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How many teams can you effectively.....


How many teams can you effectively.....

manage and still enjoy it?

I've been playing a number of years now. I am amazed to see guys with simultaneous teams in the double figures. Some as many as 50 at a time. How do you find the time? how do you keep them all straight in your head?

I had limited myself to 4 pre-virus. Found I could handle 6 and still enjoy it. I pushed it up to 8 recently and think I might have hit my ceiling.

Interested to hear the stories of those with large number of teams. Is it still interesting/fun at that level?

Re: How many teams can you effectively.

I'm retired 😎

- The Sheik

Re: How many teams can you effectively.

There's a big difference between managing Auto Leagues vs. Custom Leagues. Auto leagues are pretty easy to manage--pretty much set them up and let them ride, with little in-season management after game 10 or 20 or so.

Custom leagues are much more difficult to keep straight in my head and actually be competent. I'm much more invested and care about how I do in custom leagues, too, so I only want to do them well.

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Also, some custom leagues need more attention than others. I have 20 leagues but most of the work only comes during the off-season. I might tinker here and there with a lineup change but mostly just let them ride during the season. So as long as I only have 3-5 leagues in the offseason at a time (which is usually the case) then I can usually handle it. Also, you have commishes that get overloaded and might take “extra” time during the off-season which also gives you a breather.

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I feel like it's similar to life where I get a little bit bored and then add too many things to my plate. Then I get overwhelmed and get rid of a bunch. For me 3-5 good custom leagues keeps me interested and not overwhelmed. But others the number is higher

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Thanks to everyone who responded. Good to read different perspectives.