Final Fantasy MMXII

League Rules, By-Laws & Dictats

Commishtee: Amy, Rich, Peter

Article I. Structure & Membership
SECTION 1: LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP
(a) Final Fantasy MMXII shall consist of eight (8) teams. (b) Each team may have only one owner; owners may provide for a substitute as required throughout the season. Substitutes
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are not allowed during the draft order competitions outlined in Article III, Section 1, nor may they vote in league decisions pursuant to Article I, Section 2(c).

SECTION 2: LEADERSHIP
(a) Final Fantasy MMXII shall be led by a Commishtee consisting of Amy, Rich, and Peter because we came up with this, and we said so. (b) The Commishtee will be responsible for recruiting qualified and interested members to Final Fantasy MMXII. (c) All decisions of the Commishtee will be made by a majority vote and will be considered final. (d) Any owner not belonging to the Commishtee may bring a decision of the Commishtee for a full vote by the owners. All owners, including Commishtee members, may vote. In order for a challenge to be successful, it must garner majority approval.

SECTION 3: MISCELLANY
(a) All league members must have a Yahoo! fantasy football account and be familiar with the rules of fantasy football. (b) At times, owners may be asked to record and/or blog about the league in an attempt to achieve internet ownage. (c) The Commishtee may ask for a nominal fee to support the Player Draft and/or possible trophy.

Article II. Teams & Players
SECTION 1: TEAM THEMES
(a) Each team will have a theme to which team members must adhere.

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(b) Teams will be allowed a maximum of one (1) player at any point that does not match the team's theme. (c) The themes available for selection will be determined by the Commishtee and are included in Attachment A to these ByLaws. (d) Selection of the themes will take place in a draft, the order for which will be determined as outlined in Article III, Section 2. (e) It is the responsibility of owners to research players appropriate for their theme in preparation for draft day.

SECTION 2: TEAM COMPOSITION
(a) Each team shall consist of twelve (12) players. (b) The active players at any time must consist of one (1) Quarterback, two (2) Running Backs, two (2) Wide Receivers, one (1) Tight End, and one (1) Flex Player that may be a Running Back, Wide Receiver, or Tight End. (c) Initial selection of players will take place in a live draft as provided in Article III, Section 3. (d) Active rosters must be set before the commencement of games in a given week, as provided in the Yahoo! fantasy football rules.

SECTION 3: TRADES & FREE AGENTS
(a) Trades will be allowed throughout the season provided that the players to be traded meet the themes of the teams involved, as provided in Section 1 of this Article. (b) Free Agents may be acquired at any point in the season as provided by the Yahoo! fantasy football rules and in accordance with Section 1 of this Article.

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(c) The Commishtee will have a review period of forty-eight (48) hours for each trade and free agent acquisition, after which they will approve or deny the transaction. (d) In the event that a member of the Commishtee is involved in a trade or free agent acquisition, that member will be recused from the approval decision. (e) In the event that two or more members of the Commishtee are involved in a trade, it will be put to a vote of all owners not involved in the trade. (f) Any owner may challenge the decision of the Commishtee regarding a trade or free agent acquisition, at which point the trade will be submitted for a vote as provided in Article I, Section 2(d).

Article III. Draft
SECTION 1: DRAFT ORDER
(a) The draft order shall be determined through a competition to take place before the Theme Draft. (b) The Commishtee will determine the composition of the challenge; however, leading up to the competition, owners may submit ideas for inclusion in the challenge. The Commishtee is under no obligation to include any suggestion in the final challenge.

SECTION 2: THEME DRAFT
(a) The Theme Draft will be conducted immediately after the draft order has been determined. (b) Each owner will have five (5) minutes to make his/her theme selection.

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SECTION 3: PLAYER DRAFT
(a) The Player Draft will be a live draft in a location to be determined. It will occur no earlier than one month after the Theme Draft. (b) The Commishtee will provide for one or more Draft Czars to be responsible for the timing of the draft and official announcement of selections. The Draft Czar(s) will determine the method of collecting selections from owners. (c) Owners are allowed to bring computers, notes, and any other material to aid in their selections. Owners may bring one (1) individual to assist. (d) The Player Draft will last for twelve (12) rounds. The order for the odd-numbered rounds will be the draft order determined in Section 1 of this Article; in even-numbered rounds, the order will be reversed. (e) In the first two (2) rounds, each owner will have three (3) minutes to select a player. In subsequent rounds, each owner will have two (2) minutes to select a player. (f) Owners may not select a player outside of his/her theme (see Article II, Section 1(b)) until the final round of the Player Draft. From time-to-time, the Draft Czar(s) will provide for a break between rounds. (g) Each owner will be responsible for defending his/her selections against challenges to theme adherence. (h) Any owner may challenge a selection in rounds 1-11 on the grounds that it does not accord with the selecting team's theme. (i) In the event of a challenge, the selecting owner will be given two (2) minutes to defend the selection.
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(j) The selection will then be put to a vote of the league owners. The selecting and challenging owners will be recused from such a vote. In the event of a tie vote, the selection will be disallowed.

Article IV. Season
SECTION 1: REGULAR SEASON
(a) The regular season will take place concurrent with the first fourteen (14) weeks of the National Football League. (b) Each week, teams will be matched up head-to-head, the schedule to be determined by the Yahoo! fantasy football system. (c) Standard Yahoo! fantasy football scoring will be used. There will be no divisions; each team will play each other team twice during the regular season. (d) Prior to the Player Draft, teams may propose alterations to the rules. Rule alterations will be submitted to a vote of the full league ownership, and will require a majority in favor to be accepted.

SECTION 2: PLAYOFFS, BITCHES.
(a) At the conclusion of the Regular Season, the four teams with the best win-loss-tie percentage will make the playoffs. (b) In the event of a tie in win-loss-tie percentage, the tiebreaker will be the total points scored by the tied teams throughout the regular season. (c) Playoffs will take place concurrent with weeks 15 and 16 of the regular season of the National Football League.

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(d) Playoffs will be a two-round single elimination tournament. The first round of playoffs will match the first seed against the fourth, and the second seed against the third. (e) The winner of the playoffs will be the Final Fantasy MMXII champion, and may or may not receive a trophy or some other arbitrary form of recognition.

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Attachment A. Team Themes
Whites – players with 50% or greater Caucasian heritage Hispanics – players with 50% or greater Hispanic/Latino heritage Blacks – players with 50% or greater African/Middle Eastern heritage Seans – players with first names containing some variation on Sean, Shawn, Shonn, or Shaun RaLaDa – players with first names beginning with some variation on Ra/Re/Ro, La/Le/Lo, or Da/De/Do Roman Names – players with first names of Roman implication UDFAs – players who entered the National Football League ™ as undrafted free agents First Rounders – players who entered the National Football League ™ as first-round draft choices > 30 – players who are 30 years or older at any point during the regular season < 24 – players who are 24 years or younger at any point during the regular season New Teams – players who are signed to a different team than they were in the 2011 season of the National Football League ™ Character Issues – players who have been arrested or incarcerated at any point in their adult life > 4 Kids – players who have four or more children

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Non-BCS Schools – players who did not play in a collegiate program belonging to the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12 Conference, Big East Conference, Big Ten Conference, Pacific12 Conference, or Southeastern Conference or their predecessors Miscegenation – players who are married to or have had children by an individual of a different race

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