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Ching Chang Chong Leagues . . . Great Success. [Jan. 4th, 2006|01:00 am]
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Ching Chang Chong Fantasy League Logo.

Friends, neutrals, enemies, opponents, men, women, children, pets, and other living organisms . . .

The results are in the ESPN computers.

Congratulations to New Orleans Pirates, Champion of Ching Chang Chong #1.

Congratulations to Kent Shockers, Champion of Ching Chang Chong #2.

Congratulations to The Mustachioed Banditos, Champion of Ching Chang Chong #3.

Congratulations to The Jersey Polluters, Champion of Ching Chang Chong #4.

Message from your Commish, as follows:

To everyone who owned a team in the Ching Chang Chong Leagues, I thank you very much for your participation. Without you, the leagues could not work, and every participant of any record deserves this message of gratitude.

At this point, around Labor Day, 2005, I felt dejected over this experiment in complex structure of fantasy football. I wasn't sure if ESPN would even play fair. I deleted, literally, all the leagues due to over-reaction on a bait-and-switch pulled by ESPN, of which they recanted (and I did, in turn). Those who were in the first incarnation of the CCC Leagues, prior to deletion, I thank you as well. Your very interest makes all the difference, all of you.

When the leagues kicked off, ESPN was still trying to make their league servers not suck. Our drafts, among the leagues, were plagued with Java errors and server connection failure on ESPN's end. After much initial headache, the leagues continued.

To my surprise, many of you also continued your fantasy attacks, despite all of the early frustration. To my greatest surprise, not only did the former happen, but the leagues featured a lot of weekly action among the owners.

The point system worked well, and the competition was fierce. They were the best leagues I've ever participated, and this group of folks who played with me in my leagues . . . you are fantastic, every last one of you.

Check back in the next weeks. When I get time, I'll finish up e-trophies for the teams.

Next year, I would like to continue the action. We'll probably roll with no 'keepers,' since my experience with that system is utterly negative. I could use some help in the organization for next year, and we'll probably slate a draft day for that last part of August/early September, right before NFL Kickoff. It's been my experience that draft days right before the regular season benefit all combatants to choose from a larger pool of starters. We, however, will set up leagues far before the draft day. Look for it in the summer of 2006.

Once more, despite fear of redundancy . . . thank you ever so much. It was a quality experience of fantasy football, and I give all of you a sincere thanks for being part of the Ching Chang Chong inaugural seasons.

Christopher sauce1977, Commish, CCC Leagues.

Again, thank you, all of you. By your presence, all of the owners are winners.


[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2006-01-04 08:12 pm (UTC)
The plan is as follows:

Around the opening of fantasy football among the providers, I will be looking for a free competition among the groups.

The ESPN will be the first considered, considering that the number of point options for free leagues is unrivaled among those I know. Any league, including a league in another provider that can provide the point structure + free play + provide a stable server hosting is, in fact, the ideal.

Once I establish a base of four, I'll announce the leagues open for business. At that point, you're welcome (with everyone) to join. In fact, depending on the popularity, there could be more leagues started.

A group of our pioneers filled teams in multiple leagues. I like that structure, since it doesn't increase one's odds to win a champ game, sort of speak, but it gives an owner an advantage to try multiple teams to see if one happens to net the right mix of players for a better shot in one of the leagues.

Things that will stay finite . . . draft day and structure of the system. In CCC #1, Pirates ran away with the title because the IDPs had a field day, and collectively, they made a huge difference. That's what I love about this system . . . a horrible draft, for instance, from the Banditos in CCC #3 featured a 1st pick of . . . Culpepper. Most leagues? 3-11, way out of contention. Here? I made like the 2000 Ravens (and possibly the 2005 Bears) and rode average QBs to the title.
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