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1/18/2013 1:00 PM
With help from ash we could use the pcl forum!
1/18/2013 5:54 PM
yeah... the ppl is a progressive cap league, after all...
1/18/2013 6:53 PM
if you need someone, I'll take the last team
1/18/2013 7:14 PM
Welcome robboogi!

Got something back from customer service... after two and a half days all I got was two questions (one of which was pretty much answered in my first message).

We're filled now with 24 separate owners, so I'm going to start working on the sitemail to send out to everyone.

I want to start drafting this weekend.
1/18/2013 8:34 PM
Thanks Gin for the hard work to put this together!!
1/18/2013 10:33 PM
Has there been any discussion about the form of the initial draft? I promised before that I'd argue about the rules a little. Anyone who's been involved in starting a progressive with me probably knows that I prefer an ABBABAB format for initial drafts, as opposed to a straight snake draft. The reason for this is simple: it is such a huge advantage to have one of the first couple picks because the talent dropoff from 1 to 12 is much, much greater than the dropoff from 13 to 24. That means that the supposed equalizer of a snake draft, while certainly better than a straight 1-12 format, still doesn't make things "equal." I would be shocked if any sane person would trade #1 for #12 in an ABAB format in this case. Not only is 1/24 superior to 12/13, you also add in a 3rd player in the top 25 picks. I think the ideal for an opening draft should be to create a scenario where each pick is theoretically equally advantageous, instead of one where #1 is the pick everyone wants. I still think most people would take #1, but a choice between 1/24/36 and 12/13/25 is a lot closer than 1/24/25 and 12/13/36.


Now - because these are 12-team drafts, rather than 24, I think ABAB is not too bad - everyone will have plenty of good players no matter what. The cap also means that clever drafters will be able to beat careless ones no matter which pick each has. But I would still prefer to do it ABBABABABABA (to show all 12 rounds - it's just the straight snake except w/ the order repeated between 2nd and 3rd round). However, I am also perfectly happy to submit to the league's preference (and honestly, I see no reason each conference couldn't choose independently which style draft it prefers).

1/18/2013 10:38 PM
I agree heel and I had thought of proposing such at some point in the last few days... slipped my mind!
1/18/2013 11:12 PM
Posted by 98average on 1/17/2013 9:41:00 PM (view original):
In with Providence
yo fellas...98 claimed that last spot





1/18/2013 11:23 PM
Posted by dh555 on 1/18/2013 11:12:00 PM (view original):
Posted by 98average on 1/17/2013 9:41:00 PM (view original):
In with Providence
yo fellas...98 claimed that last spot





Ya 98s not on list and he got team first
1/19/2013 12:41 AM
Posted by dh555 on 1/18/2013 11:12:00 PM (view original):
Posted by 98average on 1/17/2013 9:41:00 PM (view original):
In with Providence
yo fellas...98 claimed that last spot





I saw. And I sitemailed him directly.
1/19/2013 12:42 AM
Private forum up.
1/19/2013 12:01 PM
Wish would of came across this sooner being pcl is dead.Sounds like a good one
1/19/2013 8:32 PM
Ditto Deathproof. 
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