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Live Offline Draft... how long between picks?

Postby Pacman » Fri Mar 18, 2005 9:54 am

I'm commissioner of my league this year, and we have our annual live offline draft a week from tomorrow in a conference room at the office where several of our members work. It's our 5th annual draft, and each year we make the time limit between selections really short (like between 90 seconds and two minutes), in order to keep the draft from running too long. (12 team league).

Part of me really wants to make the time longer, to keep folks from having to rush their picks. It's not a really wild, rowdy group, and the drink of choice is soda, not booze, so a majority are down-to-business drafters, who I suspect like the fast pace and don't want to be there all day/night.


My question to you: is this short time-limit unreasonable? What kind of time limit do you put on your offline drafts?


Thanks.
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Postby demoflauchy » Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:05 pm

2 minutes is PLENTY of time to make a decision.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:11 pm

Hey if you are all together in a room, it really does not make much difference as long as everyone agrees to the time limit. Shorter time, get out earlier...longer time, eat and socialize more.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:18 pm

Whatever else you do schedule some breaks. I suggest that every hour you take a 10 min bathroom/smoke break.
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Postby Lofunzo » Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:48 pm

We usually go with 2 but anything up to 5 is sufficient. Most people won't use it all anyway.
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Fri Mar 18, 2005 1:51 pm

hey the draft is the funniest day in all of fantasy sports, why rush it? we set no time limits at our live drafts, we just get on each others cases when somebody is agonizing over drafting mike lieberthal or kip wells. soak it in and enjoy.
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Postby Pochucker » Fri Mar 18, 2005 2:43 pm

Man nothing like live draft! We usually go with 4minutes first half of daft then drop down to 2 minutes.
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