All Pro Football 2k8 - Official Season 4 Draft Thread

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The draft is on, guys.

I'm going to send out invites for the spreadsheet tonight with the intention of starting the draft ASAP. So PM me your email address if you're new to this season. That way I can send you an invite for the spreadsheet. After I get those I'll send out the invites with the draft order.

Today I drew names from a hat to determine the draft order of the "expansion teams". Draft order for the rest of the teams was determined by season success (playoff depth first, then regular season record).

The current draft order I have is...

1. Oldmanscene24 - Drawn 2nd from a hat
2. Fyedaddy - Last of the "expansion" teams
3. frankiemumbles - (last place regular season, non-playoff team 1-7)
4. Baggachipz - (9th place regular season, non-playoff team 2-6)
5. Prederick (quarter-finalist, but the fourth best record of the 4 losing teams - 3-6)
6. jayhawker (quarter-finalist, but the third best record of the 4 losing teams - 4-5)
7. ertic (quarter-finalist, but the second best record of the 4 losing teams - 6-3)
8. firesloth (quarter-finalist, but the best record of the 4 losing teams - 7-2)
9. ElliotX (semi-finalist, but the lesser record of the two losers in this round - 3-7)
10. DSGamer (semi-finalist, but a better record than ElliotX - 5-5)
11. ruthlessmuffin (deepest into the playoffs since Grumpicus isn't in this season
12. Maxox - Drawn 1st from a hat, but unavailable at the start of the draft

With that, send me your PMs and let's get this rolling. We have 12 teams now. So it should make for an even more interesting (and difficult) draft. I have no set schedule yet. Feel free to talk about the pros/cons of me matching people up to play 2 games against each other in divisions. This is likely to happen. Let's keep discussing it here and I will take your direction on how to proceed with the scheduling. Otherwise, I think we can start the draft and at least get that going.

DA Rules

This is how it will work.

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- Check this thread as frequently as makes sense for you. If you're on the clock please be mindful of the time of others. We want this to go quickly.

- Feel free to use sorting to help you figure out who to select. Drop this spreadsheet into your own copy, whatever you need to do. Just please be careful not to erase any data and not to leave the spreadsheet in a sort order you chose. Leave it in the default sort by last name of the player.

- Do not change the sorting on the Owners sheet

- Once you've made your selection type in the player's name in "Selection" column of the "Owners / Draft Order" sheet for the row of your pick. This way we know who each person selected and when.

- On the "Players" sheet find the player you wish to select and put your name in the "Picked By" column for that player.

- Also on the "Players" sheet for ease of use please select the first and last name of the player you just selected and click "Strikethrough" on the Edit tab. This way we can quickly see at a glance if someone is off the board.

- Post back to this thread stating that you're done selecting and name who's up next on the draft board.

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Sorry if this all seems obvious, but I wanted to be clear. Hopefully if we follow these steps it will go quickly and smoothly and efficiently.

Update - I forgot about frankie...

Stupid commish... Do we have bagga this season? We need a 12th or else we need to drop someone. In my defense, I have a head injury.

This, of course, means the draft is on hold until we can get one more person (Bagga around?) or someone decides to drop (I'd be willing to consider it since it was my mistake).

I thought he said he was in.

Fixed. Thanks guys. The draft has started. Maxox is on the clock.

Yeah I'm in. Stupid Bernie Kosar.

Okay, the order of the draft has been shifted so hopefully we can get through a round while waiting for Maxox. This only buys us 1 round. So hopefully Maxox is back soon. Oldmanscene, you're on the clock.

With the first pick of the draft, oldman's team to be named later selects: RB Christian Okoye. Fyedaddy, you are on the clock.

oldmanscene, do you mind filling out the other sheets? They're kind of hard to see and not obvious that they're there, but we provide other sheets so people can keep track of how many bronze, silver, gold picks you have made (since there is a limit), what your roster looks like, etc.? Don't mean that in a scolding way, just asking. Last season some people filled it in, some didn't. Usually Jayhawker, myself or someone else comes through and cleans that stuff up, but if people fill those in it makes it go smoother.

DSGamer wrote:

oldmanscene, do you mind filling out the other sheets? They're kind of hard to see and not obvious that they're there, but we provide other sheets so people can keep track of how many bronze, silver, gold picks you have made (since there is a limit), what your roster looks like, etc.? Don't mean that in a scolding way, just asking. Last season some people filled it in, some didn't. Usually Jayhawker, myself or someone else comes through and cleans that stuff up, but if people fill those in it makes it go smoother.

No problem. It is done.

Thanks. I *would* scold you for taking my running back, but that belongs in the other thread.

oldmanscene24 wrote:

Fyedaddy, you are on the clock.

Despite the emphasis on offensive picks I've read about for this game, I have to go with Ronnie Lott as my pick. Possibly my all-time favorite football player.

Are we responsible for making our own edits on the spreadsheet?

With the 3rd pick in the draft frankiemumbles selects DE:Reggie White

Yes, please update the spreadsheet as part of making your pick.

So, Bagga is on the clock, right? Just give him Bernie Kosar and move on.

Sweet Jesus, no. I'll make the pick soon, I'm balls-deep in a product launch right now. Buy the end of the day, I promise!

--edit--
...Or sooner. I selected Todd Cristensen, Silver TE, lone bright spot from last season. <3, Todd.

That would put Prederick in the clock. Let's just put him down for Bubby Brister, and I'll take Jack Tatum.

You bastard. How dare you impugn my love for Billie Joe Toliver?

The New York Goliaths take Dandy Don Maynard with their 1st pick.

Jayhawker is on the clock.

With the seventh pick - DE Clyde Simmons comes off the board

Firesloth is on the clock! Or would you like me to just pick for you?

firesloth picks Willie Wood (Gold FS).

Elliottx is on the clock...

Elliottx picks Lem Barney(Silver CB)

DSGamer is on the clock...

With the 10th pick of the Season 4 draft, the Sharks select FS Eugene Robinson.

Ruthlessmuffin is on the clock.

Muffin will take Dan Marino

Maxox is on the clock.

Round #1 Pick 12 - Gold QB Joe Montana
Round #2 Pick 1 (13th overall) Gold CB Rod Woodson

Ruthlessmuffin is on the clock.

With the 14 pick of the draft Ruthlessmuffin Take TE: Ben Coats

DSGamer is on the clock

frankiemumbles wrote:

With the 14 pick of the draft Ruthlessmuffin Take TE: Ben Coats

DSGamer is on the clock

Oh, a stake right through DSGamer's heart...picking his go-to guy right before he gets a pick!

With the 15th pick of the draft, the Sharks select TE: Jay Novacek

ElliotX is on the clock.

firesloth wrote:
frankiemumbles wrote:

With the 14 pick of the draft Ruthlessmuffin Take TE: Ben Coats

DSGamer is on the clock

Oh, a stake right through DSGamer's heart...picking his go-to guy right before he gets a pick! ;)

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It's okay. It's okay. Now it's "on like Donkey Kong", as they say.

DSGamer wrote:

With the 15th pick of the draft, the Sharks select TE: Jay Novacek

ElliotX is on the clock.

firesloth wrote:
frankiemumbles wrote:

With the 14 pick of the draft Ruthlessmuffin Take TE: Ben Coats

DSGamer is on the clock

Oh, a stake right through DSGamer's heart...picking his go-to guy right before he gets a pick! ;)

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It's okay. It's okay. Now it's "on like Donkey Kong", as they say.

I'm gonna Donkey your Kong! That's the fifth player from my roster taken already! I guess the reason I sucked was me.

With the 16th pick, Elliottx selects OLB: Greg Lloyd.

Firesloth is on the clock.

Elliottx wrote:

With the 16th pick, Elliottx selects OLB: Greg Lloyd.

Firesloth is on the clock.

With the 17th pick, firesloth picks Lester Hayes (CB, Silver). Ertic is on the clock.

Elliott -- Way to pick up another DSGamer Stalwart.

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