Topic: League History

Official TFFG Dynasty League History

Season 1 – 2009 – League formed as a private 12 team League on Fleaflicker to replace a previously drafted league which had been deleted from Fleaflicker due to ownership issues. Several of the owners from the original league join, and league is filled up with members from the TFFG Forums.

Bench set to 8 Spots w/1 IR spot. Established that ALL major league decisions to be put up for a vote and that league commissioner only votes in the case of a tie ( which would only occur if one or more owners choose not to vote on an issue ).

League later expands to 14 Teams so as to include Lyle and Kevin and thus becomes The Official TFFG Dynasty League. Original 14 owners are Dolphbucs, hattori36, manbearpig1984, atherton32 ( BA ), zeigerthetiger, Devo, russelkho ( rubberchicken ), obeez ( soujaboy aka itpowns ), gameaholica ( Fantasy Assassins ), empulse, UTJD, hypno, Kevin and Lyle.

Prior to draft, league decides to edit TM scoring so as to include pts based upon actual NFL game pts allowed. FG bonuses are instituted and Maximum number of keepers is set to 9. Also, trade review period is set to 48 hrs.

Initial draft is held and first trade in league history is made when, due to a power outage, Lyle loses internet connection and MJD ( Maurice Jones-Drew ) is selected for him instead of the intended DeAngelo Williams. Dolphbucs selects Williams with his pick and Lyle and Dolphbucs switch players.

hypno abandons his team after the first NFL regular season week, and is replaced by AmazingMattyP.

A one-time exception to NOT changing scoring rules mid-season is made when it is discovered that fake field goals for touchdowns are NOT scored under the Fleaflicker system unless the touchdown is run in, caught, or thrown by the kicker. League votes to award 6 pts on such touchdowns to the TM who ran the play, as well as the kicker if he is involved.

russelkho ( rubberchicken ) wins 1st league Superbowl by a score of 103-81 over hattori36. It is decided that NO trading will be allowed from the week of the Official TFFG Dynasty League Superbowl until after all owners are present and accounted for in the spring/early summer each year.

Season 2 – 2010 – Established a “pre-season” format to be followed every year:

1 – e_mail sent out by league commissioner to solicit all owners to “check-in” and verify thaty they are once again monitoring league activity.
2 – If necessary, replacement owners are selected for any non-returning owners.
3 – Trading declared open and debate and voting begins on any rules or scoring changes.
4 – Draft date and time set by league ownership
5 – Rules and scoring changes locked for season
6 – Non-Keepers are released into the draft pool ( Keeper Deadline )
7 – Draft takes place

League votes to change TM scoring to 1 pt per sack, 1 pt for a fumble forced, and 1 pt for a fumble recovered. Scoring of a safety changed from 4 pts to 2 pts. Minimum IR status changed from “probable” to “questionable”.  A formal Rule Change Proposal Policy is instituted by the league to try to improve the process.

Draft for the second season occurs consisting of 8 rounds. It is established that any additional picks due a team because of keeping less than the maximum number allowed, are selected at the end of the draft.

Regular season ends with all but 4 teams separated by only 2 games ( of top ten teams, best record 8-5 vs worst record 6-7 ). Five of the six playoff teams finished with identical 8-5 records and the 7-6 team with the best H-T-H record amongst the three 7-6 teams rounded out the tournament. UTJD edged out gameaholica 84-83 to capture the second Official TFFG Dynasty League Superbowl.


Season 3 – 2011 – An NFL lockout keeps all Fantasy Football players in limbo until the end of July … creating a mad-rush in Aug and a shortened “pre-season”. 

League votes to implement fractional scoring, increase the number of keepers to 10 and increase the number of bench slots to 9 to preserve an 8 round draft.

By necessity, the “keeper deadline” was moved to only 1 week before the draft. Discussion was made that perhaps this should be continued forward.

Only two teams finished above the six teams with 7-6 records. Two of the six 7-6 teams were eliminated from the playoffs by league tiebreakers ( H-T-H record amongst all 7-6 teams ). gameaholica defeats Lyle 130.65 to 99.85 to become the league’s third Superbowl Champion.


Season 4 – 2012 – League votes that starting with the 2014 season, the draft will change from snake to wrap-around style. Thus a team having the second pick in the first round would have the second pick in all other rounds unless changed by trade.  League passes a rule that all major scoring rules changes ( those affecting the value of one position over another ) passed by the league must wait 2 seasons before they go into effect. This is so as not to interfere with trade/draft strategies.

League passes scoring change on passing yds from 1/20 to 1/30. This scoring rule to go into effect for the 2014 season. League passes rule ( to take place immediately ) that penalties for fumbles and interceptions made on special teams plays will not count on individual players but go against the TM position. League votes to increase the number of IR spots to 2 and to reduce the amount of time to make a selection in the live draft to 1 min.

obeez does not respond to numerous league e-mails and is removed from the league. Fantasy Football Girl ( Liz ) joins to take his place.

Kevin and Lyle set up a section of the TFFG Forum dedicated to the Official TFFG Dynasty League.

It is discovered that Fleaflicker does indeed maintain roster limits during a draft whether or not a player is placed on IR. ( ie having 4 RB’s + 2 RB’s on IR still counts as having 6 RB’s on the roster ).

" Don Shula, .... he can take his'un and beat your'un and then he can take your'un and beat his'un " - actual quote of Bum Phillips in the 1970's

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Season 4 - 2012 - Part 2 

All teams with an 8-5 record or better made the playoffs. For the first time in league history, more than 1/2 ( 8 ) of the teams finished under .500.  hatori36 beat Devo 147.4 - 96.85 in the Superbowl to become the League's 4th Champion


Season 5 - 2013 - Devo does not respond to league check-in and is replaced by dbschoo.  russellko is shipped overseas ( literally ) and is replaced by MojoX.

For the first time since season 1, no rules changes are proposed prior to the draft. After the draft, the league decides to eliminate the review period for trades. From that point forward, all trades are executed ASAP by the Comissioner with the condition that if the league ever determines "collusion" in a trade, by vote of the owners, the trade can be voided retroactively. To facilitate the quick execution of trades it is recommended that owners involved in a trade contact the commish by e-mail when a trade is accepted.

In a VERY strange FF season, only 4 teams finish below 6-7, a team that scores the most fantasy points for the season misses the playoffs, and a team that scores the second FEWEST fantasy points goes 8-5 and wins in the first playoff round.   manbearpig defeats dbschoo 136.25-91.4 in the Superbowl to become the 5th different Champion in the 5 years of league existence.

Last edited by Dolphbucs (2014-07-18 15:49:20)

" Don Shula, .... he can take his'un and beat your'un and then he can take your'un and beat his'un " - actual quote of Bum Phillips in the 1970's

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Anyone else copying this to papyrus and sending it to the archive or shall I?

Whatever in creation exists without my knowledge exists without my consent.

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No need, I've already chisled it onto a stone tablet at home. Do you make "backups" of other leagues' business posted to the boards like Planet Fudge or Disciples of Orton ?

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" Don Shula, .... he can take his'un and beat your'un and then he can take your'un and beat his'un " - actual quote of Bum Phillips in the 1970's

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Dolphbucs wrote:

No need, I've already chisled it onto a stone tablet at home. Do you make "backups" of other leagues' business posted to the boards like Planet Fudge or Disciples of Orton ?

Those leagues dont have history logs.  He's just ribbing you for taking fantasy football too seriously, but hopefully you understand the tongue in cheek nature of the ribbing.  I mean, we all take fantasy football too seriously.  Just different shades of gray.

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That's the way I took it, hence the stone tablet comment.

But for the record, this thread ( as well as this entire section of the forum ) was started at the request of the members of the League .... it's not really meant as a "museum" or tribute to the league ... just an easy reference for the members of the league to refer back to when rules changes took place, etc.

It is a Dynasty League after all and it does go back to 2009 so we do need a reference someplace. Lots easier than referring back to past Fleaflicker message board postings.

So, It's not me going overboard so much as it is a commish fulfilling the wishes of at least some of the owners ....  however I do have to admit that sometimes my "inner Sheldon" shows through way too much.  wink

Last edited by Dolphbucs (2014-07-21 18:37:49)

" Don Shula, .... he can take his'un and beat your'un and then he can take your'un and beat his'un " - actual quote of Bum Phillips in the 1970's

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Just read the history... love looking back as the league has been a lot of fun  big_smile

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QB:  Rodgers,Mahomes         RB:  D.Cook, Barkely,Kamara,Barber
WR:  O.B.J., Hopkins, Cooper, M.Williams
TE: Everett

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" Don Shula, .... he can take his'un and beat your'un and then he can take your'un and beat his'un " - actual quote of Bum Phillips in the 1970's

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2014,
Zeigerthetiger wins championship over manbearpig1984

2015,
Mojox wins champuonship over manbearpig1984

2016,
Amazingmattyp wins championship over Lyle

2017
Kevin wins championship over Liz

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TFFG 10 Keeper League
QB:  Rodgers,Mahomes         RB:  D.Cook, Barkely,Kamara,Barber
WR:  O.B.J., Hopkins, Cooper, M.Williams
TE: Everett