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Ching Chang Chong League #5 - Draft Begins at 6 PM EST!

Sep. 3rd, 2006 | 04:14 pm
posted by: sauce1977 in ccc_ff



For those on LJ who are in CCC #5 and are around the computer, this is your reminder.

You can enter the draft from the league page. Links to enter are on the league page in the red area, starting one hour before the draft begins.

Link to League Home Page

There was a previous post for CCC #5 . . . but I'll be in the draft as soon as it opens. Questions? Email, or show up to the draft to reach me.

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Ching Chang Chong League #4 - Draft Begins at 8 PM EST!

Sep. 2nd, 2006 | 06:51 pm
posted by: sauce1977 in ccc_ff



For those on LJ who are in CCC #4 and are around the computer, this is your reminder.

You can enter the draft from the league page. Links to enter are on the league page in the red area, starting one hour before the draft begins.

Link to League Home Page

There was a previous post for CCC #4 . . . but I'll be in the draft as soon as it opens. Questions? Email, or show up to the draft to reach me.

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Ching Chang Chong League #3 - Draft Begins at 4 PM EST!

Sep. 2nd, 2006 | 03:02 pm
posted by: sauce1977 in ccc_ff



For those on LJ who are in CCC #3 and are around the computer, this is your reminder.

You can enter the draft from the league page. Links to enter are on the league page in the red area, starting one hour before the draft begins.

Link to League Home Page

There was a previous post for CCC #3 . . . but I'll be in the draft as soon as it opens. Questions? Email, or show up to the draft to reach me.

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Ching Chang Chong League #2 - Draft Begins at 6:15 PM EST, Tonight!

Aug. 27th, 2006 | 04:15 pm
posted by: sauce1977 in ccc_ff



For those on LJ who are in CCC #2 and are around the computer, this is your reminder.

You can enter the draft from the league page. Links to enter are on the league page in the red area, starting one hour before the draft begins.

Link to League Home Page

There was a previous post for CCC #1 . . . but I'll be in the draft as soon as it opens. Questions? Email, or show up to the draft to reach me.

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Ching Chang Chong League #1 - Draft Begins at 8:15 PM EST, Tonight!

Aug. 26th, 2006 | 07:30 pm
posted by: sauce1977 in ccc_ff



For those on LJ who are in CCC #1 and are around the computer, this is your reminder.

You can enter the draft from the league page. Links to enter are on the league page in the red area.

Link to League Home Page

Apparently, there's a Draft Lite application, for those who can't handle the full ESPN applet. I haven't tried that one, but my CPU's running the full live draft applet just fine . . . smooth as silk.

Draft picks were randomized with the ESPN draft randomizer.

Anyone who is not present for the first round will have the full 2 minutes pass . . . and then, they will be switched to autopick, so the next rounds will go faster.

There are many rounds to this draft, so I hope you get a sandwich or a drink and settle in for the next 2-plus hours.

Good luck to you, and let the games begin!

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Fantasy Football - Ching Chang Chong Leagues - Open House.

Aug. 24th, 2006 | 05:00 pm
posted by: sauce1977 in ccc_ff








If you desire a complex fantasy football challenge, this league is for you.

Open slots, dates, and times for the league draft are as follows. The links will take you to the league home page.

Link to CCC #3 - Drafts: Saturday, September 2nd, 2006, 4 PM Eastern Standard Time - One Slot Available.

Link to CCC #4 - Drafts: Saturday, September 2nd, 2006, 8 PM Eastern Standard Time - One Slot Available.

Link to CCC #5 - Drafts: Sunday, September 3rd, 2006, 6 PM Eastern Standard Time - Three Slots Available.

If you currently own a team in the CCC leagues, and you want another team, I can send another invite.

If you are interested in owning a team in the leagues, then leave a response in this post. You can also contact me here -> Ching.Chang.Chong.Leagues at gmail dot com <- with at least your first name, LiveJournal userid and/or web home address, and the email address where I should send you the invite.

If you've never played fantasy sports with ESPN, you'll need to open up a free ESPN account before you join the league.

Slots will be filled by first come, first served.


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Ching Chang Chong Leagues - Returning Owners - Important Message

Aug. 12th, 2006 | 06:00 am
posted by: sauce1977 in ccc_ff





R Lee Ermey . . . Sound Off!




It's time for a roll call.

Roll call?

For those who currently reside in the leagues, the roll call is like another invite.

There's a league email that is about to be sent to your teams, like, now.

The Subject of the message reads: "CCC FF - Returning Owners - ROLL CALL."

Make sure to check for the email. It could have been sent to your junk mail folder. At least one person I know had something sent by me through ESPN's servers . . . in his junk box.

It's really important to respond to the league email(s) you receive by August 16th, 2006, at 5 PM, Eastern Standard Time.

A question will be asked . . . are you IN, or are you OUT?

For those who are OUT . . . Collapse )

If you somehow wound up being OUT, but you actually wanted to be IN, shit happens, and I understand.

No worries! I'll talk with you, and I'll work with you. Email me here.

I've already talked to some of you, and I have an idea that you're ready to go, but this helps me take care of everyone. If I talked to you already, please respond anyway.

For those who are IN . . . Collapse )

The response to this email is very important for a number of reasons.Collapse )

When this is finished, you're mostly set for your draft date(s).

Other things you might want to do before draft day . . . Collapse )

That's all I can think of for the moment.

Questions? Answers, by me, through the email or here.

To new people interested in CCC action . . . when this step is finished, I'll know how many open slots I'll have. There will be an Open House. Stay tuned.

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What Is . . . Ching Chang Chong?

Aug. 11th, 2006 | 07:00 am
Mood: Mission Statement-y
posted by: sauce1977 in ccc_ff

To start, Ching Chang Chong is fantasy american football.

For short, fantasy american football is played with a pool of players from the National Football League.

Fantasy sport, in general, works off a point total which is earned by the players based on what they did in the actual games they played.

Variants of the game are plentiful.

The idea for Ching Chang Chong started with earlier seasons with a close friend named Jim. We grew tired of standard football games played by ESPN. We wanted something different. Through experiments, we found ways which propelled the game's fun factor to the maximum.

In 2005, I decided to give a few minor tweaks to our system. Another friend, Kris, aka for_sutherland, formerly ladainiac/jetpropel, uttered the words, "Ching Chang Chong." I'm pretty sure it was him. We like words that have a rhyme to them.

I figured Ching Chang Chong was a catchy name for the fantasy leagues I wanted to start. I used it.

The meaning of the phrase Collapse )

The style of play in Ching Chang Chong is more than just a catchy name.Collapse )

Last year, in Ching Chang Chong #3, I selected Daunte Culpepper with the first pick of the Mustachioed Banditos.

I didn't want to do it. I don't care for Culpepper, but he was the highest-rated player on the board, based on the league's projections. Against my gut feeling, I picked him. He proceeded to have one of his worst years in the NFL in 2005.

My team, however, went on to win the championship. Through strategy, careful selections at QB every week, and a little bit of luck, my Banditos did in CCC's first year what I don't think would have ever been likely in a standard league. I had a bad first pick, and I won the league.

How is this possible?Collapse )

Ching Chang Chong is best suited for fantasy owners who've experienced a couple of seasons. However, you can walk into it cold, and if you follow the NFL and check a news source or two on game days, you'll be able to do well. In terms of play, as long as you set your starters every week, and you have fun, win or lose, that's what matters.

A somewhat-new bonus feature of Ching Chang Chong is the league history, as demonstrated by this link to Ching Chang Chong #1. If you check Ching Chang Chong leagues 1-4, there's information that is kept from the first season of play. It allows the owners to reference prior seasons, which is a nice feature that I haven't yet found from many fantasy football hosts. This is a relatively new development in fantasy football. If ESPN continues this feature, years down the road, it might be fun to spend a weekend looking back over the history of a CCC league. I hope ESPN expands the feature to include league records for points by a player, points for a team in a week, and many more.

I hope to perpetuate the leagues into many seasons of fun.

Ching Chang Chong means a lot, in sum, to me.

For you, Ching Chang Chong is what you make of it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Sincerely,

Dr. Christopher sauce1977 Strangelove, Ching Chang Chong Commissioner, Founder, Mad Scientist, Esquire.


Mad Scientists Are Funny.

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In the Air Tonight.

Aug. 9th, 2006 | 12:00 am
Location: Warbunker, MI, USA
Mood: Waiting
Music: http://intheairtonight.ytmnd.com/
posted by: sauce1977 in ccc_ff



Also . . . Fantasy Football's in the air.

New logo, 2nd season.

Link to Ching Chang Chong #1.

Link to Ching Chang Chong #2.

Link to Ching Chang Chong #3.

Link to Ching Chang Chong #4.

Link to Ching Chang Chong #5.

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