rib217 wrote:I have been playing for 3 years now and am interested in starting my own league!! A few questions though:
Can i begin organizing it now?
Sure. Depending on when you want to draft, you have a solid 4-5 months to organize, but it doesn't hurt to start sooner rather than later.
rib217 wrote:Has anyone ever done a live draft? does that take to long? When can i start the draft?
I am in one league that has done a live draft for the past 12 seasons. We have a 21-round, 12-owner draft that we do at my house which takes somewhere between 3-4 hours depending on how well everyone is prepared. If you are referring to a live draft as an email/message board type of draft, a typical one of those takes a couple of months I have found.
rib217 wrote:I have only played in Yahoo leagues before and am familiar with their format, should i look in a different direction?
Again, this is up to personal preference. I have stuck with Yahoo! settings before and never had a problem
rib217 wrote: I do worry however that by doing a live draft it cuts down on trades throughout the year
Not the case. If managers are active and like to trade, then trades will happen. I hope this helped.