Post by know ID yuh on Jul 15, 2011 14:28:35 GMT -5
The draft will be live. The baseball draft was around 630pm which gave us westcoast folks who work normal hours time to get home and settled, while giving the Alaskan 30 minutes to do the same, and not keeping Stamper up too far past his bedtime. If you can't make the live draft, auto draft will pick your team based on ESPN's player ranking. You can edit those rankings pre-draft as well, if you want to move your favorite players up.
I'll check out the ESPN league over the next couple days to see if we are allowed to edit the amount of players in the league. In the past, I've signed up my yahoo league capping it at 14 teams, then if we couldn't fill the positions, we dropped that number the week before the draft. If that is possible in the ESPN league, I'll get it going soon. If it isn't, I'll wait until we know for sure who is playing. So far we have 8.5 interested. 8 would work, 10 or 12 would be ideal. Everyone pretty much plays head to head, so that is what we'll be doing.
Playing: Know Id yuh Drew Stamper Peter Gibbons Wompwomp Sagesquatch Shaxspear Dr. Garbanzo
Post by know ID yuh on Jul 17, 2011 18:57:45 GMT -5
I created a league in ESPN. I'll send the league number and password to those who are playing. I capped the league at 12 teams. ESPN does not let you edit anything after the league is created. I previously mentioned I wouldn't create a league for another month if you couldn't edit the settings, but I Dr. Garbanzoured it would be better to give ample time for people to sign up, so we know exactly how many extras we need to fill the league.
Yeah I don't know all that much about football, but I find being in a pool forces you to get into it, and I've always wanted to follow the NFL more thoroughly. If there is still room, sign me up!
Edit: So I'm in, and I was just looking at the auto-pick rankings, and this confirms my fears: I have not kept up with the NFL since like 2005. I only know maybe 10 names in the top 50, and beyond that some of the names just sound familiar to me. But I refuse to auto-pick my team, good or bad this will be my team.