HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | .
 

 Live draft help?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Vampire Bats

avatar

Posts : 749
Join date : 2014-01-30

PostSubject: Live draft help?   Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:42 am

Hey guys,

I'm a first time commish starting a new league of some of my old high school buddies. Were going to do a live draft at a buddies' pool, and I was hoping to ask y'all for help.

Needing help with the draft board, any of y'all have experience in how to do this? Should I make my own, how do I make my own, should I buy one online, any recommendations?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Screaming Eagles

avatar

Posts : 2918
Join date : 2013-07-31
Age : 34
Location : Denver, Colorado

PostSubject: Re: Live draft help?   Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:49 pm

I've never looked into a draft board before, but I did notice that MFL just started selling some
http://myfantasyleague.com/fantasy-football-purchase/fantasy-football-draft-board.php


Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.mfl-coding.com
Vampire Bats

avatar

Posts : 749
Join date : 2014-01-30

PostSubject: Re: Live draft help?   Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:52 pm

Oof, 36 bucks. Wonder if I can make one for cheaper (though all those labels might suck to make)

Thanks! It's definitely an option.


Back to top Go down
View user profile
DracoBeards

avatar

Posts : 536
Join date : 2014-01-10
Location : Aiken, SC

PostSubject: Re: Live draft help?   Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:30 pm

Never done a love draft. If you have a home printer. You could buy labels with a sticky back. Print the names off as the players are chosen and then stick on the board.


Back to top Go down
View user profile http://thebearditspeaks.com
Screaming Eagles

avatar

Posts : 2918
Join date : 2013-07-31
Age : 34
Location : Denver, Colorado

PostSubject: Re: Live draft help?   Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:31 pm

DracoBeards wrote:
Never done a love draft. If you have a home printer. You could buy labels with a sticky back. Print the names off as the players are chosen and then stick on the board.

 Laughing 
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.mfl-coding.com
DracoBeards

avatar

Posts : 536
Join date : 2014-01-10
Location : Aiken, SC

PostSubject: Re: Live draft help?   Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:45 pm

hot damn!there might be a few times in college that I could call a love draft.

but I definitely have never done a Live draft.




Back to top Go down
View user profile http://thebearditspeaks.com
Vampire Bats

avatar

Posts : 749
Join date : 2014-01-30

PostSubject: Re: Live draft help?   Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:40 pm

Yeah dunno what kind of "fantasy" drafts you're into mate but this one is about football... Laughing 


Back to top Go down
View user profile
Heismen

avatar

Posts : 206
Join date : 2014-02-23
Age : 45

PostSubject: Re: Live draft help?   Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:14 pm

You Must download Fandraft.com. It's like $20 bucks the first year then cheaper every year after. Without it it's like having a fantasy league in the old days with no website. Team logos pop up when they make picks. It tracks everything. Has the clock and voice announcer. One click at the completion of the draft and the results are emailed to everyone. It automatically uploads your rosters to your MFL website if you run it there. Feels like the real draft. HDMI cord hooks up to a projector or if you don't have one to a tv.

Another website is primetimedraft draft. It's about the same cost without logo and music downloads. It's a option if you want a real quick and easy set up. You can download a trial which is 2 rounds in both for free.

Since your at a pool and lighting may be a concern then draft board with stickers. Years ago before I found fandraft I went with commishkit.com and you get a draftboard with stand and 2" x 5" stickers. If you could find a babe in a bikini posting the stickers well it may go over well Smile
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Screaming Eagles

avatar

Posts : 2918
Join date : 2013-07-31
Age : 34
Location : Denver, Colorado

PostSubject: Re: Live draft help?   Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:58 pm

That's a great rundown. A lot of good stuff that I haven't heard of before. I've lost track ever since making the change to strictly online leagues. I got tired of playing in leagues where the first overall pick was Kevin Faulk.


Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.mfl-coding.com
Vampire Bats

avatar

Posts : 749
Join date : 2014-01-30

PostSubject: Re: Live draft help?   Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:09 am

Dude, heisman. Thank you. Imma look into all those that you suggested


Back to top Go down
View user profile
SilverBallers

avatar

Posts : 1074
Join date : 2013-08-08
Age : 35

PostSubject: Re: Live draft help?   Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:11 am

Screaming Eagles wrote:
That's a great rundown. A lot of good stuff that I haven't heard of before. I've lost track ever since making the change to strictly online leagues. I got tired of playing in leagues where the first overall pick was Kevin Faulk.

Lol. I will remember that year of fantasy football forever  Laughing 
Back to top Go down
View user profile
DracoBeards

avatar

Posts : 536
Join date : 2014-01-10
Location : Aiken, SC

PostSubject: Re: Live draft help?   Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:37 am

yeah, fuck stickers and cardboard. pay your $20 and do what Heisman said.



Back to top Go down
View user profile http://thebearditspeaks.com
Thunder

avatar

Posts : 717
Join date : 2014-01-04

PostSubject: Re: Live draft help?   Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:03 am

Computers and pools...sound like a solid idea. lol. Plus outside, it's going to be hard enough to see your own computer screen let alone a large digital/community screen from something like fandraft.

1 of my live leagues uses the board that Shawn put up or maybe from draftkit.com. IDK, there's a million of them. It's a lot better. It's much more fun to watch a team get up, walk over to the stickers and put up who they are going to draft as there is a little more anticipation and a better "hands-on" experience. About 4 years ago the commish in this league was busy and didn't order the board/stickers on time, so he ordered the digital one from fandraft. It wasn't nearly as fun and everyone wanted the old board/stickers again. Needless to say, we've never gone back to digital.

So it's $36 or $50. Whatever. Divide the cost between the 12 teams and everyone can pitch in $3-$4.


Back to top Go down
View user profile
Heismen

avatar

Posts : 206
Join date : 2014-02-23
Age : 45

PostSubject: Re: Live draft help?   Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:27 pm

Our league was just the opposite. Once we got fandraft hooked up to a projector I bought on ebay and displayed on a huge screen not one owner wanted to go back to stickers. If you do an auction then for sure fandraft is the way to go. Stickers can't keep track of money. Anyway to each their own I guess. If you go with stickers is suggest spending the extra for the big labels and bigger board.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Vampire Bats

avatar

Posts : 749
Join date : 2014-01-30

PostSubject: Re: Live draft help?   Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:38 am

Just wanted to give an update. We went the board route with stickers from savethedraft.com. People loved it, so thanks for all the suggestions on what to do!

[also, this is how I ended up. 12 team, .5ppr. My first time ever taking Calvin Johnson, excited]



That's Helu at the bottom.4


Back to top Go down
View user profile
Screaming Eagles

avatar

Posts : 2918
Join date : 2013-07-31
Age : 34
Location : Denver, Colorado

PostSubject: Re: Live draft help?   Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:09 am

Puke

Laughing


Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.mfl-coding.com
Angry Crabs

avatar

Posts : 596
Join date : 2013-08-09

PostSubject: Re: Live draft help?   Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:21 pm

That's not too shabby. I've never had Calvin but I hear it's nice


Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Live draft help?   

Back to top Go down
 

Live draft help?

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

 Similar topics

-
» S7 Big League - new live-draft fantasy football league
» FFootball 2011 - Sacred Saven (Live Draft) league
» Minecraft is coming too Xbox Live Arcade.
» List of PSN / Xbox Live / Steam / Origin accounts
» Live stream video

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Gridiron Tavern :: Beyond :: Free For All-