questionsso who's in for the second annual woot fantasy…

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I'll get in on it this year, and how the hell did you get my underpants?

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I will throw my hat in. Afterall, I am the reigning champion from last year and Snapster never did send me my BOC.. >:(

It's probably important to call in a few of the veterans:

@bonoman @miquinn @drunkcajun @mfladd @thurgoodjenkins

I'm sure I've missed some, I'll call them in as they come to mind.

Also, we need to agree on a draft format (standard or auction).

It will be on ESPN again this year. I think we can have up to 20 teams, but we had 14 last year and things got thin after the 3-4th round in the draft.

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@zarfus @wingnutzero

If anyone else can think of some of the players from last year, please page them here!

I want to make sure everyone gets their butts kicked again

EDIT: @coolphilip04

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Wooo! IM IN CAPUNCABOY! Let us tussle.

[edit] I think we should get some adq up in here!
@agingdragqueen show yo self

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I'm a glutton for punishment.... and for fun. I'm in. If only for more of the entertaining wrap-ups.

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@miquinn: YOU RANNNNG?

I would fantasy it up. I'm terrible at these things but it's funny.

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@agingdragqueen: woohoo! This is gonna be the year!

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Count me in!

Dibs on rodgers again :)

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well even if there's no cake involved, I'll come along for the ride

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The gauntlet has been thrown so I am in. It has to get better for me this year than last (doesn't it @drunkcajun?) I must have seen this coming because I actually did a community search yesterday to see if anyone had brought it up yet.

Yeah, 14 teams last year and things really did get thin. Perhaps 2 leagues of 10 depending on interest.

@capguncowboy: I must say the fact your didn't get your trophy was bad form from a certain someone (clears throat)

p.s. it's nice to see all your names again!!!!

@miquinn: whaassuuppp?!?!

p.s. how did I get a black triangle again? I have done almost nothing here for ages and was purple and now I see I am black again. Has membership or activity been dropping or something?

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@mfladd: its been a while! glad to hear from ya! gotta come join us sometime over at wootchat

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I've never understood fantasy football, or even real football for that matter. LOL. Sounds like it's fun though.

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@mfladd: I second that!

No more than 10 teams in each league and I couldn't care less how many leagues we end up with. I had a blast last year but after week 2 when all the RBs got hurt, there were literally NONE to draft. Things got rough!

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@baybei: that is exactly how I play these things. THIS GUY HAS A COOL NAME maybe I should make him quarterlinebacker or something.

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@capguncowboy: We were literally adding every Tom, Dick and Harry RB from the waiver wire in hopes they would be promoted from the practice squad. Not fun.

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I play fantasy football once. I had no idea what I was doing but it was fun. So I'm in if there's a place for me.

Oh, and, right now, I claim Howard Cosell, Walter Cronkite, Jackie Stewart and Dan and Casey from Sports Night as my fantasy broadcast staff.

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@agingdragqueen: In which case, it really sounds like fun. Can I get in on the fun too? Even if I'm clueless? You can teach me as I go, I promise to try and figure it all out! :)

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BTW I managed to get a hold of @bonoman (league manager) via ESPN's site. He said he was out to dinner but would post later this evening.

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I would love to join said fantasy league, i say a 16 team league but thats just me.

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How does it work? I'm waffling here....

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I'm totally in! Our work league has fizzled out because we couldn't get enough teams together so I can go all in with this one.

For newbies, here is how it works. We hold a draft (an excuse to get drunk and trash talk) where you essentially pick an "all star" team. QB, a few RBs, a few WRs, etc. Then you pick one kicker and one total defense (no individual defensive players). You pick enough for a team and some guys to ride the bench when you need to switch out. Each weekend you decide who from your team you want to play and you play them. Each week you're teamed up against an opposing team and whomever's "all star" team has the most points wins. A team gets points by tons of various things like a qb throwing a touchdown, a running back scoring a touchdown, kicker getting a field goal etc etc. Rinse repeat for the season. You can pick up players off of the waiver wire if your guys are under performing or get hurt.

Can we get an actual roll call of who is in?

I'm in.

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@bonoman: I'm in! Need my email address? Hlauren44 at aol

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@bonoman: So far, here's the list:

@bogie21
@capguncowboy
@woothulhu
@miquinn
@drunkcajun
@agingdragqueen
@zarfus
@axphw1 said was interested
@adam113089
@mfladd
@gt0163
@slacker44
@raremonkey
@bonoman

I know we will draw in more throughout this week and we probably need to plan on when to have the draft soon, so people can plan ahead. Looks like we'll have a pretty good turnout this year.

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My info is same as last time, let us know if you need updated emails. Thanks for setting it up bono!

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That would be 14. We need 6 more to do 2 leagues of 10 which I think would be good. Any more takers?

@jsimsace: don't waffle, embrace the experience!

@woothulhu: thanks for starting the thread :)

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@capguncowboy Thanks for that!

And yeah if we can get to two 10 team leagues that would be amahzing! A 14 team league is tough, it gets real thin (as has been mentioned before). 2 10 team leagues would be pretty damn exciting!

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If you need one more I'll get in on it i guess.

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Ohh boy.... Two cowboys in a one-trophy town.

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@drunkcajun: baseball is my sport, I rarely catch a football game, I'm sure I'll be no match for CGC

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@cowboydann: few are a match for me. Most of those are only talked about in Greek Mythology

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@capguncowboy: I see the trash talking has begun :)

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3 more slots! what's the plan on how the leagues get split up?

[edit] with lonelypond down there, that leaves only 2 now!

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Would like in if there's a spot.

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I'd love to play, but I don't want to take a spot from someone who is actually serious about fantasy football or to diminish the level of play/competition for those who know what they're doing. Do we have a JV league? :)

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Just like MacArthur.... I shall return

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I'll bite if there's an open spot. Got my feet wet with a competitive fantasy baseball league this year, it's pretty fun.

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Count me in, btw. Should have mentioned that in my first post. <_<

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@neuropsychosocial: I'd be down for quartering off the noobs in their own league, We can discuss it in DWChat tomorrow and see if we can get enough of us together for a league of noobs there.

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Okay here's the roster so far.

1 @bogie21
2 @capguncowboy
3 @miquinn
4 @drunkcajun
5 @agingdragqueen
6 @zarfus
7 @axphw1
8 @adam113089
9 @mfladd
10 @baybei
11 @gt0163c
12 @slacker44
13 @raremonkey
14 @bonoman
15 @cowboydann
16 @daveinsocal
17 @teenracer6
18 @lonelypond
19 @neuropsychosocial
20 @pxb006
21 @sully51
22 @squirrelhunter70

possibles:
23 @jsimsace

I have @jsimsace listed as probable. If he/she decides to play we'll need one more to have two divisions of 12. If he/she decides not to play then it's just two divisions of 11.

I see some desire to have a noob league. We can just split the divisions. Noobs and Vets. Then the championship will between a vet and a noob. Could lead to some fun stuff!

Draft details. First game of the season is Sept 5th so as long as the draft is before that, I'm all good.

Any dates or times of day that people can't make it?

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The draft can last from 1 to 3 hours. I personally think the draft is fun (and we can do Google Hangouts!) and a good excuse to eat, get drunk, and trash talk.

"Hurry up I've got to go do the laundry before I go to bed" is a perfect example of TERRIBLE DRAFT ETIQUETTE. Have fun. Take your time and insult everybody you can.

Once we've decided on a finalized roster and draft date, we will do a randomized draft order.

The draft order will SNAKE. Meaning it's 1 2 3 4 ... 4 3 2 1. This insures that later picks don't get totally boned.

Any questions?

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@bonoman: Thanks for setting this up! It's gonna be fun. As long as a vet doesn't mind losing the championship to a noob. ;) Are you sending email invites or do you have a link to the league?

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Hooray! This is exciting.

As a noob, some questions:
What site do you use (Yahoo is good, free, and has a decent app)?
What type of league (head to head, rotisserie)?
Starting positions?
Scoring?
Roster size?

Nights work best for me for the draft.

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Is there a way to "autodraft"? The last time I played I had to go to a wedding shower during the time of the draft but the system we were using (I think it was on yahoo) auto generated a list and if you didn't do anything it automatically followed that list for the draft options. Since I had no idea what I was doing, I just stuck with the everything automatic and seemingly came out with a good team.

If I actually need to be virtually present for the draft, it's gonna have to be on a weekend/labor day, as I'm one of those crazy people who gets up before the sun and, therefore, has an insanely early bedtime (~9pm central time...maybe 10pm on a Friday).