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

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Yeah we can auto draft (but we can also do it on a weekend as well, but to be honest my weekends are all booked through August for the most part).

We use ESPN's league. It's head to head.
Scoring is relatively standard, no PPR. Only changes we've made are toning down defensive scoring options (so they don't constantly get you negatives) and adding negative points to missed field goals which is fun.

Starting positions

QB
RB
RB
RB/WR
WR
WR
TE
K
Def

8 bench slots I believe.

It's pretty standard so we have an easy learning curve for noobs.

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Would love to join if there is room!

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@bonoman:
You forgot about @woothulhu who started the thread! :D That makes 24 with @jsimsace.
I second the vets and noobs. Here is my split:

-----VETS------ (mostly)
1. @capguncowboy
2. @miquinn
3. @drunkcajun
4. @zarfus
5. @mfladd
6. @bonoman
7. @woothulhu
8. @cowboydann
9. @agingdragqueen
10. @raremonkey
11. @bogie21
12. @daveinsocal

-----NOOBS------
1. @axphw1
2. @adam113089
3. @baybei
4. @gt0163c
5. @slacker44
6. @squirrelhunter70
7. @teenracer6
8. @lonelypond
9. @neuropsychosocial
10. @pxb006
11. @sully51
12. @jsimsace *maybe

How's that sound? Any requests otherwise?

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@miquinn I'd be noob league. I've never followed a fantasy team before, not even baseball. I was simply stating I'd have a better chance at a baseball fantasy league because at least I would have some familiarity with the players.

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@miquinn: I could be in either category, as needed. I've played many times before but I'm not super intense about it. So I tend to know what I'm doing, then forget to change my roster haha

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@miquinn: @pxb006 was in our league last year ( I can't remember which team name) so they should probably remain in the vet league.

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Man, I get thrown into the Vets? Oh well, I'd lose either way!

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@miquinn: Fine, Keep me in with the vets. The only reason I'm agreeing to this is to help boost ratings with the cowboy vs. cowboy gimmick.

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@cowboydann: precisely!

and @mfladd, I haven't seen @wingnutzero say anything about joining this year yet. and thanks @woothulhu, forgot that too

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@miquinn: you are correct, but I thought I might put a summons out to him and see if he responds. Who knows, perhaps if we can get a little more interest we can have 3 leagues of 10.

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@mfladd: I'm going to bring it up in this week's (tomorrow) woot chat. We might be able to get 8 more

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@cowboydann: @miquinn also mentioned the DW chat to me. I have been out of the DW world for a while so can you educate me on this chat?

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@mfladd: http://rizon.net/chat type in your nickname and change the channel to #deals.woot and you are good to go, the other stuff doesn't matter. Wednesdays are the main hangout night. But some of us are just always there when you need someone to talk to :D

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@miquinn: Thanks for the info. Does that mean you will be my own personal shrink?

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If everybody that wants to be involved could PLEASE send me an email with your real name, email address you want to be associated with the league, and Woot name that'd be great. I'll start adding folks to the league.

Email me at:

achtungyall@gmail.com

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@miquinn: @pxb006 played last year (Iowa Crabs I believe) so he should be moved to the Vets league. You can switch him and @Cowboydann

Looks good. I hope you guys don't mind letting me win again this year.

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@bonoman: flex also includes TE starting this year

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@miquinn: Can we rename the leagues "Old Farts" and "Whipper Snappers"? Please?

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@gt0163c: of course! ...cept... i think im more of a whipper snapper than old fart being 15 :D

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OK, revised version! and to everyone tagged in this post, don't forget to shoot @bonoman an email at achtungyall@gmail.com with your email, name, and woot name so he gets you signed into the system.

-----OLD FARTS----- (mostly)
1. @capguncowboy our reigning champion
2. @miquinn
3. @drunkcajun
4. @zarfus
5. @mfladd
6. @bonoman
7. @woothulhu
8. @cowboydann
9. @agingdragqueen
10. @raremonkey
11. @teenracer6
12. @pxb006

-----WHIPPER SNAPPERS------
1. @axphw1
2. @adam113089
3. @baybei
4. @gt0163c
5. @slacker44
6. @squirrelhunter70
7. @bogie21
8. @lonelypond
9. @neuropsychosocial
10. @sully51
11. @daveinsocal
12. @jmattoon

I am liking 2 team of 12, but if we get 8 more we can go for 3 teams of 10. Anyone have any complaints with the new league set-ups?

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I did play last year. I think my team name was No Spammers

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@miquinn: I'm actually feeling pretty honored about being part of the old farts group.

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@agingdragqueen: good! that's why you're there! :D
and zarfi, I call dibs on Rodgers this year, at one point last year I actually did not have a quarterback :D

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Are we going to set this up to have a Super Bowl game between the champions of the 2 leagues? I think that would be appropriate.

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@mfladd: Yes, that would be fantastic, but is that even possible? @bonoman, a question for you I would say

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@miquinn: Yep that's how it will work. We aren't playing two leagues, but two divisions within the same league. The winner of each division faces off for the championship.

I think.

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@bonoman: are you sure you want to do that? If you play in the same league but different divisions, you share the player pool with EVERYONE. It was tight last year with 14 teams. With 24 teams, we will be picking up college hopefuls to fill our benches.

I think we should just do it like we did last year and compare the final scores of the 2 winning times to determine the overall winner.

I know there are other solutions and I'd be open to hear them

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@bonoman: that would make it a 24 person league, if we want to do a championship match we can just do the mathing by hand, its not like espn standard league rules are that difficult to math out.

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@capguncowboy: also no chance you win this year, crown is all mine

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Dang I was hoping I could set each division to act as their own league. Turns out I can't.

So we will have two separate leagues. Noob league and Veterans league. We will have two individual drafts and just figure out a way to declare a winner later. I mean we can always have just the last games scored compared to each other or do something fun like an average of the last three games or something.

Anyway, this will actually work out to what we discussed last year which was a Black Triangle invitational. The first place in the noob league moves up the next year and the last place of the vet league drops down the noob league next year.

Okay so I'll be coming up with draft details as soon as I get more folks sending me their email address.

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looks good, although for full disclosure, I do err on the side of more serious about sports without being a stats fiend. I did place in my family fantasy playoff last year, although I didn't win so I can probably safely swim in the noob pool without setting off shark alarms.

For draft times, with some notice my schedule is fairly flexible, although I do prefer evenings.

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Hey, I just checked the forum because I got an email from ESPN regarding the league. I just want to make it official: it looks like you have enough people interested this year, so I'm going to bow out.

Good luck to everyone, and I hope you all stick with it through the entire season. It's always a bummer in these leagues when people start becoming inactive halfway through.

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@wingnutzero: you sure you don't want to do it, there's always room for a zero!

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@wingnutzero: I agree with you on the inactivity. There was one person last year who did not keep up with lineups or was just a waste of FFL space which makes the experience less enjoyable for everyone in the league. BUT, I would say look at the lineup of the people in the VETS league in which you would be playing. I would say that based on last year it would be quite competitive. (no offense to the whipper snappers league but I haven't shared the field with you before)

You should reconsider. It would be great to have you back!

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@capguncowboy:

Gotted myself a shiny new logo for the season: and kickin off with my shiny new name of the Wootin' Hooters. Surely I'll win it this time!

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dammit! I couldn't decide between Wootin' Hooters or Hootin' Wooters but I actually meant to write Hootin' Wooters :D

[edit] also, @bonoman, how many emails have you received? no need to answer right away, but I'm curious who is picking up fast.

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@miquinn: About 14 emails so far. But we have a couple of weeks to sort everything out which will be fine as my work schedule is seriously ridiculous.

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@bonoman: awesome! thanks again for doing this.

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We can always have alternates ready if we have any non-players. I know everyone prolly won't be able to play that wants to.

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@capguncowboy: You could foist college players off on me and I wouldn't know the difference. :)

@bonoman: Just to double-check, do you truly need our real names? I don't want to open a can of worms, but (as some of you know) I have an interest in keeping identifying information away from woot due to a violent ex who I would prefer doesn't discover that I post here/the information that I post. I can understand if you want verification of identities or to make sure that people are only playing one team per wooter, but at this point in my life, real identity=automatic DQ for me. :)

BTW, just for planning purposes, what is the time frame that we're talking about for the draft? Are we discussing availability for this week, next week, etc.?

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@neuropsychosocial: provide a fake name then, no questions asked :3

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@neuropsychosocial: Hey no real name is absolutely necessary. Just some of us friended each other on Facebook/Google Plus and it was useful for that. I don't disclose the names anyway. So feel free to make up a name or just plain ole not use one. Fine by me!

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@miquinn @bonoman: Fake name! Hey, that makes so much sense. On one hand, I'm kinda glad that I'm the sort of person who didn't think of something like that, but on the other hand, if I'd thought of it, it would have avoided the awkwardness of my post, so I apologize for that.