OK, I had to make some assumptions here. One is that a TD’s base value is 6 points; that seems to be the preference of most, the real question is one of ratios (not absolute values), and it’s easier to decide on the ratios if we remove one of the variables.
Another assumption is that both interceptions and fumbles lost will carry the same penalty (even though they don’t this year). On the Yahoo message board, everyone seems to assume that will be the case, and it makes sense anyway. One less issue.
These are by no means the only issues up for debate, of course. Anything else that comes up is fair game. The Commish (T. Rex), by virtue of being the Commish, can add questions or options to the ballot by fiat, and is the final arbiter of the whole process. I’m sure there are issues and/or options that I’ve neglected to include which should be on the ballot. I’ll post an updated (final) ballot just before the polls open.
There’s no rush at all, so we should take our time. Hence, let’s allow for a week of discussion before any votes can be cast, then another week during which the polls are open (and during which discussion can continue, of course).
POLLS OPEN THURSDAY, 12/16 AT 12:01 AM
POLLS CLOSE THURSDAY, 12/23 AT 11:59 PM
#1: Expansion and Divisions
A. Keep current setup (14 teams, no divisions)
B. Expand to 16 teams, split into 4 divisions
#2: Use Individual Defensive Players?
A. No, keep current system (1 Team Defense slot)
B. Yes, individual defensive players
If yes, referendum on specific slots to follow.
#3: Points for Yardage
A. Keep current system (40/20/20 [Pass, rush, rec. Yds./Pt.])
Preference Voting: rank in order of preference, first choice=4 votes, second = 3 votes, etc.
#4: Passing TD Value
A. 6 Points (current)
B. 4 Points
#5: Roster Positions
A. QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, RB/WR, TE, DEF (current)
B. QB, RB, WR, WR, RB/WR, TE, DEF
#6: Bench Spots
A. 7 (current)
#7: Fractional Points?
A. Yes (current)
#8: Points for Receptions?
A. No (current)
B. Yes, 0.5 per reception
#9: Return Yardage
A. No (current)
B. Yes, equal to receiving yards
C. Yes, equal to passing yards
D. Yes, 50 yards per point.
#10: Turnover Penalties
A. -6 (opposite of TD)
#11: Fumbles or just Fumbles Lost
A. Only count lost fumbles
B. Half penalty for fumble, full penalty if fumble is lost.
#12: Allow Trades during Off-Season
If Yes, commisioner to set deadlines.
#13: Allow Trading of Draft Picks
#14: Live draft on Yahoo?
A. Yes (like last year)
B. No, off-site draft
#15: Waivers/Free Agents
A. Keep current system
B. Disallow FA pickups until Tuesday; commish reviews claims made before then and awards player to team with lowest record
C. Free Agent Bidding
If C, referendum on specifics to follow