Sunday, September 29, 2013

Two Days To Go

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The keepers have been selected, and the draft has been conducted. All that we need to have happen now is the league to start, and that will come to be in just two days! I'm sure all sixteen GMs are getting excited now as they go into the ninth season of our beloved league. FIGJAM will be pushing to be the first ever back-to-back champion, while the seven other champs attempt to thwart that in effort to become the first ever two-time champion. Then there are the eight GMs who haven't won yet. There is no doubt they'll be pushing for history to not repeat by trying to ensure the long standing single victory GMs stick around a while long. Time will tell how that works out for everyone.

The first of the weekly move and shaker awards will come next Sunday, by the way. Please remember that the first week is based on each teams final standing last year. We'll see who has the best jump from year to year, or the best drop for that matter. From there on, it continues on weekly as per normal.

Other than that, make sure your rosters are set. We're almost ready to rumble. Yee haw!

Monday, September 16, 2013

It's On

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The summer is gone and the big event we've all been waiting for - the 2013/14 draft - has been completed. It's on!

About the draft last night; it was pretty exciting, as always, and it was great to see all GM's in attendance. It's not every year that such a thing happens, so bravo to all for making it. There was some exciting moments throughout the night, with a few GMs making surprise picks, while others spent time feuding at the length of time some people were taking to make their picks. That made for some interesting chats in the chat board.

On that note however, it was indeed pretty slow going at the start, but it picked up as the night went on with the later rounds going fairly quickly. Ever still, we will likely be dropping the amount of time available per pick next year. 90 seconds is a fairly long time, and perhaps not necessary. For at least one year, considering we have the option available to adjust things, we'll drop it to 60 seconds to see how that works. More discussion to come on that in the future, I'm sure.

In the meantime, it's just about 2 weeks before the games start. Let the fun now begin!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

One Week To Draft

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While the season gameplay is still just under a month away, one major yearly milestone commeth quite soon. In just one week, we draft for the 9th time in league history! This is one night of the year that nobody wants to miss, as it's each GM's chance to get a leg up on everyone else. Keepers or no keepers, drafting can make or break your team, so be there if at all possible. If not possible, be sure to get your pre-draft rankings taken care of. Relying on yahoo's rankings is not always the best idea afterall.

It's getting close folks. I know at least one GM and a Commish who are getting quite excited at this point. I'm sure they aren't alone.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Keepers Set

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The deadline for submitting Keepers - and trading players - has now passed. All GM's managed to get their selections in on time, though there were some final reminders sent, and some invalid players selected along the way. With the Keepers now set - you can view them all on the tracker page, along with contracts updated and their starting rank included - all we can now do is wait until September 15th. What happens then you ask? Well, you shouldn't have to ask first of all, but it is the day we draft our teams for the 13-14 season, our 9th year of this wonderful league. That's right; Sunday September 15th at 9:30pm NL time is when we pick our teams. That's less that two weeks away, and if the next 13 days go as fast as the last few months, it won't be long coming. Be sure to make the date in your calenders now. Forgetting to show up to this important day is detrimental to ones health - or ones team anyway.