Jack – you have any RCL addicts you’re ready to give a free sample to?

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I obsessively play fantasy sports, I have no friends….maybe one

      • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I’ll run a league if you need more commishes, I honestly think people are just now getting geared up for football.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jack Full O’ Hate: We’d love to have you commish! Definitely set one up if you could!

          • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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            @JB Gilpin: BTW, I read your above comments with Prez from the 29th and I have already used and plan on using again the name Jack Hearts Sky!

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Jack Full O’ Hate: Haha mine was much more precise on your level of love… :)

              • Jack Full O' Hate says:
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                @JB Gilpin: don’t be jealous

  16. FrankGrimes says:
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    Anyone down for a league that drafts on the 24th?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @FrankGrimes: I’m sure people will be, we need a league up there go ahead and start er up!

  17. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    any of these leagues draft right up to before year starts, that’s the way to do it. get as complete info as possible about injuries and such. no keller’s happening to me.

  18. Mike says:
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    The link for Jaywrong’s 2nd league is taking me to Yahoo Italy FYI. Dafuq?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Haha, ummmm, I mean I clicked on it and it took me to the signup for “Take on JayWrong 2″… Maybe clear your cache or something?

  19. JFK says:
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    Still two more spots left in my league – drafting tonight, if we can fill up the league, so join up!

  20. Targaryen says:
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    I got in an RCL league and they changed the draftday & time because 1 owner couldn’t make it. I joined the 1 I joined because I knew the time of Draft as it was listed on here. Now No one can settle on a time and no one wants to autodraft including me. So I deleted my team. Maybe next your I suppose. I do think that whoever decides to be a commish for one of your RCLs that they must stick to the Draft time that they posted. I understand things come up but I for 1 am disappointed.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Targaryen: Sorry to hear that! Yea I agree and we’ll add that into the official language that your draft time is set in stone when you sign up your team. Sorry that was so disappointing! We still need more commishes, would you be up for starting up your own league? There’s plenty of time and you can set up a draft time that works for you!

  21. Sickman-Garner says:
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    I joined one of the leagues and bookmarked the site but now when I go back there and try to log in Yahoo says my account has been deleted. So, I created a new account and they tell me that I’m not in that league.

    The league is called My Wife Frowns Upon This and my team is the Ass Hats. I can see the team in the standings when I go to the bookmark but can’t do anything once there. Is there a way I can get in touch with the commish to reinvite me to my team?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Sickman-Garner: Weird, yea you have to be in the Yahoo account associated with the league to be able to log in, I see your team is still in there too in the “My Wife Frowns Upon This” League so your account or team hasn’t been deleted just something screwy is going on. I have your commish name/email as Josh - jem1619@yahoo.com . Hopefully sending a re-invite or something like that will help, you could also try logging out, then using a new web browser and logging back into Yahoo and that could help too. Hopefully one of those things works!

  22. draftorder says:
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    Does Yahoo allow you to generate a random draft order ahead of time through their league page, or are these leagues that are generating draft order early just using an offline randomizer and then manually choosing draft order on the Yahoo league page based on the results?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @draftorder: Yeah you can randomize at any point once the league is filled up and youve locked the teams. It’s in the Draft Order option

  23. Ivar Anderson says:
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    The Cracklin’ Brats league has one opening. The draft is now set for Labor Day at 6:30 PM. If you want to join our league, just send me an email at iganderson at yahoo.com and I will get you an invitation.

  24. Chris says:
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    My RCL had someone drop out unexpectedly. Looking to fill one more slot before the draft tomorrow at 730 Pacific. Info is in the spreadsheet.

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