I’m in a fantasy basketball league and the commissioner is not really the sharpest tool in the shed. He set up the league’s scoring so that it’s almost all counting stats like points and rebounds, and with unlimited daily roster moves/changes.
Now, with unlimited roster moves and such a heavy emphasis on counting stats, your path to victory is clear–you’ve gotta stream out those bench spots every day. I don’t see anything ethically wrong with streaming like that. Anyone in the league can do the same thing, it’s within the rules, and even if you don’t want it for whatever reason, fine. It’s easy to combat. Make more of the scoring categories rate stats (which as a streamer, I consistently lose), or negative categories like turnovers. But DO IT BEFORE THE SEASON.
I’ve been riding my strategy to the top spot in the standings. I’ve never talked trash (haven’t talked much at all, actually), I’ve never broken any rules, nothing, and today the commissioner tells me that everyone has complained, the entire league “hates” me (really), and so he’s changing the rules midseason to cap weekly moves at a limit which will hurt me but not affect anyone else.
Aside from the obvious unfairness of changing the rules midseason to hurt just one single team, especially when I drafted with this strategy in mind, I am so fucking sick of these tired arguments, like “oh, we don’t have time to do all that work” as if it’s so damn hard to spend 5 minutes less time on Facebook out of the half-workday they spend on there to click “Sort by Stat” and pick the best guy in a deficient category who looks like he’s been getting consistent minutes.
But the kicker: “We’re playing to have fun, and you’re obviously not.” What? Winning isn’t fun? This league is full of morons that plug in one lineup at the beginning of the week and never change them. One guy is still starting Allen Iverson! If you have that much “fun” while not even trying and absolutely getting your teeth kicked in, you deserve every worthless second of your mediocre life.
I dropped my entire team, quit that league and left some choice parting words. Vindictive, I know. But I am livid.
Rant over. Sorry for that 5 minutes of your life you’ll never get back.