8/17/2012 6:09 PM
Posted by dockellis70 on 8/17/2012 6:06:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 8/17/2012 1:44:00 PM (view original):
Posted by nasboat on 8/17/2012 1:26:00 PM (view original):
The problem is that you're an *******, and everyone knows it.
Ouch, that stings.  Hope I get over it.
I hope you get over it in time to stop Nas's World Series winning team from the spiral you put it into.

Evidently, from what I've read, he tanked his way to a super team.    So, yeah, I hope he gets his *** stomped.

BTW, nice no-no on acid.  That had to be an awesome experience.

8/17/2012 7:35 PM

Got another guess?
8/17/2012 8:33 PM
I think this thread might just be permanently derailed
8/17/2012 8:49 PM
Posted by shobob on 8/17/2012 8:33:00 PM (view original):
I think this thread might just be permanently derailed
There are too many leagues doing a bad job of filling their openings, CS has told people that have 32 owners ready for go with fresh leagues that they were ready to do something about the openings, closed a couple offending leagues, immediately waffled because "some guy died" and here we are months later with no other actions taken.  Meanwhile, Rice Not Lynn has taken another month vacation because there's no demand to play there and their commish refuses to go public.

Better?
8/18/2012 6:06 AM

See "The TWC".   That should explain a lot about death spirals. 

 

8/20/2012 12:51 PM
Posted by willsauve on 8/17/2012 1:35:00 PM (view original):
I'd like to point out that most the people who usually clash pretty hard with Mike's posts are guys with a bunch of 40-50 win seasons strung together.. Not sure if this is a coincidence or not..
Looks like somebody is about to serve a big helping of tank.

tonicawf Yellowhammers 8/18/2012 4:34 PM Im confident ill win 66, but this team i took over is really horrible. I invite anyone to check it out. This is going require an almost complete roster change. I d hate to think i would get bounced in this difficult transition season.
8/20/2012 3:11 PM
Nice.

Notice the appeal to the masses "I invite anyone to check it out"

Followed by the pre-emptive laying of the groundwork if he misses the floor  "I d hate to think i would get bounced in this difficult transition season"

Classic.

Should definitely be in the tanker's handbook.
8/20/2012 4:02 PM
I think I see one of the "problems" in that world.  They have MWR but don't seem to enforce it. 
8/20/2012 4:13 PM
Since I'm sure tonic will eventually show up to put me in my place, here's the problem with unenforced MWR:   They mean nothing.   If my intention is to tank and last season a 45 win team was "reviewed" then allowed to remain, my case is "But that guy...."   WifS will back me up as long as I did nothing blatant if my review doesn't go so well.
8/20/2012 6:08 PM
i have no intentions of tanking mike. its just that this franchise won 30 games last season under different managment. 66 games is pretty easy to do, im not worried about it really. but i dont have much to work with. the BL squad is pretty bad. outside of a few pitchers, this whole team is quad A. i enjoy rebuilds and turning teams around though, so im up for the challenge.
8/20/2012 6:13 PM

Looks like the team won 50. 

Anyway...

1 reddevil19 ML 72-90 .444 4th No No      
2 reddevil19 ML 58-104 .358 4th No No      
3 mmacharg ML 42-120 .259 4th No No      
4 MikeT23 ML 66-96 .407 3rd No No      
5 MikeT23 ML 76-86 .469 2nd No No      
6 MikeT23 ML 75-87 .463 2nd No No      
7 MikeT23 ML 92-70 .568 2nd Yes No no no no
8 MikeT23 ML 90-72 .556 1st No Yes no no no
9 MikeT23 ML 93-69 .574 1st No Yes yes no no
10 MikeT23 ML 91-71 .562 1st No Yes no no no
11 MikeT23 ML 92-70 .568 1st No Yes yes yes yes
12 MikeT23 ML 107-55 .660 1st No Yes yes no no
13 MikeT23 ML 89-73 .549 2nd Yes No yes yes yes

8/20/2012 6:15 PM
I had to add 24 wins to reach 66.   Anyone in that league at that time will tell you that was one of the worst pieces of crap teams ever seen.    I think I had to run a 110m payroll just to field a team that wouldn't lose 100(which was my modest goal in S4 because there were so many bad contracts left to me).
8/20/2012 6:25 PM
****, your right, 50 wins. i took over another tragedy in eckersley that won 34 games i think. anyway, im not a fan of being called a tanker, but i know how this forum game is played. 
8/20/2012 6:28 PM
Well, when someone starts making excuses on why they can't reach the MWR BEFORE the world even fills, it raises a red flag.   And, as willsauve noted, many of those that object to my posts tend to be owners with a handful of 40-50 win season.  And, as most know, I have a special name for owners who lose 100 time and time again. 

If any of that fits you, well, it simply fits you.
8/20/2012 6:31 PM
its cool, i get it. ill admit that i had no clue what i was doing for like 2 years. i have like 7-8 100 loss seasons, true, but i know how to play this sim now. 
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