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    I timed myself running a 4.49 down at the local high school and sent a tape around to the various teams. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

    It is going to be a weird draft for those front-office guys, who are used to having complete 1,000% knowledge about these players. It'll be a bit of a step back towards drafts in the 60s and 70s when the draft hit the late rounds and front offices would look at college programs and all-star team selections and stats and sometimes pick some fairly random players, especially from the small schools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie M View Post
    I'm no ratings expert, but I'd be amazed if tonight's NFL Round 1 doesn't get more eyeballs than Game 7 of the 2019 World Series.

    I dont think it will go that high. But it could possibly be in the ballpark. 20 - 22 million?

    2019 game 7 had 23+ million viewers

    Last years day one of the draft did 11 million

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patioboater View Post
    As I said in the chat, I vote for taking the weekend off then firing up another one.
    Man, besides this one, I did two for Todd Zola and my H2H league drafted. So I've done four with three more to go. That may be enough for me.

    But it was fun, and in fact, it was the most enjoyable draft I've ever had. So ask me in a few days!
    What's the rumpus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by circle360 View Post
    If anyone is interested again

    Shoot me a PM
    I'm in

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    I' emailed Fantrax and see if I can make it even easier for us

    To see if they can do a Best ball thats 5 x 5 . Not just points based

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    1) Cigar

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    Yeah not points based for me


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    I have another slow draft coming up so I have to pass, Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patioboater View Post
    As I said in the chat, I vote for taking the weekend off then firing up another one. It's not as if we all need to make substantial changes to our rankings to reflect anything. (I would literally just make a copy of my Excel sheet and remove the highlighting. It should take me about five minutes to be ready for another draft.)

    FWIW, these draft-and-hold leagues hardly take any time at all to manage during the season: five minutes if you just replace injured and/or ineffective guys once a week, and maybe ten minutes if you're streaming starting pitchers or dubious platoon hitters. You don't have any of the time needed to try to do trades, scrub the free-agent wire, etc. I guess if you really work hard at it you could spend an hour or two, but it wouldn't make your results any better.

    BTW, how crazy is the NFL draft going to be? It's going to be like all of us sitting at home and drafting online.

    Todd Mcshay wont be on tonight. He is recovering from Coronavirus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by circle360 View Post
    Todd Mcshay wont be on tonight. He is recovering from Coronavirus.
    Oh, wow. I hadn't heard that yet. Thanks for letting us know. I hope he's on the mend.

    The "First Draft" podcast with him and Kiper is one of the things I regularly listen to in the lead-up to the draft.
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    Quote Originally Posted by circle360 View Post
    I' emailed Fantrax and see if I can make it even easier for us

    To see if they can do a Best ball thats 5 x 5 . Not just points based

    Best ball on fantrax is out. Only Points based

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    Heck, I'd do points based.

    Give me another week or two sitting here staring at the same walls and I'll be signing up for Russian table tennis or New Guinea darts championship league fantasy drafts.
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    hahaha

    Ive never done a points based before

    Ok so ill do it this way

    If your interested in going again

    PM me if your interested

    AND

    if you would rather a 5 x 5 or points based best ball

    Sound Fair?

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    If we can't do categories w/best ball, I'd prefer 5x5, but either is OK.

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    Ive never dont a points league. So not overly crazy about that type of league. Especially since that would take more work for people. Since its a different kind of list then we each used for the last draft

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    5x5 draft-and-hold with weekly transactions is probably my preference. But, really, whatever works for everybody else is fine with me: 5x5, points, bizarro 9x9 combinations, 45-player active rosters with a 10-relief-pitcher requirement and six catchers, whatevs, as long as we do it in a reasonable slow-draft format like the one we just finished, so that I can pay attention to work when I need to and draft when I get a chance.

    Whatever the format I will crush you all, see you driven before me, and hear the lamentations of your women.

    (Or maybe I'll end up nailed to a tree in a desert, now that I think about what happens to Conan after he says that. In the year 2020 I shouldn't discount the downside scenario.)
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    "You have accidentally selected Chris Sale. Contemplate that on the Tree of Woe."
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    What OT's best friend said, minus the "I will crush you" part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cigar View Post
    What OT's best friend said, minus the "I will crush you" part.
    He's not just my friend. HE'S MY BEST FRIEND!
    What's the rumpus?

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    I humbly suggest that, in a day or two, after we have all PMd circle, that (a) he start a new thread in the Unclassified Ads forum to fill out any unclaimed spots, and (b) he, or someone else, start a new league thread in the Straight Drafting forum so we have a place to post irrelevant observations, complaints, and discussions of whether "best friend" is a title or a tier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Tom View Post
    Man, besides this one, I did two for Todd Zola and my H2H league drafted. So I've done four with three more to go. That may be enough for me.

    But it was fun, and in fact, it was the most enjoyable draft I've ever had. So ask me in a few days!

    You're gonna play, OT. You're gonna play, OT. ......................

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    I am in for whatever is decided..

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    In lieu of drafting yet another league, might I suggest we all fly over to jolly Ole' England and enter into this must-see, bucket list event:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp2RFXh218Y

    We can all submit two names who we'd most like to give a "head start nudge" to, in order to let them get the lay of the land, so to speak. Thoughts?
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    I vote that we 'nudge' OT on the flight over

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie M View Post
    I'm no ratings expert, but I'd be amazed if tonight's NFL Round 1 doesn't get more eyeballs than Game 7 of the 2019 World Series.
    Quote Originally Posted by circle360 View Post
    I dont think it will go that high. But it could possibly be in the ballpark. 20 - 22 million?

    2019 game 7 had 23+ million viewers

    Last years day one of the draft did 11 million

    15.6 Million across the 3 networks - ABC, ESPN, and NFL Network

    up 37%

    Last year 11.1 Million

    Last night was a record by the way. So id say everyone is very happy

    Previous highest 2014 draft - Manziel draft

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