Chapter 1 - League Members & Officials
1-01 League Members
1-01-01 The league will consist of 10 dedicated members and when referenced collectively shall be done so as "the league".
1-01-02 A majority shall be 6 of 10 members in the same location via actual ass in the room or via face time (conference room also acceptable). Shall be know from this point forward as "proper league majority approval".
1-01-03 Additions to the league can only by done via a motion by a current league member in good standing, seconded by a current league member in good standing, and then approved by a proper league majority.
1-01-04 Removals from the league are for violations that are serious as fuck such as but not limited to actions detrimental to the league, misconduct unbecoming of a league member, neglect and/or blowing off the draft to hang out at a softball tournament.
1-01-05 Due to the sensitive and serious nature surrounding removals they require a 8 out of 9 vote by league members in good standing and removal must be only be recommended by league officials via a Goodell style disciplinary hearing. (see disciplinary hearing below)
1-01-06 At any time a team owner may voluntarily remove themselves from the league or "retire" from league ownership. If approved by the league the retiree may retain league status including message board access and invites to all league events. If approved by the league, retirement party would be thrown league style.
1-01-07 It the event we have a retiree situation mid season an emergency league meeting will be called to determine the best course of action for team management.
1-02 League Officials
1-02-01 The day to day operations of the league shall be managed by 4 elected positions. The Commissioner ("The Commish") , Vice Commissioner ("VC"), The Treasurer ("The Treasurer") and The Side Bet Commissioner ("SBC). The expectations and responsibilities will be outlined later in Section 1-02.
1-02-02 League officials are elected and the beginning of each season at the draft via a motion by a league member in good standing, a second by a league member in good standing and approved by a league majority (nominee excluded from voting) Any current league member in good standing with at least 3 years of continuous league membership is eligible and may request nomination at the Draft. In the event there is no motion then the current league official will remain in said position.
1-02-03 League officials may be removed from their position at any time for actions detrimental to the league, misconduct unbecoming of a league member, and/or neglect. Removal from position requires a motion by a league member in good standing, a second by a league member in good standing and approval by 7 of 9 members.
1-02-04 The Commish - The overseer. The Commish is responsible for organizing league activities such as OLA's (off season league activities), super bowl party, draft party, ect (may be delegated), keeping peace between league members, setting up yahoo draft, and presiding over League meetings.
1-02-05 The VC - backup to the Commish. Shall step in if the Commish is unable to perform the duties and responsibilities outlined in 1-02-04 due to illness or absence . In addition the VC shall be responsible for Message Board and TBB.com moderation and upkeep as well as income generation for the league.
1-02-06 The Treasurer shall be be responsible for duties outlined in 1-02-04 in the event both commish and VC are unable to perform them (christ help us if this is ever the case). In addition the Treasurer shall be responsible for collection or league entry fees, managing the dynasty fund responsibly, payouts at the conclusion of the season, and collection of any side bet losses or imposed league fines. A current balance of any monies shall be available upon request by a league member and official statements shall be posted to the Message Board as they become available. Also the treasurer is responsible to make sure there is sufficient $1 bills available at all OLA's for wagering.
1-02-07 The Side Bet Commissioner - due to the high volume of sidebets (bravo by the way gentleman) a side bet commissioner was needed to oversee side bets. All side bets must be approved by the SBC (in the event he is unavailable the commish, vc, or treasurer can approve) to be deemed official. The SBC will be the official in any side bets and will determine a winner if it comes into question. SBC is also responsible for the side bettors fulfilling the losing side of a given side bet in a timely manner.
Chapter 2 - League Entry Fees, Payouts, and Dynasty Fund
2-01 Entry Fee
2-01-01 League entry fee will be $200 per person per season. $175 will go toward the current season payout (see below) $25 will be deposited in the Dynasty Fund ( see below). League fee amount and fee structure are subject to change in the offseason with proper majority league approval.
2-02 Payout Structure
2-02-01 The league will award cash prizes to the top 3 finishers in the league playoffs, the regular season high scorer, and the regular season weekly high score winner. Monetary values are as follows.
League Champion - $750
1st loser - $360
3rd place - $200
season high score - $300
Weekly High Score - $10 Per Week (14 Total)
2-02-02 The dollar amounts above shall be considered actual payment amounts pending verification all owners have paid their entry fee.
2-02-03 Acceptable payment methods are cash, cashiers check, money order, paypal transfer or credit / debit card via the paypal option on the homepage of the messageboard.net. Any personal check for league entry fee must be approved by league majority.
2-03 The Dynasty Fund
2-03-01 As stated in 1-02-06 the treasurer shall maintain a dynasty fund that will continue to build until an owner wins back to back championships resulting in a payout of the dynasty fund in its entirety to the champion.
2-03-02 Any fines, side bet losses or league revenue not otherwise pre-designated shall be deposited into the dynasty fund.
2-03-03 Any interest accrued by the dynasty fund shall remain in the fund.
2-03-04 Any player removed from the league via the league removal process stated in 1-01-05 shall forfeit all previously deposited league entry fees and dynasty fund monies.
Chapter 3 - Draft
Chapter 4 - Season Configuration
Chapter 5 - Trophies and Responsibilities
Chapter 6 - Side Bets
Chapter 7 - Fines and Disciplinary Action
7-01-01 The officers may be asked to conduct a review of a league members actions, a complaint, or a rules violation. During these reviews the officers may only make recommendations to the league and any decision, penalty, or fine must be approved with proper league majority approval.
7-01-02 Fines will be directed into the Dynasty fund unless otherwise decided by league decision.
Chapter 8 - OLA's and Events
8-01-01 OLA's or Official League Activities are league organized events with the goal of getting the league together for excessive drinking, gambling, trash talking, and the betterment/improvement of the league. These are not mandatory but attendance is encouraged.
8-01-02 Super bowl and Draft will be scheduled by the league several months in advance according to 01-02-04 to allow for proper scheduling/time off requests ect.
8-01-03 Standard Schedule would include an anticipated draft date near the end of Aug, Super Bowl party, and at least one off season activity. AKA the big 3
Chapter 9 - The Message Board
9-01-01 The url www.themessageboard.net is property of the Finest Fantasy Football league and for league use only.
9-01-02 Each league member will receive access. Access/login info should not be shared with non league members.
9-01-03 Upon too much shit being smeared and with proper league majority approval, a around the horn style mute feature is in place to allow the offender to read but not respond to posts. Pretty much the equivalent of being held down and beaten.
9-01-04 The Message Board will be maintained and moderated by the Commish in accordance to 1-02-04
9-2 Archives, HOF Posts & Smears
9-02-01 The Commish will also maintain the Archives and League Records pages of the website.
9-02-02 HOF posts are voted on by the league and will remain forever enshrined next to record holders and Rhoda Bowl Champs
9-02-03 Smears will be dealt with accordingly.
9-03-01 An official league YouTube playlist has been created and any league member may add to it via the home page of the message board.
9-4 Online Monetization
9-04-01 Youtube and themessageboard.net are currently being monetized with google AdSense and any revenue generated will be deposited in the Dynasty Fund and is property of the Finest Fantasy Football League
9-5 League Voting
9-05-01 Occasionally the league may need to take a vote on a variety of issues. When this needs to happen voting may take place on the message board and will be initiated by one of the league officers.
9-05-02 Voting will have a specific window of time to be completed and cannot be revisited once it has passed.
Chapter 10 - Amending The Constitution
10-01-01 This constitution shall be considered the law of the league but may be amended to stay viable with proper league majority approval.
10-01-02 Amendments will be proposed to the league at the draft. Amendments may be proposed during the season but may only take effect in the off season.
Chapter 11 - Amendments
Amendment to 3-01-08 - Beginning in 2017 Kickers shall be penalized 1 point for a missed FG or PAT.
Amendment to 4-02-01 - Beginning in 2017 a 6 man playoff / 4 team toilet bowl format shall be used. Top 2 seeds will receive 1st round byes. 4 teams that miss the playoffs will be in the toilet bowl.
Amendment to 4-04-01 - Beginning in 2017 the 4 remaining teams in the Toilet Bowl will enter a free for all in a 3 week toilet bowl format. Under this format at the end of each toilet bowl week the high scoring team will be "Safe" and the remaining teams will continue until there is 1 team left. Last turd in the bucket will be the Toilet Bowl Bitch for the year.
Amendment to add 6-01-06 - Rivalry Week. This shall be a designated week where a side bet is mandatory between opponents. Bets must be submitted to SBC prior to Thursday Night Kickoff and conform to all previously stated side bet requirements.