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Official AN Fantasy League! Are You In?

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Inspired by baseballgirl's "Fantasy Baseball" post last Sunday, I've decided to offer users the chance to participate in an official AN fantasy league this year. No, I don't think you understand. I don't mean a league where AN users can play fantasy baseball; that's been done, it's being done, it will be done, by other users.

I'm offering something far more interesting: an AN fantasy league. Each participant will draft a roster of AN users, and can score points each week in the following categories:

  • # of diary recommendations (one point per recommendation per diary)

  • # of diary comments (one point per comment per diary, limit of three points for any consecutive string of replies-to-self by Cutthemullet)

  • # of QOTM votes (one point per vote per nominated post)

  • GOG Win-Place-Show points (1st place: 30 points, 2nd place: 20 points, 3rd place: 10 points)

  • "being referred to" points (5 points each time the user's name is referred to in someone else's post, 8 points if the word "basement" is also included in the post)

  • speling points (5 points each time a user's post includes "Loiza," "Ricky Henderson," "Bob Garen," or "Billy Bean,"--or "Grover" not at the beginning of a sentence)

  • "grammar points (5 points each time a user misuses "your/you're,"misuses "they're/their/there", says "loose" when they mean "lose," or fails to capitalize at the beginning of a sentence)

  • "anti-authority points" (5 points each time a user denounces AN's CGV system as being oppressive, unfair, arbitrary, corrupt, misguided, or tyrannical)

  • "oaktoon reference points" (5 points each time a user refers to oaktoon)

  • "Cindi points" (10 points each time a user refers to Cindi in a post; 5 points each time a user's post includes the word "eyeliner," "Hotties," "cosmetology," "omigod," or "third plate")

Who should rightfully be drafted with picks 1-10? Remember, front page writers' posts can't be recommended; some users comment a lot but don't post diaries; sometimes teenagers suddenly figure out how to use spell-check (sigh--they grow up so fast. Except Rashad; still 5' 6" tops). Let the complex analysis begin...

Note: There are, of course, prizes. First place gets an AN T-shirt! Second place gets two AN T-shirts. Third place gets season tickets to the Royals.