I awoke Monday with a slight bout of confusion. This scenario is reoccurring, and mildly troubling. It was as if I had woken up with Marcus Mariota on my roster again. Which, as I am musing on this, was not such a terrible idea after all..
But, I digress.
Sunday was, for me, a booze-filled food-coma fantasy-football dream-day. As I checked my 18-pack of Miller Lite Monday, I noticed that there was only four remaining, not including the Fat Tires I’d had earlier. That, sounds about right. Despite this aggressive drinking, I feel as though there was still productivity.
I want to personally thank Mr. Michael Shontz for his efforts in organizing the Spring Summit. It is much appreciated, and you are a great contributor to the League. I would also like to thank the remaining DFFL’ers. You all (for the most part), were engaged, active, and came prepared. Wait. Scratch that last part.
Regardless of how ill-prepared Rat was, collectively we were still able to make strides towards what we could maybe, possibly call ‘progress.’ With that in mind, I wanted to share with you all the updated agenda with the results.
With all that, see below for the 2017 DFFL Spring Summit results:
|A) League Dues||Presenting Owner||Notes||Result|
|I. 2016 Payouts||G. Deppen||Nothing prepared to present.||DENIED|
|II. Future League Dues||W. Anderson/C. Rasmussen||Proposed increasing League dues to $100.||PASSED|
|III. New League Payouts||W. Anderson||1st place: $400
2nd place: $200
3rd place: $100
Regular Season Champ.: $100
|IV. League Dues Deadline||Z. Miller||Dues to be paid in full prior to start of upcoming season’s Draft.||PASSED|
|MOTION: Dues Deadline Penalty||Z. Miller||If dues are not paid in full prior to start of the Draft, a draft pick penalty will be enforced for each hour they’re late. Starting in reverse order with 8th pick for first hour, 7th pick for second hour, etc.||PASSED|
|B) Roster||Presenting Owner||Result|
|I. Keeping Kickers||T. Brumbaugh||Motion to keep Kickers as a rostered position.||PASSED|
|II. No Punters||T. Brumbaugh||Motion to not add Punters to rosters.||PASSED|
|III. Increase IR Spots||M. Shontz||Motion to increase IR spots from 3 currently, to 4.||PASSED|
|IV. 3 IDP vs DEF||Z. Miller/C. Rasmussen||Proposing moving from team DEF structure to IDP format. Motion to have 3 IDP’s started (1 DL, 1 LB, 1 DB), with a total roster allotment of 4 IDP’s.||PASSED|
|V. Limit 2 DEF||M. Shontz||Not heard per IDP ruling.||N/A|
|VI. No Salary Cap||P. Miller||Motion to deny adding salary cap/contract structure.||PASSED|
|VII. Salary Cap||Z. Miller||Not heard per No Salary Cap ruling.||N/A|
|VIII. Amount of Keepers||C. Rasmussen/T. Curlis||Rassmussen moves originally to lower keepers to 12; or 14; or increase to 30 roster spots, and lower to 12 keepers.||DENIED|
|C) Points||Presenting Owner||Result|
|I. All FGs = 3 pts||W. Anderson||Will motions to change FG scoring from current, to all FG’s being worth 3 points.||DENIED|
|MOTION: FG Scoring Update||Z. Miller||Motion to change FG scoring to:
FG <50 yards = 3 pts.
FG >50+ yards = 4 pts.
|II. Extra Point = 1 pt||W. Anderson||Not heard, currently in place.||N/A|
|III. No Penalty for Missed Kick||W. Anderson||Will motions to remove penalty for missed PAT’s.||DENIED|
|MOTION: PAT Miss Update||W. Anderson||Motion to change missed PAT from -3 pts. to -1 pt.||PASSED|
|IV. Elimination of Bonus Pts||M. Shontz||Motion to remove all scoring bonuses.||DENIED|
|V. Restructuring Bonus Pts||M. Shontz||Proposed restructing of roster bonuses:
Singular roster bonus for an agreed-upon impressive threshold, one for each position (passing, rushing, receiving, etc.)
Example: 500 passing yards = 5 points; 250 rushing yards = 5 points; etc.
|D) General||Presenting Owner||Result|
|I. Arbitrary Geo Divisions||Z. Miller||Motion to add arbitrary geo-based divisions, with no bearing on Playoffs.||PASSED|
|II. Waiver Wire Order||C. Rasmussen||Nothing to present.||DENIED|
|III. Potential Re-Draft||T. Brumbaugh||Brumbaugh moves to re-draft the league.||DENIED|
|IV. League Expansion||T. Brumbaugh||Brumbaugh moves to expand the League to 10 members, including Z. Burke as 9th, but with no plan/potential 10th.||DENIED|
|V. League Trophy||T. Brumbaugh||Motion to add League trophy for League Champion.||PASSED|
|MOTION: Specifc League Trophy||T. Brumbaugh||Brumbaugh’s proposed (linked in DFFLGM) trophy to be the League Trophy.||TABLED|
|VI. Official Punishment for 8th||T. Brumbaugh||Motion to add enforceable punishment for 8th Place finisher.||PASSED|
|MOTION Specific Punishment for 8th||T. Brumbaugh||Brumbaugh proposes license plate bracket which is denied, as well as some other ideas tossed out (tattoos, vanity plates, etc.)||TABLED|
|VII. Nominate League Treasurer||M. Shontz||Shontz nominates Z. Miller to be League Treasurer.||PASSED|
|MOTION: Treasurer to Collect All Dues||Z. Miller||Z. Miller moves to utilize open bank account to house all League Dues activity, and will be the new method for Dues payment, and for disbursement.||PASSED|
|VIII. 3rd Party Trade Commissioner||M. Shontz||Shontz moves to add a Third Party Trade Commissioner.||DENIED|
There obviously are still things to hash out, so I believe that we should hold another meeting in the near future while everything is fresh in people’s minds. We’ll have more to come on that in the near future, but keep the tabled topics in mind over the next few weeks. If anyone has any suggestions, or if I missed anything, holler.
Zachary J. Miller
Acting DFFL Co-Commissioner since 2014
2x DFFL 3rd Place (2014, 2016)
2x fNASCAR Champion (2015, 2016)
2016 fMLB Champion