Official GWJFFL 2008 Interest and Setup Thread

*Legion* wrote:
boogle wrote:

Things look poorly for the b league.

That's what I suggested keeping the standby people as alternates rather than forming a "c" league, because I was (and still am) pretty damn sure that they would be needed.

Yeah. Looks like it.

Still Room? I want in!

What do I have to do to get set up with you guys. Or am I at the party to late?

I think I'm gonna drop out myself. This is starting to feel like one more thing I don't need to waste more of my time.

Sorry.

Jayhawker wrote:

I think I'm gonna drop out myself. This is starting to feel like one more thing I don't need to waste more of my time.

Sorry.

Phishposer, you're next on the list. Still interested?

(I'll PM him as well.)

Edit: Also, it's official. This year, we'll be hosted at EA Sports. PM me your email address if I don't already have it.

Grumpicus wrote:

Edit: Also, it's official. This year, we'll be hosted at EA Sports. PM me your email address if I don't already have it.

And here I thought, just once, all my leagues would be in one place. It will never, ever happen.

Grumpicus wrote:

Anyone who hasn't checked in by 8/22 will get a PM. Anyone who hasn't checked in by 8/24 will be replaced.

I could wait another 3 hours for it to officially be 8/22 but you people are giving me gray hairs. I'm sending out PMs now.

Also, I'll be posting some specific draft time options based on your input cross-referenced with what EA has available for us. Pay attention because the draft could be as early as next Wednesday. I'll make a decision as soon as I feel like I have some sort of consensus... or I get impatient again.

Edit: PMs sent to...

08/21/2008 - 20:13 MaverickDago
08/21/2008 - 20:13 DeeVoc
08/21/2008 - 20:12 Jolly Bill
08/21/2008 - 20:12 Redhwk
08/21/2008 - 20:12 Lothar
08/21/2008 - 20:11 baggachipz
08/21/2008 - 20:10 Gaald

Edit2: I also notified those on the waiting list that they might get in and should keep an eye on the thread.

08/21/2008 - 20:18 Phishposer
08/21/2008 - 20:18 TempestBlayze
08/21/2008 - 20:18 Hopped Up On Koolaid
08/21/2008 - 20:17 gbuchold
08/21/2008 - 20:17 Pigpen

here, here, sorry, always forget to check the sports section of the forum. I'm good for whenever anyone wants a draft. At work I have the comp up and troll the forum, and when I'm home I'm reading peer review pdfs, so I'm also available

MaverickDago wrote:

sorry, always forget to check the sports section of the forum.

Here's a little trick that learned from Grump...

Click on your own name, then click the "Track" tab.

Bookmark that page and use it as your gateway to the GWJ site.

That way, you can see all of the threads that you have posted to; and you can instantly see which ones have new replies.

Thanks, Grump.

That's pretty close but it's not exactly how I told you.

For example, if I follow your instructions, I end up at http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/user/1... which has tabs related to my profile.

If instead, you click "Recent Posts" in the top-left corner, and then click the "My Recent Posts" tab, you end up at http://www.gamerswithjobs.com/tracke... (which is the one you bookmark) which has better tabs, IMO, with the other one taking you to "All Recent Posts" once you're done with the ones you've already posted in.

This has been your GWJ tip of the day from your friendly neighborhood Grump.

Grumpicus wrote:

While checking out the latest list of what times were available, I noticed that some more preferable slots were available (yea!).

Based on the input, it seems more people prefer Monday 9/1 over Tuesday 9/2 so the current "default" draft times are:

GWJFFL2 - Monday, 9/1 at 8:30 Eastern (because they have more teams east of the Mississippi)

GWJFFL - Monday, 9/1 at 9:30 Eastern

I'm going to go back and see if there is a difference in date preference by league. It really would be easier on me to have only one draft each night.

Stay tuned.

I like this. I can do this...

While checking out the latest list of what times were available, I noticed that some more preferable slots were available (yea!).

Based on the input, it seems more people prefer Monday 9/1 over Tuesday 9/2 so the current "default" draft times are:

GWJFFL2 - Wednesday, 8/27 at 9:00 Eastern (because they have more teams east of the Mississippi) ([color=blue]Note: I changed this from 9/1 based on what you'll read in the next post.[/color])

GWJFFL - Monday, 9/1 at 9:30 Eastern

I'm going to go back and see if there is a difference in date preference by league. It really would be easier on me to have only one draft each night.

Stay tuned.

Edit: Updated GWJFFL2's date/time to reflect what I said in the next post.

Grumpicus wrote:

I am soliciting additional input on the following general times.

Wednesday evening - the current, tentative date
Monday (Labor Day) afternoon
Monday evening - GWJFFL's current, tentative date
Tuesday evening

If you want to get specific about times, feel free.

First... Thanks for doing all this research, Grump!

1. Wednesday evening and Tuesday (after Labor Day) evening are about the same at #1 for me.

2. Monday (Labor Day) evening being a moderately distant second... might be tired after the BBQ/festivities.

3. Monday (Labor Day) afternoon being a very distant third... I will if I have to. I want to be a part of the league. But it does seem to break up the day and interrupt R&R on Labor Day.

Just my $.02.

I am going to bow out this year, sorry about that. I am going to be flying back from PAX on the 1st, and I am already going to be doing 2 other drafts that I know of. Thanks for the offer. Sorry to keep you waiting Grump.

Sorry stopped watching when it looked sure that the too drunk to c league wasn't happening. Still up to alternate for bteam if needed. Anytime works

Dan Kelly wrote:

3. Monday (Labor Day) afternoon being a very distant third... I will if I have to. I want to be a part of the league. But it does seem to break up the day and interrupt R&R on Labor Day.

Assuming you don't consider hanging out and talking about NFL to be R&R.

But yeah, I know what you mean. I personally hope it's not Monday afternoon either but, other than personal preference, I've no reason to block it. I've got to provide the options.

Bah, screw it. I'm scratching Monday afternoon from both lists. It's good to be the king.

Gaald wrote:

I am going to bow out this year, sorry about that. I am going to be flying back from PAX on the 1st, and I am already going to be doing 2 other drafts that I know of. Thanks for the offer. Sorry to keep you waiting Grump.

You could have just voted for a different date/time. 9/2 is still a possibility. No worries, though. Maybe next year.

Hopped Up On Koolaid wrote:

Sorry stopped watching when it looked sure that the too drunk to c league wasn't happening. Still up to alternate for bteam if needed. Anytime works

Thanks for checking in, HUOK. It looks like we've got two slots open for sure at the moment and it wouldn't take much to get you in from that a4 position. Definitely stay tuned.

With this rate, it will be legion fighting grumps in some kind of improvised thunderdome instead of actual FF as more people drop out.
TINA TURNER COMMANDS THAT YOU DIE!

I'm in, but if the draft is 9/1 at night, I won't be able to make it. That won't be the first time I've let the auto-draft marginalize my season, so no biggie.

GWJFFL - Monday, 9/1 at 9:30 Eastern

Works for me. I'll be there.

Well, if a spot open I am still interested and Monday night works for me.

baggachipz wrote:

I'm in, but if the draft is 9/1 at night, I won't be able to make it. That won't be the first time I've let the auto-draft marginalize my season, so no biggie.

Dude. Dude! That'll be like the third year in a row that you auto-drafted. At least this time it won't be because you forgot or fell asleep, eh?

Well that's everyone from league 1. I just need to fill Gaald's slot (I already have an invitation extended) and then I'll generate the draft order.

GWJFFL, it seems like 9/1 at 9:30 is going to work for almost everyone so I'll ask a different question. Is there anyone for whom 9/2 at 9:30 would be bad? If we get 11 teams on 9/1 and 12 teams on 9/2, I'd rather go with the latter option. I'll update the other post as well.

TempestBlayze wrote:

Well, if a spot open I am still interested and Monday night works for me.

Spots are filled from the bottom up, TB, so if I get to you, the spot will be in GWJFFL2. If you want to keep track of those discussions, it would be more relevant. Currently, we're looking at next Wednesday night for their draft.

Draft Time Update Number 3... 4? 5?

I've got the times in the post above reserved because you never know when the "good" slots might fill up. Still, I'm willing to make some adjustments, with the constraints of availability, based on your input, which I am soliciting below.

So I went back and broke the input out by league and it looks like there is a bit of variation between the two leagues.

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GWJFFL

It looks like GWJFFL is strongly in favor of 9/1 with 9/2 being not too far behind. So, if you're in GWJFFL, please give input as to the following draft time options.

7386 - Mon, 09/01/2008 09:30pm - The current choice but Baggachipz can't make it.
7433 - Tue, 09/02/2008 09:00pm
7434 - Tue, 09/02/2008 09:30pm - Does this slot not work for anyone?

All times Eastern.

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GWJFFL2

GWJFFL2 suffers slightly from the fact that I've received less input from them (though I have heard from more than half - 6 out of 11 - of the teams that aren't me). Unfortunately, the input I have received strongly favors an early draft with 8/26 and 8/27 being the top two contenders. I say unfortunately because, as of right now, I need at least one replacement manager and may have to promote a couple more. Hopefully, they've been doing their fantasy football homework for other leagues.

I actually can't do 8/26 (sorry for including it as an option in the first place) so 8/27 is the leader by default. As such, I've moved the "default" draft time to Wednesday, 8/27 at 9:00 Eastern (sorry, I couldn't get 8:30). Nevertheless, I am soliciting additional input on the following general times.

Wednesday evening - the current, tentative date (6pm Pacific, 9pm Eastern)
Monday (Labor Day) evening - GWJFFL's current, tentative date
Tuesday evening

If you want to get specific about times, feel free. You can see the Monday and Tuesday times that are currently available in the GWJFFL section of this post.

Checking in, sorry I've moved over 4 tons of cement blocks the last few days and haven't had the time or the strength to lift a mouse.

GWJFFL2 - Wednesday, 8/27 at 9:00 Eastern
I'll be there live.

Either day works for me.

trowan wrote:

Either day works for me.

Same here.

9/1 or 9/2 are both fine for me.

I can make either 9/1 or 9/2.

I'm still available as an alternate if needed. All the dates I've seen thrown around should work for me.
Not sure if it's important, but I've moved since first posting here

7386 - Mon, 09/01/2008 09:30pm - The current choice but Baggachipz can't make it.

I will also bow out if this is the time. I'll be in an airplane and I'd rather not play than deal with the auto-drafter. I can make almost any other day/time work.

9/2 Is bad for me, as my other money FFL draft is that day...at my house.

If there is some way to swing doing both, I certianly would, though I'm not sure yet. If everyone else can do it, then I don't wanna hold everyone back. I'll just /cry as auto-draft destroys my roster with 6 QBs

Do we alternates need to check in? I am present.

Wednesday at 6 Pacific would mean leaving work early, but they'd never miss me.