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Tour de Online Fantasy Football Force, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Chaos. [Sep. 10th, 2005|01:15 am]
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Six hours. Getting up for stretches. Answering Qs. Solving snafus on the fly. All in a day's work of hosting the leagues.

The first two drafts I conducted from the four happened on Friday, and they went well, despite the unfamiliarity of most people with the ESPN draft program.

There was great turnout for the 2nd draft (8 PM). I expected fewer for the earlier (4 PM) draft, due to most folks being at work (or in some cases, some folks sleeping from the night shift).

It was a good break from routine and reality. Reality is hard enough on many people.

This was also a learning experience in terms of organization, and it was a lot of work just to set up the fun. I'm glad that I gave the effort.

To the members of my leagues, I am also very happy that you've given the effort.


[User Picture]From: gjenkins05
2005-09-10 05:25 am (UTC)
Tomorrow's draft will go better for me. I struggled a bit tonight with the formatting, etc.

I don't get home until after 10:30 though, which means the computer will have picked 8 QB's for me by then, LOL.

Thanks for putting in all of the hard work.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-09-10 05:58 am (UTC)
Hey, it's worth it to share this style with friends.

You did a better job with the autopicking and the overall result than you think.

We all make mistakes, especially since all fantasy football servers are rather touchy.

I was rather impressed with all those who took that time to do the draft. It was magnificent to witness. It felt like a real draft day, and the only thing missing was Tagliabue and a handful of rabid G-Men fans screaming at every selection!
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[User Picture]From: gjenkins05
2005-09-10 06:40 am (UTC)
I think it is really cool we pretty much drafted full teams and not just guys at "skill" positions.

I am interested to see how the season turns out.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-09-10 07:23 am (UTC)
The draft isn't as important as the attention to matchups.

It's the little things, like catching a last-minute benching of a starter who turns up injured in a game-time decision.

It's the knowledge that Randy Moss requires at least 2 corners who can leap higher than him to entertain the notion of 'containment,' and New England's tiny cover-secondary and the safeties that play way back as nets are going to give him a banner day with any QB that can wobble a pass that far in his general direction.

It's the understanding that a guy like Julian Peterson, if healthy, will rack up an insane amount of tackles because he's an elite defender on a horrible defense that will let every back past the D-line without much trouble.
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