[updated February, 2014]
- Will be held after the last warm-up game and before
the NFL openers.
- Will consist of 19 rounds held in "switchback" format
(17 if 11-12 teams).
- Drafting order will be determined by drawing a drafting
position out of a hat, previous year’s big loser through big winner. Drawer has option of keeping the position or redrawing
- Each team must draft 3 quarterbacks, 6 running backs,
6 receivers/tight ends, 2 kickers, 2 defense/special teams. If 11-12 teams, we go to 5 running backs, 5 receivers. Note that tight ends are treated as receivers, not a separate position. This total number
of players for a team is defined as the “ROSTER”.
- Each team will provide $150
security deposit a portion of which will cover software costs. Until a team pays its $150 entry
fee, it may not draft any players. Teams will also play head to head for a $25
per team fee. At Mid-season, losing teams can elect to pay a minimum of half of their current losses. Security deposits will
be returned to the winning teams and teams owing may use those funds to offset any money owed.
- 1/2 of league fees for the
upcoming year are due at or before the BAFL party (ie., $75 per current league rules).
The remaining 1/2 will be due no later than one month prior to the BAFL draft. If the remaining
1/2 of the league fee is not received by that date, the offending team will
be disqualified and $20 of their original payment will be forfeit (this money will be added to the party fund).
The remaining balance will be returned. If the offending franchise requires membership,
that $20 will be credited toward the league fee. New membership will then be solicited
with the entire entry fee required upon acceptance. (Exceptions will be determined by BAFL
Executive Committee.) For 2014 only, the entire $150 entry fee is due 30 days
before the 2014 draft (by about August 3).
- Mid-Season Draft will be held after the
completion of week 8 games. This is an opportunity to drop and pick up players without cost other than a player move.
- A roster change is defined as a trade, a drop at
mid-season, or a free agent acquisition.
- A maximum of 10 roster changes per team is allowed
during the entire season, including playoffs.
- Multiple Player Trade only counts as 1 move.
- It is possible that a team may end up short of the
number of positions allocated from the pre-season draft. In that case, there is a $1.00 goat tax charge for each empty roster
position for each week that the position is empty. In no case may you end up with more than the allotted number of players
in each position.
- All roster changes must be complete BEFORE
kickoff of the first game of the following weekend’s NFL schedule.
the 2012 BAFL season, a team may elect to keep a player that they drafted AFTER the 10th round for the subsequent BAFL
season. EXAMPLE: TEAM-A selects QB Andrew Luck with their 11th round pick in 2012. For the 2013 season, TEAM-A
decides that they want to keep Luck on their roster and that player is now not available to any other BAFL team.
The team forfeits
its following season's same round selection for the player they are keeping. EXAMPLE: Luck is taken in the 11th round
in 2012 so TEAM-A does not get a pick in the 11th round in 2013.
team may not designate the same player for more than one additional season. EXAMPLE: TEAM-A keeps Luck for the 2013
season. However they are not permitted to keep Luck for the 2014 season and that player returns to the general availability
pool. TEAM-A may elect to keep a different eligible player for the 2014 season. In this example, that player would
have had to have been drafted in the 12th round or later.
- A trade of players is allowed up to, but
not including the, the 14th week of the season.
- A trade transaction costs a $5 flat fee. It does not matter
how many players are involved, the fee remains $5. Teams involved in the trade may determine how fee is paid.
Free Agent Acquisitions
- The BAFL is a “total points”
league, i.e., every team is playing every other team each week.
- Each point scored is worth
- A weekly LINEUP is defined
as a subset of players from a team’s ROSTER made up of the following numbers of the following positions: one (1) QB,
one (1) K, one (1) D-ST and either (a) two (2) RBs and three (3) R’s OR (b) one (1) RB and four (4) R’s (also
known as the “run-and-shoot offense”).
Each team will provide a weekly lineup to the commissioner or on the league web site prior
to the start (kickoff) of each player’s game. (IE, if a player does not have a game
until Monday night, the coach has the option of waiting until just prior to the Monday game to start him assuming that the
lineup played prior to the Monday night game allows for a Monday night starter.)
- If a lineup is not provided prior to the
start of the Sunday game, the last valid lineup is used.
- Judgments as to roster manipulations and
use are strictly under the league commissioner’s purview. The Commissioner
has final say on all league roster matters.
Head to Head Play
- All teams will participate in the Head-to-Head
play. $25 of each team’s initial $150 entry fee will be earmarked for the H-T-H prize fund. All teams’ scores will count. Only teams contributing money will be eligible
for playoffs and prize money. Teams will agree on what to contribute. A 12 game regular season will determine the top six
teams for a three week playoff. Order of play will be: First and second seeded teams will have a Week 13 bye. First round of playoffs in Week 13 will be: Third seed plays the 6th seed. Fourth seed plays the 5th place
team. Winners move on to play in weeks 14 and 15, with the lowest seed remaining
playing the number one seed. Winners in week 14 will play for the BAFL Bowl. The losers will play for third place money. Prize
money will be split - 1st - 60%, 2nd - 30%, and 3rd - 10%. Total points can be used to break ties to determine top six.
- Head-to-Head Playoff tie breaker rule: For
the PLAYOFFS ONLY, each team has to designate a non-starter as their tie-breaker player for that game.
If and only if there's a tie between the two teams' starters, the tie breaker player with the higher point total wins the game
for his team. If there is a tie between the tie-breaker players, the winning team will be the team with the higher
efficiency rating among starters (% efficiency).
- All fines and transaction charges will
be put into the BAFL party fund.
- All losers will pay the league office,
and all winners will be paid by the league office.
- Money from the total points system is derived
as losers pay all losses and winners getting 85% of all winnings, with the party fund getting
- Each team will be assessed a "goat" tax,
which is defined to be the number of point scored in a season by a team subtracted from the number of points that team could
have scored had they been perfectly played. Each such goat point will be assessed 3 cents towards the party fund.
- After the conclusion of the NFL season, BAFL owners
may choose to participate in a playoff league. Cost for those participating is $10/team. Winner takes all.
Those wanting to participate must notify the Commissioner by the Friday before the Wild Card playoff round. Each week
of the NFL playoffs, a standard lineup of 1-QB/2-RB/3-WR/1-K/1-D will be used. Commissioner will track performance of
all rostered players and in the case of teams with more than the allowable number of players at a position, only the scores
of the top performers will be used. The winner of the playoff league will be the team with the most total points after
the conclusion of the Super Bowl. The winner will have the option of "cashing out" or applying the winnings towards
the following season's entry fee.
Elected by a majority of TEAMS present for a quorum. The Commissioner has final say in all League matters. However
in the event of a dispute in which the Commissioner has a material interest, the Commissioner will recuse him/herself and
turn judgmental authority in the matter over to the Vice Commissioner.
Elected by a majority of TEAMS present for a quorum. The Vice Commissioner will assume all duties of Commissioner whenever Commissioner is unable to fulfill
those duties, or whenever Commissioner turns the authority over to the Vice Commissioner, by notice to the entire League. Should a dispute occur in which both the Commissioner and Vice Commissioner have
a material interest, judgmental authority in the matter will be delegated to the Treasurer.
Elected by a majority of TEAMS present for a quorum. Treasurer will handle all League funds, collect all monies due to the League, and account for prize monies
and distribute same. Treasurer will act as Commissioner in cases of disputes
involving both the elected Commissioner and Vice Commissioner, or in the event of authority of office being turned over by
both Commissioner and Vice Commissioner by notice of the entire league.
Should all three League officers be involved with material interest
in a dispute, the Commissioner will appoint an uninvolved League member to act as final judgmental authority in the matter.