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Intentionally losing for better playoff matchup?

Does this violate any unwritten rules?

I'm down 24, with the Panthers defense left. If I lose this week, I'll make the playoffs as the 5th seed. If I win and another opponent loses, I get the 4th seed and would have to play a better team.

I'm thinking about benching the Panthers defense, which would guarantee a loss for me this week, but would lock me into the 5th seed. I think this is better for my first round playoff matchup.


LSUSOBEAST1
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re: Intentionally losing for better playoff matchup?
Bitch move

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This post was edited on 11/26 at 6:42 pm


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re: Intentionally losing for better playoff matchup?
Honestly, I'll probably lose either way

Highly unlikely the Panthers D gets me 25 points tonight.


Lester Earl
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re: Intentionally losing for better playoff matchup?
the team you are playing, in the playoffs? in the hunt? totally out of it?


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re: Intentionally losing for better playoff matchup?
If the team I play wins, they will be 6-6, like me. There would then be 5 teams at 6-6 competing for the final 2 playoff spots (one of those spots is mine due to the tiebreaker). I've outscored the other 6-6 teams by 50 points or more and that is the tiebreaker.
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Lester Earl
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re: Intentionally losing for better playoff matchup?
if the other team is fighting for the playoffs, I wouldn't do it.


if they were out of the playoffs, I would. But if the win makes then 6-6 with 5 other teams, that's kind of messed up if you are one of the other teams.


Tiger1242
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re: Intentionally losing for better playoff matchup?
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if the other team is fighting for the playoffs, I wouldn't do it.


if they were out of the playoffs, I would. But if the win makes then 6-6 with 5 other teams, that's kind of messed up if you are one of the other teams.

I agree with this.

Plus you're probably going to lose anyway so just start them, lose, everyone's happy


Nonetheless
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re: Intentionally losing for better playoff matchup?
Fair enough. I'll just start them and hope for the worst.

If I get the 5th seed, the team i play next week in the 1st round will be without Gronk and perhaps Shady Mccoy.


damonster
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re: Intentionally losing for better playoff matchup?
I think it's kind of a bitch move. The point is to put up more points than the other team. Sounds like you're scared to play a solid team. If you intentionally didn't fill your roster out for this reason I probably wouldn't invite you back to the league next year. Just sayin


wegotdatwood
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re: Intentionally losing for better playoff matchup?
Never knew Jim Mora Jr posted on TD.


Nonetheless
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re: Intentionally losing for better playoff matchup?
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he point is to put up more points than the other team.


I guess this is where we fundamentally disagree. The point, in my opinion, is to win the championship (and the pot $$$). If intentionally losing helps those odds, I think it should be at the very least considered.

But, considering that I'm unlikely to win even if i play the panthers d, i will start them.
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Sanchito
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re: Intentionally losing for better playoff matchup?
Assuming you put money up, this is no more than a business decision. If losing this week gives you a better chance to take the overall prize, then put yourself in the best position to do so.


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Nonetheless
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re: Intentionally losing for better playoff matchup?
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wegotdatwood


Come on mang, I've helped you out a lot this season.


brettd
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re: Intentionally losing for better playoff matchup?
If you throw games bad karma is sure to come


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wegotdatwood
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re: Intentionally losing for better playoff matchup?
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Come on mang, I've helped you out a lot this season.



Just playing, man. Have to do what sets you up so you can win.


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BilJ
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re: Intentionally losing for better playoff matchup?
It's bush league but still a strategy to set you up for a better shot at the championship. Tough shite for the other teams, I guess they should have won more games.


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