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Re: Name dropping during draft: bad etiquette or not?

Postby fezzik » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:10 pm

J35J wrote:I'm surprised at the people who do it and think its fine personally.


I concur.
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Re: Name dropping during draft: bad etiquette or not?

Postby Secret Avatar » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:53 pm

You get 12 guys in a room, throw in some booze and cigars, and they're gonna talk about whatever they're gonna talk about.
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Re: Name dropping during draft: bad etiquette or not?

Postby Neato Torpedo » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:55 pm

I don't really care. Chances are, if I'm playing with experts or something, me name-dropping a player will have basically no effect on someone else drafting him. Everyone has their own rankings and they're not likely to forget a player entirely or be swayed by my own personal opinion on him. If I'm playing with novices, and they wind up taking the sleeper I wanted, I'll probably have a bunch of backup plans at that point that haven't been drafted. Even so, they still probably won't draft him if they don't know anything about him, or if they brought a plan along with them they'd still be unlikely to deviate from it.

Now, intentionally talking up a player you have no intention of taking or talking down a player you want in order to manipulate others' picks...now THAT'S a dick move. Punishment for that would be replacement of a draft pick with Paul Bako or LaTroy Hawkins.
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Re: Name dropping during draft: bad etiquette or not?

Postby auclairkeithbc » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:47 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:Punishment for that would be replacement of a draft pick with Paul Bako or LaTroy Hawkins.


Hawkins is really a pretty good player to have in NL-only 6X6 leagues.
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Re: Name dropping during draft: bad etiquette or not?

Postby DaShiz23 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:35 pm

I just get irritated when the 'name dropping' results in a run that dries up a category or position right before my pick. Part of your draft preparation gets thrown out the window because of a moron who doesn't know what is going on.
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Re: Name dropping during draft: bad etiquette or not?

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:04 pm

DaShiz23 wrote:I just get irritated when the 'name dropping' results in a run that dries up a category or position right before my pick. Part of your draft preparation gets thrown out the window because of a moron who doesn't know what is going on.

Why are you playing in leagues with "morons who don't know what's going on"?
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Re: Name dropping during draft: bad etiquette or not?

Postby fezzik » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:18 pm

Secret Avatar wrote:You get 12 guys in a room, throw in some booze and cigars, and they're gonna talk about whatever they're gonna talk about.


Because my friends league is made up of people who I went to college with, we're spread out all over the country now...so I haven't experienced that kind of atmosphere. I've only been able to do online drafts, although I imagine a Live draft like that would be a blast. :,-(

Still, no mention of yet-to-be-taken players would be allowed... ;-) :-D

Thankfully, everyone I've ever played with (from Cafe leagues to friendlies) has been of a like mind...or at the very least respected the wishes of the majority when it was decided not to allow it.
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Re: Name dropping during draft: bad etiquette or not?

Postby DaShiz23 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:21 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
DaShiz23 wrote:I just get irritated when the 'name dropping' results in a run that dries up a category or position right before my pick. Part of your draft preparation gets thrown out the window because of a moron who doesn't know what is going on.

Why are you playing in leagues with "morons who don't know what's going on"?

I overstated the morons part out of frustration. More or less it sucks when you can tell that a draft goes into a totally different direction because someone comments on something for this reason.
I guess this is more of a vent type post. Things basically turned out o.k. in the draft I'm talking about. The run that ensued allowed me to go a different direction and pick up better 'value' in return for a loss in saves potential. No big deal, but annoying nonetheless.
I just do not understand the reasoning for commenting on what a managers' team is weak in, or about the quality of players left at certain positions, or the hidden 'gems' ranked lower than should be.
I guess it is just me. :-[
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