All users who entered Eagles vs. Vikings game will be emailed on Wednesday

December 27, 2010 at 2:32 pm 17 comments

We realize many people were affected by choosing players in the Eagles vs. Vikings game who were not familiar with our rules on postponed games. We are currently discussing how we can achieve a more positive result for negatively affected entries. Emails will go out to every affected player on Wednesday.

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  • 1. condia  |  December 27, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    I think the best solution is to allow MIN@PHI players’ point for only the NFL matches that started on Thursday, as there was no possible way that anybody could have predicted a game delayed to Tuesday. On Thursday, the weather forecasted possible snow with 15mph winds, just like many other games in the northeast this weekend.

    However, I think MIN@PHI players should get zero points for games that started on Sunday because many of us read the message before early kickoffs that MIN@PHI players would get zero points, so we edited and downgraded our “ideal” lineups for a less “ideal” lineup that did not include players from that game.

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    • 2. fanduel  |  December 28, 2010 at 1:31 am

      Regardless of the decision that’s made, the scores for the Tuesday game will not count. No one will be punished for following the rules.

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      • 3. condia  |  December 28, 2010 at 2:12 am

        But we are being punished for following the rules by not counting the scores for MIN@PHI game for the Thursday matches. The rules for the Thursday matches specifically stated that the players from the MIN@PHI game would be included, and did not state that these matches must end on Monday. So there was not a specific rule in effect for this particular situation. The NYG@MIN game was postponed until Monday, and these players’ points counted, so how is this case any different?

        The rules state “If a game is postponed to a later date or called off for any reason, any players you have selected for that game will receive zero points,” but there was no specific date for the Thursday matches. This week was particularly unique because there were games on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. The rules also provide a link to the NFL schedule, and Week 16 clearly ends on Tuesday, Dec. 28, after the conclusion of the MIN@PHI game.

        In effect, no rules will be broken if the Thursday matches include points from players from the MIN@PHI game, and it will result in a much more fair outcome for everybody.

      • 4. condia  |  December 28, 2010 at 2:15 am

        I do believe that MIN@PHI players should still receive zero points for matches that started on Sunday though, because you had an overriding rule/announcement that MIN@PHI players’ points would not count towards this week’s Sunday-Monday matches.

      • 5. condia  |  December 28, 2010 at 3:08 am

        The week 14 NYG@MIN was postponed until a later date and was still counted, and this situation for the matches that started on Thursday is no different. Nothing in the rules states that the games have to end on Monday and there was no overriding rule that stated MIN@PHI players would receive zero points.

        All we ask for is consistency in rulings, and the Week 14 precedent suggests that MIN@PHI players’ points should be included in the Thursday matches.

      • 6. Matt  |  December 28, 2010 at 4:46 pm

        like many others, i had a game against condia. After all this went down, i noticed he had likely changed his lineup after hearing about the postponement. Not fair to me that he had this opportunity when i was no where near a computer. Not fair to him that he had to sub in Jennings at running back and get little points.

        Condia wins as things stand, but if tuesdays results were allowed, I would have a very good chance of winning. If that happens, I think we both deserve the $90 prize and fanduel eats the cost. Just the price of learning to be more careful with the way the rules are set up. Fairness should be the #1 goal!

  • 7. Tony Cincotta  |  December 27, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Wasn’t EVERY player affected by this game? I followed the rules and postings and switched out the EAGLES defense and De Sean Jackson. So will I be receiving an email as well ?

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  • 8. Dan  |  December 28, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Why was there no e-mail alert sent out if it was known the scores weren’t going to count? Sorry but I’m not going to use a site that requires me to spam refresh the forums during Christmas weekend because of some nuance rule.

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  • 9. Matt  |  December 28, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    It isn’t so much that we weren’t familiar with the rules. The problem is the rule makes such little sense, many of us didn’t conceive the possibility of this bizarre rule. Makes sense for MLB…not NFL. I imagine the other sports is the reason this rule exists.

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  • 10. Mike  |  December 28, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    I lost most of my games from Thursday, but I don’t think the rules can be changed now. The rules are the rules. If you’re going to modify them, I think you just have to cancel every matchup from Thursday and refund money.

    The reason you can’t change it is because people that KNEW the rules might have made decisions based on it. People that didn’t obviously wouldn’t have. Now I’m not saying that on Thursday anyone knew the game was going to be snowed out, but I will say that we knew snow was coming. The snow has come and gone, and those people that took players from the MIN-PHI game are now going to be rewarded because it wasn’t played in the terrible weather conditions at the scheduled Sunday time??

    As I said, if you’re planning on changing the rules, I think the current games should just be refunded (no winner, no loser). Of course I make out in that deal! haha

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  • 11. greyfox  |  December 28, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    A fair solution would be for those with Min-Phi players to have their points count… and those who do not have Min-Phi players but their opponents do, continue as you have and do not count them.
    Everyone is happy, you pay a small price for having a nonsensical rule which gave a lot of your users a very bad experience. Amend your rule and this never happens again.

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  • 12. shakless  |  December 29, 2010 at 3:37 am

    anyone negatively impacted by not including the minn/phl game points should be put into a week 17 slam event with prizes paid out by fanduel. there would be $5,$10, $25, $50 and $100 slams with prize payouts a function of the number of players. fanduel wants to be in business next year and needsto make this right.

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  • 13. bob  |  December 29, 2010 at 8:30 am

    i agree with matt and dan

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  • 14. Mike D  |  December 29, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Let the games where all participants had eagles/vikings play out with tuesday’s game stats included. Also let the games be final for matchups where no players were invloved from eagles/vikings. For the mixed match-ups, just refund the teams their entry fee for anyone that had eagles/vikings and let the other teams scores be final to battle eachother for a smaller payout (in multi team leagues). In head to head where one has eagles/vikings and the other has none, just cancel the matchup. This seems to be the most fair way for everyone including yourselves.

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  • 15. Barbarino2000  |  December 29, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Rule #1 of running a fantasy league: “When in doubt, follow your rules”.

    So that is what FanDuel will do here. If you started PHI/MIN players, they get a 0. The game was outside the Thur-Mon window, so that’s that.

    They will take steps to protect against this NFL oddity in the future. They didn’t see it coming. How could they? So they will do what is most-fair, and yet within the guidelines of their posted policy, which all of us had access to, but probably 0.1% of us read.

    Suck it up boys.

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  • 16. SFink  |  December 29, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Rules are supposed to be read and understood BEFORE you enter a contest…

    If your driving and for some reason you dont see the sign that says the speed limit is now reduced… and you get arrested for speeding.. it’s not an excuse to just say “Oh I wasnt aware of the speed limit”.. you will have to pay the ticket…

    So I say justice for all… either you give EVERYONE their money back.. or you keep everyone’s money….

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  • 17. Mike D  |  December 29, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Turns out, the eagles suck so not much of a difference !

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