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  • Jon Jon Sep 2, 2010 4:24 PM Flag

    What to do about unruly commish?

    The commissioner in one of my private leagues had completely hijacked the league. Very suspicious events went down after the draft--two separate lopsided trades from two different accounts to the commissioner. The first one was Chris Chambers and Brandon Lafell for...Brandon Marshall...the second, from a completely different team, was Michael Turner and Dexter McLuster for Marshawn Lynch and Steve Slaton. It is a very deep, 16 team league. I voted against the trades but it didn't seem to matter. So I decided to look into it a bit, and it turns out the two teams that had been involved with the lopsided trades--which had been the only two teams to auto-draft surprise surprise--were involved in only one other league--a 2009 fantasy basketball league, private. They finished 11th and 12th, respectively. Want to take a guess at the only trophy the commish had ever won? Yep, a 12 team private league 2009 basketball league. The accounts were dummys, created just so he could rig that league and now rig this one. And guess what else I found? When I clicked on commish changes, I discovered that the Trade Vote rule had been changed to commissioner's decision--conveniently when he was trying to push those two trades through

    So I outed him, pointed out that they were dummy accounts, and told him to reverse the trades and play the game the right way. I expected him to delete my comments, what I did not expect was for him to delete them and then lock every single team besides his own--no adds, drops, waiver claims, trades--not even any roster changes for any of the 13 legit teams. Meaning we will all start guys on bye weeks. I know he is just a prepubescent 12 year old boy but me and the rest of the guys in the league are serious players, and what he is doing is absolutely tyrannical. Is there any recourse I can take against him? I play for fun--but also for pride, and I don't want to just take this lying down. Any suggestions?

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    • If your a serious player, how did you get into such a crap league, apparently with blinders on? Maybe you should try a paid league with friends, not free leagues run by 12 yr olds, only then can you claim to be a serious player. If it's not for cash then who cares.

      • 2 Replies to Melted Face
      • Chris, you're a friggin idiot! Makin' any money at it?

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    • I feel your pain. I am pretty sure that in one of my leagues the commish actually has 3 accounts. He admitted to a dupe account to fill the league and there was ton of talk about a dupe but I couldn't just by looking tell so I thought maybe it was dropped. Well after reading this I get to looking. I know which one was his admitted dupe but just found out that this other account is in at least 3 leagues the commish is in. This comes after a very shady trade where even with league votes did not get it overruled because it would not let us vote against it. The sad part is he has dupes in like 3 leagues and still has not managed to finish higher than 3rd. Probably because he takes Carson Palmer in the first round.

    • you have 2 options..... either find a hacker and steal his yahoo account....or buy a password scanner and steal his yahoo account....then your the commish and can fix the league yourself! I love the messages i get from cheats when I have the punk kids account and start emailing all thier contacts as to how gay they are!!!!

    • Seems pretty simple....just tell the dude to eat $hit and remove your team from the league. They can't play with an odd number of teams so basically the season will be ruined. Before you do that, E-mail everyone else in your league saying that YOU are starting up a new leage and see if they want to join. I'm comissioner in my league and i'm telling you, it's not that hard. My league is for money with all of my close friends so i'd never pull that.

      So basically that's all you can do my friend, deep six his league and take all of his players. There's still time for another draft.


      Good luck!

    • Unfortunately, you don't have much recourse. Yahoo does not get involved in disputes with commissioners in private leagues.

      I know how frustrating it is, having been screwed over by a cheating commish more than once.

      These days I commission more leagues myself or try to play with commishes I personally know or have played with in other leagues. When I do join a league whose commish I don't know, I look for telltale signs BEFORE the draft:

      - The commish's profile. Has he only won leagues in which he was the commish? Has he won every league he commished? Be wary of someone whose record in commished leagues is drastically different than non-commished leagues.

      - Similarities in managers' profiles. If 2 managers in your league have the same team names in their histories, that is a red flag. If it's something generic like Crushers, that could just be a coincidence. But if 2 managers have past teams named Nebraska Stormchasers, then odds are one person created both accounts.

      - Potential dummy accounts. If there are numerous people in your league with no history or very minimal history, I would jump ship. It's possible to have 3 or 4 people who are new to fantasy in one league. But the likelier explanation is that someone has created dummy accounts.

      - League settings on draft day. I make a habit of logging in about a hour before the draft to see if the commish has made any last-minute changes. I once was in a league where the commish assigned the draft order 2 hours before the draft, giving himself #1 pick, of course. Needless to say, I dropped out of the league.

      Checking these things out before you draft gives you a chance to make an exit and avoid dealing with a cheat. Once you draft and discover your commish is a cheat, there's not much you can do.

      CJ

    • Quit and Commish your own league for now on

    • Just start your own league and invite the others owners.

    • everybody in the league should drop out and create a new one, the only downside to this is having to re-draft players.

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