View Full Version : Slight (I do mean slight) Change of Plans for $50 FF League

Guru of Nothing
08-14-2004, 05:44 PM
Alright, I found something at XPertLeagues that I do not like, and I suspect most players would like even less. The draft application is poor. Specifically, they do not have a "live draft" room; you have to constantly (as in manual labor)refresh the the draft board to keep track of the draft activity. Also, trying to keep track of which players are available at each position is a click-intensive chore.

So, I have created a shadow league at Yahoo and set up the draft for the SAME time, 10:00 P.M., 08-18-04. This will allow everyone to draft with an interface that is MUCH better, and one with which I expect everyone is familiar. After the draft, I will manually edit everyone's teams at XPert to reflect the draft, and then all league activity will be directed there, and only there.

Sorry for the hiccup. We will still have live scoring once this is set-up.

One last item. I don't believe Yahoo supports draft trades, so, everyone will have to announce their trades in advance, and when those picks come up on the board (and not any sooner), a draft room message can direct the trading partner who to draft and I will edit the lineups as approriate when keying them in).

I assume everyone can get a Yahoo ID and find there way to the Wednesday night draft.

The League ID is FSP50, and the password is GoN.


Chris Duel
08-14-2004, 06:50 PM
I can't get in via Yahoo.

Trying to use the ID + Password.

I'm going to need very specific instructions.

I must be doing something wrong.


08-14-2004, 06:58 PM
we're gonna need the league id # not the name

Guru of Nothing
08-14-2004, 09:14 PM

The ID# is 404701; password is still "gon"

08-15-2004, 04:24 AM
This is the page on yahoo to do that.

football.fantasysports.ya...vateleague (http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/f1/register/joinprivateleague)

T Park Num 9
08-15-2004, 04:46 AM
signed in and done.

Alamo Spurs Fan
08-15-2004, 12:09 PM
Done, done and done.

Chris Duel
08-15-2004, 01:34 PM
Looks like I'm registered.

To confirm... Draft is Wednesday Night at 10pm?

Is there an emergency phone number to call in case we are having technical difficulties?


Guru of Nothing
08-15-2004, 03:47 PM
Yes, the draft is THIS Wednesday evening at 10:00 P.M.

Regarding possible technical difficulties, I highly recommend setting your pre-ranks. Not perfect, but far better than the Yahoo defaults. I think a phone backup would be problematic, because as commisioner, I (nor can anyone else) make your picks. Besides, I expect to focus only on my efforts during the draft.

08-15-2004, 03:54 PM
GoN, did you email everyone about this? We need to make sure everyone knows.

08-15-2004, 06:45 PM
We are currently performing server maintenance. Please try again shortly...
Sorry for the inconvenience

-- Yahoo! Sports

I hope this doesn't happen during the Draft

Guru of Nothing
08-15-2004, 07:01 PM
GoN, did you email everyone about this? We need to make sure everyone knows.

Great minds thinks alike - though some slower than others.

Judging by this thread, it looks like I've got cnfirmation on 8 out of 12. I'll email Kris, Johnny B, Manny, and Mr.Dio - WHICH I JUST DID.

08-16-2004, 02:22 AM
that should be fine.

fsp kris rivenburgh
08-16-2004, 11:11 AM
Only 1 person is missing.

Johnny Blaze 47
08-16-2004, 04:30 PM
So basically, we're just making our picks at Yahoo?

I'll be there Wed night.

T Park Num 9
08-16-2004, 07:34 PM
I didnt get an email about WHERE we are gonna draft.

Are we drafting in the FSP Chat Room?

Or where?


08-16-2004, 07:41 PM
We are drafting live on yahoo. Then everything else ever after will be conducted on Xpert Leagues.

T Park Num 9
08-16-2004, 08:13 PM
is there a thing on yahoo that explains how it works?

08-16-2004, 09:05 PM
TPark, just be there about 15-20 minutes before the draft and it will be pretty self explanatory. Just rank your players and have a list before hand. The whole season will be conducted on Xpert leagues and you can find all the league settings etc there. We are just using yahoo to conduct the live draft in this league.

Chris Duel
08-17-2004, 12:58 AM
The draft is WEDNESDAY night, right? :Q

08-17-2004, 01:12 AM

And it's a very easy self explanatory system once you are drafting.

Good luck everyone.

Guru of Nothing
08-17-2004, 01:19 AM
The draft is WEDNESDAY night, right?

Smoke some Ritalin, please.

Chris Duel
08-17-2004, 01:41 AM
How do I smoke Ritalin?


Alamo Spurs Fan
08-17-2004, 01:45 AM
How do I smoke Ritalin?

Crush up a tab or two and lace a joint with it. Errrrr...I mean...I haven't the FOGGIEST idea.


Guru of Nothing
08-17-2004, 01:52 AM
How do I smoke Ritalin?

My apologies. I can be so rude sometimes. What I meant to say was:

Yes, the draft is THIS Wednesday evening at 10:00 P.M.

08-17-2004, 08:05 AM
I'm registered!

Chris Duel
08-19-2004, 12:24 AM
This league is not registered in this game. (Error #272)

08-19-2004, 12:35 AM
Call me I left the number in your forum.