Episode 50 (5/26/20)
blowing up a team in rookie auction leagues, league tshirts, dirty commish, backup positions who score half, group play playoffs, commish rule
Episode 49 (5/26/20)
Episode 48 (5/26/20)
contract matching, contract vs bankroll, more weight to regular season, bonus quarters
Episode 47 (5/26/20)
taxi, all flex leagues, week 13 byes, expansion, devy picks, allplay/total points if short season
Episode 46 (5/12/20)
no supplemental worries, empire pot refunds, a couple collusion suspicion stories, auction rookie scale if season cancelled, covid clause, changes in dynasty, dispersal with 2021 picks, waiver wire rules
Episode 45 (5/4/20)
dispersal update, 2nd chance privacy, idp scoring, roto leagues, multicopy setup, drop before draft, draft vs inseason league, position eligibility, week 17 ideas, 2020 cancellation (briefly)
Episode 44 (4/27/20)
reg season belt, salary cap idea, interesting roto type league, email with 3 league ideas, faab player swap idea
Episode 43 (4/23/20)
32 teamer idea, dispersal pick draft order, expansion idea, 2nd chance dispersal talk, inactivity rules
Episode 42 (4/20/20)
activity from buyin, league update email, 10 year devy, interesting tank penalty, replacing teams issue
Episode 41 (4/17/20)
2nd chance talk, triple double league, taking advantage of an owner, vampire league talk, inactive member who does the minimum
Episode 40 (4/13/20)
NFL experience league, public trade counter update, 5 year dynasty leagues, a commish story,
listener emails his unique league rules, trade calc rule issues, hybrid best ball, convincing league to update rules
Late payments with coronavirus, positional group league, bad commish taxi theft, trade deadlines, some allowed tank rules and strategy from a listener, player blocking and locking
new to dynasty owner, 16 redraft team roster settings, conditional trades, paying for future, integrity vetoes
We bring on our 2nd guest, John Bosch (@JohnBoschFF) and talk auctions for over an hour!
interleague trades, taxi poaching, fun draft day ideas, commish league, dispersal quandry, final spot to PF paired with eliminated team can’t trade.
league dues, pirate league, covering league fee as commish, leaving a league as commish, conference league, deep roster taxi, last week tank, lineup substitution
owner recruiting, kicking out an owner, devy draft issue, forcing future payment, league of leagues, roto fantasy football, 4 colluders trigger a dispersal
champ game payout structure
offseason auction schedule
Processed Waiver losing bids being viewable
Ryan toys for tots shopping tomorrow,
Fixing a tanking team’s score,
Tanking scenarios in dynasty,
Pigs forces activity,
Best ball hybrid,
Taxi for bye week players,
Trade calculator rule for public leagues,
Scott’s 5 dynasty are leagues 52-3,
Scott Fish and Ryan McDowell talk commissioner stuff. On this episode they talk about: % for league votes, owner issues, charity, where to get salary cap info, relegation info, positional eligibility, and more!
Scott Fish and Ryan McDowell talk commissioner stuff. On this episode they talk about: Choosing devy states instead of players, tanking using waivers, commissioners taking a cut, keeper league mistake story, bad owner kickout vote, blind bidding startup auction, offseason roster limit expansion, re-vote on same topic 2 years in a row, cheating commish, how do rookie auctions work, best dyno host sites
Scott Fish and Ryan McDowell talk commissioner stuff. On this episode they talk about: trades that sit, accepting deals after news breaks, win tokens, division realignment, league activity, roster dumping, and more!
Scott Fish and Ryan McDowell talk commissioner stuff. On this episode they talk about: trades not on site, trading auction dollars, A bad commish story, an interesting NFL draft way of selecting rookies, more tank talk, changing commissioners, how to start a dynasty, how to vet owners, and Ernest Hemmingway stops by!
Scott Fish and Ryan McDowell talk commissioner stuff. On this episode they talk about: Basics of commissioning and league setup
Scott Fish and Ryan McDowell talk commissioner stuff. On this episode they talk about: Position hoarding, home league fee increase, team names, bad commish story, divisions vs none, outside of league assets tradeable, AAF/XFL, expansion/retraction, playoff projection tool.
Scott Fish and Ryan McDowell talk commissioner stuff. On this episode they talk about: A dynasty with a contract point system, graphics tool recommendation, a super duper flex league question, redraft toilet bowl prize ideas, next year entry paid for by a exiting team in a dispersal, appropriate trade vetoes, pigs (bankroll) copycat inflation thoughts.
Scott Fish and Ryan McDowell talk commissioner stuff. On this show they talk about: Drafting their favorite league settings. This is not the perfect league or a basic league people should start. It’s more about just drafting our favorite settings.
Scott Fish and Ryan McDowell talk commissioner stuff. On this show they talk about: a tank that changed the playoffs of a league, bizarre problem including baby formula, expansion draft and keeper question, redraft to dynasty inactivity, public trading system again, vetting owners, taxi promotion/demotion, collusion in auctions, commissioning a dev league, CI tshirts…
Scott Fish and Ryan McDowell talk commissioner stuff. This show they talk about: Ending Leagues, Potential Points, No Trade Deadline, interesting keeper variation.
Scott Fish and Ryan McDowell talk commissioner stuff. This show they talk about: dealing with a bad owner that is a relative, 2 week long season matchups, keep5/dynasty/keepstarters league, multiple copy pre and post nfl draft auctions, how to deal with week 1 TNF in a first weekend draft, friends in a redraft starting a dynasty and how to find new owners, how to deal with promotion and demotion from taxis.
Scott Fish and Ryan McDowell talk commissioner stuff. This show they talk about: ESP anti tanking rules, overpayment of winnings, can an owner sell his team if leaving, more taxi squad questions, booting a bad owner, ties in polls, salary cap best ball league, making a league with 3 types of leagues as prongs, and all time power rankings.
Scott Fish and Ryan McDowell talk commissioner stuff. This show they talk about: a couple bylaws that were sent in and a bunch more bad commish stories that were tweeted to us!
Scott Fish and Ryan McDowell talk commissioner stuff. This show they talk about: slow auction site/help, table talk, rookie draft/auction participation, rules you created that you were unaware may have existed, locking players after drop vs not.
Scott Fish and Ryan McDowell talk commissioner stuff. This show they talk about: collecting league fees, revealing keepers or draft order first in keeper leagues, eliminated starter points as anti tanking measure, future draft pick trading in a keeper league, multiple payouts, MFL, Token league idea…
2:35 devy salaries in startup
8:25 trade deadlines
11:40 alternative payouts
15:30 get a copy of Scott’s/Ryan’s bylaws
16:30 posting trades publicly so others can beat it
20:00 timeline to switch from non-PPR to half-PPR
22:10 unlimited taxi squad & implementation
25:25 homepage design advice for themed leagues
27:30 How long to wait before replacing an unresponsive owner?
32:30 team orphaned mid-season
35:30 combining devy & rookie drafts
2:35 fixing inflation in Scott’s Capitalist Pigs league
8:40 co-owner added without asking
11:45 options when timed out during draft
19:25 startup roster/starters advice
23:20 positional limits
24:30 roster cutdowns
26:05 combining rookies/vets in startup
28:20 rosters between final & rookie draft
31:45 taxi squads
33:55 people to hire to customize mfl page
36:40 joining pigs/sink leagues
EP 13 Bad Commish stories
2:00 getting booted for not responding to a trade within 24 hours
5:30 changed playoff format before & after gameday
11:25 after ruling no vetos, veto’d tiny trade
14:45 trade partner veto’d his own trade
18:40 AWOL commish tweeting from jail
22:40 outvoted commish still made changes
26:00 constantly tries to weaken strong teams
27:20 blocked trade so a team wouldn’t get too good
32:10 took away a newly added player because he was saved for someone else
38:45 expanded playoffs mid-season to qualify
39:50 banished owner still had access and banished commish
2:15 best way to determine rookie pick order
7:25 freshen up a stagnate keeper league
11:50 all trades are publicly posted and can be beat
17:50 avoiding toilet bowl tanking & spotting points
18:50 letting owner of another team’s rookie pick make lineup for last game of season
28:05 Do you return picks that were removed as penalty from a previous owner?
30:55 salary cap/contracts on ESPN
32:45 Salary cap vs. contract years?
33:30 assistance for setting up new league
36:30 SF scoring & starting lineups
42:05 making changes to scoring system
44:35 creating a bigger difference between good & bad QBs
47:00 big play bonus & scoring suggestions
49:15 setting up a new league for first timers
52:15 jumping starting off-season activity
1:55 Ryan’s Catch 22 league
6:05 Can you do a FA snake draft in a salary cap league?
9:45 Should a commish do any transactions for a neglected team?
13:00 penalties for ignoring trade offers
14:40 large relegation league
18:25 dealing with stars cut mid-season in salary cap league
23:10 transition from re-draft to dynasty
25:45 Should you let other teams join a dispersal draft?
29:00 ideal roster & starting positions
32:05 Should startup include rookies?
1:55 managing multi copy leagues with many teams
5:30 contracting from 12 to 11 teams
8:05 What’s a crazy league idea that you wanted to start but couldn’t make work?
15:20 how to spread out prize money more
24:15 tiebreaker: H2H or total points?
24:55 league expansion & contraction
27:00 limiting non-playoff teams on waiver wire
32:40 low participation in polls about league changes
34:15 free/inexpensive hosting solutions to help raise $ for charity
35:30 playoff re-seeding
37:15 how to nicely oust a commish into a welcome leaguemate
39:20 specific tanking scenario with MNF lineup
41:45 Is 6 of 10 playoff teams too much?
43:00 double headers
44:15 kickers or no kickers
44:20 additional pick to Toilet Bowl champ
44:35 how to stop tanking
48:10 how many roster spots
49:00 how to remove kicker & def
49:45 switching from 1QB to SF
51:30 Does mfl lock rosters during off-season?
52:50 large keeper league lacking waiver wire talent
58:00 how to get commish to kick the kicker/def
1:55 getting inactive owners to respond to trades
4:15 league with a max # of add/drops
8:20 players dropped accidentally
12:05 when commish is asked for strategic advice
14:35 what off-site tools to add value or make job easier
15:55 best way to leave a league you commish
19:15 leaving healthy players on IR
22:10 veto’ing trades
25:20 can you remove an owner for being inactive?
29:05 expanding a league
34:00 taxi squads
36:05 our worst commish screwups
39:45 how to add an extra pick to the rookie draft for the toilet bowl winner
44:35 home field advantage bonus in playoffs
47:15 do you keep track of bylaw changes?
Episode 8 – Nathan Powell
1:30 potential points
8:30 setting up rookie draft order
11:00 victory points
13:00 best ball dynasty
22:00 The League With No Name
29:15 Boys To Men league
31:30 fixing auction mistakes
36:50 favorite & least favorite dynasty rules
40:10 proxy vs non-proxy auctions
44:50 trading in multi copy leagues
46:15 2 copy leagues
2:00 contracting a league
4:30 when a rule change proposal has backing but as commish you don’t like it
7:50 people that try to find bylaw loopholes
9:45 reneged trades made off-site
12:00 people that constantly question the commish
15:45 2 week playoffs & mfl setup
19:00 should you force activity on inactive leagues?
22:00 how far ahead can you trade rookie picks?
23:45 contracting a league
24:45 incentivizing owners to be more active
27:30 can a salary cap startup NOT be an auction
30:40 handling claims of collusion involving trades by commish
34:20 how to promote faster startup drafting
36:50 expanding your league by adding teams
1:00 no PPR in SFB7
7:30 increasing scoring to make 1QB better
13:00 taxi squad setup
16:35 keeping productive rookies on taxi squad
19:00 league polls that end tied
20:00 thoughts on specific startup trades
22:20 should commish post articles on league page?
24:30 idea – trading for additional roster spots?
28:00 league bylaws advice
29:40 2nd chance dispersal drafts
34:15 notice period when switching from 1QB to SF
1:30 dropping players before making rookie picks
3:30 IR criteria & details
5:20 suspended players
6:50 veto vs. no veto
7:30 stimulating activity during off-season
10:05 when to start off-season waivers
11:45 startups on espn & nfl.com
16:00 commish took over an inactive league
19:50 is SFBowl allowed in all states?
20:30 trading rights to a player before tagging in the off-season
21:50 idea – Survivor dynasty?
28:00 taxi squad poaching
29:25 do you protect newbies to dynasty?
30:35 would you remove an active owner that is simply bad at fantasy?
32:35 trading for a bottle of wine
2:00 Ryan’s Kitchen Sink League
31:00 ‘Marathon league’ has fantasy playoffs during NFL playoffs
35:00 Scott’s Capitalist Pigs League
Episode 3 – New League Setup
2:20 line-up construction
5:45 kicker/def flex?
7:15 2QB & SF
11:00 transition from 1QB to SF
15:30 roster size
18:00 taxi squad/IR
23:30 locked players
25:15 when to hold startup draft
26:15 how to determine rookie draft order in first year
27:30 rookie picks in startup
29:15 auction startup timeline
31:30 devy auction
32:45 how to run a devy auction
35:30 setting up leagues via a series of votes
39:00 posting all trade offers publicly on league page
1:20 off-season duties
6:00 voting period
6:45 replacing owners
13:00 first steps of off-season
14:30 implementing bylaw changes
19:30 leaving leagues
21:15 how & why to boot an owner
24:45 leagues without playoffs
28:00 leagues paid via monthly subscriptions
7:15 executive decisions or put it to a vote
10:45 best interest clause
23:00 disappearing team owners
27:15 trade deadlines and waivers
33:30 seeding for the playoffs
40:30 re-seeding 2nd round of playoffs
51:45 encouraging interaction/posts/videos