i'd like to see my presence more in this forum.
i have to admit i'm having difficulty divulging my thoughts and opinions since there are so many of you that i'm competing against in the house of purgatory. selfish of me, forgive me. that league is my "precious." ha!
Yeah I dont think its any coincidence that during the time I wrote The Hive, I won zero community IDP league titles, with the exception of a draft only league (where no one could screw me out of any waiver adds, lol), and since I stopped helping people around here I've won all 5 of the IDP leagues I have played in (back to back in Frenzy and TFL, and won 4th & Goal last year before that league folded).
Amazing what can be done when your leaguemates arent using your advice against you.
I was a regular reader of the Hive.
It's a double-edged sword, but if part of what I tell folks is what gets me beat I can live with it. It's more than worth it when you get multiple e-mails and messages thanking you for helping someone bring home their $$$ league title, or beat their butthead brother-in-law, or whatever.
Besides, I love to write...it's in me bones...has been since I was a kid. (Although you'd think after all that time I'd have at least gotten a little
better at it.)
Also, I may not have won the WALL, but I did manage to go 13-0 in the regular season, and against that level of competition I'll take that as the achievement that it is.
Rat-b*****d EZR...we shall meet again, and I shall be avenged.
My regular season record in two FS IDP leagues...22-4. No titles, but one was a dynasty I inherited that sort of, well, sucked, and how am I supposed to complain about losing 4 of 26?
The playoffs are luck...getting there is skill, and if I can help one person hone theirs then I'm doing what Tony brought me here to do (always did anyway...even in my early days, just after I "figured" out FF, I started handing out advice to folks who asked...how Kilroyz Krystal Ball started...as a help thread on a message board).
I'd as soon tell you how to beat me, then beat you anyway...just how I roll.
(That sounds arrogant(er) than it should, but I've spent the last five years or so doing it, including in "expert" leagues against guys that know far more and get paid more than I to speak of such things).
I'm still learning myself (day you stop trying to get better you stop, you know, getting better), and this sort of forum, dedicated to IDP, can be an invaluable resource for doing so, but only if the folks talking about and discussing things can put getting better ahead of winning one game in one week in one league.
Give a man a fish and all that crap....
So far as the folks that have expressed interest in Deathmatch '12...you won't be disappointed...it's not your average league, but she's a hoot.