Hey, I had a question that I thought I'd throw out to the Cafe. I just did a Yahoo draft, and in the chat window some guys were discussing players that hadn't been taken yet. This is while picks are being made, not pre-draft chatter. What's the accepted etiquette on this? I preferred people not do this, even if they're not neccesarily saying something good about a player. Comments like "I can't believe so-and-so is still on the board" and "I thought about so-and-so for that last pick, but changed my mind". I made a polite request for people to stop, and everyone else seemed shocked that I'd even think that. The counter-argument was "Well, Yahoo has the ranks in a list anyway so what does it matter that we mention the names". Though I thought that name dropping can (and did) get people's attention, and the players mentioned seemed to get taken soon after it happened. And even though Yahoo (and other services) have the names in a list, once the draft gets underway everyone has different windows up. It's easy to get focused on your own list or player queue, or just have open the rank window for the position you're thinking about next round.
Anyway, it really was just a friendly disagreement. Nobody did it after I raised the objection, even though no one seemed to agree with me. And the chat remained friendly. But what do you guys think? Am I silly for not liking names dropped during drafts? It does kind of suck when you notice a guy you like dropping below their ADP, have him queued up for your next selection, someone says "hey, check out how far this guy is dropping". And BAM ... he's gone