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Author: Hawkwin Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 1294  
Subject: smack talk Date: 8/29/2008 10:05 AM
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I do it.

Not because I am an expert or that I necessarily know more than other owners (though that is often the case when I do it), but because it often completely rattles the competition. This is especially true in pick up leagues like Yahoo.

Last night is a good example.

I usually start off light with various comments like, "bit of a reach."

That is exactly what I said last night when some guy took Delhomme in the 5th and as the 5th or 6th overall QB.

I went on to state that Delhomme's ADP is usually the 11th round.

Their reply was, "f.u."

And we were off to the races! Honestly, that is the first time in all my years of FF that anyone ever got that hostile to an otherwise benign comment.

We went back and forth after that, him trying to redicule the name of my team ("Oops I did it Again") by calling me brittney. Others chimed in by saying I had big boobs, etc. I ate it up. I replied, "thanks, they [the boobs] cost a fortune." Someone asked, "what are u 12 yrs old?" I replied, "No, by the age of 13, you learn to spell 'u' as 'you' so I don't qualify to be 12."

I actually use a silly name like "Oops..." to disarm the competition. If they think I am some silly girl, they might go easier on a trade.

It went back and forth like that for a few rounds while those doing smack back, had no time in which to prepare themselves for their next picks - and it thoroughly worked.

In the end, they actually came around and one even asked me for my advice on their team. The one guy that said, 'f.u' made some comment about next time staying away from the beer before the draft (this after they had said they needed a martini).

So, do you talk smack? What has been your experience with such?

Our teams:

Oops:
1. (3) Joseph Addai RB
2. (18) Larry Fitzgerald WR
3. (23) T.J. Houshmandzadeh WR
4. (38) Jason Witten TE
5. (43) Michael Turner RB
6. (58) Earnest Graham RB
7. (63) Donovan McNabb QB
8. (78) Joey Galloway WR
9. (83) Selvin Young RB
10. (98) Seattle DEF
11. (103) Chris Perry RB
12. (118) Vincent Jackson WR
13. (123) Rob Bironas K
14. (138) Kurt Warner QB
15. (143) Ray Rice RB

'f.u.' guy:

1. (5) Steven Jackson
2. (16) Ryan Grant
3. (25) Steve Smith
4. (36) Wes Welker
5. (45) Jake Delhomme (the initial reach)
6. (56) Dallas Clark
7. (65) Jerricho Cotchery (I told him good pick)
8. (76) Mason Crosby (then I laughed at him again here)
9. (85) Green Bay
10. (96) Nate Burleson
11. (105) Jon Kitna
12. (116) Deuce McAllister
13. (125) D.J. Hackett
14. (136) Alge Crumpler
15. (145) Baltimore

The guy that asked for advice has:

1. (1) LaDainian Tomlinson
2. (20) Peyton Manning
3. (21) Willis McGahee
4. (40) Antonio Gates
5. (41) Greg Jennings
6. (60) Roddy White
7. (61) Kevin Curtis
8. (80) Matt Hasselbeck
9. (81) Ronnie Brown
10. (100) Jay Cutler
11. (101) Fred Taylor
12. (120) Chicago
13. (121) Adam Vinatieri
14. (140) Chester Taylor
15. (141) Kenny Watson

I told him that taking Manning and Gates when he did cost him a bit. I told him I thought Culter was good value when he took him. I told him that Taylor was a great handcuff grab/trade bait.
I also told him that he messed up by taking Watson instead of his own handcuff for McGahee.

Then two picks later, I drafted his handcuff :)

On a tangent, this silly nuggest just sent me one of the worst trade offers I have seen:

He gives me:
Hasselbeck
Fred Taylor

For my:
TJ Housh
Vincent Jackson
Warner

Who is this guy kidding?
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Author: mickaelangelo Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 1283 of 1294
Subject: Re: smack talk Date: 8/29/2008 12:44 PM
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I'm in a few leagues where there are some guys that talk a lot of smack, if I know the guy I may join in just for the fun of it.

However, if I don't know the guy and he's talking smack at me....I always fall back on the theory that there are two types of people: talkers and doers and if he's talking he likely ain't much for doing.

I will always ignore the unknown talkers because - as you point out - there's usually an agenda and I generally have neither the time nor inclination to engage them.

If you're actually able to knock guys off their game by talking smack during the draft, I gotta figure you're playing with a bunch of amateurs.

mick

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Author: PSUEngineer Big funky green star, 20000 posts Top Favorite Fools Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 1284 of 1294
Subject: Re: smack talk Date: 8/29/2008 3:35 PM
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I'm sure you were distracted with my "I'm picking a kicker" talk.

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Author: Hawkwin Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 1285 of 1294
Subject: Re: smack talk Date: 8/29/2008 4:03 PM
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Actually, I did chuckle at that when you said it. I would not be surprised if someone believed you and took a look at the available kickers.

If someone is taking a long time in picking, I often will scan their roster for which position they need and then make a recommendation (sometimes a good one, sometimes not quite as good). Telling another owner who they will draft right before they pick them can be rather disconcerting.

Otherwise rational people can panic during a draft, especially when you have limited time like in Yahoo. Getting a person to focus on their typing and retorts (or your typing and retorts) is a good way to get them to stop thinking about their next pick.

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Subject: Re: smack talk Date: 8/29/2008 4:59 PM
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If someone is taking a long time in picking, I often will scan their roster for which position they need and then make a recommendation (sometimes a good one, sometimes not quite as good). Telling another owner who they will draft right before they pick them can be rather disconcerting.

Otherwise rational people can panic during a draft, especially when you have limited time like in Yahoo. Getting a person to focus on their typing and retorts (or your typing and retorts) is a good way to get them to stop thinking about their next pick.


You and I were the only ones really talking. I was surprised by the lack of talk.

Only once during the draft did I take a long time to make a decision on which player to pick. The other times were just for fun. I wonder if anyone made a rash decision when I was making my "tic toc" comments.

PSU

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