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CBS online auction draft question

Postby mike shavo » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:24 pm

Has anyone ever done a CBS online auction draft?

Our league has always done live in-person drafts and we averaged around 3.5 hours - this is our first year doing it online. I did a couple of mock auction drafts on CBS, and the timer (for bidding and for nominating) is set at 15 seconds, and that seemed VERY fast.

You can set the timers for as much as 60 seconds, but it seems like if I do that, the draft could take forever, especially if teams wait until "going twice..." to bid, which re-sets the clock. Plus, at the end when everyone is just finishing out their roster with $1 scrubs, that 60 seconds will feel like forever.

I'm hoping that if I set the clocks at 20 or 25 seconds, we might at least have a chance at finishing in around 4 hours (we're a 10 team league with keepers, so each team has 17 players to draft), but I really have no idea. It would be great if I could adjust the clocks mid-draft, but CBS doesn't let you do that.

If anyone has ever done a CBS online auction draft, I'd be grateful for any comments/advice.

Thanks!!
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Re: CBS online auction draft question

Postby bigmck » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:22 am

I have done one on ESPN and theirs is the same thing as CBS. If there is no bidding for ten seconds, then the bidding ends on that player. I think that is a good number. Thirty seconds is a long time. Just stop and look at a clock for 30 seconds. Just imagine if you have it set for 30 seconds and it gets down to the end with two guys left. One guy bids and the other waits 29 seconds to bid, then the other waits 29 seconds and etc. The bidding will last forever. Ten seconds is enough of a time to end the bidding. If a guy is going to bid he should know what to do.
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Re: CBS online auction draft question

Postby mike shavo » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:25 am

That makes sense - thanks!
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Re: CBS online auction draft question

Postby koondog » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:00 pm

If its the first time for you league, I would set it a little higher to start (15 secs), so the owners get used to the pace. After a couple of rounds, you can always reduce the timer and move it along. this is especially useful in the later rounds.
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Re: CBS online auction draft question

Postby mike shavo » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:11 pm

Really? The tech support guys are telling me that you can't adjust the clocks after the draft starts...

If they have misinformed me, then it wouldn't be the first time.
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