Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Heated Email (s)Exchange!

As was expected, The Nextians were fired up about the draft last night. Pablo immediately hits me up with a "I did pretty well, huh Cammish?" email at 8:03 am. Timmay starts posting on the league page about how toight his squad appears to be. Tommy is once again disappointed in his draft. Had leaves to drink and autodrafts his 4 man bench. Hinkey remains silent and is yet to check his team.

But a nod is definitely given to Matt and Bilbo for their HEATED email exchange today. And thankfully for us all, I was cc'd in the war. Enjoy:

From: James Champie
To:
'Cameron Hyland' ; 'Matt Hyland'
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 8:57 AM
Subject: Draft

How do we all feel about our teams?

I’m going to hurt in FG% and 3’s but I should compete in the other categories. My team has a lot of “upside”, which isn’t always a good thing. I got everyone I wanted except for Crawford and Blatche. I was going to pick him (Blatche) up and Yahoo kicked me out!!!! I autodrafted Al Hortford instead. LAME! Have fun with my sleeper C~Note.

Did you read that Nelson isn’t happy with Williams? Apparently he isn’t picking up the offense. I wonder, how hard is it to understand: run, dribble, shoot, wait for other team to score, repeat?? Nelson might get the nod at starting PG? Slim chance, but what a sweet pick up that would be?

James Champie

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So far, so good. Champie opens up the conversation. Pretty civil
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From: Matt Hyland [mailto:matth@independentplanning.com] Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 10:08 AMTo: James Champie; 'Cameron Hyland'Subject: Re: Draft

I'm on the "upside" train as well. Henrich is said to have a good year, as his 07 numbers were not characteristic to how good he really is. TMAC, upside pick....or dwindling star? Beno...I am liking Beno more and more every minute. But check out my big men.....i didn't know who to choose between Al Jefferson and Dwight Howie. I pick Jefferson, then Howie was still there for my next pick. BONER!

Matt Hyland

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Matt is obviously pumped up on getting D-How in the 3rd round. Pretty nice position to get Superman.
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From: James Champie
To:
'Matt Hyland' ; 'Cameron Hyland'
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 11:42 AM
Subject: RE: Draft

Dude, Howard is a roto nightmare. You can’t punt a category and expect to win in a league this big. That is the reason no one wanted Howard. Then you picked Shaq and sealed your fate. Have fun in 7th place.

James Champie

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And James Edward "Bilbo" Champie drops the first dagger!
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From: Matt Hyland [mailto:matth@independentplanning.com] Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 11:53 AMTo: James Champie; 'Cameron Hyland'Subject: Re: Draft

You think Howard alone will ruin my entire team FT%....I don't think so silly Billy. Shaq was an autodraft pick when I left the lobby once we got to our bench spots. I won't even play that ogre and he only shoots about 6 free throws a game nowadays. I'm sure I'll drop him for a waiver wire gem within the first month. Howard is more like a fantasy gem....his outstanding FG%, points, rebounds, and blocks will do my team just fine. ESPN had howard at #10 overall, and I got him with my 3rd pick, steal. Yeah it will hurt, but his upside is gorgeous. Go back and read your fantasy "expert" articles and use their their lingo again. Punt. haahhaaaa, you really think you can determine how someone will finish before the season even starts?

Nice reach on Nene by the way.

Matt Hyland

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Matt goes into a diatribe about D-How's freshness and throws in the Nene rip. He also comments on Bilbo's pre-draft study. This is getting good.........
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From: James Champie
To:
'Matt Hyland' ; 'Cameron Hyland'
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 12:36 PM
Subject: RE: Draft

I absolutely think Howard will ruin your FT%. He gets to the line just under 11 times per game. That’s the most in the National Baskeetball Association my non-reading friend. I know you will play Shaq at some point, and 6 attempts per game is enough to drag you down further. So unless you have Maggette, K-Mart and AI on your team to buoy your FT%, you are shit out of luck. If you need further proof, look at Turd’s team stats from last year. He had Howard and guess where he finished in FT%…wait for it…. DEAD LAST. And looking closer, I see you finished 2nd to last in that category, so it is obvious you don’t really know what you’re talking about, do you?

You forgot that I also reached on Corey Maggette, Jason Kidd, Thaddeus Young, John Salmons, Andrew Bogut and DeMarcus Nelson. I had a plan and I got the guys I wanted, I don’t care where Yahoo had them ranked since they’re wrong most of the time. Just like you. And the last time I checked, our league was Yahoo, not ESPN, so why would you ever go by their rankings? Did you know their rankings are based on leagues without TO’s? Did you know Howard has over 3 per game? My unborn son knows more about Howard’s fantasy impact than you do!

Don’t even respond to this e-mail, you can’t refute any of this.

James Champie

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Bilbo goes postal! A pretty good smack down indeed. (BTW, D-How's Olympic FT% was 46.9%)
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From: Matt Hyland [mailto:matth@independentplanning.com] Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 1:41 PMTo: James Champie; 'Cameron Hyland'Subject: Re: Draft

Thats a lot of talkin for someone who's only won 1 gold trophy playing fantasy sports for 12 years! Yes, all these things you mentioned I know, and have known since I played CYO and Dwight Howard was already 5'9". He gets to the line 11 something times per game. His FT% will hurt, like I mentioned, but that does not mean I will come in last. Look at the rest of my starters FT%, minus Shaq as he won't be in my lineup. I read plenty, know plenty, and am all around amazing....you know this.

Besides, you're the one who decided to bring this up and predict my 7th place finish. Quiet today at Typhoon? Seems like it.

Matt Hyland

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And Matt plays the "trophy case" card. Bilbo's Achilles heel!
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From: James Champie
To:
'Matt Hyland' ; 'Cameron Hyland'
Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 2:46 PM
Subject: RE: Draft


Because you are so busy at Independent Planning, when the season starts I’ll give you weekly updates as to how your team is doing from the free-throw line.

And Matt, you’ve only won 1 trophy in the leagues I’ve played in with you, so stop pretending you’re so great. And don’t give me that crap about all the other leagues you are in. I could join a league of retards too and win, but I would never brag about it. Actually, I’m in Taylor’s league of retards, and I’m going to donate my trophy to the homeless.

James Champie

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Now Biblo is so fired up that he promises to Tommy-Track* Matt's stats to throw a 7-months-from-now-FACE to Matt. He also devalues Matt's trophy shelf. Oh Snap!
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From: Matt Hyland [mailto:matth@independentplanning.com] Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 3:42 PMTo: James Champie; 'Cameron Hyland'Subject: Re: Draft

Yessssss, I knew that quiet at Typhoon would get ya!! I know you're busy Gym....I was just giving you a hard time because you decided to give my Fantasy Sports prowess an onslaught of abusive verbiage. I've only played in a couple league's of retards, and none in awhile..unless you count Golf!. The others are very competitive. I agree with you that my FT% will not be great, nor will my turnovers most likely. But to say they will definitely be last, and that I'm already finishing 7th place is just pessimistic over-speculation.

Till the season my friends, till the season.

Matt Hyland
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And Matt ends it on a "you're not working" burn sprinkled with a "we'll see what happens" twist that points to end of email exchange

Now THIS is what being a Nextian is all about. Going for the jugular smack talk that promotes your squad while squashing another. Two fired up managers who do not agree with eachother. Pure Entertainment!

(* to "Tommy-Track" is to follow another fantasy managers player or players in order to to prove or disprove your point. Tommy-Tracking happens over several months with constant back-and-forth bickering between involved managers about "who was right" and usually involves a bet. Tommy-Tracking stems from Tullis' outrage when Jesse Mass-Baldwin traded A-Rod for Jose Valverde and Kevin Youkilis in which Tommy vowed to prove Jesse wrong 4 months later when the season was over. The two parties agreed upon "successful trade" and "unsuccessful trade" parameters and a dollar amount was successfully wagered between Tullis and Maas-Baldwin)

4 comments:

Tommy said...

Thank goodness the commish was cc'd on the email attacks...allowing the smack to be preserved for future generations, and anybody lucky enough to stumble upon the Nextians blog.

Bilbo Baggins said...

I was having a bad day at work....

Bilbo Baggins said...

But I still think I'm right.

Hyland said...

Huge Tits!