Ensure that all owners know the league rules and scoring before you get started

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It never ceases to amaze me how many owners approach me at some point during the middle of the football season and complain about a rule that they didn’t know existed.

And all I can do is scratch my head, point them to the online rulebook, and tell them there’s nothing I can do at this point in the season.

Changing rules in the middle of the season — moving the goal posts, as they call it — is not acceptable. And every owner plays by the same set of rules. It’s the responsibility of each and every owner to know the league’s rules before you get started. And if anybody has a problem with the rules, they need to propose a change and get the owners to vote on it.

It would save you many headaches if you get a verbal or written approval of the rulebook by every owner in your league prior to the draft or auction.