Posted by jcred5 on 1/2/2013 5:09:00 PM (view original):
I love progressive leagues but I have to ask what are the chances this gets off the ground and why should I invest my time in a draft? Some of you posting here know we have at least 2 good progressive leagues that have died, been revived and then died again all during the actual draft of an existing league. That's only a 3 round draft, how is a new 10 round draft going survive? I want more progressive leagues, but I'm getting really frustrated investing my time in research and drafts and having guys drop in and out of leagues in the middle of the draft. Whys is this league is more likely to keep owner attention than the UPL or PCL?
I'm not saying I don't like the idea, I'm asking about the viability.
To answer some of your questions:
We are 1/3 full, with a target start of 10-14 days from now. I think we can reach 24 by then and I will recruit some RL friends of mine that are not on WIS if we get close but can't fill. Usually the last few spots go quickly, so I am hopeful we come close to our target draft date of MLK day.
This is a 3-season league, people don't need to plan on a 10+ season commitment, but the 3-season commitment is implied by signing up. We have an end goal of the current NBA season, we are playing towards something that is happening RIGHT now in RL, something that other progressive leagues cannot offer, so this is very unique.
Most of the other progressives on the site do not even reach the 2011-12 season and if they do it takes 2+ years in RL to get there. This league only goes back two years ago in RL and wraps up with an NBA season that will complete right before we use it in the sim. Many of the players used, i.e., a Russel Westbrook type are NEVER used in the OLs or other progressives because their efg% is too low, that won't be the case here and people can use players they like in RL that will actually have value in this league.
This league will go 3 sim seasons start to finish. It has a finite start and end. If we all love it then we can do a 4-season league next fall or 3-season next winter, but THIS version is something that will conclude mid-summer, we may or may not go again after that, but we all know what we are signing up for: something that starts in the very recent past with an end goal of reaching and using the current RL NBA season.