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Familiar w/ CBS Fantasy, explain this?

Postby kingmike74 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:16 am

I am getting ready to buy a commish league with CBS and a few owners told me about a slow draft that takesplace over a matter of weeks.

Has anyone ever done this? Can you explain how it works?
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Re: Familiar w/ CBS Fantasy, explain this?

Postby apz » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:29 am

I'm involved in one right now. We get 6 hours to make a pick. When it's your turn you receive an email letting you know. Our draft shuts down from 11:45 pm EST to 6:00 am EST.; those hours don't count against your 6. Our 18 team league is in the 11 round and we started last Wednesday. I think I prefer to do it all in one night.
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Re: Familiar w/ CBS Fantasy, explain this?

Postby BALCO All-Stars » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:37 am

apz wrote:I'm involved in one right now. We get 6 hours to make a pick. When it's your turn you receive an email letting you know. Our draft shuts down from 11:45 pm EST to 6:00 am EST.; those hours don't count against your 6. Our 18 team league is in the 11 round and we started last Wednesday. I think I prefer to do it all in one night.


This writeup is spot on. I'm in a league where the actual offline draft (via IM) isn't until March 29th, but keepers are due on the 15th and the slow draft starts as soon as all of the keepers are turned in. This allows us to go through a few rounds before the actual draft begins on the 29th, so it doesn't take as long. It's interesting to have a few hours to make a pick versus 60-90 seconds to make a pick.
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Re: Familiar w/ CBS Fantasy, explain this?

Postby Neato Torpedo » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:41 am

There's more agony involved in slow drafts. I spent two solid hours debating one pick. :-o
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Re: Familiar w/ CBS Fantasy, explain this?

Postby Curtis Pride » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:41 am

That should be done online; though you could theoretically set it up using the draft applet and just give everyone 12 hours to pick or something.

Probably easiest to do it offline.
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Re: Familiar w/ CBS Fantasy, explain this?

Postby apz » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:48 am

Curtis Pride wrote:That should be done online; though you could theoretically set it up using the draft applet and just give everyone 12 hours to pick or something.

Probably easiest to do it offline.
Not sure what you mean. Our league is doing this using the CBS draft applet; it seems designed to be able to do this. Why do it offline?
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Re: Familiar w/ CBS Fantasy, explain this?

Postby Curtis Pride » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:50 am

I was not aware that Sportsline sent emails to people when it was there pick. I was envisioning someone having to log into the applet every few hours to see if the guys ahead of him have already picked.
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Re: Familiar w/ CBS Fantasy, explain this?

Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:50 am

i just got through doing one of these...worked great. it was a keeper league (lose the pick for the round player was drafted last year) and it let you input those players for those rounds as well
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Re: Familiar w/ CBS Fantasy, explain this?

Postby Holein1 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:15 am

we are doing it his year and I dont like it. It rewards players who have not spent as much time studying for the draft.

With a fast draft people make errors and players slip.
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Re: Familiar w/ CBS Fantasy, explain this?

Postby kingmike74 » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:08 pm

Thanks for all the replies. I think you are right when you say that it rewards people who "do not do their homework".
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