, i can only guess at the question "why sixty"? perhaps because i was the noisiest and most persistent .. regardless, i've sent several emails to soup
over the past two weeks .. on Thursday afternoon, after Bago, i received an email from soup
.. i followed his instructions, posting messages for KDP
's teammates at FIBS that we'd be actively searching for a replacement .. i then began doing that
now, we've received a captain's ballot to make the decision official including a decision on brl
's forfeits or alternatively a replacement there, too .. i'm ambivalent on that issue, but, with three weeks left in the season, a replacement seems the logical choice there, too
but that decision was not and is not mine .. the outcome of the captain's vote will be posted by soup
on Monday at the TL homepage .. i'm ok with whatever the majority decides in either case .. i'll leave the shout here seeking a replacement unchanged and continue to search in periodic shouts and queries, in case that is the decision .. either way, it'll be "spiffy" with me, too
i also totally agree that TL has been and remains "a great league, it's a lot of fun and its designers are to be applauded"
.. as for fairness, i have no doubt soup
have done their best to be fair in all past and current decisions
transparency, on the other hand, has been largely absent .. i'd like more transparency and structure not totally reliant on soup
, too .. but if it weren't for soupy
, we wouldn't be having this conversation which leads me right back to ambivalence like Susanna and her shrink in "Girl Interrupted"
: I'm ambivalent. In fact that's my new favorite word. Dr. Wick
: Do you know what that means, ambivalence? Susanna
: I don't care. Dr. Wick
: If it's your favorite word, I would've thought you would... Susanna
: It *means* I don't care. That's what it means. Dr. Wick
: On the contrary, Susanna. Ambivalence suggests strong feelings... in opposition. The prefix, as in "ambidextrous," means "both." The rest of it, in Latin, means "vigor." The word suggests that you are torn... between two opposing courses of action. Susanna
: Will I stay or will I go? Dr. Wick
: Am I sane... or, am I crazy? Susanna
: Those aren't courses of action. Dr. Wick
: They can be, dear - for some. Susanna
: Well, then - it's the wrong word. Dr. Wick
: No. I think it's perfect.
but then no self-respecting shrink would dare try figuring anything out in fibslandCollege football would be more interesting if the faculty played instead of the students - there would be a great increase in broken arms, legs and necks.
-- H. L. Mencken US editor (1880 - 1956)