lotus wrote:I'm still getting my head around fantasy hockey scoring. How the hell does this thing work?
rabb wrote:lotus wrote:I'm still getting my head around fantasy hockey scoring. How the hell does this thing work?
you have a spending cap, you buy 5 drivers and modify weekly as you see fit for that upcoming race
how they do, is how you do
it's actually the least time consuming of all fantasy shit I have done
lotus wrote:Is it a draft or something like that? How do you determine who gets which drivers?
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I select a team of drivers?
A: To assemble your team, first select a driver slot from the roster area at the left side of the screen. Then, in the table to the right, select an individual driver from the free agent list by clicking the green ADD button icon next to his name. Repeat the process until you have selected five (5) drivers and then complete the transaction by pressing the "Save Roster" button in the top-left corner above your roster.
Q: How do I change drivers?
After completing your team, you can still change drivers each week as you set your strategy for each weekend's race. To alter your roster, click on the "EDIT" link, located under each driver on your entry page and choose your replacements from the Free Agency list of available drivers. In order to add a driver, you must drop a driver from your current roster in the same transaction. All roster changes must be completed at least 1 minute prior to the start of each race.
Q: How are drivers assigned point values?
A driver's initial point value corresponds his performance in the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series final standings. As the 2011 season continues, a driver's market value will change based upon performance in recent races. No driver will ever drop below 10-points in value. Here's a little hint that will increase your chances for success in the ESPN Stockcar Challenge: By selecting drivers who you think are undervalued compared to their potential performance in an upcoming race, you get the most out of your team. Like any team owner, your goal is to get the maximum performance from your roster within the 100 point limit. Remember, a driver's value remains constant at the value at which you acquired him (i.e. he is "locked in" at that price until you release him back into Free Agency).
Q: How do my drivers score points based on their race performance?
The amount of points that a driver earns in a race based on the Sprint Cup points system will be used towards your entry.
Q: What are Groups?
With hundreds of thousands of users playing Stockcar Challenge, we want to make it as easy and logical as possible to keep track of things. That's one of the popular aspects of playing in a group format. Groups allow the participants to join together and play against a smaller group of competing users. Whether you want to challenge friends, co-workers or schoolmates, competing in a group can add some extra excitement to the game. Go to the Group Directory to find a group or to create your own.
Q: What is the Group Directory?
The Group Directory displays all the groups that have been formed in Stockcar Challenge. Groups allow participants of the game to compete against each other and the Group Directory makes it easy to find a specific group.
Q: How do I join a group?
Use the Group Directory to find a group that you like. When you find a group, click on the Group's name and press the "Join Group" button that is on the group page. It's easy to do, and you can always move to another group later if you wish. You can join a maximum of 3 groups per entry.
Q: How do I search for a specific group?
If you know the name of the group that you are searching for, type the initial starting letters of the group name at the top of the Group Directory in the search field. Select the group you are looking to join from the list that is created.
Q: How can I control access to a group?
Groups can be public or private in Stockcar Challenge. This means that you can open the group up to the general public, or choose to limit it to only those teams you which to compete against. If you make a public group, give it a name that identifies it to the type of members that you are trying to attract. For example, fans of Jeff Gordon might call their group "Gordon Backers" while regular fans at Charlotte Motor Speedway might adopt a name like "CMS Bleacher Creatures."
Q: How do I link to an image on the Internet for my group?
Find an image on the Internet you wish to use as your group image. Right click on this image, and then left click on properties in the pop up menu. In the properties window, highlight the address (URL). Right click on the highlighted URL and left click on copy in the pop up menu. On the Create a Group page (or the Update Group page), paste the URL into the text box for the "Image URL." Once you have finished setting up your group, click on the "Create/Update Group" button.
Q: Why is a certain driver not available in the free agency section?
If you are looking for a particular driver you would like to pick up and he/she is not available, please email customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's back after popular demand.
After a year off, where it scaled Mount Everest to find the meaning of life and then turned into a beach bum in Maui, the salary-cap format is returning to the ESPN Stock Car Challenge. Relaxed and tanned, the game is ready to take on all competitors in 2011, beginning with the upcoming Daytona 500.
I'm a big fan of the salary-cap game for several reasons. First, I think it's fun for every type of player, from the casual fan to a race nut.
Second, you can be successful no matter how much time you want to put in playing the game. You can pull out your crystal ball and channel Uncle Harry, allowing him to help you pick out your five drivers in a matter of minutes, or you can pore over past track stats and other notes in my weekly previews. I also have two weekly chats: Wednesdays at 3 p.m. ET, and on race day, about three to four hours before the green flag, when I'll have crew chief notes and other exclusive information. That's when you'll find out why the ESPN SCC players have nicknamed me Guru, as I help players cash in the most points.
Third, it's free and a lot of fun. You have the option of making up your own league or joining someone else's, like mine, which is called Jayski Junkies.
How does the game work? For each race, you must pick five drivers whose values add up to 100 million or less. Each of the 76 drivers listed is assigned a value. On top, you have five-time Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson with a price tag of 23 million to start Segment 1, closely followed, as he was in the Chase last season, by Denny Hamlin at 22.5 million. Depending on past performance or the fact they are only part-time runners, other drivers have lesser values all the way down to a low of 13 million.
After each race, a driver's value will change, depending on how well he did in that event. So a driver of Johnson's caliber could quickly rise up to over 26-27 million, which may be a good reason to put him on your team when he's at 23 million and use the extra money on another highly valued driver. If you wait to buy Johnson at the higher price, then you won't have as much money to spend on your other four guys. On the flip side, it's a bummer when you buy a driver for 20 million and decide to sell him after his value has fallen to, say, 18 million because he's blown four motors in a row.
That's where the strategy comes in. Do you "lock, load and hold," rarely making major changes to your lineup? Or, like me, do you trade drivers each week like the late George Steinbrenner once changed managers?
You also have three chances to win, with the game broken up into three scoring segments (think of them as mini-seasons). The first segment starts with the Daytona 500 and lasts 11 races, through the May mayhem on the Monster Mile in Dover, Del. The second segment consists of 15 races, spanning from the Coke 600 at Charlotte in May to the Sprint Cup Series regular-season finale at Richmond on Sept. 10. The third and final segment is made up of the last 10 races that also make up the Chase for the Championship. Each segment winner will get a $1,000 gift card from Best Buy.
The scoring is simple: Each driver gets the same amount of points NASCAR awards him for that particular race, including bonuses for winning and leading laps. In case of ties when a segment is done, the pool of tied contestants will be reduced to only one winner with the use of several tiebreakers, starting with the person who scored the most points in the segment's final race.
The 2011 SCC is now ready for you to sign up. It will take only a few minutes to register, and did I mention already it's fun and free? Again, you can make up your own league or join as many others as you'd like. You don't have to make your picks now, either. You can wait until the Daytona 500 draws a little closer or even wait until just about when the green flag flies, which is how long you can wait each week if you want to.
So, let's put the pedal to the metal and have a blast playing the 2011 ESPN Stock Car Challenge together. My first race preview will be coming the week of the Daytona 500, with our first chat session coming up Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. ET and our first race-day chat coming up from Daytona on Sunday, Feb. 20 at 10:30 a.m. ET. You can also get my Twitter updates at @GuruGarrow.
rabb wrote:fuzz_e_bizkitz wrote:If we don't get more I have at least one I know will join.
anyone is welcome, I will talk the old lady into it also
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