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    Default Worst Loophole you have ever encountered...........

    For me it was in a 16 team H2H points league on CBS.

    Our league did not have a waiver wire order in place and the add/drop rule was basically any player in the system could be added or dropped at will at any time by any GM.

    Two years in a row the same GM scooped up Okposo and Turris when their NHL teams called them up to play their first NHL game. Basically the players were added to the CBS system at approximately midnight EST after their NHL debuts and then boom they were added via free world add/drop.

    Our league did tweak the rules after the Turris fiasco......


    Anyways, thought I would throw this out for some discussion - what's the worst loophole that you have ever encountered.....

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    One of the very first few years of our keeper league, it was ran as, players points are counted, and the top 4 players in that position, their points would go into the total.

    So in essence, you would have people at the trade deadline, trading players, already knowing how much points they would be getting, minus like a couple weeks left of play.

    So that had to change! LOL
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    Default Re: Worst Loophole you have ever encountered...........

    Not really a loophole, but in a 16 team pts only league we had to put in a rule that you could only trade with one franchise 3 times in a season, forced teams to shop players more, especially at the deadline. People trade more with there friends and relatives.
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    For me it was streaming. In my one-year league's first season I asked for a moves limit but the other managers rejected this idea because most thought the limit would make the league more "active".

    Well they were right... I had two roster spots that I used to all out stream, every single day I'd drop them for players playing the following day. I'd pick up decent scorers half the time and full goons for 2-3 days a week. I won PIMs and HITs something like 21 out of 22 weeks that season. We added a two moves per week limit the next year.
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    Not really a loophole but one of my leagues this year used the IR+ slot and nobody knew that you could put a DTD player on it, except for me and another guy.
    Also, someone dropped Neal after he got hurt and I didnt want anyone to see it in the notifications so I adjusted my trading block 6 times to move the feed about Neal down. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by dooley89 View Post
    so I adjusted my trading block 6 times to move the feed about Neal down. lol
    LOL! neat trick

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    Quote Originally Posted by dooley89 View Post
    Also, someone dropped Neal after he got hurt and I didnt want anyone to see it in the notifications so I adjusted my trading block 6 times to move the feed about Neal down. lol
    Haha genius!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dooley89 View Post
    Not really a loophole but one of my leagues this year used the IR+ slot and nobody knew that you could put a DTD player on it, except for me and another guy.
    Also, someone dropped Neal after he got hurt and I didnt want anyone to see it in the notifications so I adjusted my trading block 6 times to move the feed about Neal down. lol
    Haha love it.
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    Future-year draft pick trading is always a "loophole" in fantasy leagues, I believe.
    Q: Why?
    A: Because you can sell off "future assets" for "return now".
    [In real PRO-Sports, an owner won't just "walk away" from his team. Too much real value there.]

    The story:

    Back in about 2000,, I was in a fantasy baseball league where the commissioner thought he was high & powerful and adjusted rules to suit his own domination of the league.
    So the league is coming down to the wire and it's me & the commissioner neck-and-neck.
    [And this commissioner... he ALWAYS won this league... ]

    My advantages:
    1. I hated the league.
    2. I didn't intend to come back.

    The commissioner's disadvantages:
    1. He loved the league.
    2. It was important for him to win EVERY year.


    So... I traded away my 1st/3rd draft picks in the next year for great players for just that season.
    Then I did it with my 4th/6th/8th round picks.
    And then I did another deal for my 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th round picks.

    Yup - I traded away all my draft picks for the next year.
    I won the league and won the cash.

    Said everybody "Oh, well I guess you won't be winning next season".
    "I guess not", said I.

    Come the start of next season I said "Nope, I'm not coming back".
    Actually - my ethics are pretty solid, so I gave $100 of my $500 winnings back to the league to pay for somebody's free entry... since they new team would have NO draft picks in a limited keeper.


    From that point on, I've always advocated that teams should have to pay their future entry-fees for any future years of draft picks they wish to trade!!!

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    Default Re: Worst Loophole you have ever encountered...........

    Quote Originally Posted by dooley89 View Post
    Also, someone dropped Neal after he got hurt and I didnt want anyone to see it in the notifications so I adjusted my trading block 6 times to move the feed about Neal down. lol
    Well played!

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    We were allowed one "Oops" trade. Where no one veto's the trade, but the GM who was involved in the trade could cancel it after it went through. So someone traded for steen (i think) got 2 points from him before he left the game injured, then said, "oops, i didnt mean to make that trade" and it went back. so the GM got 2 points from steen and then didnt have to deal with his injury
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    Default Re: Worst Loophole you have ever encountered...........

    I think this is a huge loophole in any league type that has max games played (ie. Rotisserie, Points Only, etc).

    On Yahoo Fantasy, if you have 1 game left for LW, and you play 4 LW, you will get stats for all 4 players, putting you 3 games above the games played limit.
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