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by Greg Ambrosius
Mon May 25, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: 4 Spots Left: 2-Hour $125 Main Event Qualifier
Replies: 34
Views: 2182

Re: 4 Spots Left: 2-Hour $125 Main Event Qualifier

With baseball hopefully returning in another 5 weeks or so, here's a good primer draft to get into. This is a winner-take-all league with the league champ earning a FREE 2021 NFBC Main Event entry. This is 15 teams, 30 rounds with FAAB just like the Main Event, so enjoy and good luck. Here's the cur...
by Greg Ambrosius
Thu May 21, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: Open Chat With Greg, Tom & Darik
Replies: 279
Views: 20995

Re: Open Chat With Greg, Tom & Darik

Here's a good opinion piece by USA Today's Bob Nightengale. This is a critical week to 10 days in order to get a deal done. Let's hope it happens. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/columnist/bob-nightengale/2020/05/20/mlb-union-owners-talk-2020-mlb-season/5229277002/ NBA definitely looking t...
by Greg Ambrosius
Thu May 21, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: NFBC Side Challenge Games Will Be Available In 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 886

Re: NFBC Side Challenge Games Will Be Available In 2020

The Side Challenge Contest software now allows more payout options for owners who set up this contests. You can now set these up for payouts of anywhere from winner-take-all to Pay Top 10 and everything inbetween. We have set up the payout percentages for each option so that it's easier and quicker ...
by Greg Ambrosius
Thu May 21, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: 13 Spots Left: NFBC 2-Hour 2nd Chance Draft Champions 12
Replies: 13
Views: 1795

Re: 9 Spots Left: NFBC 4-Hour 2nd Chance Draft Champions 12

SOLD OUT: The 11th of our 15 NFBC $150 Second Chance Draft Champions Leagues sold out yesterday afternoon and is already underway. Thanks all and best of luck in the battle for the $1,000 league prize and the $2,500 grand prize. Here's the final lineup card: NFBC Second Chance Draft Champions Champi...
by Greg Ambrosius
Tue May 19, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: Open Chat With Greg, Tom & Darik
Replies: 279
Views: 20995

Re: Open Chat With Greg, Tom & Darik

Yes, we'll announce a percentage of games played that makes the NFBC official. 50% seems logical and everyone hopes the full "new" season can be played. We will also have to announce a percentage of minimum innings pitched needed as well. That will be lower than the percentage above because nobody c...
by Greg Ambrosius
Tue May 19, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: NFBC Side Challenge Games Will Be Available In 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 886

Re: NFBC Side Challenge Games Will Be Available In 2020

Great news, Greg! Finally people are about to put their Money where Their Mouth is. One important question: are funds for side pot challenges collected up front? I wouldn’t want anyone to disappear into the night :lol: Yes, you'd sign up for a Side Challenge contest just like you would for any cont...
by Greg Ambrosius
Mon May 18, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: NFBC Side Challenge Games Will Be Available In 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 886

Re: NFBC Side Challenge Games Will Be Available In 2020

Okay, the software is completed for NFBC Side Challenge Games for 2020. Let's wait until we know we have a baseball season before creating a whole bunch of leagues, but let's get you familiar with the software in the meantime. Under My Teams, pull down to Side Challenge. Click on Side Challenge Lobb...
by Greg Ambrosius
Thu May 14, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: NFBC $50 Drafts
Topic: SOLD OUT: NFBC $50 4-Hour Draft 66
Replies: 43
Views: 3841

Re: SOLD OUT: NFBC $50 4-Hour Draft 66

SOLD OUT: Another NFBC $50 4-Hour Draft Champions league is now Sold Out and already underway. Thanks all and best of luck in the battle for the $400 league prize. Here's the final lineup card: NFBC $50 4-Hour Draft 66 12 Teams, 50 Rounds, 2 Hours Per Pick Pay Top 2, $400 to 1st Place 1. David Pikas...
by Greg Ambrosius
Wed May 13, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: Open Chat With Greg, Tom & Darik
Replies: 279
Views: 20995

Re: Open Chat With Greg, Tom & Darik

How about an optimistic logistics question that will also serve as a bit of a distraction from the nonsense and focus more on our game? And forgive me if this has been asked before, but.... If we do get an abbreviated season underway, has there been any thought to reducing/prorating the amount of g...
by Greg Ambrosius
Wed May 13, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: Open Chat With Greg, Tom & Darik
Replies: 279
Views: 20995

Re: Open Chat With Greg, Tom & Darik

As expected, players/agents are willing to play more games if salaries are based on a share of revenue. Agent Scott Boras weighs in: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/columnist/bob-nightengale/2020/05/13/mlb-2020-players-prepared-play-one-condition-talks-heat-up/3121998001/?utm_campaign=snd-...
by Greg Ambrosius
Tue May 12, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: Open Chat With Greg, Tom & Darik
Replies: 279
Views: 20995

Re: Open Chat With Greg, Tom & Darik

This is a pretty thorough look at MLB's current situation and how important the next two weeks of negotiations is going to be: https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29161983/passan-20-questions-why-financial-battle-2020-mlb-season-get-really-really-ugly Well done Jeff Passan. I hope they listen to you...
by Greg Ambrosius
Tue May 12, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: Open Chat With Greg, Tom & Darik
Replies: 279
Views: 20995

Re: Open Chat With Greg, Tom & Darik

I'm not a lawyer and I've never played one on TV, so I need to smartly reply to all good lawyers on our Message Boards. I think we're all in the same boat in this unique community in that we're all at the mercy of Major League Baseball, the coronavirus and our governments (state and federal). No one...
by Greg Ambrosius
Tue May 12, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: Open Chat With Greg, Tom & Darik
Replies: 279
Views: 20995

Re: Open Chat With Greg, Tom & Darik

Owners are voting on a proposal to present to the players today. This sure looks more concrete than any plan we've seen so far and it would consist of an 82-game season because there is the fear of a second wave in the Fall that could make it tough to complete the post-season: https://www.usatoday....
by Greg Ambrosius
Mon May 11, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: Open Chat With Greg, Tom & Darik
Replies: 279
Views: 20995

Re: Open Chat With Greg, Tom & Darik

Owners are voting on a proposal to present to the players today. This sure looks more concrete than any plan we've seen so far and it would consist of an 82-game season because there is the fear of a second wave in the Fall that could make it tough to complete the post-season: https://www.usatoday.c...
by Greg Ambrosius
Mon May 11, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: 5 Spots Left: 2-Hour $100 Best Ball Double Up League
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Re: SOLD OUT: 2-Hour $100 Best Ball Double Up League

SOLD OUT: We sold out our fourth NFBC $100 Best Ball Double Up League yesterday and the draft is already underway. Thanks all and best of luck in the battle for a Top 5 spot, which rewards each owner $200. Remember, this is a Best Ball private league, so once the draft is done your work is done as t...
by Greg Ambrosius
Mon May 11, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: Open Chat With Greg, Tom & Darik
Replies: 279
Views: 20995

Re: Open Chat With Greg, Tom & Darik

MLB’s antibody test is bad news. Was hoping for a bigger group of people already having the virus. I don't see this as bad news. I mean, if 10% of MLB personnel had tested positive and had the antibodies, it wouldn't have quickly opened the season. That wouldn't be a big enough sample size to just ...
by Greg Ambrosius
Sun May 10, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: Auction board question
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Auction board question

To anyone: For a previous auction that I’ve completed: How do I find the draft (auction) board with the prices listed next to each player? I found it once and now can’t seem to find it again. I can only see the draft board but without the prices shown next to each player’s name. Should be on My Tea...
by Greg Ambrosius
Sat May 09, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: 13 Spots Left: NFBC 2-Hour 2nd Chance Draft Champions 12
Replies: 13
Views: 1795

Re: SOLD OUT: NFBC 2-Hour 2nd Chance Draft Champions 10

SOLD OUT: The 10th NFBC $150 Second Chance Draft Champions league is now Sold Out and will start in the next 30 minutes. Look for draft spots shortly. Thanks all and best of luck in the battle for the $1,000 league prize and the $2,500 grand prize. We will fill five more Second Chance leagues and th...
by Greg Ambrosius
Sat May 09, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: MTM Second Chance Fast DC #2: No Doom & Gloom Zoom Draft!
Replies: 19
Views: 1326

Re: MTM Second Chance Fast DC #2: No Doom & Gloom Zoom Draft!

Now, that was fun. Started at 6 pm EST and knocked out almost 22 rounds the first night. Most guys were hanging out in Zoom chatting and BS’ing for the bulk of the evening. Great idea by MTM and a fun lockdown distraction. Great to hear. I was out last night, but wanted to crash the party for a bit...
by Greg Ambrosius
Fri May 08, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: MTM Second Chance Fast DC #2: No Doom & Gloom Zoom Draft!
Replies: 19
Views: 1326

Re: MTM Second Chance Fast DC #2: No Doom & Gloom Zoom Draft!

Okay, whew, we got all 15 owners into this league and draft spots will be announced shortly. Sorry to the four owners who signed up and couldn't get in. We've put you in the next 2-hour league that will start 30 minutes after the league fills. Maybe that will be tonight. This is now the 9th sold out...
by Greg Ambrosius
Thu May 07, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: NFBC $50 Drafts
Topic: 9 Spots Left: NFBC $50s 2-Hour Draft 59
Replies: 45
Views: 4437

Re: SOLD OUT: NFBC $50s 2-Hour Draft 58

SOLD OUT: The next NFBC $50 2-Hour Draft Champions League is now Sold Out and draft spots will be announced shortly. This one will start in the next 30 minutes. Thanks all and best of luck in the battle for the $400 league prize. Here's the final lineup card: NFBC $50 2-Hour Draft 58 12 Teams, 50 Ro...
by Greg Ambrosius
Fri May 01, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: XFL Hosts 1982 Retro Draft - Interesting Concept
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: XFL Hosts 1982 Retro Draft - Interesting Concept

This basically becomes an optimization problem. It’s just who can solve it best. I’d have interest. Yeah, like Ron said about the 1982 draft, it's really knowing the player pool, the category strengths/weaknesses, position strengths/weaknesses and managing all of that knowing what the final stats a...
by Greg Ambrosius
Fri May 01, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: XFL Hosts 1982 Retro Draft - Interesting Concept
Replies: 10
Views: 618

XFL Hosts 1982 Retro Draft - Interesting Concept

I am in the Xperts Fantasy League (XFL), along with 14 other industry writers/personalities, which is the industry's premiere Keeper League. It was started by Ron Shandler at the Arizona Fall League Symposium and is about 14 years old now. It's a fun league as you can keep 15 players from year to ye...
by Greg Ambrosius
Fri May 01, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: Open Chat With Greg, Tom & Darik
Replies: 279
Views: 20995

Re: Open Chat With Greg, Tom & Darik

The idea that MLB teams will open at their home ballparks is much closer now that it looks like teams will use Spring Training 2.0 at their home ballparks rather than return to Arizona or Florida. And honestly, that makes a lot of sense. Now we need testing, testing, testing and quick daily testing ...
by Greg Ambrosius
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General NFBC Discussion/Contest Info
Topic: 9 Spots Left: $50 2-Hour Rotowire Qualifier
Replies: 72
Views: 4769

Re: SOLD OUT: Thursday, 9 pm ET $50 Rotowire Qualifier

SOLD OUT: Tonight's 9 ET Rotowire OC Qualifier is now sold out and draft spots will be announced shortly. Thanks all and good luck in the battle for the FREE 2021 Online Championship entry + $50. Here's the final lineup card: $50 Rotowire Online Championship Qualifier Thursday, April 30, 9 pm ET 1. ...