July 28, 2003

Spofi Fantasy (American) Football. Post-draft trash talk and discussion here.

posted by bcb2k2 to navel gazing at 12:22 PM - 26 comments

There seemed to be quite a few people who didn't show up for the draft Sunday. Everyone happy with the team they wound up with (I can tell team catfish wasn't)? As being my first live draft of any fantasy league, it was a good experience. Quick, too. I look forward to playing you guys this season.

posted by bcb2k2 at 12:27 PM on July 28, 2003

Shit! I knew I forgot about something.

posted by corpse at 12:39 PM on July 28, 2003

that handover of the commish job never happened as promised?

posted by jerseygirl at 12:40 PM on July 28, 2003

Hey! i had the first pick.

posted by corpse at 12:43 PM on July 28, 2003

Decent draft for me, as long as Eddie George stays healthy, I think I'll have an okay season. I'm not happy with my QB though.

posted by corpse at 01:08 PM on July 28, 2003

I was ill and slept right through the bastard, and no, I'm not thrilled ... but my own fault. If I go .500 this season, I should be executive of the year. And no, jgirl, nothing ever came of that, even though I posted a couple times asking what the status was.

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:18 PM on July 28, 2003

And no, jgirl, nothing ever came of that, even though I posted a couple times asking what the status was. Figures. A lot of talk and no action. Well, I'll be rooting for you guys! I'll try to keep up and next year maybe I'll cut my teeth on some NFL fantasy league managing stuff of my own.

posted by jerseygirl at 01:36 PM on July 28, 2003

Jerseygirl: are you backing out, or did you not join/draft because of the conflict?

posted by dusted at 01:49 PM on July 28, 2003

wfrazerjr - I assume your team is the Rockport Rassafras, right? That seems to be a decent team. You could possibly stand a better #2 RB, and Javon Walker at WR is a question mark. Your backup QB isn't too hot fantasy wise either. I think that I (Greenbriar Goatees) came out with a fairly decent team. I will say, though, that live drafts are harder on the nerves. Watching and praying that nobody takes the player you're looking at before you...it can create ulcers! Honest to God ulcers!!

posted by bcb2k2 at 01:53 PM on July 28, 2003

I'm very bummed I wasn't able to get in on the live draft. Went through all the gyrations of the pre-draft rankings but still ended up with a nothing at RB and Caspar the defense. Should be fun still - never been in a league with 15 teams before. How many actually did show for the draft?

posted by kloeprich at 02:06 PM on July 28, 2003

One thing is certain: I'll be interested in watching a lot more games this season. Most of my players are on east coast teams, and I'm a Niners fan on the left coast.

posted by dusted at 02:09 PM on July 28, 2003

I asked a couple times here and there to find out if wfrazerjr had been given the commish role as offered, but the transaction never happened. I don't know if the other people opposed to the commish joined or not, we were all kind of hanging in the balance. I didn't join because of the commish, quite simply. He has no place making veto threats to people "out of spite" because he doesn't like what you have to say and has a personal problem with you in general. That's ridiculous abuse of the position. Equally as important, he is wishy-washy on the agreed upon rules and settings and I couldn't take a whole new season of that back and forth bullshit. Would have been fun to try NFL fantasy leagues this year, but not with those kind of conditions. Hey, maybe next fall! In the meantime, I'll be cheering on the sidelines.

posted by jerseygirl at 02:28 PM on July 28, 2003

How many actually did show for the draft? I counted five of us there: deadskins the show Without a Clue (me) Greenbriar Goatees dcRedhawks I was there only because I happened to click the wrong link in my browser (looking for the baseball page) and it announced the draft was in 30 minutes. Since I had time, I figured I'd hang out for as long as possible. It took about 40 minutes to do, and ran pretty smoothly. I drafted poorly (one of my players is suspended for the first 4 games) but the interface was pretty smooth and it gave me a fighting chance by listing the players by their Yahoo-rankings. As for the commish switch: I'm not sure it would have been that easy. I think Yahoo would have required a whole new league to be set up for the new commish to take control. In any event, cheer for my team jerseygirl..I'm the underdog!

posted by grum@work at 03:43 PM on July 28, 2003

I represented the interests of The Concussions at the draft. Unfortunately, the team owner gave me the dreaded "vote of confidence" after he saw who I picked.

posted by mbd1 at 04:57 PM on July 28, 2003

I'd like to invite Jgirl to be my player personnel director/co-owner. Considering my draft (Aaron F***ing Brooks, and I'm a Saints fan!), all help would be greatly appreciated.

posted by wfrazerjr at 05:07 PM on July 28, 2003

I'd like to invite j-girl to come play in the SpoFi EPL fantasy league. We don't do drafts, and trades are entirely self-service. Also, the commissioner (or The Guv'nor, as I like to call myself) is handsome, charming, and has minty-fresh breath.

posted by worldcup2002 at 06:15 PM on July 28, 2003

thanks guys! :)

posted by jerseygirl at 06:52 PM on July 28, 2003

My commissioner's breath smells like sangria.

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:04 PM on July 28, 2003

My almost-commissioner's breath smells like fried bologna.

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:05 PM on July 28, 2003

i'm somewhat happy with my Redhawks. have to see how the preseason goes of course. the yahoo draft interface was great. i'd love to take aaron f-ing brooks off your hands, wfrazerjr. make me an offer, or give me a hint what position you might want to strengthen. jerseygirl, there's still munchloads of time before the season. maybe you should consider joining a public yahoo FF league. it may not be quite as fun playing with "strangers" but in a way it might be a better way to cut your teeth.

posted by danostuporstar at 06:28 AM on July 29, 2003

I was thinking that too, Dano. Maybe I'll do that and be ready to kick some butt next season with the Spofi gang!

posted by jerseygirl at 07:35 AM on July 29, 2003

Actually, I (deadskins) didn't make the live draft due to a dead modem at home. Considering the luck of the draw factor, I didn't do too poorly, except at QB.

posted by trox at 09:26 AM on July 29, 2003

Umm ... all of 'em, Dano? I guess on second glance I'm not as pissy as I was, because Portis and Garner in a league this size is a pretty good tandem. Brooks is wildly inconsistent, though (I shouldn't be saying this before I try to deal the guy, but I already have one offer, so oh well), and I think the Saints, god love 'em, are a bunch of lay-down bastards. Fantasy football for me is a bit about guys and teams I enjoy watching, whereas baseball is about trying to kick some ass, so most likely, out the door Aaron goes!

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:28 AM on July 29, 2003

Did anyone else see fluxcore's Flint Death Squad? I'm taking that name literally: he's got Rich Gannon, Marshall Faulk, Torry Holt, Shannon Sharpe, etc... Michael Pittman and Rickey Dudley are sitting on the bench, fer crissakes!

posted by dusted at 04:40 PM on July 29, 2003

Shannon Sharpe is washed up, man. I think all the teams look really good on paper. It'll be injuries that win this league, I think. I like the fact that the computer drafted both Terrell Owens and Hines Ward for me. Doing that pre-draft ranking really paid off. 2 recievers with over 100 catches last year and big touchdown guys. Oh yeah, and Steve Smith and Brian Finneran. I just wish I had a good, workhorse back out there.

posted by therev at 05:35 PM on July 29, 2003

Running back, that is.

posted by therev at 06:05 PM on July 29, 2003

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