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It is time for football!  OTA’s are done and training camp starts in a few weeks.  Our old favorite ESPN has opened their fantasy doors and we will ransack and pillage their free leagues while mocking them relentlessly.  All leagues will be 12 team, head to head, 1 QB, 2 RB’s, 1 RB/WR, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 DE/ST, 1 K, and 7 Bench slots.  Scoring will be default unless there is a coup and then I’ll be taking asylum in Cancun and won’t really care too much.

We’re going to have a bunch of leagues and crown a winner from each, then we’re going to crown ONE winner from all of the winners, making a super excessively large winner.   We will be crowning the winner by taking each team’s points and multiplying it against a ‘league competitiveness factor’ (Rudy has developed a super secret calculus formula, so nobody, but he can understand). So we’re going to fill up as many fantasy leagues as we can before the season starts.

We’re going to start with five leagues and see how we do from there.  Each league will need an organizer.  The duties of the organizer will be to accept 11 other people into the league, set it up at ESPN at the most conducive draft time and during the season post pretty pictures of the league standings (example from the baseball side of things).  So we need four organizers (I’ve started the first one).

Our fearless leader Grey has used up all of the Taco Bell coupons and is currently mainlining wheat grass and echinacea, so we are looking for a suitable prize for the overall winner of Football RCL. Suggestions in the comments would be appreciated and mulled over by the Razzball brain trust.

1. The Razzball Originals — Doc — doc [at] razzball dot com ***FILLED***

2. Gridiron Gurus — steamer — ime15 [at] hotmail dot com ***FILLED***

3. Fantasy Virgins — IowaCubs — phil.james [at] gmail dot com ***FILLED***

4. Jessup County Lockdown — airlifting — scott.skillings [at] gmail dot com

5. “Chaos Conference” — johnwhorfin — iganderson [at] yahoo dot com ***FILLED***

6. “Project Mayhem” — Andrew — andrew_ausanka_crues [at] yahoo dot com ***FILLED***

  1. Doc

    Doc says:
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    If you think you are a Razzball Original hit me up with an email!

    If you want to be a league organizer do your thing and get it going!

  2. steamer says:
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    I haven’t been around this site for that long, but I’d be happy to run a league if you need organizers. I’m sure the wife won’t mind one more.

  3. BSA says:
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    @Doc: Nice work. I sent an email on to you.

  4. Doc

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    @steamer: Thanks, I need your contact info, so if you are an organizer I can put it in the post above.

  5. Doc

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    @BSA: Sent you an invite.

  6. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    hey doc.just talked to hippo,he`s working 15 hour days getting his store going but said to have you get me and him in,,my e-mail is denzikk@aol.com his is gjahraus@gmail.com,thanks and let me know if you need anything else

  7. IowaCubs

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    Anyone else interested in a Razzball FFB Virgins league (meaning anyone who is either brand new to FFB, or has played in only one other season such as myself)? I’d do either that or the Originals…

  8. Doc

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    @IowaCubs: I think there was some interest in that. Would you mind starting that league?

  9. airlifting says:
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    does it have to be ESPN? it’s not that important to me, but i prefer yahoo. regardless, i’d be an organizer.

  10. steamer says:
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    @Doc: ime15 [at] hotmail dot com

  11. IowaCubs

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    I just completed my first mock draft. I can safely say that I had no idea what I was doing and I didn’t exactly enjoy it. I had the first pick and my team looks like this:

    Tony Romo QB
    LaDainian Tomlinson RB
    Marshawn Lynch RB
    T.J. Houshmandzadeh WR
    Derrick Mason WR
    Larry Johnson WR/RB
    Bo Scaife TE
    Panthers D/ST D/ST
    Joe Nedney K

    BN Ahmad Bradshaw RB
    BN Willis McGahee RB
    BN LeSean McCoy RB
    BN Ray Rice RB
    BN Michael Jenkins WR
    BN Joe Flacco QB
    BN Brett Favre QB

    I have no idea what I just did except waste an hour of my day. Thoughts?

  12. airlifting says:
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    @IowaCubs: did you take LT with the first pick? if adrian peterson isn’t the first pick in any draft, it’s a bad draft…unless you see some sort of crazy injury and/or let down. AP is the way to go, hands down. if romo was your first pick, i’d never take a QB with the first pick. stocking up on all sorts of RBs, though, is a great idea. i was the beneficiary of an AP/turner/deanglo draft last year and i rode it all the way to a championship.

  13. airlifting says:
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    also, lynch is out for, i think, the first 3 or 4 games of the year due to a suspension, i believe.

  14. Doc

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    @airlifting: Lynch is out 3 games, but will still have an impact. And he may be rested for the fantasy playoffs.

    @IowaCubs: Agreed that LT is still a first rounder, but not #1 anymore. Peterson, Drew, Turner, Forte are all decent, but Peterson is my #1.

    Mason says he is retiring, but who knows for sure.

  15. Doc

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    @airlifting: ESPN allows outsider to see standings, etc… Just makes things a little easier. I agree they aren’t the best, but they’ve been working in baseball pretty well.

  16. steamer says:
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    @Doc: my league will be called “Gridiron Gurus”

  17. dbhammel says:
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    dbhammel at gmail dot com

    Sign me up!

  18. Doc

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    @dbhammel: Do you want to organize a league or join one?

  19. airlifting says:
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    @Doc: that’s fine. i understand the ease, just not crazy about the UI. scott.skillings at gmail dot com. i can organize if you’re still looking.

  20. Doc

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    @airlifting: Thanks. We appreciate it.

  21. BBQKing says:
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    j DOT scott DOT mcintosh AT gmail DOT com

    No organizing, just joining

  22. Doc

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    @BBQKing: Shoot one of the organizers an email and they’ll send you an invite.

  23. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Doc: doc is yours full?i never got the invite

  24. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    @Doc: thanks,if room send hippo one also,he`ll get in tonight

  25. airlifting says:
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    @Doc: league to be titled Jessup County Lockdown.

  26. Corey says:
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    what’s IowaCubs’ email?

  27. Doc

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    @Corey: It’s up there now.

  28. BSA says:
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    Hey I signed in to original but am in the same boat as Iowa –

    If you want a whipping boy I’ll stay but if it is better for competition I can give up my spot to someone else (if that is the case than I would like to get back in with Original next season)

    Let me know what you want to do.

  29. Corey says:
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    @Doc: Thanks!

  30. BigFatHippo says:
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    @Doc: I’m in, whatthehell………..

    Might as well lose a few more leagues.

  31. steamer says:
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    I’ve got my league set up at espn, so anyone who wants to join, send me an email & I’ll send you the invite. No worries if you’re new to fantasy football.

  32. Doc

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    @BigFatHippo: Think I sent you an invite. Tell me if you didn’t get it.

  33. Doc

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    @BSA: It’s up to you. I’m flexible.

  34. The Peoples Champ

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    I’m not quite an original, but i’m looking for a league that will be active. i don’t want my “league competitiveness factor” to hold me back from being crowned the champ! I guess i’ll go for Steamer’s league. mpkst9 AT mail DOT rmu DOT edu.

  35. steamer says:
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    Doc, are you doing 1 division, or 2, 6 team divisions within each league?

  36. Doc

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    @steamer: 1

  37. I’d be glad to organize a league, if needed. If not, I’d gladly join a league. I already play in 4 ESPN leagues, so I am comfortable with the format. email me iganderson at yahoo.com

  38. Doc

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    @johnwhorfin: Thanks! Will set you up as the final organizer for now. If we fill all the leagues we’ll expand, if we have trouble filling we’ll put a couple together. Gotta name for your league?

  39. Turnip

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    I’d like to join a league. Turnip at turnipofpower.com I’ll email you doc

  40. Fresh says:
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    @IowaCubs Count me in. Sent you an email

  41. The Peoples Champ

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    i’m in steamer (Jukebox Heroes). interesting playoff format. i think i like it.

  42. Corey says:
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    I’ve had no luck contacting IowaCubs. Is there an alternate email I can try?

  43. and1mcgee says:
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    i’d love to join a Razzball football league… mrryancampbell at gmail.com

  44. @Doc: I’ll set the league us as the Chaos Conference, at least initially. ESPN will let me change most settings if necessary. Any guidelines on how we are setting the leagues up-just using default settings, or are we tweaking them somewhat (I seem to recall default is 10 teams in ESPN)?

  45. Doc

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    @johnwhorfin: Yeah, everything is default except for the number of teams so you have to set up a custom league to change that, but then just use default the rest of the way. Meant to mention this earlier!

  46. steamer says:
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    Still lots of spots open in Gridiron Gurus.

  47. and1mcgee says:
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    are any of the leagues at my preferred fantasy means… Yahoo! ?? thanks.. im joining the Gridiron one anyway

  48. Corey says:
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    @IowaCubs:i’ve tried emailing you to no evail. Count me in for the fantasy football virgins league. cnick94@bellsouth.net

  49. timSTi says:
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    count me in any league

    trobe781 AT yahoo DOT com

    I’m fairly new but always tackle things head on so it dont matter which league.

  50. timSTi says:
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    @steamer: Send an invite to Mystere213 AT aol DOT com. He’s my buddy and a razzball reader but doesn’t comment much. He’ll join definitely.

  51. steamer says:
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    @timSTi: done

    There’s room for 2 more invites. Draft is set for Sept. 1st @ 9:15pm EST.

  52. timSTi says:
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    @steamer: I have another buddy emailing you. dwilliams02382 AT yahoo DOT com

  53. Doc

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    Hey all, just in case we are crossing wires here. If you want to get into a league be sure to email the organizer of that league directly. If anyone has emailed me directly for Razzball Originals and I haven’t responded yet could you shoot me another email? I’ve kind of lost track. There is still room.

    @Corey: I’ll send it on to him.

  54. There are nine openings for Chaos Conference. Come one, come all. I’ve set the draft for Wed. August 26th at 8:30 PM EDT, but we can move it depending on schedules. I’d like it to be later, but I have other leagues drafting the days before the opening game, so there are limits to my flexibility on date and time adjustments.

  55. The Peoples Champ

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    @steamer: hey man, i sent you, and all the emails listed in the email from ESPN a reply about the draft time. could we get a thread set up in the Razzball Commenters League Forum though for easier communication?

  56. Steve says:
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    @IowaCubs: @Doc: @BSA: Check your emails. I think I’d rather play in the Iowa conference…

  57. aconstipatedmonkey says:
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    I’m pissed I missed out on the Baseball leagues, so I gotsa win one of these leagues. aconstipatedape@yahoo.com

  58. ScoutAbout says:
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    I’d love to join a Razzball FF league! Just sent an email to doc about joining his league. I’ll just keep moving down the list of organizers if need be until I get to a league with space.

  59. dbhammel says:
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    Can someone send me an invite to one of the leagues? Thanks!

  60. Broadstreetbrawler says:
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    Doc would you be so kind as to toss me a invite?

    Thanks

  61. Paulie Allnuts

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    @Doc:Doc; Contacted you at your e-mail. Would like to join, if there are openings. Would like to go head to head with AL KOHOLIC and BFH. If not, will have to find some other competitors to whip their butts!

  62. Corey says:
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    @ Doc: Thanks, i hope I hear from him.

  63. airlifting says:
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    lots of openings still left. please e-mail if you want in. gonna send out a couple invites tonight. no draft time yet, but flexible for anything, really.

  64. g says:
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    @airlifting: im interested in joining..wats your email?

  65. IowaCubs

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    @Corey: Sorry dudes for not getting back to you. I’ve been away from computers for 24 hours. I’m sending invites in a little bit.

  66. Doc

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    Hi all, will get it all sorted out. We may be full at the Originals soon, but we’ll get everyone in a league.

  67. Chaos Conference has 6 definite openings, awaiting 3 invitations to be accepted. E-mail me at iganderson at yahoo dot com if you want an invitation sent to you. Draft is tentatively set for Wed, 8/26 at 8:30 PM EDT, but there is some flexibility to move if we get a league consensus soon.

  68. Doc

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    Hi all, The Originals league is full. There are a lot of slots left in the other leagues. Check them out up top and email the organizer for an invite.

  69. IowaCubs

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    We still have six openings in the Fantasy Football Virgins league. Email me at Phil.James [at] gmail.com if interested. This is open to anyone who is either new or relatively new to Fantasy Football.

  70. Nate M says:
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    Hey Doc..Just was hoping to get in a league as well. Thanks

  71. Doc

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    @Nate M: Plenty of slots still available. Shoot one of the organizers an email and they’ll send you an invite. The emails and leagues are above in the original post.

  72. steamer says:
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    Gridiron Gurus is now full.

  73. Chris says:
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    I just sent an email to John(?) for the chaos conference…

    Chris
    “Rockefeller”

  74. Doc

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    @Chris: Cool! Glad to have you!

  75. Jerkin says:
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    Guys Should I create a yahoo league one? I feel like a bunch of people are most comfortable with yahoo. It’d be their standard scoring system.

  76. Doc

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    @Jerkin: It just makes it so much easier for us to crown an all over champ if we are all at ESPN. I wasn’t all that happy that we were with ESPN for Baseball, but it’s really not that bad. Just different.

  77. Jerkin says:
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    Ok. Well id like to join a league… I emailed Iowa lsat week but no replay..

    so my email is bigger_better20 (at) hotmail dot come

    if someone could emaile me id love to join a league! thanks guy, see ya on the forums.

  78. Doc

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    @Jerkin: We’ll get you in one, no worries.

  79. airlifting says:
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    Jessup’s all full. got one guy who might not join, so i’ll let you know accordingly.

  80. Doc

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    @airlifting: Thanks, I’ll mark it filled for now.

  81. Doc

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    @Chris Ziza: I think we need to start a new league. Anybody want to start it up?

  82. Andrew says:
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    Big fan of the site’s baseball content. If you decide to open up another league definitely count me in. (my e-mail was submitted with comment).

    Maybe the new league could be an auction league???

  83. Doc

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    @Andrew: Just looking for an organizer right now.

  84. Andrew says:
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    I would totally be willing to be an additional organizer if the site decided to open up a 6th league.

  85. Doc

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    @Andrew: Hey Andrew, that would be great. I can’t say for sure that it will fill, but we could give it a shot. Give me your info and I’ll put it up top.

  86. Doc

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    We’ve added a sixth league. Contact Andrew andrew_ausanka_crues [at] yahoo dot com to join

  87. adamh says:
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    When is the draft for the sixth league? Has it been declared already?

  88. Andrew says:
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    I have proposed a draft date/time of Sunday, September 6 at 7 p.m. EST. I usually like to draft at least a week or two before the season starts, yet I want to ensure we have a full league.

    Once the league is full I shall lock the mutually agreed upon date in. An hour before the draft starts, ESPN will randomly assign each owner to their respective snake draft slot.

    The 6th league currently has 7 invited owners.

    Definitely e-mail me if you have any questions/concerns.

  89. @Chris Ziza:

    If its full why are there 3 open teams still? And whens the draft?

  90. Andrew says:
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    Umm dude, where did I say the league is full? There are three spots remaining, one of which is reserved for a prospective owner that e-mailed me yesterday (waiting for him to accept invitation).

    In regards to the draft date. The proposed date/time will be confirmed once the league is full.

    Definitely e-mail me if you are interested.

  91. airlifting says:
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    i got two spots open…two dudes just aren’t joining. greener pasture elsewhere, i guess. send em my way.

  92. Andrew says:
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    Update on 6th league: we still have two openings. tentative draft date is Sunday, September 6.

  93. Doc

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    @Andrew: Thank Andrew. Come one come all! Let’s fill up those leagues!!!!

  94. Andrew says:
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    Alright, we have one more opening in the 6th league. Doc, could you give airlifting and I a boost in your next post.

    Quick story, I found Razzball originally by doing a Google blog search for Everth Cabrera earlier this year. The baseball side had better analysis on the under-the-radar players than anywhere else I could find.

    Really like the football content so far Doc… absolutely great stuff. The excel schedule sheet will be incredibly useful moving forward.

  95. Doc

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    @Andrew: Thanks. Will do.

  96. Chaos League has an AWOL owner, just days before the draft. Anyone wants in, drop me an e-mail and I’ll send you an invitation ASAP. Draft is set for Wednesday, 8/26 at 8:30 PM EDT.

  97. Jerkin says:
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    IM IN! i’ll take that spot in the chaos league!

    send me an email

    bigger_better20 AT hotmail DOT com

  98. Andrew says:
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    Stoked to proclaim the 6th league, Project Mayhem, is now full. We shall be drafting either this or the following Sunday.

  99. airlifting says:
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    two dudes bailed in our league…set to draft tomorrow @ 9pm….but that will obviously change if no one joins.

  100. Elijah says:
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    The season already started, not too bright there lifter.

  101. airlifting says:
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    league’s dead….can’t really help when dudes bail….also can’t help asinine comments like this:

    “I managed to get Doc to ok the league despite the best efforts of retard boy”

    “Who’s the freakin moron who decided to have a draft after the season starts? What a joke.”

    not only is he an idiot…he can’t comprehend that i can’t make up for guys who bail on leagues.

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