How would you handle the following situation? This was posted in one of my leagues due to the yahoo site going down. I think it pretty much explains the situation pretty well. I think I'm on the side of the guy who wrote the message, but I'm not involved directly involved in the matchup. In our league, the standings are pretty tight with 2 guys clearly in the lead, and 7 guys all within one game of each other, battling over 4 other playoff spots:
If you were the commish, how would you handle the situation and why?A. One gentleman in our league says that he was unable to make a lineup change at the last minute that would have given him the win in his week 10 matchup. He left an injured player in who was a game time decision to play, and that player was ruled out at some point before game time and the guy tried to put in the backup but the site was down.
B. Wednesday after the email went out explaining what happened to the site, an email was sent to Paul explaining the lineup snafu that happened and a hopeful request to change his lineup after the fact to reflect the extra points and a change in the standings.
My thoughts: Because we are in a money league, I would have no problem making any of the changes requested due to the site being down...IF the guy had called/emailed right at the time of the problem, before game time started and locked out the rosters. Without that time stamp to show exactly when you were trying to have a problem with the site, it isn't fair to everyone else to change things.
Personally, I set my roster on Tuesday with all non injured guys, and make changes if I hear they will play. I don't wait until the last minute so I don't get into trouble if my computer goes down or something similar to what happened with the yahoo site.
Ultimately, this is XYZ's decision as the commish to make, and I am just weighing in. Anyone else is welcome to give their thoughts as well.