ToO Fantasy Football: Year 10 Edition!

The cherished ToO tradition reaches its tenth year.

If there's something on your mind that just doesn't seem to fall into any of the other categories, well, it quite likely belongs inside Joe Finneman's marketplace. Think of it as a general store for general discussions!
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ToO Fantasy Football: Year 10 Edition!

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Welcome to our TENTH year of playing fantasy football! \:D/ I'm very late in creating this thread this year. Frankly, I considered skipping this season in light of the pandemic, civil rights movement, and uncertainty surrounding sports. However, ToO fantasy football is one of our longest-running traditions and it might be a nice break from a challenging year. So, if you haven't played before, feel free to be part of ToO history by playing with us!

History >> (History on ESPN, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

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(bookworm, care to update the infographic with your second championship?)

>> Click here to go to this year's league main office. <<

2020 Roll Call
  1. American Eagle - confirmed
  2. bookworm - confirmed
  3. Laura Ingalls - confirmed
  4. Almanzo - confirmed
  5. Knight Fisher - confirmed
  6. Eugene II - confirmed
  7. Monty_Whittaker - confirmed
  8. Presler (AE's roommate) - confirmed
  9. godisawesomeness99 - unconfirmed
  10. your name here - space available!
This year is open to anyone who wants to play. You simply need an ESPN account. One you have that, PM me or bookworm your email address and we'll let you in.

If you played last year and want to stay in the league, just post in this thread so we know you're in. \:D/

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the limited time between now and the start of the season (Sep 10), I am foregoing our typical draft date discussion and announcing the draft date right now. I know this may mean some cannot make it; my apologies! Please edit your pre-draft rankings and strategy to ensure that you get a great time.

Draft Date: Monday, September 7 at 9:00 PM ET
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Almanzo and I are in for this year! \:D/
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Coming back, with a new team logo and nameee!
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I got you, Laura, Almanzo, and Monty! \:D/
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As always \:D/ It's so weird to think we've been doing this for nearly half my life.
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Welcome back, KF. \:D/ The 10 year thing is wild. In the past decade I've lived in like 8 places but kept the same fantasy football team the whole time.
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I am back as well! 8th times the charm for winning the ship
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Hi, EII. \:D/ Hopefully this is your year!

bookworm? GIA99?
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You know I'm in.

And you're not late, with no preseason happening this year I wasn't going to ping you about it until today and logged on to see you were already on top of it! :)
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That's what I'm talking about. \:D/ Hi, bookworm.
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I have a message out to gia, but haven't been able to get in touch with him lately; do we need to arrange a backup player in case he doesn't respond in time? We need even teams right?
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Even teams would be preferable for me anyway, and I assume everyone else
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I'll ping SWA and see if he'd be able to jump in.
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Yeah, even numbered players is best; otherwise we have to deal with lots of bye weeks. If GIA, SWA, or another player doesn't show up, we're having an 8th player Weekend at Bernie's style.
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I might be able to convince my brother to play if we cant find anyone else
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I also messaged Brad; he had mentioned to me a while back that he was considering playing this year.
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We have 8 players. \:D/ My roommate Presler has decided to play with us this year. He chose the team name "In re Football Maxius" (it's a law-related joke).

From this point forward, if GIA, SWA, Brad, or another player wants to join, they are still welcome! However, we will need to add players in pairs so that we maintain an even number of teams.
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Oh, if I knew we were going outside the ToO I probably could have found someone too. I'm not overly thrilled about bringing in another non board member. Please understand I don't mean that in an unwelcoming way, I'm glad to have him playing, it just diminishes what's special about this league and sets it apart from a typical one, in my opinion, when we add someone the full group doesn't know. I look forward to getting to know him, at least through his play, though.



SWA emailed me back by the way. He has a lot of big things going on right now and wouldn't be able to be active his season but was willing to join in name just to give us that even membership if needed. I let him know someone else stepped in.
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bookworm wrote:Oh, if I knew we were going outside the ToO I probably could have found someone too. I'm not overly thrilled about bringing in another non board member. Please understand I don't mean that in an unwelcoming way, I'm glad to have him playing, it just diminishes what's special about this league and sets it apart from a typical one, in my opinion, when we add someone the full group doesn't know. I look forward to getting to know him, at least through his play, though.
Thanks for sharing your concern. Finding an 8th player has been a struggle in several of our seasons and still we have persisted. Plus, Almanzo proves that we can expand from our core and still maintain the community that makes us great. (Almanzo has no ToO account, and the full group does not know him, and yet he's an important part of ToO Fantasy Football history.)
bookworm wrote:SWA emailed me back by the way. He has a lot of big things going on right now and wouldn't be able to be active his season but was willing to join in name just to give us that even membership if needed. I let him know someone else stepped in.
Thanks for checking with him and giving him/us an update.

Reminder:
The Draft Begins at 9:00 PM EST Tonight!

Hopefully see you all there! \:D/
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American Eagle wrote:Almanzo has no ToO account, and the full group does not know him
Indeed, and that's why I said "another" non board member; I wasn't keen on his joining either back when it happened.

I don't actually take issue with this, it's just not preferable. We should keep the ToO Fantasy League to the ToO as much as possible, in my opinion. But a member's spouse and roommate are reasonable enough connections; it's not like we're inviting random classmates or coworkers just for the heck of it.

And if they make a forum account then this all becomes moot. \:D/
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