Thanks for your response, all valid points. I'm not sure whether or not it was an oversight. When it was brought up this morning, the commish did defend it by saying that A) It's the current rule and he can't change rules just for one owner; B) He plays in other leagues that don't award points for return TDs (not really relevant IMO); C) he would have to retroactively change every return TD to ensure that it didn't effect the outcome of a contest in our leagueM-Dub wrote: ↑Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:50 amI agree that it sets a bad precedent to change rules midseason, but I think the real question is: was this an actual “rule” or just an oversight on the part of the commish? If he just forgot to check a box when he was setting up the scoring parameters, then I think a valid case could be made to fix it, even midseason. Just because an issue didn’t present itself until now doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be remedied immediately. Of course that depends on your commish being willing to cop to his mistake. Has he stated that he intentionally left out return TDs? If so, does he have any reasonable explanation as to why? Does the league constitution specifically state that return TDs aren’t counted? I can’t really blame this owner, or anyone really, for not poring through the scoring settings with a fine toothed comb and not catching this earlier.
That said, it would definitely be bad form for this owner to destroy his team in a tantrum. If he actually refuses to set a lineup by Sunday morning, the commish needs to remove his abilities and set a lineup on his behalf based on some objective outside source (FantasyPros, ESPN, etc.) to avoid further damage to league integrity.
Just out of curiosity, when JJAW recovered a fumble in the end zone for a TD in week 6, did he get credit for that TD in your league? If so, then I think this owner has an even better case for fixing the scoring. If not, you guys need to give your scoring a serious once-over this offseason. MFL settings can be kinda convoluted and it’s not uncommon to overlook something when you’re setting up a league.
Yep. Again, a large part of the reason I voted "No" was because of the tantrum. What's to stop someone from throwing one next time they get a bad break that doesn't go their way (although I understand this is a very unique circumstance)
Interesting you bring that up, I was curious of the exact same thing earlier. I just went back and looked. Yes, JJAW was awarded points for his fumble recovery TD - (is that technically considered a rushing TD?)
Side Note: I also went back and watched the JJAW play, and it annoyed me how much he celebrated lol