June 26th, 2011
Posted By: The Commish
What will the PFFL do about "quitters?" You know, those people who just stop trying once their team has no chance? Answer:
The PFFL is officially putting a "No Quitters" policy in 2011. First, we will provide every incentive possible to make sure you won't want
to give up, but inevitably some people will. How are we going to handle that? Since we're playing all of our leagues in Yahoo this year, the Commissioner is going to set up all 252 teams under our own accounts and invite new teams as "co-managers" to each team. If someone fails to start a full roster, or starts a player on a bye, you will get one warning. If it happens again, the Commish will simply replace you with someone from a lower tier or from our waiting list. Now, let's talk incentives:
if you finish last in Tier-1 or Tier-2, you are going to move down two tiers
in 2012, so even at the bottom of each league we hope that threat keeps everyone motivated right to the bitter end. Additionally, we want people to think long term as much as possible -- when people inevitably drop out of the PFFL down the road, we'll scour the lower tiers for the most qualified teams to move up. Over time, this won't just be based on your current year's record, but also by your all-time record. Every game counts -- even if you are out of it, you should always want to "win this week."