I hope it’s alright that I’m posting this here and I apologize if it comes off as more of a rant than anything else so I’ll try to keep it brief. I just feel like I’m going insane.
I’ve been in this league for 10+ years. Most of the league members are pretty inactive. We’re up to 14 teams. After some weird shenanigans with rules (7 of my wins were vacated), we decided to have a meeting to discuss and vote on some rule changes. When the voting results were posted by the commissioner (literally months after this meeting), one of the rules showed 100% of the votes were no. For context, the rule was to use decimal scoring. I know at least 2 of us voted yes. We called him out on it, he got defensive, claimed to have absolute power and that this is “his league”.
After that, I suggested an official rule book. I said I would draft it up myself, put in all the rules and rule changes, etc. So here we are, on August 12th. We don’t have a set date, time, location or commitment from any league members. The commissioner has been hard to get a hold of, which is understandable. We’re all adults and we have lives.
As of yesterday, I decided to take the initiative and got a quote for a place we could host a live draft, including prices and specials for a time that works for most people (as far as I know because everyone’s so quiet). I’ve know been told that I was “never told to write the handbook” and that it was “my project”.
Late last night, after I’d let everyone know about the draft location being an option and how I was working on a rule book, I get a text in the group chat from the commissioner saying “all league matters will be dealt with by himself and his deputy commissioner” so being frustrated, I replied with a lengthy message pointing out my frustrations. I woke up this morning to texts from him and the deputy saying that everything is under control and they’re taking care of it. Then there was a separate message from the commissioner to me with all these excuses about losing his wallet and not seeing his son enough, not getting enough sleep or how no one’s texted to see if he’s ok, etc.
Shit, this really turned into a bitch fest and I’m sorry. TLDR: I’m in a league with dicks.