This whole conversation and ALL the stuff that has been said is because of what he originally posted on the subject. My .02 aside, I feel this could have and possibly should have been a subject in which should have been handled via PM. Instead we have been reading about this crap all day. Even N8 quasi apologized and tried to lay it to rest but here we are still going through this!
In my opinion, this is why we need more than one commissioner. If there were multiple guys who could discuss issues at any time, N8 wouldn't have to make all the decisions by himself and would be able to handle certain situations better. This problem is a perfect example. If N8 had been able to go to a select group of owners and say that he thought chetty and hemingway were too good to be in the league, then that would have been discussed by the group and then possibly discussed with those players via PM. Instead, the problem was brought up in public after a playoff loss to one of the teams in question. It doesn't have to be that way.
I definitely put up a lot of yards with Johnson, but I had at least 3 CPU games this season too. My team is also rated 76 and my defense is full of holes. Maybe you could argue that Chetty's team is on par with mine...but I lost 3 games this season. As for Hemingway, he's as good as he is and still took one of the best teams in the game (which is part of the reason I said Blade could be next in line too). I don't think comparing either of them to me is a valid comparison.
But the point stands, anybody who proves to be basically unbeatable has no place here. It's not about a range of skill, because I 100% agree with you...we're never going to get everyone totally equal. But I am nowhere close to unbeatable. There are enough people in this league who have exchanged beatings over the past two years (myself, doc, Kaster, DVO, pitfallharry, Dark Rider, Blade, Superstar, etc.) When these people play, the games are competitive enough that one team doesn't have to back off in the 3rd quarter so the score doesn't get out of hand.
None of us are at a level where we don't lose games reasonably often (though, if I'm being honest, I think Blade would be the next closest to "graduating"). Then we've gotten a lot of new guys this year who seem like they're either right there with us, or very close (I was going to name names here, but I started to realize it's almost everyone else). It's just crazy to look at two guys who are a combined 29-1 against the rest of the league and not think they're head and shoulders above everyone else.
I understand your issues with them and it was pretty clear they are on a different level just by looking at the decisions that they were making and their results on the field.
You did have a lot of games on your schedule that didn't look very competitive at all and maybe that was just a fluke based on CPU games and a potentially(I haven't looked) weaker schedule. Like I said, I have barely played any of you guys, so I could be wrong. I played a couple of the guys you mentioned and had competitive games, so hopefully that tells me something. I'm just looking forward to making roster moves of my own and playing in games that matter, starting with this offseason and hopefully going into next seasons games. Really bored here. My offer to play practice games outside the league still stands. Nobody has taken me up on that yet.