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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 2:26 pm 
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RULES

Each participant may draft any player to have worn a Bears uniform to form a team of 24 starters that matches the following template:

QB
HB
WR
WR
OT
OT
OG
OG
C

HB/FB/TE/WR/END
HB/FB/TE/WR/END

DL
DL
DL
LB
LB
CB
CB
S
S

DL/LB/CB/EDGE
DL/LB/CB/EDGE

K
P

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DRAFT TIMING

The draft will begin tomorrow at 10AM CT.

Participants will have 2 hours from the time of the previous poster to announce their pick with a post.

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DRAFT ORDER (randomly selected)

1 Mikefive
2 G08
3 wab
4 The Marshall Plan
5 Otis Day
6 Umbali
7 Bears Whiskey Nut
8 Bear Down Billy
9 UOK
10 cblaz11
11 Pagan
The draft will continue snake-style as such:

11 Pagan
12 cblaz11
13 Richie
14 UOK
15 Bear Down Billy
16 Bears Whiskey Nut
17 Umbali
18 Otis day
19 The Marshall Plan
20 wab
21 G08
22 Mikefive

Order is subject to change if further people join the game. Late additions from this afternoon will be added subsequently in the order they volunteer.

PICKS

I will be keeping a spreadsheet of selections. Edits will not be permitted for the duration of the contest.

Trades are not allowed. Maybe next year.

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 3:09 pm 
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I'm going to have to drop out ... I was supposed to be teleworking the entire week, but now I have meetings and shit Thursday and Friday covering for someone else so will be unavailable to participate.

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 3:44 pm 
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Boris13c wrote:
I'm going to have to drop out ... I was supposed to be teleworking the entire week, but now I have meetings and shit Thursday and Friday covering for someone else so will be unavailable to participate.


No prob! Meetings are bullshit.

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 7:32 pm 
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New gig so my message board access is going to be more scattershot than it used to be... but I'll make sure to check in around 11am tomorrow!

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 7:37 pm 
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Just for my mental approach to this... are we trying to field a team that we think could compete in today's NFL? For example, if we were doing that I'd be looking at Brian Urlacher a lot harder than I would Dick Butkus.

Or, are we drafting that player for what he did and who he was in THAT era (meaning their impact on the game will translate and transcend through the years and into our current team construction)?

I like the idea of the latter but I'm open to whatever -- just want everyone on the same page :)

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 7:41 pm 
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G08 wrote:
Just for my mental approach to this... are we trying to field a team that we think could compete in today's NFL? For example, if we were doing that I'd be looking at Brian Urlacher a lot harder than I would Dick Butkus.

Or, are we drafting that player for what he did and who he was in THAT era (meaning their impact on the game will translate and transcend through the years and into our current team construction)?

I like the idea of the latter but I'm open to whatever -- just want everyone on the same page :)


It's really whatever you want it to be. I'd say for your own mental sanity, look at it like we're drafting a league to play football circa 1999-2003. Right around tuck-rule era but before things got out of control.

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 10:22 pm 
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I'd like to suggest that you create a "DraftCommish" account and allow participants to PM proxy lists to that account. When we did our draft, we had like 4 guys that had the password for that account. They could periodically check the PMs and if there was a proxy list for a team owner on the clock, he would just pick the highest available player in the list and post it for that team, which then starts the clock for the next team.

For example, let's say wab (pick 3) knows he may not be around when it's his turn to pick. So he sends in a proxy list such as the example below.

1. Walter Payton
2. Brian Urlacher
3. Richard Dent

If a DraftCommish guy sees a PM from wab when he's on the clock, he can choose the highest available player on his list and make the pick for him immediately. It's important for proxies to contain a number of options to match the number of picks before and including yours. You don't want to send in a proxy with 5 picks before yours that says I want player A or player B, because both may be gone. So your proxy must be ignored.

We found that this saved time and dramatically reduced the "Vikings" situations where multiple owners were on the clock simultaneously.

Think about it.

And by the way, look for this draft to take three weeks or more to complete. I hope I'm wrong about that. Late rounds go slow. But we'll see. :-)

P.S. The #1 pick is going to be the greatest fooball player who ever lived! (IMO, of course.) :-)

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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 12:04 am 
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Mikefive wrote:
I'd like to suggest that you create a "DraftCommish" account and allow participants to PM proxy lists to that account. When we did our draft, we had like 4 guys that had the password for that account. They could periodically check the PMs and if there was a proxy list for a team owner on the clock, he would just pick the highest available player in the list and post it for that team, which then starts the clock for the next team.

For example, let's say wab (pick 3) knows he may not be around when it's his turn to pick. So he sends in a proxy list such as the example below.

1. Walter Payton
2. Brian Urlacher
3. Richard Dent

If a DraftCommish guy sees a PM from wab when he's on the clock, he can choose the highest available player on his list and make the pick for him immediately. It's important for proxies to contain a number of options to match the number of picks before and including yours. You don't want to send in a proxy with 5 picks before yours that says I want player A or player B, because both may be gone. So your proxy must be ignored.

We found that this saved time and dramatically reduced the "Vikings" situations where multiple owners were on the clock simultaneously.

Think about it.

And by the way, look for this draft to take three weeks or more to complete. I hope I'm wrong about that. Late rounds go slow. But we'll see. :-)

P.S. The #1 pick is going to be the greatest fooball player who ever lived! (IMO, of course.) :-)


Not a bad idea! I may slightly delay starting this to make those arrangements.

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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 8:42 am 
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Whenever you're ready to start, the #1 pick in the All-Time Bears Draft...

From my perspective, needs to be a dominator. A tone setter. A guy who can intimidate the other team and make them change what they do. Physically dominating, but also smart. A guy who doesn't put up with any crap and can't stand losing. In my eyes, the best football player of all time, who combines all of these factors in a superior way is...

Dick Butkus, LB

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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 9:00 am 
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Another thing we did that was very helpful was to make a list of selections made in the thread that was maintained by the DraftCommish group. That way, it's pretty easy for everyone to see who has been picked. Otherwise you end up with duplicate picks that get voided and it's kind of a pain. Something like the following... 1-2 rounds per post....

Round 1
Mikefive… Dick Butkus
G08... Mitch Trubisky
wab… Devin Hester


etc.

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