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It's time again to join in on the fun that is the Loser League. If you're no good at fantasy football, then this is exactly the league for you, because the goal is to pick players who are just as bad at real football as you are at fantasy football.
Sounds easy, right? Why not just draft the third-string quarterback? Well, it's more challenging than that. You have to pick players who are expected to play in the game, or you'll incur a hefty penalty. For each quarterback that attempts fewer than ten passes, running back that rushes fewer than eight times, or wide receiver that catches fewer than two passes, you're penalized 15 points.
The full scoring rules are as follows:
(Note: You only incur a kicker penalty if another kicker on that team makes an attempt and the selected kicker does not. If a kicker's team makes no attempts in a game, there is no penalty. Kicker penalties are one of the world's greatest evils.)
We run two contests, one for Weeks 1-9 and one for Weeks 10-17. The winner of each half of the contest will get a free copy of the 2013 KUBIAK fantasy football projections. The winner of both halves combined will receive both the 2013 KUBIAK projections and a copy of Football Outsiders Almanac 2013.
Each team will select their roster for Weeks 10-17 by midnight on Saturday night, November 10, 2012. Your roster will consist of 2 QB, 3 RB, 3 WR, and 2 K. The highest scorer at each position gets thrown out each week (remember, we're aiming for the lowest score here). You'll end up with getting credit for 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR and 1 K every week. This also won't keep one injury at a position, or a bye week, from destroying an otherwise perfectly crappy loser team since you can't make changes to your roster once it's submitted.
Only one team per person, please. We'll update the full standings every week on the website and highlight some of the best performers each week in Scramble for the Ball.
Scramble for the Ball writers Tom Gower and Mike Kurtz will choose their favorite, most witty team names for the 2012 Loser League Part II, and those readers will win a copy of the new book Coaching Confidential; Inside the Fraternity of NFL Coaches by Gary Myers of the New York Daily News, courtesy of publisher Crown Archetype.
Coaching Confidential chronicles a year in the life of an NFL head coach. But not just one head coach. A composite portrait is drawn through interviews with at least 20 current and former head coaches (including Super Bowl winners such as Bill Parcells, Tom Coughlin, Jimmy Johnson, Tony Dungy, Sean Payton, Mike Shanahan, Dick Vermeil, Mike Holmgren, Brian Billick, and Joe Gibbs), taking us through the professional and personal challenges of the job. This book covers the draft, free agency, big trades, training camp, family crisis, player troubles, coaching relationships with members of the staff, coach-owner dynamics, rivalries, Xs and Os, the playoffs -- all the way to the Super Bowl.
Again: The deadline for entering your team is Saturday, November 10 at midnight Eastern.