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2017 Spring Sunday Schedule

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Eventbrite - Dream League 2017 Spring basketball SF

Eventbrite - Dream League 2017 Spring basketball OAK

SCHEDULING/LOGISTICS:

Rankings & Matchups

MAKE SPECIAL REQUEST

See Submitted Requests

NOTE: Deadline to make a request is 11:59p on the Tuesday before that Sunday’s game!

Questions? Text me at 415-683-7326! — Rich, your Commish

SCORESHEETS:

1/22 SF
1/29 SF
2/12 SF | 2/12 OAK
2/26 SF | 2/26 OAK
3/5 SF | 3/5 OAK
3/12 OAK (AHSM) | 3/12 OAK (GGRC)
3/19 SF | 3/19 SF/OAK (TIYM) | 3/19 OAK

GAME LOG & BOXSCORES:

Coming soon, but will be at http://dreamleague

RESULTS & RECAPS:

http://dreamleague.org/2016-summer.php

FRI 3/17 (8:30AM) — Tipoffs 100% solidified with just one small change from the chronological order and text sent to every captain last post yesterday: Franchize and Rip City swapped matchups because Franchize had already played against OIIM. The schedule below is the result and final… THU 3/16 (4:45PM) — Draft of the schedule for this Sun 3/19 is below, in chronological order. I’m going to text every captain and make sure they are ok with it, so I can finalize it. You can estimate your tipoff by counting from these gyms opening at GHSM in the mid-morning, TIBG in the evening, AHSM in the early morning, GGRC at midday and evening.

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TUE 3/14 (2:00PM) — Remember to check http://dreamleague.org for the latest rankings and matchups (to be populated by tomorrow morning). Scoresheet PDFs have been uploaded. SF games resume this Sun 3/19, with any overflow towards the evening at TIBG. More info to follow, but all teams must submit any special requests (see MAKE SPECIAL REQUEST link above) by midnight tonight!

Gym Locations


GHSM = Gateway HS (Main Gym), enter pkg lot thru gate on Geary betw Scott/Steiner
GHSX = Gateway HS (Aux Gym), up the stairs by the parking lot above
AHSM = Alameda HS (Main Gym), 2201 Encinal Ave, Alameda: Park in the pkg lot off Oak Street but not the spots that has van pkg. Or park at meters (Sunday free). Gym is the biggest bldg.
AHSB = Alameda HS (“Boys Gymnasium”), 2201 Encinal Ave, Alameda: Park in the pkg lot off Walnut Street. Walk towards new gym. Old gym has “Boys & Girls Gymnasivm” etched over archway entrance.
GGRC = Golden Gate Rec Center, 1075 62nd St, Oakland: If there is no parking on 62nd or Herzog, park on San Pablo Ave and use the walkway in between the field and the adjacent church to reach the gym by foot. Do not leave valuables in car!
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NOTE: IF YOUR TIPOFF BELOW IS BLANK OR SAYS “TBD”, THAT MEANS IT IS STILL SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
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YOU SHOULD NOT BE ASSUMING YOUR TIPOFF IS ANY PARTICULAR TIME UNLESS THERE IS ACTUALLY A TIME STATED.
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IF THERE IS A TIME STATED, THEN THAT TIME IS FINAL AND ANY CHANGES NEED APPROVAL FROM LEAGUE OFFICE.
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Date = (should match tab/sheet you are looking at)
Tipoff = if blank, not final, should proceed hour-by-hour
Gym = see above for gym abbreviations and directions
Div = Division, although this does not matter anymore
Matchup = FYI either team can wear whites/darks
V = tipoff timeframe of the “Visiting” team
H = tipoff timeframe of the “Home” team
Comments = (changes to final scores as Sun games end)
SK = initials of the Scorekeepers for this game (by Fri)
Refs = initials of the Refs for this game (by Fri)
red = tipoff timeframe is only 1 or 2 tipoffs
orange = tipoff timeframe is only 3 hours
bold black matchup = tipoff time is pinned and cannot be swapped
blue matchup = Dream League scorekeeper(s) playing in game
purple matchup = one or both of the teams has a doubleheader
green matchup = one or both of the teams has player(s) on another team


Sun 3/12

FRI 3/10 (10:15AM) — Sorry made a typo in the original schedule. This is the correct one:

1230p Rip City at Brue’s Clues
130p SF Homenetmen at Shooting Stars

All teams involved want these times instead of how it was swapped before. My bad… (8:30AM) — Tipoffs finalized below. Nothing moved from the previous post… THU 3/9 (9:00PM) — You’ll see that we added two more games at GGRC, which is exciting news. Just one last text or two remains for final confirmation of the schedule below. 545,645,745p at GGRC should be solid. WWWD vs Tamriel might move a little bit later to GGRC. Should have final answer by midnight tonight. Thanks again for everyone’s patience… (4:45PM) — The draft below is about 95% done and in chronological order. First game at AHSM will be early morning. There’s one or two midday-ish tipoffs we’re aiming for at GGRC, then the three evening games at GGRC again. Read the paragraphs below these jump links for some more context.

As reported earlier, GHSM in SF is closed, and so we offered SF teams to go to OAK to play and at least three teams will do so. Two of them are extremely happy to play against a similar team in OAK because they’ve been playing in SF for years and want the new challenge. Those happen to be some of the best Asian teams in the Bay, finally getting a chance to square off against each other.

Which sort of gave me an idea to possibly do an SF-OAK mini-quasi-league-tourney type setup where, finally, OAK gets to play against SF. It’s like a parallel universe finally gets to converge. I’ll think about it some more.

Anyways, you can also see on the Rankings sheet how all of this came about: http://dreamleague.org

Tipoffs should be finalized within the next few hours as I await response from the last couple teams, namely one of them from SF that maybe will play in OAK.

TUE 3/7 (9:00PM) — SF captains have already been informed of this, but our primary gym GHSM is N/A this Sun 3/12, but we have identified TIBG (Treasure Island Boys & Girls Club) as a secondary site. Some teams already opted for a bye after hearing of GHSM’s closure, but they can still play at TIBG if they so desire. More info coming. Next up: add scores to 3/5 Comments column, add final +/- to Rankings at http://dreamleague.org, figure out matchups for this Sun 3/12, construct Draft version of schedule.

Sun 3/5

FRI 3/3 (7:00AM) — Tipoffs have been added to the schedule below and are now final. I’ve already been contact with all captains so if there are any issues, please have him contact me by text asap. Thanks to Skywalkers, Sole Legit, Shaqtin A Fool and Shooting Stars (esp) for all agreeing to play earlier than their timeframe to make the SF schedule work. Scroll down to the embedded spreadsheet…

WED 3/1 (8:30PM) — Sorry for the delay, guys, but I got an eye infection literally Subday night and basically have lost two straight days of work, meanwhile looking like Rocky after getting beat up by Apollo. Tough to do stuff when you only got one eye open lol. Anyways, here are the tasks I need to get done asap…

  1. Post scoresheets from 2/26 — DONE, see above
  2. Put final scores on schedule below in Comments column
  3. Update scheduling matrix at http://dreamleague.org
  4. Re-rank every team on that matrix
  5. Create matchups based on rankings, tipoff timeframes and any special requests
  6. Come up with chronological first draft of the Sun 3/5 sched based on available gym time and matchups

Sun 2/26

FRI 2/24 (6:30AM) — SF schedule is now up below and based on everyone’s preferences. Just text me with any questions. OAK final schedule was posted and captains texted at about 7p Thu night.

Use http://dreamleague.org to find your ranking/matchups and tipoff preferences vs special requests — all of which were used to generate this schedule (scroll down or hit the jump links).

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THU 2/23 (4:00PM) — OAK draft schedule is below (scroll down). Need NPL to confirm an evening tipoff and then all will be final. Any issues, just text me. Also, the scheduling/ranking matrix is ready but I haven’t had time to post it yet over at the wider webpage http://dreamleague.org. I plan to have everything up to speed by tomorrow morning.

Also working on SF. Some teams will have to get a bye in SF because aux gym at GHSM is not ready, unfortunately. The teams that are way ahead in games played or not paid up yet will likely get postponed to Sun 3/5. Anyways, back to work on that!

MON 2/20 (11:30PM) — A belated welcome to the 2017 Spring Sunday season! Many teams have already started, but the official “hard launch” was moved to this Sun 2/26, so if you haven’t had any games yet, fear not. In fact, even if you start on Sun 3/5 or Sun 3/12, there are ways to incorporate you.

Remember, Dream League offers the longest seasons available for rec leagues. If you look at our 2016 Fall Sunday season, you’ll see that we have scoresheets spanning SEVENTEEN (!) weeks. Of course, not every division finished on the 17th week, but that simply tells you that dreamleague is a marathon!

More info coming soon…

Sun 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 and 2/12

MON 2/20 (11:30PM) — All games on Sun 1/22 and Sun 1/29 were arranged with each captain involved via text. Only now has the schedule spreadsheet been updated to reflect those “preseason” or “soft-launch” games.

Also, a few games on Sun 2/5 before the Superbowl were originally scheduled, but then cancelled or postponed. Therefore, there were no games on Sun 2/5.

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2016 Fall Sunday Schedule

Previous season:

Click here for 2016 Summer playoffs

Eventbrite - Dream League 2017 Spring basketball SF

Eventbrite - Dream League 2017 Spring basketball OAK

SCHEDULING/LOGISTICS:

Rankings & Matchups

MAKE SPECIAL REQUEST

See Submitted Requests

NOTE: Deadline to make a request is 11:59p on the Tuesday before that Sunday’s game!

Questions? Text me at 415-683-7326! — Rich, your Commish

SCORESHEETS:

9/18 OAK, 9/25 OAK
10/2 OAK+SF
10/9 SF | 10/9 OAK
10/16 SF | 10/16 OAK
10/23 SF | 10/23 OAK
10/30 SF | 10/30 OAK
11/6 SF | 11/6 OAK
11/13 SF | 11/13 OAK n/a
11/20 SF | 11/20 OAK
11/27 SF
12/4 SF | 12/4 OAK
12/11 SF | 12/11 OAK
12/18 SF | 12/18 OAK
1/8 SF+OAK
1/15 SF+OAK
1/22 SF+OAK
1/29 SF (OAK ended 1/22)

GAME LOG & BOXSCORES:

Coming soon, but will be at http://dreamleague

RESULTS & RECAPS:

http://dreamleague.org/2016-summer.php

FRI 1/13 (1:45PM) — Schedule for this Sun 1/15 has been posted. Please refer to your captain, with whom we have been in contact with this week, and the updated playoff brackets over at http://dreamleague.org.

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Jump down to discussion of previous Sundays

Gym Locations


GHSM = Gateway HS (Main Gym), enter pkg lot thru gate on Geary betw Scott/Steiner
GHSX = Gateway HS (Aux Gym), up the stairs by the parking lot above
AHSM = Alameda HS (Main Gym), 2201 Encinal Ave, Alameda: Park in the pkg lot off Oak Street but not the spots that has van pkg. Or park at meters (Sunday free). Gym is the biggest bldg.
AHSX = Alameda HS (Aux aka “Old” Gym), 2201 Encinal Ave, Alameda: Park in the pkg lot off Walnut Street. Walk towards new gym. Old gym has “Boys & Girls Gymnasivm” etched over archway entrance.
IJRC = Ira Jinkins Rec Center, 9175 Edes Ave, Oakland.
***
NOTE: IF YOUR TIPOFF BELOW IS BLANK OR SAYS “TBD”, THAT MEANS IT IS STILL SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
***
YOU SHOULD NOT BE ASSUMING YOUR TIPOFF IS ANY PARTICULAR TIME UNLESS THERE IS ACTUALLY A TIME STATED.
***
IF THERE IS A TIME STATED, THEN THAT TIME IS FINAL AND ANY CHANGES NEED APPROVAL FROM LEAGUE OFFICE.
***
Date = (should match tab/sheet you are looking at)
Tipoff = if blank, not final, should proceed hour-by-hour
Gym = see above for gym abbreviations and directions
Div = Division, although this does not matter anymore
Matchup = FYI either team can wear whites/darks
V = tipoff timeframe of the “Visiting” team
H = tipoff timeframe of the “Home” team
Comments = (changes to final scores as Sun games end)
SK = initials of the Scorekeepers for this game (by Fri)
Refs = initials of the Refs for this game (by Fri)
red = tipoff timeframe is only 1 or 2 tipoffs
orange = tipoff timeframe is only 3 hours
bold black matchup = tipoff time is pinned and cannot be swapped
blue matchup = Dream League scorekeeper(s) playing in game
purple matchup = one or both of the teams has a doubleheader
green matchup = one or both of the teams has player(s) on another team

Sun 12/18 and Sun 1/8

FRI 12/16 (8:00AM) — Final schedule posted. No changes since last texts to captains last night… THU 12/15 (4:15PM) — See draft below and updated brackets at http://dreamleague.org. Any questions, have your captain text me.

WED 12/14 (8:00PM) — Playoff brackets were posted earlier today over at http://dreamleague.org, which has a wider allowable format for embedded spreadsheets than this site. Those brackets are how we will schedule the games this Sun 12/18. THERE WILL BE NO GAMES ON 12/25 (XMAS) AND 1/1 (NEW YEARS) — MOST PLAYOFF BRACKETS WILL CONTINUE ON, ON 1/8/2017.

Sun 12/11

FRI 12/9 (1:15PM) — Got enough of a majority of confirmations from all captains. All tipoffs finalized!

FRI 12/9 (11:45AM) — Update for OAK: AHSM/AHSX got nixed so we’re at GGRC for OAK, which means we will have to go with the earlier times avail at GGRC. All captains have been contacted about this. Still working on SF confirmations, but I don’t see the SF schedule changing at all.

FRI 12/9 (1:15AM) — Both SF and OAK schedules are almost done, which explains why the tipoffs are not filled in yet, although the games are listed in chronological order.

In SF, just waiting on final confirmations from captains. GHSM will open late morning.

In OAK, just waiting for final gym confirmation. Alameda would open early afternoon then the schedule will end up with two evening games at GGRC.

Everything should be finalized by noontime Friday.

THU 12/8 (12:45AM) — Scoresheets from this past Sun 12/4 have been posted above. Every team will now be in playoffs, with the upper half of the caliber of teams in SF starting their first rounds this Sun 12/11. Hopefully we will have some brackets up soon, but in the meantime, don’t hesitate to call or text Commish for the latest and greatest!

Sun 12/4

FRI 12/2 (9:45AM) — SF tipoffs are now also final… (8:15AM) — SF tipoffs are almost set. GHSM would open early morning. Just waiting for confirmations from two teams… (8:00AM) — Tipoffs for OAK are set. Still working on SF.

THU 12/1 (1:30PM) — The schedule for OAK this Sun 12/4, whereby we will be starting first round of playoffs, is still in draft mode but the probable schedule is on the spreadsheet below. I will contact all captains as to ramifications, so please check with your captain as to what time(s) your team has been targeted for.

As for SF, check the rankings at http://dreamleague.org and you’ll see how that’s shaping up. SF-NC (the lowest one) will start playoffs, as will the two brackets above SF-NC, which will be called SF-DL/AM and SF-DL/PM because the teams are grouped by timeframe. The one above that will be SF-DL/Gold, and the last one above that will be SF-TA (“The Association”). But SF-DL/Gold and SF-TA won’t start their playoffs til 12/11 because a lot of teams in those divisions are behind schedule.

We are still waiting for the GHS gym director to confirm if we have the small gym available. If we don’t, then those #1 seeds in the 5-team brackets will have to get byes. If we do, then we will try to schedule all those games in that include advancement to play vs #1 seeds.

Sun 11/27

(We only had 4 games, all in SF, and captains were contacted by text.)

Sun 11/20

FRI 11/18 (10:00AM) — FYI GHS gym director has confirmed that the GHSX gym is run separately and so he has not heard back from the aux gym director, although he has tried many times… (9:30AM) — No word back from GHS gym director, so I can’t make you guys wait any longer. We will go with a 9a-5p tipoff schedule at GHSM, forcing 4 teams to a bye. Sorry about that. Any teams that are available coming up Thanksgiving holiday, Wed Fri Sat or Sun 11/27, let me know! Gym should be open.

FRI 11/18 (1:30AM) — I posted a rough draft of the schedule for this Sun 11/20 if we do not have GHSX, so both possibilities are below. We’ll know more in about 7 hours… THU 11/17 (11:30PM) — GHS gym director says “there’s still a chance” so we’re going to make the final call at 9:00AM tomorrow Fri. I will create the alternate schedule now that has everything ending at 5p GHSM, so we just pick one or the other… (11:15PM) — No-go on aux gym GHSX, so I’ve got to revamp the schedule. Gonna give byes to all the free agent teams.

THU 11/17 (6:00PM) — OAK schedule has been posted. SF schedule is still up in the air pending availability of GHSX gym. If that gym becomes not available then the entire schedule will change, unfortunately… (9:45AM) — Scoresheets from Sun 11/6 and Sun 11/13 are now up. As the six OAK teams from this past Sun 11/13 know, no stats! Still working on the schedule. All captains have been contacted.

Sun 11/13

FRI 11/11 (8:00AM) — Tipoff times for this Sun 11/13 have been posted. We have an abbreviated schedule due to (1) unavailable scorekeeping staff and (2) gym reservation conflicts.

Sun 11/6

SAT 11/5 (4:30PM) — Scoresheets have been added (finally!). See the links above.

FRI 11/4 (10:30AM) — SF tipoffs finalized and all captains have been notified… (7:45AM) — SF is almost done and OAK was done late last night for this Sun 11/6. Please check http://dreamleague.org for the latest rankings and matchups. Any questions, have your captain text me asap. Thanks!

Sun 10/30

THU 10/27 (11:15PM) — Both SF and OAK are finally set in stone! Scroll down or hit the jump link. Have your captain text me if there’s any questions on how we got here…

THU 10/27 (8:30PM) — SF tipoffs are now set. OAK needs finalization, but we’re close. GGRC will open late morning… (4:30PM) — Draft of OAK now posted below. GGRC should open late morning, then break, then back evening time. We should have final word by tonight… (1:45PM) — Draft of the SF schedule for this Sun 10/30 is now up, scroll down below. OAK schedule will take more time as we’re waiting for tipoff availability of one new team… (12:00PM) — SF matchups have been determined. Waiting on one team to complete OAK matchups, plus there might still be a doubleheader for Undrafted and Rip City as we should take advantage of the main gym while we still have it. See http://dreamleague.org for the latest iteration… WED 10/26 (6:00PM) — OAK rankings have been updated. Next up: re-rank SF.

Sun 10/23

FRI 10/21 (12:45AM) — Final tipoffs have been posted! Use the jump links or scroll down a little bit. You can see rankings and which teams asked for a bye this Sun 10/23 over at http://dreamleague.org

THU 10/20 (2:30PM) — The Rankings/Matchups sheet is now live over at http://dreamleague.org (because it can fit width-wise over there). So basically I’ve got matchups going, but I need one more SF team to go. OAK is in Draft format already and should post soon below, but without tipoffs, just in case of last-minute wrenches thrown at me from left field.

Sun 10/16 (and earlier)

SAT 10/15 (2:00AM) — Sorry for the delay in posting, folks! Below is the simple, cut-and-dry schedule so far for Fall 2016. More info will be rolling in little by little, including scores and results from previous weeks, as well as the Rankings/Matchups which will soon replace the 2016 Summer season found at http://dreamleague.org.

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As Commish of Dream League, I know I can’t personally be there for every game of yours and give you a fist bump for a game well-played, but I honestly am truly grateful for your participation in Dream League. It’s great to see the old veterans come back time and again.

Every season, I try to come up with new ways to keep giving back and keep you interested in vying for another playoff run. Here’s what I’ve come up with — in terms of registrations — to make Dream League the best rec league experience available for the price:

2017 Spring Sunday Signups (January)

Our Sunday league has been a staple in the Bay Area for the past 15 years! For leagues on other nights, please contact Commish at rich(at)dreamleague(dot)org…

Welcome to our 40th Consecutive Season!

Dream League was established in 2002…

Previous Seasons

Here’s a list of our previous seasons. You can see how we’ve evolved over the years:

2016 Fall: 39th Consecutive Season

2016 Summer: 38th Consecutive Season

2016 Winter-Spring: 37th Consecutive Season

2015 Fall: 36th Consecutive Season

2015 Summer: 35th Consecutive Season!

CLICK HERE FOR 2015 SUMMER RUMOR MILL
(precedes season schedule)

OUR 35TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON (EST. 2002)

2015 Winter-Spring: 34th Consecutive Season!

CLICK HERE FOR 2015 WINTER-SPRING RUMOR MILL
(precedes season schedule)

OUR 34TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON (EST. 2002)

2014 Fall: 33rd Consecutive Season!

CLICK HERE FOR 2014 SUMMER RUMOR MILL
(precedes season schedule)

OUR 33RD CONSECUTIVE SEASON (EST. 2002)

2014 Summer: 32nd Consecutive Season!

CLICK HERE FOR 2014 SUMMER RUMOR MILL
(precedes season schedule)

OUR 32ND CONSECUTIVE SEASON (EST. 2002)

2014 Winter-Spring: 31st Consecutive Season!

Click here for 2014 Winter-Spring Sunday Schedule

OUR 31ST CONSECUTIVE SEASON (EST. 2002)

2013 Fall: 30th Consecutive Season!

Click here for 2013 Fall Sunday Schedule

OUR 30TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON (EST. 2002)

2013 Summer: 29th Consecutive Season!

Click here for 2013 Summer Sunday Schedule

OUR 29TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON (EST. 2002)

Welcome back! As we head into the Summer of 2013, we hope you enjoyed our implementation of the NBA’s Defensive Three Second rule. This season, we’re expecting a new revamped stats system! It was supposed to happen last season, but our web gurus didn’t deliver on time. More on this later.

Here are the three divisions you can sign up for…

  • The Association… means your entire team is pretty serious about winning championships.
  • D-League… means most of your team is pretty serious about winning championships.
  • Non-Competitive… means your team values the experience/fun rather than winning.

Despite the new nomenclature, captains still were signing up in the wrong division for 2013 Winter-Spring in January. Everything evened out by the playoffs in April 2013 because there were so many teams assuming the wrong things. Here are the major take-aways:

  1. Do not signup for Non-Competitive unless you truly will NEVER make a roster move that is competitive in nature. Some people really do just want to play the game for fun, in a protected environment. The moment you make a roster move to win a game, takes away from the collective goal of these players.
  2. A lot of teams fall in the D-League category. We will divide up this division by pace. Therefore, like with all other attributes, signup with the accurate assessment of your team’s pace. One point guard can make a difference. If you have two fast guards or more, then you should *not* be saying your pace is Half-Court.
  3. A lot of teams that signed up for D-League were really The Association teams. This means your roster from top to bottom has what you might say “prime-time players”. You have ballers who know what they are doing, be it talent, athleticism, skills, nerves of steel (being clutch). You know what I mean. Please do not signup for D-League unless you actually have some starters who are not such “prime time players” or are too old and way past that era.
  4. From there, we will carve up each of the three divisions further as necessary, but you guys must be signed up in the right division to begin with. It helps everyone!

Read last season’s intro below to get caught up…

2013 Winter-Spring: 28th Consecutive Season!

Click here for 2013 Winter-Spring Sunday Schedule

Welcome back! As we head into the New Year of 2013, we hope you enjoyed our implementation of the NBA’s Defensive Three Second rule. This season, we’re expecting a new revamped stats system! More on this later.

If you didn’t play last season, here are the three divisions you can sign up for…

  • The Association
  • D-League
  • Non-Competitive

We are still experiencing some sand-bagging in the NC division. All rosters will hereby be scrutinized, and they were and still will be transparent to all. Therefore, if you submit a roster, then you add a ringer, everyone will know about it. We plan to be a little more vigilant about the transparency this season. Again, the NON-COMPETITIVE division is so named for a reason. Do not make competitive roster moves in that division. Simple.

So let’s say you want to be competitive and have no choice but to sign up for D-League. Well, the theory goes, there will be tons of other teams like that in D-League and we will use the other attributes you tell us to separate out the teams further. Then when playoffs approach, you’ll be placed in the appropriate division.

Therefore, please register your team in the right division this season. Thank you.

Read last season’s intro below to get caught up…

2012 Fall: 27th Consecutive Season!

One the biggest problems teams have faced in the past is the captain fronting the entire cost of the franchise (aka team entry) fee, especially as the Recession continues its strong grip on everybody’s necks. We are pleased to announce that we’re going back to individual payments for the first time in four years. This helps us eliminate team installment fees and puts the onus on your players to pay on time each and every week, otherwise your team gets forfeited on the spot. It also stretches out the payment process, as your 7th and 8th roster slot payment deadlines are effectively during the playoffs, due to the regular season being six (6) games.

In short, once again all you need to start the season is have two (2) of eight (8) player slots paid for the week before your first tipoff. After that, player fees increase by $1.34 each week (the extra $0.34 covers PayPal transaction fees), so the longer your teammates wait to pay, the more it will cost them. However, they are responsible for paying the league, not you. ALL PAYMENTS WILL STILL BE MADE ONLINE AS WE WILL NOT BE COLLECTING CASH AT THE GYMS, except for referee and scorekeeper fees.

You heard that right: scorekeeper fees. We will also institute a $10 dollar/game cash fee for the scorekeepers. This relieves a great burden from the Commissioner’s office as far as cutting checks to each and every scorekeeper. This also reduces per-player and overall team upfront costs, and makes it easier for the players on your team that show up to pay the cash fees; for example, it’s easier to divide $35 among 7 players (five bucks each) if push comes to shove. However, usually you would rotate 1 of your 8 players to pay the full $35 cash.

Here is a summary of all the financial changes for this season, which is designed to help you manage your team much, much more easily…

  • Teams can now pay individually. The first 8 player slots are required.
  • Captains that want to pay for their entire team upfront can still do so. The only savings is in transaction fees.
  • 7 days before your next game, you must have as many player slots paid up as games you will have played.
  • If you only have 6 or 7 players, 8 player slots must still be paid for.
  • Please check the Payment page for costs. It’s different for SF, OAK, and SJ. (UNDER CONSTRUCTION AS OF 8/15/2012)
  • If you have a 9th player, his fee is only $40 since he’s probably not playing as much as players 1 thru 8.
  • If you have a 10th player, his fee is only $25 since he’s probably not playing as much as Player #9.
  • If you have an 11th or 12th player, their fees are free since they are riding the bench. The max is 12.
  • We will keep track of all payments and player slots on a massive spreadsheet, viewable by all.
  • We are back to using PayPal, as Google Checkout’s program for nonprofits has ended.
  • We must, unfortunately, pass on the transaction fees. Remember, running leagues is a low-margin business.
  • SF remains the lowest-priced location. Previously the franchise fee was $520 plus $25 cash for refs, $0 for SKs.
  • OAK remains in second. Previously the franchise fee was $550 plus $25 cash for refs, $0 for scorekeepers.
  • SJ remains the highest. Previously the franchise fee was $575 plus $25 cash for refs, $0 for scorekeepers.
  • Overall, players still pay about the same when all is said and done, but the pressure is now on the player (not the captain) to pay on time, otherwise the team may forfeit due to his delinquency. Also, the time to pay is stretched out.
  • That being said, we do not recommend picking up any players who are unable to front the cost of their roster slot, which can range between about $55-60 to be paid to the league. Don’t forget about the per-game cash fees too, as this is assuming you are rotating among the 8 players on your team the $25 cash/game to one of the two refs and the $10 cash/game to one of the two scorekeepers.

2012 Summer: 26th Consecutive Season!

Rolling right along, it’s our 26th consecutive season of Dream League, now spanning over ten years. Again, we’ll try to get more of our championship teams to come to our September Vegas Tournament for some showdowns against the winners of the Vegas Asian/Open League.

Oakland fees have to stay the same: $550. Nothing we can do about it at this point. We might run some promotions if you get your team in by the early deadline. This will require captains to stay on top of your players’ commitments and possibly front the full amount.

2012 Winter-Spring: 25th Consecutive Season!

Interestingly, as the Golden State Warriors celebrate their 50th season in the Bay Area, Dream League will celebrate its 25th season!

All I can say is, what a 2011 Fall that was. The Recession hit hard, we lost then got back the NFL, and we nearly lost the entire NBA season. It got really hard for us too, as we endured gym closures, or rate hikes at WKRC, while retaining only 4 teams in certain divisions, but we did turn over a new leaf in the process. It gave us the rare opportunity to pit the Oakland vs San Jose vs San Francisco teams. This is something we hope to continue.

But even better, in April we have the opportunity to send our Bay Area’s best to LA to go up against teams from the PacRim league. More info coming soon, as we continue discussions with our friends from PacRim, who we throw the annual LA Showcase tourney in April with.

This season, we have no choice but to raise some fees in Oakland from $520 to $550, but we will be grandfathering some teams in at the old $520 level if they get a non-refundable deposit — which can be transferred to an eventual team entry in the future — by 12/31/2011.

Also, we are putting extra effort into finally getting those career stats up.

BACK TO THE SUNDAY NAVIGATION PAGE

2011 Fall: 24th Consecutive Season!

Lockout? What Lockout?! Hehe… We’re Back!!!

What, you didn’t think I’d seriously use “the other” number 24 jersey for our graphic this season, did you?! lol… No Kobe love here!

But seriously, it *is* going to be a rather lonely Fall 2011, isn’t it? Without the NBA, that is. So hop onboard asap and don’t be left out in the cold. Dream League will be the closest thing you’ll get to the NBA for awhile!!!

Anyways, yes, we are entering our 24th consecutive season. Thanks for reading the intro, now please go…

BACK TO THE SUNDAY NAVIGATION PAGE

2011 Spring-Summer: 23rd Consecutive Season!
Using the exhaustive list of past seasons on the old site’s homepage at http://dreamleague.org, I recounted where we’re at and guess what, we are in our 23rd consecutive Sunday League season!

In honor of that, we are retiring jersey #23. No one in Dream League is allowed to wear that number. JUST KIDDING! :-)

Not much else to report this season except our ongoing incremental efforts to getting stats up quicker this season and having this site reflective of that. Easier said than done.

Keep a lookout for our other leagues, including weeknights and Saturdays (eventually will appear in menu bar up top).

Don’t forget to re-up and be placed in the drawing for returning teams (recap).

Back to the Sunday navigation page

2011 Winter-Spring: The Oracle Experience!

This season is all about our new relationship with the Golden State Warriors, where we proudly present…

The Oracle Experience — Play Where the Pros Play!

The 2010 Winter-Spring season will be our 22nd consecutive season in the Bay Area, and closing out our 9th year!

OK, that’s it for now. Read up on our addition of stats last season below, or go back to the Sunday navigation page. We will also have a Saturday league again and details will be up soon.

2010 Fall: Saved By The Stats!

Welcome to our 21st consecutive season of Dream League, as we finish up our 9th year of existence. Even after all this time, improvements can be made. I’ve always wanted to bring back stats, and this season there are more reasons than ever to do it — from soup to nuts, as the saying goes.

One of the cool things we can start implementing is career stats. We still have all the scoresheets from a majority of our past seasons and Freddie and his cousin are now Jedi masters when it comes to punching them into the site. Seeing your entire career of stats with Dream League is not too far away.

But witness this past season, in fact, the last few weeks of 2010 Summer playoffs, sadly:

  • Players who would otherwise give themselves a bad name with unsportsmanlike conduct,
  • Not being able to track technical fouls accurately in light of automatic suspensions,
  • Players being added to teams during the playoffs when they hadn’t played a minimum number of regular season games,
  • Players sandbagging against competition far lower than where they ought to be playing, and
  • Opponents being questioned as to whether or not they were tall enough to play in a certain division.

Having stats means verifying on the scoresheet that you’re really that player, which means looking at IDs, which basically adds another layer of authenticity in Dream League. The list of positives could probably go on and on. Oh, and let’s not forget the beauty of having stats, period, aside from the functional benefits mentioned above.

HOWEVER… every new initiative has an associated cost. But I think I’ve found some ways to make the transition to a better standard not as painful to the wallet.

In short, all of the above can be achieved with a raise in per-team franchise fees of just $20.

Go back to the Sundays page for the details:Β http://www.drmlg.org/bay/leagues/sundays/