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Postby moose » Mon Feb 23, 2004 1:58 pm

I've gotten a lot of different opinions. My league is a first year keeper. 11 teams. 23 man rosters

253 total players

How long can we expect?
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Postby tool069c » Mon Feb 23, 2004 2:06 pm

6-8 hours, depending how prepared people are and if you take a break in between or not. Mine is the same as yours accept we have a 5 man minor league snake draft at the end, and it usualy goes 7-8 hours...
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Postby moose » Mon Feb 23, 2004 4:06 pm

anyone else?
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Postby Arlo » Mon Feb 23, 2004 4:21 pm

Sounds about right. A lot depends on how organized you are, however.
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Postby shortsavage » Mon Feb 23, 2004 4:41 pm

As the commissioner, I came into my 14 team 23 man roster auction VERY organized.

We did not take many breaks (usually a minute or two inbetween rounds: this is how my fellow owners wanted to do it).

Our draft took about 5 hours.

If you or your commissioner takes the time to plan on approaching the draft with time as a scarce resource, you can make your draft go even faster.

Let me know if you want some tips on how to make things run smoothly.
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Postby tool069c » Mon Feb 23, 2004 4:47 pm

Yeah, we took about 5 min. between rounds and then about a half hour lunch break, and another half hour before the minore league draft to get ourselves settled...None of really cared how long it took and we all had the entire day put aside for it, so it wasn't rushed. Out league had 12 teams btw..
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Postby fantasy_gamer » Mon Feb 23, 2004 5:00 pm

We had 21 players apiece....16 teams = 336 players at our online auction.

Took us about 6 - 6.5 hours.....and we went as quick as possible -- No glitches, only 2 10-minute breaks for smokes/food/drinks, etc..
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Mon Feb 23, 2004 6:38 pm

Grab you a Pizza..a 12 pack of you favorite beverage...and plan to spend a good part of the day drafting....but it will also be a fun day.... ;-D
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Postby jbird669 » Mon Feb 23, 2004 6:47 pm

6 hours? I'd say more like 12-13, you'll need 2 days
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Postby wrveres » Mon Feb 23, 2004 11:32 pm

253 players ....

All day long, morning till nite ;-D
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