So after much deliberation and personal financial examination, we've decided not to go ahead with UniqueFC next season :(
The data costs are just too high and it is out of our range at the moment. That said, we will re-examine again next season and hopefully run a kickstarter/crowdfunding campaign to see if we can do a few things from it:
1 - Improve UniqueFC even further (perhaps with the addition of mobile apps
2 - Get more uniqueFC users on board
3 - If we can find a suitable medium, turn UniqueFC into a 'people-owned' site so that everyone who contributes owns a part of it!
That's just some ideas I have at the moment and we'll see how things go. We will keep everyone updated!
Thanks for all the interest and support!
Okay, so as asked by a couple of people, how were we playing this using spreadsheets before? Well, I'll outline the process here, while trying to find a balance between keeping it short and sweet and still providing enough detail.
1. Use Google Docs!
It's free, and it allows everyone to connect at the same time. Also, as it's in the cloud, it is always up to date. You can look back at past revisions if necessary and is the ideal tool (short of a fully dedicated site) to play fantasy football in this way. Sample: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AiNH-JHpkhe8dFVVX2RiaDNyNUdZTFdieHliaUtUemc&usp=sharing
2. Decide between doing the entire game manually vs using an existing salary cap based fantasy game
Personally, none of our group could be bothered going through the hassle of creating a point scoring system, updating each player's scores manually, keeping track of transfers/team sheets and scoring the entire game manually which is why we went with the second option.
Mark twain said, “I have had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.”
When you wake up in the middle of the night is your mind voice chattering at you on a variety of topics?
The worry syndrome has us all stressed trying to figure out what to do about something that has not happened yet.
What if we lived in the moment?
Yes, we can plan the things we want to do in our life and then what?