Official GWJFFL 2008 Interest and Setup Thread

Minase wrote:
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.

You know, you could have mentioned that when I asked folks for input the first time around...

BlackSheep wrote:

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 certainly 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 :)

Well so far I'm seeing a whole bunch of "either day is fine" with 1 against Tuesday and 2 against Monday. It's still not final yet but I'm leaning towards moving it back to Tuesday night. Just keeping you apprised of my thinking...

Also, if you set your auto-draft properly, there's no reason you should end up with 6 QBs.

Phishposer wrote:

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 :-)

Check your PMs. You're in if you want it. If so, PM me your email. The same is true for Pigpen.

You know, you could have mentioned that when I asked folks for input the first time around...

Ahem...

Minase from page 4 wrote:

Any time between 8/18 and 8/26 or after Labor Day should work for me.

Grumpicus wrote:

Also, if you set your auto-draft properly, there's no reason you should end up with 6 QBs.

(rant)

Yes, I feel the urge to stress this and I'm sure everyone else has already: setting your auto-draft does not mean just turning it on and walking away. You can still create a well-defined strategy but you have to actually do it.

Do your research, set your auto-draft and please don't ruin it for the rest of us. It may seem funny and "bad luck" on your part to have 6 QBs or 5 TEs, but things like that change the economy of the entire league, and it's not even for a legitimate reason. Very frustrating.

You're already committing to 16 weeks of this. A couple of hours' pre-planning can save everyone a lot of heartache.

Hey in the draft room it currently lists our drafting order. Is that set? Or does the ordering change if we move the draft date/time? Would be nice to have this much time to plan my drafting strategy around that slot.

I PM'd the rest of the folks in GWJFFL and they're all ok with Tuesday so GWJFFL will draft Tuesday night. The current time is 9:30pm Eastern but I can be flexible...

Minase from page 4 wrote:

Any time between 8/18 and 8/26 or after Labor Day should work for me.

But Monday night is after Labor Day...

Ok, ok, fine, I retract my snark. Apologies.

Edit: I'm now keeping the latest "official" draft times in the original post, visible at the top of every page in the thread. If you have any doubts or questions as to the state of the draft date/time, go there.

Elliottx wrote:

Hey in the draft room it currently lists our drafting order. Is that set? Or does the ordering change if we move the draft date/time? Would be nice to have this much time to plan my drafting strategy around that slot.

Nah, that's just the order that I put them into the system. Notice how they're grouped by division. I'll generate the draft order tonight.

Logan wrote:
Grumpicus wrote:

Also, if you set your auto-draft properly, there's no reason you should end up with 6 QBs.

(rant)

Yes, I feel the urge to stress this and I'm sure everyone else has already: setting your auto-draft does not mean just turning it on and walking away. You can still create a well-defined strategy but you have to actually do it.

Do your research, set your auto-draft and please don't ruin it for the rest of us. It may seem funny and "bad luck" on your part to have 6 QBs or 5 TEs, but things like that change the economy of the entire league, and it's not even for a legitimate reason. Very frustrating.

You're already committing to 16 weeks of this. A couple of hours' pre-planning can save everyone a lot of heartache.

Whew, hope that rant is over!

I like to win. Hence, I will attempt at all costs to be there come draft time. I'm just saying-- I might be drafting two teams at the same time, is all. Hopefully, we'll be in the late rounds of my first draft, so it won't be too much of an issue.

Can I ask that you add a "Boogle" to the standard Deviants?
It just doesn't work well in the name due to character limits on Ea.

Since, of the vets currently in GWJFFL2, he was the first to sign up and the first to check in to roll call, Karmajay was offered the first opportunity to take Gaald's slot in the GWJFFL. He has accepted and moved over. (How ironic that our Southern-most team ends up in the North division but I'm not realigning divisions again.) That means that everyone in GWJFFL is present and accounted for (though I wish you people would step up and claim your teams on the host site. You're making me nervous).

I'm still waiting for Phishposer and Pigpen to accept their invitations to fill the two open slots in GWJFFL2. Additionally, there are quite a few people who have already been accepted to GWJFFL2 who still haven't checked in. Here's the official list:

Checked in:

  • Dan Kelly
  • kaostheory
  • MaverickDago (need email address)
  • Grumpicus
  • Nightmare
  • Boogle

In danger of being dropped from GWJFFL2:

  • DeeVoc - PM sent 08/21/2008 - 20:13
  • Jolly Bill - PM sent 08/21/2008 - 20:12
  • Lothar - PM sent 08/21/2008 - 20:12
  • Redhwk - PM sent 08/21/2008 - 20:12
  • Pigpen (from alternates list) - PM sent 08/22/2008 - 00:24
  • Phishposer (from alternates list) - He posted here that he's still interested but I need an email address. PM sent 08/22/2008 - 20:39

If you're on the second list and should be - or want to be - on the first, PM me your email address ASAP. (You might as well post here, too, to give everyone else a little peace of mind.) As I said...

Anyone who hasn't checked in by 8/24 will be replaced.

That means 8/24 at 10:33 Eastern, not 8/24 at 23:59. That's exactly 7 days from when the roll call was posted. If that's not enough time, we need somebody a little more dedicated. Sorry.

Also, unless there is some major outcry, it's looking more and more likely that GWJFFL2's draft will be next Wednesday so start prepping now. So speak now or forever hold your peace.

Finally, if you're on the alternates list, feel free to PM me your email address. That way, if I get down to your name on the list, I'll know you're definitely interested and I'll immediately slot you in.

This thread will remain open for filling the last two slots of GWJFFL2 and for discussion of GWJFFL2's draft date and time. GWJFFL members please head over to the new GWJFFL Preseason thread to find out your draft order and to refresh yourself on the league rules.

Grumpicus wrote:

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? ;-)

Heh, yeah. At least I have an excuse this year.

Phishposer has sent his email address and filled the slot vacated by Jayhawker.

Checked in:

  • Dan Kelly
  • kaostheory
  • MaverickDago (need email address)
  • Grumpicus
  • Nightmare
  • Boogle
  • Phishposer (from alternates list)

In danger of being dropped from GWJFFL2:

  • DeeVoc - PM sent 08/21/2008 - 20:13
  • Jolly Bill - PM sent 08/21/2008 - 20:12
  • Lothar - PM sent 08/21/2008 - 20:12
  • Redhwk - PM sent 08/21/2008 - 20:12
  • Pigpen (from alternates list) - PM sent 08/22/2008 - 00:24

Additionally, TempestBlayze has already sent his email address so at least someone is paying attention.

baggachipz wrote:
Grumpicus wrote:

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? ;-)

Heh, yeah. At least I have an excuse this year. :)

Not anymore. In case you didn't notice, we moved it to Tuesday for you (and Minase).

Claimed my league spot on EA. I did a league there last year and was pretty happy.
I've got the draft on my calendar for Wed 8/27 8pm CDT. Thanks again for organizing things Grumps! I'm looking forward to the draft.

Redhwk wrote:

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.

Check me in Grump! Check me in!

Redhwk wrote:

Check me in Grump! Check me in!

Ok, gotcha. Check your email inbox for an invite.

Checked in:

  • Dan Kelly
  • kaostheory
  • MaverickDago (need email address)
  • Grumpicus
  • Nightmare
  • Boogle
  • Phishposer (from alternates list)
  • Redhwk

In [color=red]danger[/color] of being dropped from GWJFFL2:

  • DeeVoc - PM sent 08/21/2008 - 20:13. Second PM sent 08/23/2008 - 14:32
  • Jolly Bill - PM sent 08/21/2008 - 20:12. Second PM sent 08/23/2008 - 14:33
  • Lothar - I have your email address from last year, I just need you to check in and/or accept the league invite sitting in your inbox - PM sent 08/21/2008 - 20:12. Second PM sent 08/23/2008 - 14:33
  • Pigpen (from alternates list) - PM sent 08/22/2008 - 00:24. Second PM sent 08/23/2008 - 14:33

Alternates ready to step up (i.e. they've already sent me their email addresses).

  • gbuchold
  • TempestBlayze

Alternates in the bullpen

  • Hopped Up On Koolaid

Any idea when we're to get a draft order?

BlackSheep wrote:

Any idea when we're to get a draft order?

Here you go...

Grumpicus wrote:

GWJFFL members please head over to the new GWJFFL Preseason thread to find out your draft order and to refresh yourself on the league rules.

here Grumps...thanks for the messenger ping...

do we have a draft date? before i read the whole thread

Pigpen wrote:

here Grumps...thanks for the messenger ping...

do we have a draft date? before i read the whole thread :-)

It's 90% likely to be this coming Wednesday at 9pm Eastern so 8pm for you.

Checked in:

  • Dan Kelly
  • kaostheory
  • MaverickDago (need email address)
  • Grumpicus
  • Nightmare
  • Boogle
  • Phishposer
  • Redhwk
  • Pigpen

In [color=red]danger[/color] of being dropped from GWJFFL2:

  • DeeVoc - PM sent 08/21/2008 - 20:13. Second PM sent 08/23/2008 - 14:32
  • Jolly Bill - PM sent 08/21/2008 - 20:12. Second PM sent 08/23/2008 - 14:33
  • Lothar - I have your email address from last year, I just need you to check in and/or accept the league invite sitting in your inbox - PM sent 08/21/2008 - 20:12. Second PM sent 08/23/2008 - 14:33

Alternates ready to step up (i.e. they've already sent me their email addresses).

  • gbuchold
  • TempestBlayze
  • Hopped Up On Koolaid

I got MaverickDago's email address.

In about 15 hours, these 3...

  • DeeVoc - PM sent 08/21/2008 - 20:13. Second PM sent 08/23/2008 - 14:32
  • Lothar - PM sent 08/21/2008 - 20:12. Second PM sent 08/23/2008 - 14:33
  • Jolly Bill - I have your email address from last year, I just need you to check in and/or accept the league invite sitting in your inbox - PM sent 08/21/2008 - 20:12. Second PM sent 08/23/2008 - 14:33

...are going to be replaced with these 3...

  • gbuchold - E-mail address received
  • TempestBlayze - E-mail address received
  • Hopped Up On Koolaid - E-mail address received

...if they don't check in.

My bad... moving apartments having trouble staying connected to everything right now. Definitely in, will review dates and such when I sign up tomorrow.

Sorry I have been away for a couple days and never realized about the PM, So I apologize for not seeing them, thanks for both PM's

I am in but ill be gone from next thursday to tuesday the 2nd, will be traveling but I will try to be around as much as possible before that.

Lothar wrote:

I am in but ill be gone from next thursday to tuesday the 2nd, will be traveling but I will try to be around as much as possible before that.

Luckily, the draft is the night before you leave.

That's right, given dearth of opposition, I'm going to go ahead and make it official. The draft for GWJFFL2 will be at 8/27/2008 at 9:00pm ET. I've updated the preseason thread and will post the draft order once I know whether it's DeeVoc or GBuchold running the last team.

DeeVoc has about another hour and then I'll be tapping gbuchold to fill his spot.

Everyone then has until I get home from work tomorrow night to get logged into the site and claim their team. If there are still unclaimed teams at that point, I'll get one of the alternates or a coach from GWJFFL to replace you. I'm sorry guys, but I can't have a few ruining it for everyone else by being not yet signed up come draft night... and 48 hours in advance does not seem unreasonable to me.

Ok, well, DeeVoc posted about half an hour ago so he's obviously still around. According to my "Sent Messages" folder, he's read my PMs. Yet he hasn't PM'd me or posted in this thread since Saturday, July 19th, 2008 - 8:27pm. As such, I'm going to turn his slot over to the next person on the waiting list - gbuchold.

With the league full, head over to the preseason thread to get your draft order.

Dan Kelly wrote:
BlackSheep wrote:

Any idea when we're to get a draft order?

Here you go...

Grumpicus wrote:

GWJFFL members please head over to the new GWJFFL Preseason thread to find out your draft order and to refresh yourself on the league rules.

Thanks for putting up with my retardedness. Drafting 5th. Ugh. Hopefully some of the firsties get a little silly with their choices and I can go ahead and get who I really want for my grand master plan.

[color=red]Notice: You must have logged in to the host site and claimed your team at least 48 hours before your draft or you will forfeit your slot.[/color]

This means that MaverickDago and Pigpen are about 4 hours away from being replaced by Hopped Up On Koolaid and TempestBlayze.

BlackSheep wrote:

Thanks for putting up with my retardedness. Drafting 5th. Ugh. Hopefully some of the firsties get a little silly with their choices and I can go ahead and get who I really want for my grand master plan.

Ronnie Brown's all yours at #5.

Grumpicus wrote:

[color=red]Notice: You must have logged in to the host site and claimed your team at least 48 hours before your draft or you will forfeit your slot.[/color]

This means that MaverickDago and Pigpen are about 4 hours away from being replaced by Hopped Up On Koolaid and TempestBlayze.

Pigpen is in. Only MaverickDago remains at risk. 25 minutes. One final email reminder sent from the EA site... as well as a PM.

MaverickDago is out. Sorry.

PM sent to the next person on the list - Hopped Up On Koolaid - to make sure he can draft on Wednesday night. I'll give him a few (18?) hours to respond before I move on to TempestBlayze.

*Legion* wrote:
BlackSheep wrote:

Thanks for putting up with my retardedness. Drafting 5th. Ugh. Hopefully some of the firsties get a little silly with their choices and I can go ahead and get who I really want for my grand master plan.

Ronnie Brown's all yours at #5. :D

And at 20...

and at 30....

Fortunately, I got exactly who I wanted last year with Westbrook... that traitor who left me out in the cold during the playoffs with his kneel-down.

Wednesday night is ok with me. What's the deal with setting up a team as a sub?