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DMAC
06-05-2006, 01:48 PM
Looking for a good FFL on the internet, preferably free. We did Yahoo's last year...It was OK, but it did not have that many cool options to play around with.

I have heard ESPN's is pretty cool...

And don't say it's too early, because preseason starts in 2 months!!

So?

noa
06-05-2006, 01:50 PM
I think ESPN's is good...you can customize a lot of stuff.

hypersensitiveZO6
06-05-2006, 01:50 PM
i don't know. I used ESPN last season and it was alright.

Short Leash Hootie
06-05-2006, 01:50 PM
ESPN was a lot better about 5 years ago, when it wasn't free.

The free game got too 'flashy' and it looked a lot like yahoo's.

ESPN used to have the best setup, by far. ****ers.

chagrin
06-05-2006, 01:52 PM
sandbox used to rock, but it is a pay site now, but if you are going to pay to play fantasy football, I would suggest this one

ChiefsfaninPA
06-05-2006, 01:55 PM
[QUOTE=DMAC]And don't say it's too early, because preseason starts in 2 months!!QUOTE]


I have a guy I work with in the office that no lie, the day after the Superbowl he starts "scouting" the draft class and all of the current players. He keeps this stuff up all off season. The other day he had his "top secret" binder out listing his RB order. This guy is intense. The funniest part is the clown finished fourth out of our six guy league last year, and that included all of his analysis on players. When you point this out to him he becomes all pissed off telling us how much luck was involved with the other guys beating him. I always tell him if it is luck, then loose the doosier and be lucky like the rest of us.

For full disclosure I finished behind him last year, but didn't spend an ounce of time researching players. :)

DMAC
06-05-2006, 01:56 PM
Thats ridiculous

hypersensitiveZO6
06-05-2006, 02:04 PM
If you use ESPN, you have to get the LiveDraft thing set up right. I didn't and it wouldn't let me pick, or even go to the draft browser. I had to rejoin another league, which is a pain in the ass itself.

JBucc
06-05-2006, 02:07 PM
I did Yahoo's and somebody else's last year, I think NFL.com's. It was alright I think.

Mile High Mania
06-05-2006, 02:13 PM
I haven't participated in a free setup in a while. I've heard that some free services allow a good deal of league customization, but the leagues I'm in have some crazy rules and we typically have to pay for a service that allows for that and other special league set ups that we have.

www.fantasyfootballseach.com (http://www.fantasyfootballseach.com) and www.fflbookmarks.com (http://www.fflbookmarks.com) are two good services that point you to a lot of "free" stuff.

Predarat
06-05-2006, 02:14 PM
NFL.coms is always OK. But OK is about all you get without paying. Rotowire used to have a good free league but its pay right now.

Tatertot13
06-05-2006, 03:26 PM
It's not free, but for about $130 dollars you can start a league on CBS Sportsline. As far as the features go, it's probably one of the best out there and nobody in the league minds giving up part of the pot for a nice quality site like that.

BWillie
06-05-2006, 03:30 PM
Just be sure you get the #1 pick and pick up LJ. He's gonna ring up so much points next year that you can have a shitty all-around cast and still probably get to the FF super bowl

Prince22
06-05-2006, 03:33 PM
We did fanball last year and it was excellent. It cost $60 but it was well worth it since we had 12 teams and $100 each on the line. We originally started the seasoon with Fox Sports and it was the worst unorganized piece of shit site ever. I was part of another league at Fox Sports and we had problems the entire season including the playoffs. If you don't mind paying the cash fanball.com is the best site I've used.

jidar
06-05-2006, 03:34 PM
My main league uses cbssportsline which is phenomenal in features but slow, you'd think for $150/league they would be able to provide enough resources to keep things running fast.
It's nice because I use it for reasearch in all of the other various leagues I'm in too.

Mile High Mania
06-05-2006, 03:42 PM
My main league uses cbssportsline which is phenomenal in features but slow, you'd think for $150/league they would be able to provide enough resources to keep things running fast.
It's nice because I use it for reasearch in all of the other various leagues I'm in too.

I'm guessing you are talking about live scoring on game day... I haven't found a site out there that kicks ass consistently from a timely live scoring aspect.

www.myfantasyleague.com (http://www.myfantasyleague.com) isn't the prettiest site out there, but their live scoring hasn't been too bad in the past on Sundays.

Tatertot13
06-05-2006, 03:43 PM
My main league uses cbssportsline which is phenomenal in features but slow, you'd think for $150/league they would be able to provide enough resources to keep things running fast.
It's nice because I use it for reasearch in all of the other various leagues I'm in too.

The only slowness issue I've experienced with Sportsline was with the real time scoring during the first couple of weeks last season. Other than that it has been pretty quick IMO.

Simplex3
06-05-2006, 03:43 PM
NFL.com's live scoring wasn't bad last year.

ct
06-05-2006, 03:59 PM
I'm guessing you are talking about live scoring on game day... I haven't found a site out there that kicks ass consistently from a timely live scoring aspect.

www.myfantasyleague.com (http://www.myfantasyleague.com) isn't the prettiest site out there, but their live scoring hasn't been too bad in the past on Sundays.

I'm in 2 leagues on that site, and it is fairly good. Customizable, but like you said, not pretty, they leave the deep content interfacing up to each league to customize, which I do not.

Like any others though, in the sunday afternoon games the live scoring can fall behind, but I'd say it's pretty good. Last year they started a beta download, for a live scoring app local on your PC, off of thier servers. They claim it's cleaned up nicely and available again this year, so I'm gonna try it.

Frankly, I gave up on the free sites. They are free for a reason, they suck!

The Poz
06-05-2006, 04:00 PM
I'll be entering my 6th year with Yahoo and I don't have any complaints. It's 12 of us and the only thing we need to buy is the Stat Tracker. It's $15 individually or a little less if the whole pool gets it. I won it all last year with LJ down the stretch. Glad I drafted him in the 9th round.

Nzoner
06-05-2006, 04:28 PM
My main league uses cbssportsline which is phenomenal in features but slow, you'd think for $150/league they would be able to provide enough resources to keep things running fast.
It's nice because I use it for reasearch in all of the other various leagues I'm in too.

Our league switched to Statsworld (http://statsworld.com/) 3 years ago and love it.Quick realtime scoring and loads of features,not to mention it's about half of Sportsline.

CHENZ A!
06-05-2006, 05:46 PM
We use ESPN's league manager, and haven't had any real problems with it, although I have heard of alot of peole having trouble with the free FFL from them. We've got a 10 team league, so it's only $10 apiece, and almost everything is customizable... Live scoring was pretty good as well.

DMAC
06-05-2006, 06:12 PM
I liked Yahoo's last year, the format was good and the live scoring was decent. I just don't like how you can't personalize your team very much.