TooSerious

For those who take it way too seriously

As the start of the NBA season is now less than 2 months away, I thought it would be a good idea to create a blog asking people to renew their interest in playing this season.

This is the 7th season of the TS NBA fantasy basketball leagues.

If you would like to play again this season, you will need to post a comment below to say that you are interested in playing again.

Any newcomers are also welcome to join, please post a comment below to say that you would like to play. Last year we had 4 leagues, so depending on the level of interest, we would possibly create another league. If not, we will place your name on a waiting list and and see if there are any people who drop out from last year (the waiting list will be in the order of who indicates their interest first)

We use the ESPN fantasy basketball site and we use a scoring system that has been designed by the players within TS NBA community.

Anthak will work out who is in what league this year and we will send out the invites to join the relevant league once we work out who is playing.

If you have any questions, post them in the comments below and someone will be able to help you.
Larrikin Lagoon Lefties 1192 def Venus Bay Vultures 1138

They say good things come to those who wait. Well that adage could not be more apt for the Lefties, who have endured 12 long months in the wilderness waiting for another shot at a premiership.

A full kitchen reno was commissioned at the Lagoon at the end of 2015 as the kitchen sink and most of the adjoining wood panelling cabinetry was removed and unceremoniously thrown at an encore.

Fu%k, we really loved those cabinets!

The price one pays for eternal glory...

Anyways, there's two sides to every story.

Fitzy's Vultures booked their entry into this finals series via the now infamous "Behind The Tuckshop After Recess Ya Mole" Smackdown against ex-BFF Lenny120 (aka Lenny5 aka Lennyinsertrandomnumber).

*footnote: Small amount of pride salvaged as Wombat hierarchy take out the ORFFA SC league

Roll on finals.

Vultures drew the long straw and got to play the Colanders first up.

Week 1 - Vultures def Codpieces by 47

Then booked a showdown with flag fancies the Uglies and proceeded to slap them a new one.

Week 2 - Vultures def Uglies by 65

Lefties most fortuitously finished second and reluctantly chose to face the Blimps.

Week 1 - Lefties def Dirigibles by 22

Then fell into a prelim against the giant killers

Week 2 - Lefties def Battlers by 160

Roll on The Big Dance

Vultures were licking their chops at the flying start by Gaff who managed to amass 600 possies by half time, unfortunately a monster tag from Lewis resulted in only 41 of these being converted into actual disposals.

The question the entire football fraternity has been asking was finally answered during this game.

That’s right folks, Travis Cloke has been so shit at goal kicking this year cos Fitzy has had him camped in the deeeeep back pocket i.e. defensive emergency. Even Blighty couldn’t sink one from back there!

Jasper was a ghost of his usual self and let goals rain on through him like a flailing Demi Moore....
BAM. Down by 20 points in the granny with Gunston stinking it up and making my "Never Again" list.

Stings even harder with the game winning score of Phillips on the bench. Guess that's fantasy football for ya!

Been another fun season though, brutal early, but pretty smooth late in the piece, particularly with the pre-final bye round. Might need to trade harder next year I reckon.

I'd like to thank all the guys who have helped out with the site this year, the ORFF admins and those awesome articles from the kickass guys of TipBetPro. Make sure you get on board with them next year, another successful year for them! :D

Hope to see some banter as the finals roll round, and a bit of Brownlow talk when that gets up!
Final week. Looks like the Armageddon of former years is just a memory this year. The week off providing enough of a rest for all and sundry.

Still, glad I had a trade in hand for my granny, perfect coverage for Sloane. :D

Good luck to all the finalists out there!! :D

Teams over the break
The Big Show (Reviewed by JC)

Week 2 Finals – Review
Larrikin Lagoon Lefties 1362 to Birdsville Battlers 1202


As expected, last year’s champs booked themselves a second straight appearance in the Granny as they eased past the Battlers in a replay of last year’s edition - just a shame it was a week earlier this year! In a solid display all round, the Lefties were just too strong for the Battlers who were probably lucky to make the finals at all. Priddis, Lloyd, Wells, Smith and Montagna all hit triple digits with solid contributions from a few others as well. It was very much the same old story for the Battlers as the boys down back did their bit and Treloar stood tall in the middle, but there wasn’t much after that.

So congrats to Goonies and we wish them all the best in the big one!

Venus Bay Vultures 1303 def Mount Beauty Uglies 1238

Could the Vultures be about to pull a Lefties on the Lefties? For the second straight year the 8th ranked team makes it through to the Grand Final after the Vultures sent the highly fancied Uglies packing. Trade-a-holic Fitzy’s youthful core of Parker, Gaff, Docherty and Crisp all raised the bat, as Howe and Martin, while Kreuzer did a good job in the ruck against The Beard.

Considered by many as a genuine chance for the flag, the boys from Mount Beauty failed to bring their best form to the finals. The Uglies scraped through the first week before posting another modest score (by their lofty standards at least) this week to see them head off for Mad Monday a week earlier than planned. Boyd, Sidebottom, Viney and The Beard gave them every chance, but with Martin, Reiwoldt and Cyril all down on their usual numbers, bama’s boys just couldn’t find an answer for the Vultures.

Congrats to Venus Bay and best of luck of luck against the defending champs this week.

The Sideshow (reviewed by Len)

Zac Dawson Cup Semis

Cradle Mountain Devils 1187 def by Marble Bar Misfits 1192...
A big 2479 in the penultimate round sees a granny appearance for this little black duck.

Anyways, allow me to tell you a quick tale about who that 2479 knocked out this week.

The following email was sent around the league last week (Names changed to protect anonymity)

[snip]

Good luck in this final week guys. Hope you all have a trade spare! :D
WEST COAST EAGLES v HAWTHORN
Friday August 19, 8:10pm, Subiaco Oval

EAGLES
B: B.Sheppard, W.Schofield, S.Wellingham
HB: S.Butler, J.McGovern, S.Hurn
C: E.Yeo, M.Priddis, L.Jetta
HF: J.Cripps, J.Darling, C.Masten
F: S.Lycett, J.Kennedy, M.LeCras
Foll: N.Naitanui, A.Gaff, L.Shuey
I/C: D.Sheed, J.Nelson, J.Hill, M.Hutchings
EMG: J.Redden, E.Mackenzie, T.Cole
IN: L.Jetta, J.Nelson
OUT: S.Tunbridge (suspension), T.Barrass (leg)

HAWKS
B: T.Duryea, J.Frawley, S.Burgoyne
HB: S.Mitchell, J.Gibson, G.Birchall
C: I.Smith, L.Shiels, B.Hill
HF: L.Breust, J.Gunston, C.Rioli
F: P.Puopolo, B.McEvoy, R.Burton
Foll: J.Ceglar, J.Lewis, L.Hodge
I/C: K.Brand, B.Whitecross, B.Hartung, W.Langford
EMG: J.Sicily, A.Litherland, T.O’Brien
Unchanged

NORTH MELBOURNE v SYDNEY SWANS
Saturday August 20, 1:45pm, Blundstone Arena

KANGAROOS
B: S.Thompson, M.Firrito, S.Atley
HB: J.Macmillan, R.Tarrant, N.Dal Santo
C: J.Ziebell, T.Dumont, D.Wells
HF: B.Harvey, B.Brown, L.Hansen
F: L.Thomas, D.Petrie, M.Daw
Foll: T.Goldstein, B.Cunnington, A.Swallow
I/C: B.McKenzie, J.Anderson, A.Mullett, S.Gibson
EMG: R.Clarke, R.Nahas, J.Tippett
IN: S.Thompson, B.Brown
OUT: R.Nahas, R.Clarke

SWANS
B: N.Smith, A.Aliir, D.Rampe
HB: C.Mills, H.Grundy, J.McVeigh
C: J.Lloyd, J.Kennedy, D.Hannebery
HF: I.Heeney, L.Franklin, H.Cunningham
F: X.Richards, G.Rohan, T.Papley
Foll: S.Naismith, L.Parker, T.Mitchell
I/C: G.Hewett, B.McGlynn, D.Towers, K.Tippett
EMG: H.Marsh, T.Nankervis, J.Rose
IN: B.McGlynn, K.Tippett
OUT: K.Jack (foot), T.Nankervis

RICHMOND v ST KILDA
Saturday August 20, 2:10pm, MCG

TIGERS
B: D.Astbury, A.Rance, D.Grimes
HB: J.Short, T.Hunt, B.Ellis
C: O.Markov, T.Cotchin, S.Grigg
HF: D.Martin, S.Lloyd, S.Edwards
F: K.Lambert, J.Riewoldt, D.Rioli
Foll: S.Hampson, N.Vlastuin, A.Moore
I/C: T.Elton, C.Moore, C.Menadue, B.Houli
EMG: N.Broad, A.Marcon, D.Butler
IN: K.Lambert, T.Elton, C.Menadue, C.Moore
OUT: T.Vickery, A.Miles, N.Drummond, B.Lennon...
The two home sides notched up preliminary final wins and will clash in the first ever ORFFF Grand Final at Drouin

@stowie, @That KI Guy

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Finals Results so far
QF1 - Drouin Dropbears 1234 defeated Chinchilla Chumps 1205
QF2 - Neptune Island Noahs 1263 defeated Black Swamp 29ers 1081
EF1 - Cockburn Avengers 1406 defeated Mole Creek Glow-Worms 1127
EF2 - Jan Juc Ducks 1185 defeated by Useless Loop Virgins 1391

SF1- Chinchilla Chumps 1168 defeated Cockburn Avengers 1162
SF2 - Black Swamp 29ers 1255 defeated by Useless Loop Virgins 1452

PF1 - Drouin Dropbears 1418 defeated Useless Loop Virgins 1277
PF2 - Neptune Island Noahs 1411 defeated Chinchilla Chumps 1355

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Week 4 ORFFF Finals Fixture (AFL Round 22) - as always first named is the home side

Grand Final – Drouin Dropbears (1st, 14-1) vs Neptune Island Noahs (2nd 13-2)
Since Round 6 these 2 sides have sat at #1 and #2 on the ladder in either order and their preliminary final wins were Drouin’s 5th score over 1400 for the season and Neptune Island’s 4th score over 1400. Their weekly averages are 1366 and 1308 respectively.

Last time they played (2016, ORFFF Round 9) – Neptune Island Noahs 1356 defeated Drouin Dropbears 1333 (23 points)
http://tooserious.net/forum/threads/orfff-2016-round-9.89476/
http://tooserious.net/forum/tsLeagueMatchday.php?leagueId=14&round=9

Round 9 Brownlow votes and other tons
Neptune Island: Ross 152 (5 votes), Bugg 124 (2votes), Prestia 104, Howe 104, Rich 102
Drouin: Steven 148 (4 votes), Docherty 135 (3 votes), Walker...
Week 1 of finals and we had some entertaining ones, to be fair some people were more entertained than others.

Foul Bay Chickens vs Birdsville Battlers

1296 vs 1347

Well, that set the cat amongst the chickens for sure, Foul Bay were raging favourites with most agencies, though suspiciously not by the FA’s inhouse Chief Bet (one word or two?) operated by Foul Bay management.

Foul Bay defence was well, foul, Shaw batted almost 20 below average, Bartel couldn’t find his average and used Dawson’s, whilst Biggs and Frawley turned into Irish famine solutions. In the mids Dangerfield became Cautionfield at best and Cunnington apparently wants a slot at the Misfits. Mumford starred along with dollhouse and Betts while Vince, Selwood, & Kelly battled manfully.

For the Battlers, subpar performances from Ebert and Lloyd were their only concerns though I’m sure JC would like to not have to play Taylor and McEvoy onfield in their current form. Treloar starred, Atkins and Dea batted well above average whilst the rest of the team performed at or above expectation.

Larrikin Lagoon Lefties vs Darraweit Guim Dirigibles

1232 vs 1210

Close contest this, not unexpected given the variance in averages between the two for the season proper was only 58 points and the backup coach for the Lefties is bloody glad he wasn’t in charge this week.

KI dude would be very happy with the performances of Mitchell and Bugg in particular, whilst Fisher will be asked to do extra laps at training in his wheelchair and Tom Lynch won’t be able to look to many in the eye. The remainder of the team put on a very even performance.

Chris on the other hand had highs and lows and very few averages, Rance, May, Tyson, Hrovat & Gleeson all played well above their normal standard whilst Young, Edwards and Newnes have all been asked to “Please Explain”, Ceglar doesn’t need to, he’s special.

Mount Beauty Uglies vs Gariwerd Cockatoos

1189 vs 1172

Close contest this (theme), odd...
draw for week 4 - 2016 TS Masters Series Grand Final (Round 22)

Match 15 - SF Bulls (@tyze1 – ranked 836) vs TrigaGotzNoHeartFC (@Mick – ranked 2027)

2 of the ORFFU crew face off in the Masters Series Grand Final, if I recall correctly this is Tyze1’s 2nd time in the decider after a runners up effort in 2013. Good luck fellas !!

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In 2013 we started the TS Masters Series as a midseason knockout competition

In 2014 we also held the TS Challenge, TS Shield and TS Plate and changed the Masters Series to the best 32 teams on the site towards the end of the year.

In 2015 @TopHeavy took out the 2015 TS Shield while @BlueSteele took out the 2015 TS Masters Series (run on a 24 team 5 week knockout format).
http://tooserious.net/forum/threads/winners-of-the-2015-ts-masters-series-and-ts-shield-grand-finals-are.7714/

In 2016 the Masters Series is back !! Unfortunately due to time constraints we won't hold the TS Shield this year.

If we get 24 teams nominated of a sufficient standard (approximately top 5k or better, a higher cutoff should be achievable) we will run the comp as a knockout comp during rounds 19-23, if not we will look to hold a 16 team comp (Rds 19-22 or 20-23)
Please note Trading Games teams are eligible – they have 10 sides in the top 5k


What you have to do by the 12 noon Thursday 28th July cutoff

1 – join the TS Group (if you didn’t do this at the start of the year)

HOW TO JOIN: If you're ALREADY REGISTERED
Simply click...