I’ve had a few issues with the league pop up recently. I’m going to try to rectify them and do a better job of communicating things from here on out. I have no excuses other than I’ve let other projects get in the way of maintaining the Hughes League and the webpage.
First things first….the page itself. In the off season I usually remove modules that don’t have an relevance since there are no games. This year I spent all my time early in the summer tweaking the appearance and then later I messed with the waiver settings until I was sick of it. That’s why it ended up being a simple two stage waiver process this year.
But doing that I forgot to bring the in-season modules back. They are there now. The recent results, team schedule and team roster modules have been brought back. I’ll also try to keep the notifications pop-up current or do away with it altogether. If you can suggest anything you’d like on the home page let me know.
The ‘Owners Desk’ module can be handy if you choose to use it. It groups a bunch of the modules into a small space. Check it out. Another tip: It’s easy to overlook the fact that the standing module has options for viewing any division as well as the full league.
Probably more importantly I have not communicated the whole Injured Reserve process well enough. Like the waiver set-up the IR deal was convoluted and caused me headaches to police. Allowing players listed as ‘Out’ to be IR’d was a pain for multiple reasons (pun intended). Players were being activated by their NFL teams before they met our minimum IR stay, etc. The change was actually made last year to allow only NFL players placed on their IR list to be designated as such in our league.
We have a limit of one IR spot and once that player is activated (removed from NFL IR) the player must be activated (or cut) from your roster as well. You will not be able to submit a lineup until you’ve dealt with the player removed from NFL IR. Suspended players are not allowed in the league IR spot.
And lastly I have not added back the League Links module because I failed to find a good way to display the spreadsheets, etc. Unfortunately that left the Rules page in limbo. That left some people in the dark and that’s on me.
I will fix that ASAP one way or another.
EDIT: The rules are now once again available thru our website. To view them go to Reports->Rules->League Settings and scroll all the way down to the bottom. I’d rather they were at the top of that page but there is no way to adjust that. I’m going to continue to review them for errors.
Other stuff…It’s been suggested that we allow a compensatory pick in the event a ‘keeper’ player suffers a season ending injury between the keeper deadline and the draft. It’s an idea worth exploring although I can’t remember it occurring other than this season with Ware of the Chiefs/Bombers. I can see two issues right away. We’d have to be sure the injury was season ending and what would be fair ‘compensation’ for the lost player. Given the limitations of the MFL system I cannot simply add in an extra pick to a round. I might be able to pause the draft at a given time and assign a ‘pick’ via waivers. I’m not really sure about that.
We’d also have to deal with the question of what becomes of the injured player. Lots of options there (IR for the year, mandate that he be released by the team getting the comp pick, etc). Just something to mull over.
I was pleasantly surprised to see how many waiver claims went thru on Wednesday nite. And I’ve seen that many of you are using the FCFS window (now it’s a door!) to your advantage. Looks like everyone has the system figured out. If not check the post below this one.
Good luck in Week Two everyone!