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

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Yea! We have a draft order for tonight: Thanks @bonoman

The following draft order was randomly generated for your league:
1 - Seattle BLOWHARDS
2 - Team Temp
3 - Hootin' Woothers
4 - The Holy Drunkcajuns
5 - Taco Neck Syndrome
6 - Zarfus Crapbags
7 - Aperture Test Monkies
8 - Scream'n Woot Monkeys
9 - Team TeenRacer6
10 - Wootin Tootin Capguncowboys
11 - Team kolasa
12 - Mississippi 503s

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@agingdragqueen: do you know anyone else in woot world who would be interested in taking over a team since there was a last minute cancellation?

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last minute dropout.... anybody else want to play? Send a quick email to achtungyall@gmail.com BEFORE the 7 pm central draft (first responder gets in).

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@bonoman: Nah. I am the guy who keeps the guy in charge in check. Plus, I like your after game write-ups!

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@mfladd: Geez you keep up with this better than I. Methinks you should be commish next year!

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@drunkcajun: I did one last night on ESPN. I never use to do them but I actually found it helpful. That is why I was wondering about our draft positions. No use doing a mock draft at position 1 if you end up actually being 11 or 12 in your league.

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@mfladd: You can sign up for mock drafts in the "draft lobby". Huge list and they are held a few times a day. Most sites have them running now. (ESPN, NFL, Yahoo, etc.)

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@bonoman: CGC sent this msg to you on Aug. 24th: @bonoman: Uh huh... trying to keep me out this year, eh... ? :)
Send the invite there and I'll accept it:
(mod: email removed)

No trust issues with draft order. It would just be nice to know now to participate in some mock drafts.

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@mfladd: No sorry, those are just defaults. I'll be doing a random draw today/tomorrow to determine the order. I'll probably do it via a random generator on a site or something. We can do a Google Hangout or something like that if there are trust issues! :D

Also @capguncowboy what is your email address? It's the only one I don't have I think... email me at achtungyall@gmail.com please!!!

I'll be sending out an email this afternoon about the draft picks.

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@bonoman: Am I correct that this is the draft order we will be using for the Up Votes? (names have been removed to protect the innocent)

TEAM POS
Screaming Woot Monkeys 1
Hootin Wooters 2
the Holy drunkcajuns 3
Mississippi 503's 4
Zarfus Crapbags 5
No Spammers 6
Wootin-Tootin Capguncowboys 7
Team TeenRacer6 8
Team kolasa 9
Seattle BLOWHARDS 10
Aperture Test Monkies 11
Taco Neck Syndrome 12

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@drunkcajun: Leagues should be visible to the public now.

The schedule/bye week thing is just a glitch with the ESPN system. It did that in our office draft yesterday. I reset the schedule which should've fixed the problem...might have to do it again after the draft.

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@bonoman : Two quick questions. Is there a way for the upvotes to view the downvotes league and vice versa? ( in particular the draft )... and... What's with the bye weeks for 2 teams each week?
Just a few thoughts before my excitement goes into overdrive. Thanks.

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@bonoman: Not sure, but we are now good. Both teams are showing names: Team Kolasa and Team TeenRacer6. Good luck to all in the draft (just not too much luck).

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@mfladd: Huh not sure how I overlooked the wedding thing. Might have to pick a different team as I'm sure he's gonna be preoccupied even right after the wedding.

Also still not sure is what is up with Teams 15 & 16. We don't have over 12 teams and it shows up all well on my end.

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@daveinsocal: please accept the fantasy invite. @bonoman : per his last post: I won't be able to participate in the draft, but I'll autodraft if possible (getting married the next day, then gone for 2 /2 weeks). Socaldave35 at geeemail doto como. If it is too late I suppose we can pu the team on autodraft and lineup until we could find another owner. Just looking for options.

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@bonoman: I say Team 15 & 16 as that it is how they show up under the ESPN UpVote league. I just wanted to make sure we have active players for draft day.

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@mfladd: Team 15 & 16?

The only person who hasn't accepted the invite in either league is @socaldave

SoCalDave accept the invite!

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@bonoman: Team 15 and 16. Are we confirmed they are actually in? I see no personal or team names yet.

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@bonoman: Uh huh... trying to keep me out this year, eh... ? :)

Send the invite there and I'll accept it:

andys_emale@hotmail.com

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Alright guys, leagues created and emails sent! Please let me know if you haven't received an invitation or anything.

Right now there are two leagues of 12 and we'll math up the championship matches of each one to determine the winner.

The two leagues are the Up Votes and the Down Votes (suck it down votes!).

If you look closely on the Down Votes, you'll notice Lauren and I are on a two man team. This is because, as I know it right now, I have to be a member of a team to be League Manage. I won't be playing, I'm just on the team so I can manage the league.

So now we really have to finalize draft dates as the time is approaching. I'm going to send emails about this since I think I have everyone's email address but @woothulu and @capguncowboy ...

Good luck!

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Sending emails now, @woothulu ... which team where you last year?

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Yeah no worries. Invites will be coming sometime next week. Patience grasshopper!

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@slacker44: ah nevermind. I saw your direct email so I know you have the right address. Just haven't seen the invite yet. Sorry. lol

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@bonoman: Didn't get the email. Hlauren44 at aoldotcom

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Alright I sent emails out, got the last one in from Bogie...now we're all good to go! Should be setting up two leagues of 11 this coming week. Look to your inboxes for league invites (or re-activations if you're in from last year).

Time to start freshening up on your prospects!

I prefer CBSSports Draft Kits (http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fantasyfootball/draft-kit) but some folks use other means. I don't know if I've actually looked at what ESPN has available. Ha.

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@bonoman: I've emailed ya, but haven't seen an email back yet. Looking forward to this :)

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@squirrelhunter70 @bonoman Haven't gotten one either. Btw I have a wedding that day so I might have to auto draft. :(

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@bonoman: Don't think I received an e-mail from ya yet.

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@bogie21: Hey you're the last remaining holdout on emails! Please send an email to achtungyall @ gmail dot com

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@bonoman: I won't be able to participate in the draft, but I'll autodraft if possible (getting married the next day, then gone for 2 /2 weeks). Socaldave35 at geeemail doto como

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@bonoman: I'm crazy busy so I can't look for your email, that time works fine for me. Cowboydann (at) Geeemail dot com is my email. If you need any more info let me know.

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Ok guys, I've gotten emails from some of you, but not all!

Also I think our Draft should be Saturday, September 1st at 7pm. That work/not work for anybody?

Here is whom I'm missing emails from at the moment:

-----OLD FARTS----- (mostly)

8. @cowboydann

-----WHIPPER SNAPPERS------

7. @bogie21

9. @neuropsychosocial

11. @daveinsocal

Send 'em in so I can add you to the team!

And sorry if things seem to be moving a bit slower than normal, it's just a busy season at work at the moment. Rest assured I'm on the case!

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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.

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

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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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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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@bonoman: awesome! thanks again for doing this.

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

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

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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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@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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@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.