Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
Is there going to be some leeway in the cases where a pick is made late at night? I keep odd hours, so I can't see this affecting me personally, at least too much. However, I can see some sticky situations.
Say an owner makes a pick at midnight. The next owner would be on the clock and have to pick by 10 AM. Considering many folks are sleeping during that time and then get up for work, I could see how that kind of scenario might cause some problems. I don't anticipate having a problem, as I'm fortunate in that I have an occupation where I'm able to work from home. But not everyone is so lucky, LOL.
Are there any measures to give those folks the benefit of the doubt?
Unfortunately, the 10 hour time limit has to be enforced without exceptions or else it will cause arguments. As commissioner I try to avoid arguments. We all agreed to the rule and we really need to keep the draft moving.
I am happy to make arrangements to keep in contact with people via email, text message or phone call. A couple of people have already made such arrangements. So there are plenty of ways to keep up to date on the draft and get your picks in on time.
If your turn is coming up and you are going to be away from a computer just send a short list of players to me or another person in the league and have them post your pick for you. You can send me a text message asking for draft updates. (PM me for my cell phone number). Or you can call me for an update.
In the worst case scenario a manager may get skipped, but it won't cost them too much because they can make their pick as soon as they log into the website. It is highly unlikely that more than a couple of picks will have been made in that interval, so the quality of available players will not have changed.
Without that time limit people don't feel any pressure to check the site often and then the draft gets really, really slow. Too slow.
Last year in the Redszone Dynasty League we had one guy that got skipped about five times, and a couple of guys that got skipped once. That was all. And that includes the last few rounds when we used a 6 hour limit.
I have participated in three slow drafts using the time limit in the last couple of years. All of those drafts went smoothly. Sure, people got skipped a few times but it was never a problem and it didn't have any effect on the quality of their teams. I think we will be OK.