However, when we are talking about cheating in HD recruiting, where there is a nominal amount of cash, his statement is completely irrelevant. People in here can only compete as far as there recruiting cash will let them.
@Milwood: False. While recruiting cash is obviously an important element, it isn't even close to the only thing that determines success. There is far from perfect information in this game (meaning that there are market inefficiencies to exploit). And there are various ways you can expend cash, from the optimal to the way sub-optimal. The evidence is in the fact that there are plenty of dynasties built at mid-majors or in conferences with few humans (so less postseason cash). It's hard to win without a cash advantage, but definitely possible.
You're taking milwood's statement in a vacuum, it seems, but it's a direct response to the original post. The statement above, essentially, "compete harder", is not helpful in this context. If a cheating coach uses his alias to drain your recruiting funds so his original username can win a battle against you, competing harder
doesn't make any difference. You're already recruiting as efficiently as you can, but your cheating adversary has rigged the auction in a way you can't really counter outside of "suddenly have more recruiting cash somehow".
7/19/2013 1:46 PM (edited)