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

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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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@miquinn: YOU RANNNNG?

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

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Count me in!

Dibs on rodgers again :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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@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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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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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!