2021 Monsters of the Midway League MOTML Sign Up

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BBF
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The Monsters of the Midway Fantasy Football League (MOTML) league has been a Fantasy League that has been comprised of only Bears fans from our forum for 19 years.

This is just the sign up thread for EXISTING members of the league. Existing members may post here to reaffirm participation. There are 16 members of the league. If a member or two decide to retire from the league we will be happy to post here and ask new members if they would like to join. It is a fun, full keeper league of only Bears fans with lots of history.

Thank You,
BBF

46blitz - IN
mouse - IN
BBF - IN
IE - IN/NEW

Umbali - IN/NEW
Bill Swerski - IN
The Kaiser - IN
Wance1 - IN

PSUmtj112 - IN
dabearsfan - IN
Bad Flanders - IN
dplank - IN/NEW

BearsFanInMN - IN
Atkins&Rebel - IN
Darkside Devotee - IN
AlshonIsTheBest - IN


The following will not be returing
JesseH - OUT
thunderspirit - OUT
bigwill - OUT
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BBF
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We already have one opening for anyone who would like to join, please let me know by posting here or PM-ing me
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dabearsfan
Rookie
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In
The Kaiser
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I'm in.

Big Will Out? Everything OK?
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dplank
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Will play if a spot opens up!
“I’m a tough, physical, nasty mf'er. A dude who does not shy away from hits; a dude’s who is going to bust his ass.”~ Teven Jenkins
Arkansasbear
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Put me on the reserve list if more openings happen. Thanks.
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IE
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Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:46 am
Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Please put me on the list too. I've been looking to join a keeper league and it tough to find one.
The Future is Now.
MOTM League: Daisycutter
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Atkins&Rebel
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"I'll be Bach"
~Beethoven leaving for a Halloween Party
I will kill you if you cut me at the knees. You will drink with me when invited and stay til I say so. We only listen to American Music. I make men nervous with just my presence. I expect an apology if you hold. I throw linemen at QB's. Believe the Lore!
BearsFanInMN
Player of the Month
Posts: 372
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:58 pm
Location: Phoenix/Tempe

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MOTML League: Eskimo Brothers
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Umbali
Crafty Veteran
Posts: 824
Joined: Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:32 pm

I will play if a spot comes open!
Via UOK
Ive got a lot of anger to ration out over the next 4-5 months, and I'm sure as hell not going to dump it out recklessly here in freakin' August.
DevilsProspect
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Location: Atlantic City, NJ

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AC 46Blitz
DevilsProspect
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So, how is this gona work? I can’t find all the posts from the league since the site was condensed.
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Atkins&Rebel
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@UOK Any possibility that we could get a sub forum for the fantasy stuff back? Maybe off the War Room to be out of the way?
I will kill you if you cut me at the knees. You will drink with me when invited and stay til I say so. We only listen to American Music. I make men nervous with just my presence. I expect an apology if you hold. I throw linemen at QB's. Believe the Lore!
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UOK
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Atkins&Rebel wrote: Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:39 pm @UOK Any possibility that we could get a sub forum for the fantasy stuff back? Maybe off the War Room to be out of the way?
I’ll look into it after I’m back by a computer.
"None of us are in the board room, locker room, or on the sideline, so in a way, we don't know shit."
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BBF
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We have 3 spots open up this year. I sent a message to each of dplank, Arkansasbear, IE and Umbali offering a team. The first 3 responses will get teams.

Thanks,
BBF
BBF
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dplank wrote: Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:45 am Will play if a spot opens up!
Arkansasbear wrote: Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:07 pm Put me on the reserve list if more openings happen. Thanks.
IE wrote: Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:32 pm Please put me on the list too. I've been looking to join a keeper league and it tough to find one.
Umbali wrote: Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:46 am I will play if a spot comes open!
Sent you each a private message. I'm hoping quoting you here triggers a notification in some way for you guys since this is not on the main board anymore.
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UOK
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I believe it should...

@IE

@Arkansasbear

@Umbali

@dplank

See above.
"None of us are in the board room, locker room, or on the sideline, so in a way, we don't know shit."
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IE
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Thanks! Just sent email via PM.
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MOTM League: Daisycutter
BBF
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IE and dplank have responded so far, thanks!

Just need one more to respond and we can get things moving.
BBF
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IE will take the 46ers
Umbali will take the Great Sept Embers
dplank will take Hurricane Ditka

Welcome new members, thanks to everyone, we will get things started in a week or so, with Sunday Aug 1 being the keeper deadline.

Remember that you can select your 14 keepers on the ESPN site whenever you'd like.
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IE
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Question about the draft.... Does everyone get the same # of picks, or if someone keeps fewer than 14 can they continue picking when others are done? There are really only 9-10 players I have any interest in keeping. My team is wholesale garbage (lol) - and I'm definitely here for the effort to build it into something better even if it takes several years. Pretty excited about finding a keeper league!!

Anyone want to trade for Phillip Rivers, Jarrent Stidham, Shady McCoy or Devonta Freeman? hehe
The Future is Now.
MOTM League: Daisycutter
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dplank
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IE wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:44 am Question about the draft.... Does everyone get the same # of picks, or if someone keeps fewer than 14 can they continue picking when others are done? There are really only 9-10 players I have any interest in keeping. My team is wholesale garbage (lol) - and I'm definitely here for the effort to build it into something better even if it takes several years. Pretty excited about finding a keeper league!!

Anyone want to trade for Phillip Rivers, Jarrent Stidham, Shady McCoy or Devonta Freeman? hehe
I have a turd salad myself lol
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The Kaiser
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I'm sure all the rules will soon be posted but the short answer is that you can keep less than 14 if you so choose. That is the maximum though. The slow draft is 4 rounds, 64 picks. You can can trade players and picks to go back and acquire extra picks in the draft. Once the 64th pick is made, no players can be added until a specific time which is normally about 48 hours after the draft is completed. At that specific point the waiver window officially opens on the ESPN site and it's a bit of of a scramble (first come, first serve) to pick up remaining free agents.
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IE
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The Kaiser wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:42 am I'm sure all the rules will soon be posted but the short answer is that you can keep less than 14 if you so choose. That is the maximum though. The slow draft is 4 rounds, 64 picks. You can can trade players and picks to go back and acquire extra picks in the draft. Once the 64th pick is made, no players can be added until a specific time which is normally about 48 hours after the draft is completed. At that specific point the waiver window officially opens on the ESPN site and it's a bit of of a scramble (first come, first serve) to pick up remaining free agents.
Thanks.
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MOTM League: Daisycutter
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IE
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Who is Peanut Punchers?
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MOTM League: Daisycutter
BearsFanInMN
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IE wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:12 pm Who is Peanut Punchers?
Think that’s why Devil’s Prospect suggested we add our FFB team name to our signature. I think it’s Umbali though. Regardless love the name.
MOTML League: Eskimo Brothers
BBF
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AC 46Blitz – DevilsProspect
Kentucky Rednecks – mouse
Shufflin’ Crew – BBF
Daisycuttter– IE

Peanut Punchers – Umbali
I’m Happy With My Team – Bill Swerski
Usual Suspects – The Kaiser
The Underdogs – Wance1

Clean Out Urlacher – PSUmtj112
Pigskin Playas – dabearsfan
Swerki’s Club No Pack No – Bad Flanders
Palm Beach Planks – dplank

Eskimo Brothers – BearsFanInMN
Intergalactic Crusaders – Atkins&Rebel
Sith Lords – Darkside Devotee
Rush Tom Sawyer – AlshonIsTheBest
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