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I started a new theme league called Show Russell Respect!. WIS has never shown this player the respect he deserves. He should have multiple 100 defense seasons, but as long as I have been part of WIS, he never has. On the last update, they dropped majority of his seasons to 70 for an even bigger slap in the face. In this league, he will be the dominant defensive player that he is. No player can have a defensive rating above 69, except Bill Russell.

The other rules are as follows: no WW, no clones except Bill Russell, and of course, no rookies.

Update: No Russell clones allowed now.

People in thus far:
2/19/2013 2:00 PM (edited)
What's the cap?  And suggestion, you should make everyone else D 50 or less... So he can truly be the best defender

10/8/2012 5:54 PM
Cap is 49M. I didn't want to eliminate too many players, so set max D at 69. He does have one season at 90D, so he will be a lot higher than any others still.
10/8/2012 6:03 PM
can we clone Russell? that seems implicit from what you posted
10/8/2012 6:09 PM
You can use as many Bill Russell's as you like.

Update: No Russell clones now.
10/19/2012 2:02 PM (edited)
Here's an article on Bill Russell:
10/8/2012 7:26 PM
Due to no interest, the league is scrapped.
10/11/2012 8:40 AM
man I just saw this.  I can't believe it got no support =(
10/11/2012 3:25 PM
Im interested but there's like 3 other good themes all just about to fill - maybe when those are full and people start looking around? dont let hope die!
10/11/2012 3:36 PM
I am very busy myself Smiley but I like it..
10/11/2012 5:34 PM
It takes forever for themes to fill. WIS should automatically eliminate themes that don't fill within a year. There are still some listed from 2010.
10/12/2012 2:14 PM
Agreed that most theme's take forever to fill. It is becoming very frustrating and OL's do nothing for me anymore. Maybe I`ll come back to this at a future date.
10/12/2012 2:43 PM
I liked the idea too - I put a team in but I was the only one there and pulled it when you folded it.  Hopefully next time but you will have to be patient as it could take a few weeks to fill.
10/16/2012 11:07 AM
When I look to restart this league, I am looking at putting a restriction on blocks as well, except Russell. I understand that records weren't kept for this stat during his day, and have read that he was a huge blocker. Where did WIS get his blocking numbers from?
10/17/2012 5:06 PM
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