"Open" League Live Draft - Fri Oct. 20 at 9:30pm EST

Discussion in 'Fantasy Sports Central' started by MotownPride, Sep 24, 2006.

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Trial League Live Draft feedback

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  1. Slippy

    Slippy All-Star Administrator Forum Donor

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    Re: Trial League Live Draft

    Guys,
    Please be responsible for yourselves. Motown is running 2 leagues. Mark your calendars. check this thread. If you want to use the pf.com calendar feature and are having problems figuring it out, PM one of the staff.
    thanks
  2. jammertime

    jammertime Starter 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Re: Trial League Live Draft

    I agree 100% Slippy. Mo has enough to do already. He's already given us the date and time, it should be up to use to be there or not.

    P.S. You're still going to give me a call an hour before the draft to wake me up, right Mo? By the way, have you pre-ranked my players for me yet? I like to have that done (for me) well in advance so I'm totally prepared. ;)
  3. MotownPride

    MotownPride Starter 2x Fantasy Champion

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    Re: Trial League Live Draft

    Yep, its all ready for you. I have Darko and Grant Hill as your top two picks. Happy? :)
  4. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    Re: Trial League Live Draft

    I could pistol whip you guys with Darko, Arroyo and Smush Parker as my top 3 picks.
  5. MotownPride

    MotownPride Starter 2x Fantasy Champion

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    Re: Trial League Live Draft

    I'd like to see you try.

    Is that a promise, big shot? lol.
  6. jammertime

    jammertime Starter 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Re: Trial League Live Draft

    Actually, I was thinking about drafting Big Ben (Wallce) with my first pick and releasing him right after the draft in protest.

    With my second pick, I was planning on drafting Big Ben (Roethlisberger) and making him my starting C for the entire year. I won't even sub for him on days off.

    That should teach Ben to mess with us Pistons fans!
  7. jammertime

    jammertime Starter 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Re: Trial League Live Draft

    I too would like to see that. So thats two votes for and none against. Looks like the motion passes. Good luck Roscoe!
  8. MotownPride

    MotownPride Starter 2x Fantasy Champion

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    Re: Trial League Live Draft

    I have pushed the randomize button and here are the results:

    Trial League Draft Selection Order
    1. Linwood
    2. Jammertime
    3. LADre
    4. Himat
    5. MotownPride
    6. Darth Tater
    7. WinlessWonders
    8. Griffin
    9. Slippy
    10. Roscoe
    11. Webz
    12. Dlev
    Congrats to Linwood!

    Enjoy, discuss, fight, cry...do whatever moves ya.

    Draft night should be fun! :)
  9. Darth Tater

    Darth Tater All-Star Forum Donor 6x Fantasy Champion

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    Re: Trial League Live Draft

    Well, I guess Linwood wins the Darko sweepstakes. Damn. Maybe I'll get him next year. I can only hope.
  10. LA Dre

    LA Dre All-Star 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Re: Trial League Live Draft

    The question is does Jammer trade up for the # 1 pick or does he settle for Darko at # 2 like Joe did 3 years go? :pound:
  11. linwood

    linwood All-Star

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    Re: Trial League Live Draft - Fri Oct. 20 at 9:30pm EST

    #1 Pick? Right on! I hear this is going to be a deep draft.

    Anyone looking to trade up?
    :pound:
  12. jammertime

    jammertime Starter 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Re: Trial League Live Draft

    Actually, I was thinking about taking a WR.
  13. jammertime

    jammertime Starter 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Re: Trial League Live Draft - Fri Oct. 20 at 9:30pm EST

    No thanks. I'm saving my cap space to sign Ben Wallace.
  14. MotownPride

    MotownPride Starter 2x Fantasy Champion

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    Re: Trial League Live Draft - Fri Oct. 20 at 9:30pm EST

    Draft FAQ


    Q. How do I select a player?
    A. There are two ways to select a player:
    1. Select the player you want to draft using the Find Player option. You can search by position and by team. Highlight that player and click on the red "Pick" button.
    2. Use the Drafting Queue. This allows the owner to place several players in a list to choose from on the left. Just use the Find Player option and click on "Add to queue". There is no limit to the amount of players you can place in your draft queue. If the player or defense is selected by another owner before it's your turn to pick, he will be automatically removed from your drafting queue. If your time runs out, the 1st player listed in your queue will be selected. To select a player to draft, highlight the player in the draft queue and click on the red "Pick" button.
    Q. What is "auto-pick?"
    A. The auto-pick feature allows you to put your team on "auto-pilot." When auto-pick is selected and your turn comes to draft, the computer will immediately select a player for you. The computer will first look to see if you have any players placed in your draft queue. If you do, the first player listed will be selected. If no players appear in the queue, the computer will look at the pre-draft rankings of players you submitted before the draft, if any.
    If you did not pre-rank players, you will be given a set of default rankings based on last season's point totals.
    Q. How do I turn on/off auto-pick?
    A. To turn off auto-pick or turn on auto-pick, just checkmark the box marked "Auto" that is next to the red "Pick" button. If you turn on auto-pick during your turn, it may not immediately pick for you this turn. If auto-pick is left on though, the next time it becomes your turn auto-pick will be active.
    Q. Why can I only see 200 players at each position listed at a time?
    A. Lists of available players and all players are very long, so the limits are to shorten the time required to list the players. When viewing a particular team or position, the limits are lifted so that all players that fit the category are shown. However, the WR and RB lists are very long, so we suggest you limit your searches to the top 200 available or search by both position and team.
    Q. I can't find a player in the list I want to draft, what do I do?
    A. Only players listed are available to draft. However, be aware that all players are ranked by 2003 stats by default, so rookies and those players who did not play last year, will be listed at the bottom unless you have modified their single-list rankings.
    Q. I'm having problems with the draft applet, what do I do?
    A. If you're having problems with the Java Live Draft applet, you can use the HTML version. You can also try closing down your browsers, and re-loading the Java applet.
    Q. Why doesn't my team appear at the top of the screen?
    A. The live draft applet will only display 12 teams at one time. The team currently picking appears at the far left. As picks are made, the team that picked moves off the board and all other teams slide to the left. If your team does not initially appear at the top of the page, it will appear as soon as enough picks are made to put you within the next 12 picks.
    Q. Why do teams keep moving at the top of the draft page?
    A. The team currently picking appears at the far left. As picks are made, the team that picked moves off the board and all other teams slide to the left. Q. What are the 3 letters that appear on each basketball on the draft page?
    A. That is the team abbreviation for each team name in your league.
  15. jammertime

    jammertime Starter 1x Fantasy Champion Forum Donor

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    Re: Trial League News - '06-07

    Just over 24 hours until the draft!

    Hopefully I can get in. My stupid internet connection usually likes to go down at night for a couple of hours. I'll have to check the pre-rankings just incase.
  16. #1Pistonfan

    #1Pistonfan First Round Draft Pick 2x Fantasy Champion

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    Re: Trial League News - '06-07

    I'd like to get in too, but I doubt anyone will drop out...
  17. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    Re: Trial League News - '06-07

    #1, count on us running fantasy each year, next time around probably in every sport. Make yourself heard!

    And start posting to the Pistons threads man... :MusicBigGrin:
  18. Griffin

    Griffin First Round Draft Pick

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    Re: Trial League News - '06-07

    Any chance LeBron falls to the eighth pick in the draft? :fingerscr

    J/k. James is yesterday's news. Give me Maxiell any day.

    Seriously, the truth is that I'm considering a high-risk roster (which means I've basically lost already). And that's all I have to say about that.

    ps. where is the chat on NBA.com?
  19. #1Pistonfan

    #1Pistonfan First Round Draft Pick 2x Fantasy Champion

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    Re: Trial League News - '06-07

    I'm going to try....started a new job a few months ago and havent really had the free time like I used to, not that I visited/posted alot before but it was definitely more than I do now...
  20. MotownPride

    MotownPride Starter 2x Fantasy Champion

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    Re: Trial League News - '06-07

    It is initiated once the draft begins and it is terribly slow so be forwarned.

    Speaking of which...

    Couple of notes before the draft:
    • I did a draft yesterday and the interface is horribly slow and not very intuitive as compared to Yahoo. Expect some time to adjust to the interface, it doesn't appear to be too user-friendly
    • Get there ahead of time and make sure that you have the latest Java runtime installed just in case you run into any problems. Firefox works well as an alternate browser.
    • You might want to have another window up to compare player stats as it is hard to maneuver through the java menus. Be prepared in advance. There is an option to put players in a queue which is good to have in case you run into technical difficulties
    • If you fail to make a pick two times in a row your status will change to auto-pick. This can be turned on or off on the main draft screen. If you suspect you are having a problem, let me know and I'll correct it for you quickly.
    • The main draft page constantly refreshes during the draft. This can be annoying for some. You can stop this by pressing the pause button at the top right corner of the main draft page.
    • If you want to see a big view of who everyone has picked during the draft. Go to the league page and click on the League Rosters tab
    To be honest, I'm not very impressed with NBA.com's live draft utility but if we walk in expecting that it will be less than glorious we are more likely to enjoy the experience.

    Take care and I look forward to seeing all of you tonight.

    Happy Drafting!

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