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Can ESPN or Yahoo do this for my Lg?

Postby TomS31 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:47 pm

I have created a new Auction style draft Lg. We want to draft over the course of March. So what Im looking for is a site...
Where we can have a auction draft with no timer and either the site or the commish can end a certain player after x amount of time with no bids.
The adding of players to a team can be done at the time bid ends or manually offline by me thats not a huge deal I just want to create
a lg on a free site that can manage the bidding over the course of a month.

It doesn't have to be espn or yahoo other suggestions are welcome.

Thank you in advance.
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Re: Can ESPN or Yahoo do this for my Lg?

Postby bigmck » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:18 pm

I have never heard of a site with a slow auciton. That seems very impractical to me. Just get everyone together at the same time and have an online auction. ESPN does that.
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Re: Can ESPN or Yahoo do this for my Lg?

Postby Hoyas1 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:11 pm

Neither site can do that. It would need to be done on a forum or for a minimal fee you can hold it here:

www.couchmanagers.com

We just held our leagues initial slow auction here and it ran wonderful. We then transfer our roster to the hosting site - i.e.e Yahoo. CBS, ESPN.
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Re: Can ESPN or Yahoo do this for my Lg?

Postby Fantasy Sports Genie » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:19 pm

We (Yahoo) support live auction drafts. We do not inherently support a slow draft (standard or auction), but if you hold such a draft via some other means, we do support entering offline draft results, including auction costs if desired.
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Re: Can ESPN or Yahoo do this for my Lg?

Postby fast dogs » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:43 pm

slow drafts and slow auctions are gaining in popularity, its tough enuf to get 14 people together for a 3 hour live draft, finding a time for a 5-6 hour auction where everyone can be there start to finish is increasingly difficult. Most slow auctions are done in a chat room or message board where players get awarded after a set amount of time with no bid. There is usually a couple going on in the Cafe Jan-March that seem to work just fine. Alot of work for the admin, but it gives the league a chance to fill rosters in a different and less stressful manor
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