Thursday, August 04, 2005

I have a question for you.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away I used to work at Yahoo! In a nutshell, it kicked ass, I loved every minute of it. Although I worked on a number of different 'properties' as a UI Designer, one of my favorites was the Fantasy Sports games. I had never played a fantasy sports game in my life before being assigned to design one. (Sorry, Chuck, I lied.) Fortunately it all worked out fairly well and in the end, I became something of a fantasy sports addict. I've cut back on my habit and now solely focus on one game, NFL Football.

The season is nigh.

There is one private league that I've been a part of over the past 6 years or so that matters the most. I call it the 'LarryLeague' after its commissioner, who, while adept at producing these games, ranks beneath me as an overall fantasy player. (Brian has the stats to prove it.) Just recently the live draft order was determined for this year. This brings me to my question...

Where do you prefer to be in the order of the draft?
1) Top of the draft
2) Bottom of the draft
3) Either top or bottom, I like being on the ends
4) In the middle
5) I don't care either way
6) I don't know I've never drafted a fantasy sports team in my life you geekloser.

Personally, I'm a #3 guy. I much prefer being on the ends because it means my draft picks are close together so I can strategize what my next two picks are. When you're in the middle you have to wait an eternity for every single pick while keeping a close eye on whether your queued player is still available or has been snatched up.

This season I'm pick #7 out of 12 teams. Smack dab in the middle. Fuck.