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#658776 - Wed Oct 05 2011 01:13 PM NBA Season
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Registered: Sun Oct 05 2003
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Nothing has been posted yet for the NBA season as the two sides cannot come to an agreement. If there is no agreement by Monday, the first two weeks of the regular season will be cancelled.

Apologies to the tippers, but until an agreement is reached, there will be no sign-up sheet for NBA.

Mods: can this be stickied for the time being? Thanks.

Note: last year's sign up was posted September 16.


Edited by gtho4 (Wed Oct 05 2011 03:24 PM)
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#658778 - Wed Oct 05 2011 01:38 PM Re: NBA Season
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Stuck !!
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#658779 - Wed Oct 05 2011 01:42 PM Re: NBA Season
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Does anyone have the NBA video game? wink

That can be good for the year, can't it? smile


Edited by George95 (Wed Oct 05 2011 01:42 PM)

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#660379 - Tue Oct 11 2011 04:05 PM Re: NBA Season
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Update: the first two weeks have been cancelled, and it's trending that more may happen. There may not be an NBA comp for the 2011-12 season.

Please try your hand at some of the other comps that we have if you are a newbie to the tipping. We'll take anyone in (about*) any comp.

*Disclaimer: the FT-PL is an exception to this rule as it is very rigid and painstaking for the comp organizer to get fixtures put together. That sole comp has a system to allow new tippers, but only after previous ones have had their fair share. See the current FT-PL comp for rules regarding that matter.


Edited by dg_dave (Tue Oct 11 2011 04:07 PM)
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#661511 - Sun Oct 16 2011 05:42 AM Re: NBA Season
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#663252 - Tue Oct 25 2011 08:17 AM Re: NBA Season
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Update: more games may be cancelled later today. We will monitor the situation and hope for the best, but, again, it is looking like the season will be lost. A final decision will be made at the beginning of November regarding a tipping comp for the NBA season for us.


Edited by dg_dave (Tue Oct 25 2011 08:17 AM)
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#664092 - Fri Oct 28 2011 04:56 PM Re: NBA Season
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Update: more games cancelled today. I will continue to assess the situation and see what transpires, but with no progress yet, it's looking more likely there will not be an NBA comp for 2011-12.


Edited by dg_dave (Fri Oct 28 2011 05:07 PM)
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#666158 - Sun Nov 06 2011 11:23 AM Re: NBA Season
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Update: The NBA has put an offer on the table that the players have until Wednesday to ratify. If they don't, it will most likely doom the entire season.

Will keep everyone informed. A decision has been made on what will happen for our comp.

Next update will be on Thursday.


Edited by dg_dave (Sun Nov 06 2011 11:23 AM)
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#667360 - Fri Nov 11 2011 10:18 PM Re: NBA Season
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Update: The NBA has put an offer on the table and the players will meet either Monday or Tuesday on whether to take it further to the entire players' union. If they say yes, a 72 game season will be played and we will have a comp. If the proposal is rejected, the NBA 2011-2012 FT tipping comp will be lost as there will not be enough rounds to compare to other years. At this point, according to the NBA website, games through December 15 have been cancelled, which is seven rounds of games, dropping us to 18. This weekend would have been "Week 3." I would have been willing to go 20 rounds and still call it comparable, albeit slightly shortened.

The NBA has announced that they are done negotiating. Their next proposal will be what it was back in June, that the players already rejected (47% of BRI to the players and a hard cap).

It's come down to this approval/rejection to save both the NBA season and our comp.

Next (and possibly final) update will be on Wednesday next week.


Edited by dg_dave (Wed Nov 16 2011 01:33 PM)
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#668004 - Mon Nov 14 2011 09:50 PM Re: NBA Season
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With the players' rejection of the latest proposal, thus ends the chance of a 2011-12 NBA tipping comp.

Please try your hand at any of our other comps. The FT-PL is a separate type of comp and only a limited number of participants can play that one.

See you in 2012-13...???
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#668012 - Mon Nov 14 2011 10:45 PM Re: NBA Season
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Oh well... that was a nice comp that will be missed :-)

Thanks Dave, for the periodic updates...see you for the next season then...
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#668317 - Tue Nov 15 2011 06:47 PM Re: NBA Season
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I am sure that there was plenty of money to go round, for BOTH sides. Sounds like two kids fighting over a toy, and they should be treated accordingly. smile
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#668342 - Tue Nov 15 2011 08:08 PM Re: NBA Season
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Originally Posted By: ozzz2002
I am sure that there was plenty of money to go round, for BOTH sides. Sounds like two kids fighting over a toy, and they should be treated accordingly. smile


Yes, $2B per side is a lot. I'd like to have 0.1% of it! Looks like neither side wants any.
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#670486 - Sat Nov 26 2011 12:07 PM Re: NBA Season
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The season may not be quite as dead as originally thought.

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#670496 - Sat Nov 26 2011 04:13 PM Re: NBA Season
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That's provided they sign a deal. Nothing is set yet.
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