So I come home from class, and I'm relaxing in the fifth floor lounge at my dorm. A guy from my league is out there, and he tells me he wants receivers. After a little bit of negotiation, we come up with a deal.
The deal was:
I would receive: Gio Bernard (RB, Cin) and Kris Durham (WR, Det)
He would receive: Stevan Ridley (RB, NE) and Michael Floyd (WR, Ari)
Keep in mind, this league is 18 people, and everyone lives on the same floor (5th floor of Hatch Hall).
I offer the deal, and he accepts it. The deal says it will take 2 days for it to process. I really liked the deal, especially with Bernard facing off against a weak Lions defense.
That was, until I saw my trade got VETOED! I couldn't believe it! VETOED!
I see the commish later that night, wondering why my trade gets vetoed. He tells me this
" Josh (the guy I "traded" with) didn't like the trade, and I wanted everyone to veto it, so I decided to veto it."
Before I go in-depth into why this is such a bad move, I will say this. I like the PREMISE of the veto. It stands as a last line of defense against trades that are awful. Ones where the trade involves injured players who were called injured during negotiations. I get that, and that trade should be vetoed. However, this trade was not the case.
I take major offense to this in many ways. However, I will list it in 3 ways why this veto was, frankly, an infuriating move.
1. You don't get a chance to second guess your trade.
No, this is utter BS. When you accept a trade, there is no going back. You don't get a second chance at wondering whether you did good or bad on a trade. You don't get that chance. You have to live with your decision with what you thought was best, and that is the way life (at least fantasy football wise) works.
2. nobody is injured in this trade.
Out of the players getting traded, nobody has a lingering injury that is keeping them out. All players play last week, and do not appear on the injury report for this week. Therefore, this isn't a scam trade, but a trade decided by two people and in that case, accepted by two people. No injury equals no veto.
and the most infuriating reason
3. You don't get to control other teams.
This is why trade vetoes usually don't bode well with a league, and don't bode well here. You don't think he got enough out of his star RB? TOO BAD! He thought the trade was a good trade, and thus he is controlling HIS team. YOU do NOT get a say in how he forms his team, you just don't!
In the end, this is utter BS. This is the art of trading, using skillful negotiation that both teams feel will work with both sides. You cannot veto a trade because you feel a team is getting too close to how good your team is, or that a manager didn't get enough out of his player. Trust me fantasy owners, NOTHING infuriates you more than a trade that you feel will help you in the long run getting