For those who take it way too seriously
Like Nelson Mandela said “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.”
In reality, there are few sports that get people to their feet as Aussie Rules does. The only problem at the moment is that the only supporters getting to their feet are Australians as the game remains untouched by the rest of the international sporting community. You’re left scratching your head as to why given that as far as excitement goes, Aussie Rules has it all and then some.
Indeed, part of the attraction of Aussie Rules is how the game can ebb and flow. You’re only ever one moment of magic away from a comeback that will leave the hairs on the back of your neck standing upright. And as for real-life heroes who defy the odds, well, Aussie Rules has them in spades. Who can forget Jason McCartney’s return to Aussie Rules in 2003? McCartney would inspire North Melbourne to a win over Richmond and in doing so complete the greatest comeback Australian sport has ever seen.
"I often wonder how I would've been able to get through and gone about it if it wasn't for the amazing support of everyone involved at the Alfred Hospital."— AFL (@AFL) August 29, 2019
Jason McCartney opens up and reflects on his famous footy comeback following the Bali tragedy in 2002. pic.twitter.com/R2ezjHpzoC
These days, it must be said, Richmond don't seem susceptible to losing and find themselves the favourites in Aussie Rules betting to win a...
Hopefully there are no 2020 gremlins in the code that mess anything up, as always, if you spot anything weird, let me know!
Also let me know, is Laverde a good pick yet?
Too Serious will be holding our 3rd season of AFLW based competition in 2021 during the 2021 AFLW home and away season, building on the success of our 8 team, 7 week competition in 2019 and our unfortunately more succinct 2020 season.
We are one of the few full season fantasy comps on offer for AFLW next season – the other many played in 2020 was Sheplays (ShePlays Fantasy League).
Hopefully success of ShePlays as well as our comp and others elsewhere will lead to SuperCoach and RealDream team comps further down the track.
We are looking to grow our numbers substantially so whether you are an AFLW fanatic, general fantasy football or fantasy sports fan or both please consider having a crack at either a keeper league or (re)draft format competition (or both). Also pass on the word to your family, mates and fantasy league buddies if you think they would be keen. Let's try our hardest to get this shout-out to go viral. Multiple leagues can be formed depending on how many entries we receive.
Whether you are a long time Too Serious member or otherwise we would love to have you joining in. If your fantasy site of choice for AFL mens comps and other Australian and global sports is elsewhere that is no issue and this comp will slot in nicely with slight overlap only for those who compete in BBL supercoach and AFL Supercoach and AFL Fantasy comps.
With the AFLW season commencing on Thursday 27th January, 2021 there has been a decision to start new leagues commencing week 2 of the AFLW season which allows a majority of players to be selected post AFLW round 1 selection.
Drafts would commence between Friday 22nd January and Tuesday 26th January with an optimal league size of 8 teams to provide an intense home and away comp prior to finals. AFLW player positions will be finalised by 20th January and league draft order, league draft starting time and other details will be finalized and listed as soon as practicable...
Despite the delayed AFL draft this year the major fantasy comps have released their 2021 team pickers which allows us to commence the annual task of identifying the players and team structure we want and then reassess things throughout the AFL preseason leading into Round 1.
Let us know how you are tackling the 2021 season including the scheduled Rounds 12, 13 and 14 byes.
See below spreadsheet for the results of all three drafts.
Here are links to each of the leagues:
Div 1: https://fantasy.espn.com/basketball/league?leagueId=10094
Div 2: https://fantasy.espn.com/basketball/league?leagueId=10201
The #1 and #2 pick was the same in all three drafts, Giannis and Luka across the board.
Something I always find interesting is the players who went undrafted in some leagues but not others. You will see in the table that any undrafted players were given a figure of 157 where they were undrafted.
The highest ranked player who went undrafted in at least one league was Tim Hardaway Jnr, who was undrafted in Premier, but drafted at 107 & 109 in the other two leagues.
The highest ranked player who went undrafted in two leagues was Terrence Ross, who was drafted at 122 in Division 1.
The lowest ranked player who was drafted in all 3 leagues was Joe Harris, drafted at 155, 153 & 128 across the three leagues.
The lowest ranked player drafted in at least two leagues was Jordan Clarkson who was drafted at 153 in Premier and 150 in Div 2.
We havent gone into as much detail this year with std dev and the like, but have highlighted some of the big sliders and reaches for ease of finding them.
I don't know about you, but Ive got two of the reaches and one of the sliders! Hopefully they all work out
We've set up a poll with two options and it is only open for 24 hours, closing approximately Thursday 3:20pm AEDT, so get in and vote quickly.
We have also set the draft orders. See over the break.
We still need three more to commit.
By offloading Jesse Hogan to GWS, the club should have freed up enough space to retain a number of out-of-contract stars, and Mundy is likely to be first in line. Coach Justin Longmuir has previously spoken of his desire to keep the former Dockers captain at the club, citing his off-field influence as one of the key reasons for offering him a new one-year deal.
The Seymour-born star made his debut for the club in April 2005 at the MCG, and has spent 16 successful seasons in Perth. He is just 21 appearances away from breaking the club's all-time appearance record, having featured 332 times since bursting onto the scene 15 years ago.
The club are concentrating on the draft as opposed to trades during the offseason, and although some fans are concerned that the aforementioned sale of Hogan and the delisting of Hugh Dixon will leave them short of forwards in 2021, the Dockers hierarchy appear to have a clear plan going forward. Mundy appears to be part of that project, and he can still have a significant influence on the younger players within the squad.
Having made 332 appearances for the Dockers, Mundy is often regarded as the club's 'spiritual leader', and he remains a firm fan favourite. Despite featuring just 16 times in 2020, his numbers remain impressively solid. Many predicted that...
Let us know in this thread if you're keen to play fantasy NBA in the TS leagues this season.
As we cheer Choppers on to hopefully a top-10 position overall, many others of us will be playing grand finals or hoping to finish a certain ranking.
How are you all doing this round so far?