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  1. Seymour93

    Seymour93 Rookie

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    We've done this the past few years, but I haven't seen anything so far this time around. How it works...

    We have 32 participants... each picks their own team.

    For example, I'll let someone else be the Pats, so I'll take the Cowboys at pick #22.

    Then we let the draft flow out on one thread. Whoever is the Raiders starts things off, followed by poster X with the Lions, and so on. Simple.

    You pick on the basis on team need and guys who you like or who you think will fit in best with their respective NFL franchise. Don't pick on the basis of "Hmmm how can I screw the Raiders or Jets?" or even "How will this pick give the Pats a leg up?"

    I think a Sunday afternoon would be the best time to do this as it's the time we'd be able to have people ready to draft without work/family commitments getting in the way.

    Also, I cannot remember, do we go more than one round? If so maybe we go to round 4 or we can do the whole thing. Let's see what the consensus is on this issue and then we'll decide.

    What do you guys think?
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    BUMP...

    I'll take the Patriots :)
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    I'll take Da Bears.
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    If we're doing multiple rounds then I'll take Atlanta. Hate their team but love where there picking. Plus it gives me a chance to dig out the old Little Feat albums.
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    I'll take the Broncos please.

    But don't you think Sunday afternoons is prime for family conflicts? It's the offseason and I know my wife is aware of that fact. Sunday evening would be best, followed by Friday and Saturday evenings.
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2007
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    I would take the Minnesota Vikings.
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    Great idea.

    I'll take the Browns.
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    Seymour93- Cowboys
    Mavfan2390-Patriots
    chunkypony- Bears
    SamBamsFan- Falcons
    ayjackson-Broncos
    broadwayjoe- Vikings
    ironwasp- Browns
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    Flying Fungi Rookie

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    you must pick several slots late by default then

    I will take Mangina's team. Let the insidious green fester.

    NYJets for me
  10. Flying Fungi

    Flying Fungi Rookie

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    btw--last year we suffered from absentee owners--we should limit this to 2 or 3 rounds, start at the beginning of April and allow X hrs per selection--starting at 30 minutes from the end of the time slot a quorum can be established by a minimum of 5 owners to determine a default pick for the team on the clock.

    If we go 2 rounds, that would be 3 picks/day--pretty easy to meet that pace.
  11. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    If I may emphasize one ground rule...

    Two threads only for all posts related to this game. One to announce all draft picks/trades, one for discussion of the ongoing mock.

    (This type of interactive mock is a big favorite, but last year the proliferation of threads paralyzed the draft board. So I have been asked to merge the heck out of any noncompliant threads, like so: :violent:)

    Thanks!
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    yeah, but what's your team?
  13. Seymour93

    Seymour93 Rookie

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    Can we get a sticky until things are settled (a date set, 32 players committed), please?

    Ohh BTW, trades or no trades? I'm voting no trades.
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2007
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    I vote no trading players, but trading picks with correct values is ok (i.e. using the value board to mak equivalent trades. No "Raiders #1 for Patriots 6th rounder" or something)
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    Seymour93 Rookie

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    Nobody else wants to do this?
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    A.C Vegas Rookie

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    thats what happened to me last year trying to do it i'd say iff you don't get 32 just let the others split the teams.

    I'll do it and i'll take the Texans.

    and has for trade i'd say since we have a mod with knowlegde she should have final say if it can be approved much like the commishiner or if she doesn't want the job i'll take it
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    ironwasp Rookie

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    I wonder if it might be easier for people to participate if you simply set a date for it to start and allowed the draft to run for a couple of weeks rather than occupying one specific afternoon? Then you perhaps allow people to dip in and out when they can get online.
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    I vote no trades.
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    #75 Jersey

    49ers I think.
  20. Seymour93

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    I'm fine with your proposal. But we need a 12 hour limit between picks.
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    I think once you get enough GM's we should take a vote on how the draft should go because last year the long delays between picks is one of the reasons the draft lost interest and if you only want to do one round then
    maybe that idea is fine.
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    I'm giving this a bump because I'd like to see how it all goes down. While I'm at it, I should pick a team since sales are slow. I'd like the New Orleans Saints. I'll be waiting in Tipitina's...

    BTW: I was going to start a similar game that I saw on another site but I'm shoddy with posting polls. Essentially, starting at pick one and within the time alotted, everyone votes for who each team should/will pick based on 5-10 suspects. On to pick two, etc.

    May provide the same interactive fun without absenteeism, grueling waits, crazy picks, etc...
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    A.C. Vegas- Texans
    Dryheat- 49ers?
    Zarakotas5- Saints


    I guess we will probably have two teams per GM?
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    #24 Jersey

    I'm in. Assign me a team and tell me when and where.

    Surprise me.
  25. A.C Vegas

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    You still need to add 5 more people (that includes seanbrushi who will take anyone)
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    How about sticking a request for players on the main board, seeing as so many more folks will see it there? Could we do that? Without getting tasered by the post police?
  27. patsfan55

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    i was the bengals last yr, i think i'll stick with them
    if not them, or if i need two, the bengals (since the browns were my second and are already taken)
  28. gomezcat

    gomezcat It's SIR Moderator to you Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    As there is a fellow Brit, with access to the same material as me, I'll do it. Keeping it open of a number of hours would allow everyone to take part, even those in weird time zones like, erm, Texas.
    I love challenges so I'll pick the team I hate, with the worst possible picks...

    Indianapolis.

    Edit: mavfan and Irish Hooligan raise good points about second teams. If necessary, I'll also go for the Dolphins, in a continuation of my masochistic tendency.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2007
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    if we need to double up I can take anyone else you want me to
  30. ironwasp

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    No, I have special, secret material.
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