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Can we not have divisions this year? I kind of felt last year the vast majority of the higher point scoring teams by chance ended up in one and only a few playoff caliber teams in the other. With two divisions you dont end up playing every team in the league at least once, which kinda sucks.
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Seems like a lot so far prefer the elimination of the keeper draft round value system.


--Harley's in favor of a 1 round random rookie draft.

Not sure I like that at all paired with the elimination of the value based keeper system. It would make the talent pool in the first round be even further watered down. It works in Option 2 as an interesting feature. Paired with Option 1 I think it would make the draft kind of dreadful.

--In Flik's post, I'm not real sure I see the point of the rookie contracts if we don't have a keeper draft value system. To me 8 keepers is just too much. We have 7 starting offensive spots. Generally most teams keep almost all offensive players or only 1 idp. Keeping 8 would just make the draft become picking bench players and idps. That sounds kind of awful to me and nothing I want a part of.

I don't like either option really. It ensures that people who have good teams and players are able to keep them in perpetuity and it prevents teams from improving through trades of players with higher round values, because those teams wouldn't have to trade them.

Completely the opposite. We already do keep players for perpetuity. Elite players get kept at round 1 cost regardless right. No one is not keeping the Rodgers, Bradys, or Brees because they get too expensive. In Option 1, you actually would be able to trade an elite player for a motherload of picks, what they actually should be worth. Right now, if you want to trade an expensive player for a Round 1 pick it isnt even possible to do unless its for the Consolation Pick. Its flawed badly.



The point of destroying my team was to ensure that I could draft those rookies with high draft picks. I didn't get anything of value from the contraction draft last year either, so it turned out to be a wise decision to demolish my team. I made my plans around this system remaining in place.
In Option 1 rookies are not being removed as they are in Option 2. Honestly there really only were a quarter of the teams that gained a keeper quality player in that Jimmy Graham draft. Only reason we did that was we got fucked over by 4 people that flaked out after we already started drafting.

Right now I am really just taking a straw poll on what the league would prefer. Stay with what we got, option 1, option 2, or something else. None of the proposed Options are set in stone exactly how they would be implememted. They're going to get tweaked if it is selected.
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Wrestling / Re: TWIW 4/23-4/29: Countdown to the GREATEST RUMBLE!
« Last post by KingPK on Today at 01:47:59 PM »


This is...kinda badass.  They had to do this to solidify his heel character.
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I thought there was no way he was going to lose at Mania and I feel the same way now. I'll be shocked if he loses Friday.

I feel like either way he's just a transitional champ to make way for the era of Braun, who has gotten over in the way they wish Roman would have.

Braun got over in much the same way Roman initially did - by looking like an unstoppable machine. Remember that Roman took out like four guys by himself in a SurSer match and didn't eat a pin for a over a year or some shit. The problem was that every time it looked like they were going to pull the trigger on him, something would get in the way and it made him look bad. With Braun, even when he took that one pin against Brock, he came back out and just went right back to being a raging monster. Sure the Shield beat him down, but given their teamwork push, that was bound to happen - then he got put into a garbage truck and came back like two weeks later basically unfazed.

Roman, on the other hand, looks poised to beat Brock at WM31 and they give it to Seth instead. Then he gets it later and is beat by Sheamus in five minutes, then he gets it AGAIN and they do their dumb Authority vs Face shit and have HHH of all people take the belt and after he wins it back loses it to Seth because of a wellness violation. Him beating Brock at 31, even if he got cashed in on by Seth within a few weeks, would have been a thousand times better. Instead, he went on to feud with BIG SHOW (fucking hell) and eventually Bray Wyatt (again a pretty shit move because they could have gotten some mileage out of Seth with the belt very paranoid after he cashed in and ruined Reigns' moment and now oh shit Reigns has the case).

No other guy they pushed to a top guy spot in the last twenty years has gone through this much garbage - maybe Daniel Bryan, but Bryan was so far and away above everyone else in sheer overness that I'm pretty sure they could have maintained whatever ratings they had at the time by just showing nothing but Bryan sitting in a chair eating never-ending salad from Olive Garden every Monday and Thursday.

I think part of it was that the fans knew they were waiting to shove Roman down our throats and as soon as the Shield broke up they proceeded to try exactly that and the fans weren't down with it. I still think Roman should've had a midcard run rather than going straight into a 4-way for the WWE title when the Shield split. Then maybe when he won the Rumble he would've gotten a better reaction because it was obvious they were biding time until the Rumble. Plus he just talked too damn much when the Shield first broke up. The silent killer thing worked so well.

I know people will say you can't be the champion without cutting promos and being a good talker, etc. but why not try it? Have they tried it anytime recently? No.

I still remember the time Big Show was talking trash and Roman simply said "Big Show if you keep talking I'm going to come down there and punch you in the face." and Show kept blabbing so Roman said "Okay" dropped the mic and headed to the ring. That's about the extent of what I feel he should've been doing on the mic when the Shield split up.

There's also the fact that post-Shield split it was painfully obvious the money was in Dean (and/or Roman) murdering Seth but Roman basically was like "eh, fuck it" and got an immediate title shot and mostly ignored Seth until after Mania while Dean was literally bouncing off the walls trying to cut Seth's face off and wear it.
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That all being said, Smackdown was really good and I love the direction with Nakamura, Iconics, and Bludgeon Brothers. Never thought I would care about those two guys again.
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Plus, if being a religious theocracy ruled by the minority, that imprisons those who do no wrong and executes people without legitimacy...if that's an issue as it relates to running shows in countries, uhhhhhhhhhh
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Current Events / Re: The Trump Presidency v2
« Last post by L'AZentat on Today at 01:09:35 PM »
And there's a dolphin riding a killer wave but he's being chased by a shark and the shark is wearing a Nazi armband.
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Wrestling / Re: TWIW 4/23-4/29: Countdown to the GREATEST RUMBLE!
« Last post by Dandy on Today at 01:08:28 PM »
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The women thing is gross. Making them wear head-to-toe ringwear in Dubai? That's an acceptable "their culture is different" exception. Going to a country where women are treated like garbage and not even allowed to work? That's just fucking slimy.

I mean, I get that it's hard to turn down the kind of money that's being thrown around and it's their choice but it's still gross. And is Finn gonna come out in his gay pride shirt?

Okay, I'm gonna go counter to that.

1. This is the 9th show they've run there. People are only paying attention now cause, well, I don't know why.

2. Women and children are able to attend for the first time.

3. Do you think people there will change their minds through ignoring them?

If you're gonna bring up the gay pride stuff then they shouldn't run here either the way the police in this country execute black people without trial.
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Wrestling / Re: TWIW 4/23-4/29: Countdown to the GREATEST RUMBLE!
« Last post by Damaramu on Today at 12:38:19 PM »
I thought there was no way he was going to lose at Mania and I feel the same way now. I'll be shocked if he loses Friday.

I feel like either way he's just a transitional champ to make way for the era of Braun, who has gotten over in the way they wish Roman would have.

Braun got over in much the same way Roman initially did - by looking like an unstoppable machine. Remember that Roman took out like four guys by himself in a SurSer match and didn't eat a pin for a over a year or some shit. The problem was that every time it looked like they were going to pull the trigger on him, something would get in the way and it made him look bad. With Braun, even when he took that one pin against Brock, he came back out and just went right back to being a raging monster. Sure the Shield beat him down, but given their teamwork push, that was bound to happen - then he got put into a garbage truck and came back like two weeks later basically unfazed.

Roman, on the other hand, looks poised to beat Brock at WM31 and they give it to Seth instead. Then he gets it later and is beat by Sheamus in five minutes, then he gets it AGAIN and they do their dumb Authority vs Face shit and have HHH of all people take the belt and after he wins it back loses it to Seth because of a wellness violation. Him beating Brock at 31, even if he got cashed in on by Seth within a few weeks, would have been a thousand times better. Instead, he went on to feud with BIG SHOW (fucking hell) and eventually Bray Wyatt (again a pretty shit move because they could have gotten some mileage out of Seth with the belt very paranoid after he cashed in and ruined Reigns' moment and now oh shit Reigns has the case).

No other guy they pushed to a top guy spot in the last twenty years has gone through this much garbage - maybe Daniel Bryan, but Bryan was so far and away above everyone else in sheer overness that I'm pretty sure they could have maintained whatever ratings they had at the time by just showing nothing but Bryan sitting in a chair eating never-ending salad from Olive Garden every Monday and Thursday.

I think part of it was that the fans knew they were waiting to shove Roman down our throats and as soon as the Shield broke up they proceeded to try exactly that and the fans weren't down with it. I still think Roman should've had a midcard run rather than going straight into a 4-way for the WWE title when the Shield split. Then maybe when he won the Rumble he would've gotten a better reaction because it was obvious they were biding time until the Rumble. Plus he just talked too damn much when the Shield first broke up. The silent killer thing worked so well.

I know people will say you can't be the champion without cutting promos and being a good talker, etc. but why not try it? Have they tried it anytime recently? No.

I still remember the time Big Show was talking trash and Roman simply said "Big Show if you keep talking I'm going to come down there and punch you in the face." and Show kept blabbing so Roman said "Okay" dropped the mic and headed to the ring. That's about the extent of what I feel he should've been doing on the mic when the Shield split up.
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