Big points today
Posted at 2:59 PM on April 16, 2007 by Bob Collins (10 Comments)
By my tally -- and I've missed a lot of them -- a minimum of 1,200 points have been accumulated in the frenzied Minnesota Senate tackling of the General Orders. That assumes just one lawmaker per bill, which we know is not the case. So there'll be some big swings in Power Rankings and -- maybe -- standings too.
I would guess this is the biggest point day in the short, but honorable, history of the Minnesota Fantasy Legislature.
These are getting only preliminary approval, so any that slipped by (they've been going since this morning and I'm able to watch only sporadically), I'll catch during final passage, since the Senate is meeting as the committee of the whole today.
House members aren't being left out, either. So far, three bills have received OC (other chamber) points today. Lawmakeres whose names are attached to HF1083 HF293 and HF448 have each received the 25-point bonus.
The Beavers are going to get their hides tanned today. Don't know how bad the results will be for my beloved Beavers but it won't be pretty! What's even more depressing is that it looks like it will continue all week long. First place was nice while it lasted.
Posted by mike simpkins | April 16, 2007 3:19 PM
C'mon Senator Rest... bring it home to daddy! And grab one of those pretty Beaver hides. I think it is time we got REDRESSED!
George (AKA as Minnetonka Redress), it may be slim pickin's for you today. My guess is that Nate and his Sine Die's today have pretty much cleaned the Beaver Den out of all available pelts.
As the MFL look towards next season, this week is an excellent example why having a "bench" for our teams would be a nice addition. Bob gave us all fair warning as to what would happen in the Senate this week but as far as the Beavers were concerned there really wasn't much I could do about it. Putting Moe, Lillie, Ward or Simon on waivers to pick up a couple of Senators may have meant adios to them for the year. However, by having a bench, a team would have some possible options.
Posted by mike simpkins | April 16, 2007 4:00 PM
Rest easy, Mike. I figure you'll still be in first at the end of the day, by a few hundred points, probably.
Posted by Bob Collins | April 16, 2007 4:14 PM
I guess the pep talk that I gave to a couple of my team members and/or their staffers last week is starting to pay off. Yay Me!
Posted by Nate | April 16, 2007 4:18 PM
If we had a "bench," I would be disinclined to expand the rosters, but lessen the active roster to 5.
I think having a free agent list accomplishes the task of motivating people to pay attention to the tos and fros of the Legislature and who's doing what in order to adjust rosters.
If we expanded the rosters, there would be almost no free agent pool, unless we changed the league structure to have fewer teams in each league.
Posted by Bob Collins | April 16, 2007 5:31 PM
I want a team with 8 members! Or 7 . . or 9 . . . but not 5 . . . more! Not less.
Posted by Nancy G | April 17, 2007 9:19 PM
My fantasy footballer brother-in-law suggests if one of your bills gets vetoed and not overridden you should lose points . . .
Posted by Doug Gray | April 18, 2007 3:46 PM
Or a penalty box!
Posted by Nancy G | April 19, 2007 3:15 PM