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Can we bring back Fantasy Triathlon now?

idking90idking90 Member, Pro Triathlete
No, but really. I realize that triathlon is basically unimportant in this realm, but hey I won like $60 that I let roll to Webstey when the gubment shut us down.

https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/here-comes-the-sports-gambling-apocalypse-1526317001
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    Non-paywall version: https://www.thestar.com/sports/2018/05/14/us-supreme-court-makes-sports-betting-a-possibility-for-all-states.html

    I'd love to bring it back - if anyone has a buttload of web development time to burn and 0 requirement for compensation, let me know! I do quite miss it though.
    M_WareMartinidking90James LangeCraig DTad_Machrowiczfyrehaar
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    idking90idking90 Member, Pro Triathlete
    edited May 14
    @AaronWebstey but that version is way less funny than Jason Gay’s column.
    But...I could actually consider that idea as much as I hated my web development class. You can’t skim a small portion, though?
    AaronWebstey
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    Zach MillerZach Miller Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    @AaronWebstey i am sure the framework has to be saved somewhere right?

    adding athletes and making start lists each week is the biggest time suck
    M_WareAaronWebsteyKenElPescadoPelado
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    idking90idking90 Member, Pro Triathlete
    @Zach Miller I would guess the better solution is relatively limiting the events covered. Similar to how you only did WTS, something like only races above a certain number of points or prize money, etc for WTC events. Add stuff like Escape, other races (cough XTERRA) as needed if there’s a void or a specific desire
    M_WareKenElPescadoPeladofyrehaar
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    James LangeJames Lange Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    I loved fantasy triathlon, and would be all over it if it came back.
    Tad_Machrowiczidking90fyrehaar


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    Jennifer PostJennifer Post Member, Level 2 Supporter
    I loved fantasy triathlon too. I could help with the start lists. I know I did it once...possibly twice before when Zach was short on time. I don't really care for LC so I'll call dibs right now on WTS start lists. ;) Oh! And Super League!
    M_Ware
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    Please don't get your hopes up, but I'm investigating an option that might be feasible (thanks to @idking90 for finding a potential framework). If anyone has screen shots of the old FantasyTriathlon.com that you could send my way, please email em to webstey@triroost.com.
    M_WareTad_Machrowiczidking90James Lange
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    Johns622Johns622 Member

    I loved fantasy triathlon too. I could help with the start lists. I know I did it once...possibly twice before when Zach was short on time. I don't really care for LC so I'll call dibs right now on WTS start lists. ;) Oh! And Super League!

    What if @AaronWebstey had a start list committee and everyone on the committee had a week or month?
    Jennifer Post
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    The good news is that we can have a super professional fantasy triathlon system, multiple payment methods, native IOS and Android apps, and a super slick data entry and scoring system - all with a perfectly reasonable amount of effort and time on my part!

    So, anyone got $10 grand USD to invest? You could see a full ROI in as few as 20 years.
    Jennifer PostCraig DKenElPescadoPeladoMartin
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    wchevronwchevron Member
    Will you take an IOU?
    AaronWebstey
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    I can't see why not!

    This is the software Ian pointed out. If it does everything it advertises, it's basically perfect and there's no reason for anyone to ever write a line of fantasy sports code again.

    https://www.vinfotech.com/fantasy-sports/fantasy-sports-framework

    The main problem with using our old system is that it relied on a backend server that was hosted by some dude, "somewhere", and I'm fairly certain we no longer have access to that server (if it even still exists). So either I need to spend a bunch of time rebuilding the old software, or we need to find or build something new. I'll probably see if Vinfotech has a more ... "approachable" starter package that we might be able to build on if we ever picked up steam.
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    GasBombGasBomb Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member, Level 2 Supporter

    AaronWebsteyfyrehaarwchevronTad_MachrowiczJennifer PostStruangM_WareCraig DKenElPescadoPeladoKHilgendorf

    Clay Richard Gasway
    King of all Mediocrity
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    Tad_MachrowiczTad_Machrowicz Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member, Level 2 Supporter
    @GasBomb is back... And not a moment too soon!
    AaronWebsteyM_WareGasBombJohns622

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    Jennifer PostJennifer Post Member, Level 2 Supporter
    I smell a GoFundMe opportunity!
    AaronWebsteyM_WareKelly O'Mara
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member

    I smell a GoFundMe opportunity!

    If we raised $10k for fantasy triathlon I would eat my own ... T-shirt :)

    I bet we could get $1k. And do I really need both livers? That should get us close!
    Craig DJennifer Postidking90Tad_MachrowiczJames LangeKenElPescadoPelado
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    KHilgendorfKHilgendorf Member
    edited May 17
    Careful @AaronWebstey my stock picks have been gathering steam lately and I might find a spare 10k to throw at you if eating a shirt is on the table. Live stream it and I bet I can find a few others to chip in. Shit, I could probably set up a twitch channel and get you sponsored.
    M_WareTad_MachrowiczAaronWebsteyCraig D
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    @KHilgendorf if you're on a roll in the markets, I would hate to be the one to kill it. That being said, saving fantasy triathlon could be just the kind of charity karma you need to keep that roll alive!
    M_WareGasBombJames LangeJennifer Postidking90KenElPescadoPeladoKHilgendorfTad_Machrowicz
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    I’m pretty sure that investment would be a total write off. Without the benefit of a tax break. That said, I am still unemployed, so maybe I’ll just dust off the old 486 and start writing some Fortran to get this thing off the ground. Can’t be much worse than the first iteration.
    Tad_MachrowiczAaronWebsteyidking90Craig D
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    Tad_MachrowiczTad_Machrowicz Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member, Level 2 Supporter
    @KHilgendorf , you win POTM simply for using the word Fortran.*


    *I have no authority whatsoever.
    AaronWebsteyMattStruangCraig D

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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
    Yea, where's March and April @AaronWebstey
    AaronWebstey
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    All will be revealed in a fortnight!!

    Just kidding, I'll get to it this weekend
    M_Ware

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