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#1 aylbert

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:52 PM

And yet another draft closes successfully.
I don't express gratitude often or enough. But great job Crasher and NJDevils4978 for another ...not exactly smooth, just the way we like it, forum draft.

Have fun all!



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Posted 05 September 2012 - 11:09 PM

It is funny how the draft lasts two and a half to three weeks, and seems so slow and tedious at times, but it ends as usual with the no-huddle rush of the last couple of days to finish it off against the odds. I didn't envy CRASHER this time around having to babysit long pick delays around him :lol:

At least there was no real contreversy this year, nobody got autopicked (well until pick #180), nobody drafted a player that was already drafted and there were no natural disasters. Of course, there was the usual quota of WTF picks, a few trades, trash-talking and unpredictability.
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:35 AM

It is funny how the draft lasts two and a half to three weeks, and seems so slow and tedious at times, but it ends as usual with the no-huddle rush of the last couple of days to finish it off against the odds. I didn't envy CRASHER this time around having to babysit long pick delays around him :lol:

At least there was no real contreversy this year, nobody got autopicked (well until pick #180), nobody drafted a player that was already drafted and there were no natural disasters. Of course, there was the usual quota of WTF picks, a few trades, trash-talking and unpredictability.

I did hide the one instance of an out of turn pick, drafting someone that was already drafted :)
And I would say nobody got auto-picked. MJ wasn't given any time, and I think would have had the option to switch if he didn't want the player Crasher gave him.

Overall, I feel this draft went better than last year. I didn't feel compelled to compile times this year... some picks did go on for quite a while, but they were offset by some unusual fast drafting which made up for it. Rounds 14/15 are always very quick as they are usually just crapshots at kickers and filling their last obvious need
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:29 AM

This is smacktalk??? Anyway, I agree and appreciate all the efforts Crasher/Aylbert/Has for keeping everyone on track and meeting our objectives...in a dramatic finish.
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:14 AM

For this group, actually thanking me DOES come off like smack talk :giggle:

I want to see how my Sunday games play out before I start chirping.....I already blew one by being paranoid and benching Dumbo in my money league :P
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:16 AM

lol who did you bench him for?

And I'm sure the smack talk will start after more than one game is played.
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:45 AM

lol who did you bench him for?

And I'm sure the smack talk will start after more than one game is played.


Russel Wilson....the whole "better matchup vs Arizona" thing was too much for my cynical anti-Cowboy mood :P
If Wilson gets close to the 34 points Dumbo had last night ...I'll feel better (my 3rd option is Flacco, but i don't like that vs the Bengals either.....I have till Sunday to waffle on this....)
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Pay homage to the INCREDIBLE scoring goalie!!!! :-)

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CRASHER's official list of high stick victims from this forum:
gionta182, devilsfan26 .... WHO'S NEXT??

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2003-04 NJDevs.com winner of the Masterton Award for Dedication to the Devils(still proud of that one !)

4, Four (!?!?) Time (2005-2008) NJDevs.com winner of the Whoever the damn Award for the funniest poster in the land is named after...(geesh... post pressure, but I seem ok with it!)
TWO TIME (2005, 2006) Award Winner and the man who can show Jeremy Roenick what a REAL loudmouth is all about.... hell this mouth roars SO loud, they retired the DAMN AWARD!!!! But how do you be emotional about an award for being most emotional when you're sharing it?

2008 NJDevs Stanley Cup Winner for best overall poster... where's my damn ring?

June 6, 2007... the NHL dies just a little bit.....
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:27 AM

This is exactly why I run away from having to play matchups with QB's other than my starter's bye. You can't avoid it at other positions but making the wrong choice there isn't usually as costly.
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-NHL record for most home wins in the playoffs - 12-1 in '03

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 12:01 PM

This is smacktalk??? Anyway, I agree and appreciate all the efforts Crasher/Aylbert/Has for keeping everyone on track and meeting our objectives...in a dramatic finish.

I think you overpaid for Graham... /smack #ImTheBestestAtSmackTalk
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 01:47 PM

I get the feeling I wil lnot be doing much smack talking this season, I think I played way too many questions in my drafting, but only time will tell..
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:09 PM

I think you overpaid for Graham... /smack #ImTheBestestAtSmackTalk


There is no TE in the game that will put up the number that Graham will.

Gronk was a one year wonder and I think the Pat just signed their 8th tight end this week.
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:42 PM

There is no TE in the game that will put up the number that Graham will.

Oh, I definitely agree Graham is the #1 TE... I just think you paid a hefty price to get him rather than keeping your 3rd and drafting Gates or Venon in the 4th/5th. Basically giving back the value of your keeper (Cruz) to the draft.

I think both sides are happy how that trade ended up though.




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Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:08 PM

How were waivers set up? They should have been the inverse of the draft order (meaning I picked 11th, should have had the #2 waiver priority).
I missed out on Ogletree because of it.

To be clear, I'm not asking for any changes... as I was weary of doing it anyway, and will take it as a sign. But still...
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 05:10 PM

Waiver order seems to be randomized in this league. But ironically MJ was the #12 pick so he 'should' have had the #1 waiver claim anyway, and did.

Edited by NJDevs4978, 07 September 2012 - 05:10 PM.

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 06:50 PM

Fine fine :) I didnt put that together
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 09:41 AM

I had turned off the waiver list from Wednesday to Friday to give MJ the first crack at whoever he wanted.....when I flipped it back on it randomized it....I'm not a big fan of the whole waiver thing and always prefer the first come first serve method that my other leagues use...
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Pay homage to the INCREDIBLE scoring goalie!!!! :-)

I saw CRASHER trip a kid on skates and then he stole the kids lunch money and slapped his mom when she came to pick him up.. All because the kid looked at his crease


CRASHER's official list of high stick victims from this forum:
gionta182, devilsfan26 .... WHO'S NEXT??

2005 Fantasy Football League Champion... Bow to my Football knowledge !!!!!!

2003-04 NJDevs.com winner of the Masterton Award for Dedication to the Devils(still proud of that one !)

4, Four (!?!?) Time (2005-2008) NJDevs.com winner of the Whoever the damn Award for the funniest poster in the land is named after...(geesh... post pressure, but I seem ok with it!)
TWO TIME (2005, 2006) Award Winner and the man who can show Jeremy Roenick what a REAL loudmouth is all about.... hell this mouth roars SO loud, they retired the DAMN AWARD!!!! But how do you be emotional about an award for being most emotional when you're sharing it?

2008 NJDevs Stanley Cup Winner for best overall poster... where's my damn ring?

June 6, 2007... the NHL dies just a little bit.....
.. April 20, 2008...it gets a little better :)

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:18 PM

I had turned off the waiver list from Wednesday to Friday to give MJ the first crack at whoever he wanted.....when I flipped it back on it randomized it....I'm not a big fan of the whole waiver thing and always prefer the first come first serve method that my other leagues use...

1) You could of just asked him if he wanted someone, and just edited his roster for the pick he shouldn't have been autopicked on

2) Waivers are important, first come first serve is a horrible method. Especially since its event driven (injury/performance) It shouldnt be a race to see who saw the news first and got to their pc/phone. Also, waiver priority makes you think differently about randomly adding people off waivers. (because then you miss out on the next big add)

Edited by aylbert, 08 September 2012 - 07:19 PM.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 07:47 PM

I usually avoid any debate when it comes to this league, but I'll chime in here. Since MJ had first option where to pick, and chose to pick last, shouldn't that negate him getting 1st choice at waivers? Unless that was part of his thinking when he picked to go 12th.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:07 PM

I usually avoid any debate when it comes to this league, but I'll chime in here. Since MJ had first option where to pick, and chose to pick last, shouldn't that negate him getting 1st choice at waivers? Unless that was part of his thinking when he picked to go 12th.

It's really more of a theoretical discussion as nothing is changing.

I don't think anyone is picking their slot in their draft to position their waiver priority. Waiver priority is set as reverse order of your 1st round draft spot traditionally, and honestly, I still think that should be the case. Why? It's essentially the start of Round 16... and if we had such a round, he would have been 1st there.

You could argue the case that priority should be randomized, since we chose our spots... well, except one :) But ultimately, I'm a fan of the reverse of the 1st round.
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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:13 PM

Waivers are important, first come first serve is a horrible method. Especially since its event driven (injury/performance) It shouldnt be a race to see who saw the news first and got to their pc/phone. Also, waiver priority makes you think differently about randomly adding people off waivers. (because then you miss out on the next big add)


Untrue, and why not?? Opportunity comes to those who make it, and why shouldn't the guy on top of his game and knowing what's going on have an edge over the guy who has a random number in a waiver list? (hence my team name :P )

and if it's event driven, the first to witness the event SHOULD have an advantage....knowledge is power....

again my other two leagues run like this and no one else cares in those leagues......
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Pay homage to the INCREDIBLE scoring goalie!!!! :-)

I saw CRASHER trip a kid on skates and then he stole the kids lunch money and slapped his mom when she came to pick him up.. All because the kid looked at his crease


CRASHER's official list of high stick victims from this forum:
gionta182, devilsfan26 .... WHO'S NEXT??

2005 Fantasy Football League Champion... Bow to my Football knowledge !!!!!!

2003-04 NJDevs.com winner of the Masterton Award for Dedication to the Devils(still proud of that one !)

4, Four (!?!?) Time (2005-2008) NJDevs.com winner of the Whoever the damn Award for the funniest poster in the land is named after...(geesh... post pressure, but I seem ok with it!)
TWO TIME (2005, 2006) Award Winner and the man who can show Jeremy Roenick what a REAL loudmouth is all about.... hell this mouth roars SO loud, they retired the DAMN AWARD!!!! But how do you be emotional about an award for being most emotional when you're sharing it?

2008 NJDevs Stanley Cup Winner for best overall poster... where's my damn ring?

June 6, 2007... the NHL dies just a little bit.....
.. April 20, 2008...it gets a little better :)




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