I understand where the need for trade votes exist. I was in a public league where the commisioner had two teams and would attempt to trade from one team to another.(WTF)
My first sports pool was on the Can USSR hockey series where Paul Henderson scored the winning goal and the scores were kept with a pencil and eraser.
I consider myself very fortunate in that I play these games with my friends, guys that I used to play road hockey with. It has been a bond that has enabled lifelong friendships. We have always traded at our own risk.
They do not like basketball.
I hope eventually that this format can find a similar level of trust between friends of a different sort.
Trades are difficult to make, are time consuming and most often the effort leads nowhere. The difficulty is intensified if you have to satisfy the needs of every player in the league. I find league voting discouaging to future efforts in trade negotiations.
If this must continue I ask that great consideration be given to questioning the play of others. We will all have "bad" trades in our decisions. I dropped Eric Gordon. I really hope that we can get past the need to police each others actions.
I am not trying to insult anyone with this post. I look at this as my best chance to enjoy a basketball pool in the same manner that I enjoyed other polls throughout my history. Trading can be great entertainment, under the present circumstances.......... not so much.
Last edited by jbml; Wed Jan 9th, 2013 at 10:27 PM.