Merry Christmas all !
Some thoughts about future of the Originals League, in no particular order…
It has been a privilege to be running things this year, after the great job Noel did in getting this league off the ground and running the first few years.
I am happy to continue running things - would also be happy to hand the reins back to Noel, or to let someone else have a go at being commissioner. Just to confirm, if nobody else volunteers then I definitely will - so the league will run for a fifth season for sure.
2. Draft Location
If I end up being commissioner, the draft will be in or near Southampton again. And in a hotel function room again.
If someone else is the boss, it’ll be up to them.
But if you have any thoughts on what has or hasn’t worked well in a venue, shout now !!
3. Entry fee
We’ve been at £100 for four years now. Is there any appetite to increase the entry (and so also the prizes!). Not looking at anything huge, maybe £125 or so?
4. League set up
The 14 players seemed to work well, I’d happily do the same again. Or if there is particular demand from people wanting to join, we could go back to 16 that we had previously? I don’y think there is much appetite for the league to be smaller or larger than that, but let me know if you have a view
The flex spot has been RB or WR only to date, but people have constantly asked for it to be a RB / WR / TE spot. I’m in favour of making that change.
There is always a mad panic for running backs in the first round or two - are people fine with that, or should we attempt to tweak things (e.g. reducing the points for rushing yards. e.g losing one of the RB starting spots and replacing it with a flex spot??)
We had 16 rounds in the draft this year. Am tempted to go back to 15 to leave a little on the waiver wire and force people to manage their rosters carefully.
We can never seem to agree on a waiver system. (Order stays set, Order resets each week, WAB…)
By default, we will keep the system we used in 2017 i.e. WAB, but also using WAB points to bid for a draft spot… but I am more than happy to hear better suggestions.
Any thought, comments, suggestions for improvement, not covered by the above? Fire away!!
6. This ain’t a democracy
I’ll take on board all comments. But I don’t plan on putting them to a vote. We tried that last year, and it was possibly a bigger source of arguments than Brexit! Whoever is commish needs to run the league as they see fit.