Storypost | 2009.09.07

Fantasy draft live draft
Medieval gridiron

I've finally made the jump to two fantasy leagues, but will maintain my own rule that
Thou shalt not speak of thine 'other fantasy league' whilst conversing about a league.
Unless it's really interesting.

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Medieval Gridiron went with a paper draft this year, drawing managers from as far as San Francisco and New York just to participate in this archaic player selection method. Except Bret phoned it in.

Backyard game testicle toss

The spiritual successor to the 071109 party, there was excellent food and enough drink to prevent dehydration in the sweltering September sun. Distractions included a closer-than-expected USC-SJ game, as well as some outdoor activities.

Fantasy football live draft decisionmaking

Like any good draft there was no lack of intense thought, debate, criticism, and spirited finger pointing.

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Cheryl worked very hard to provide the decor and Big Board, for that I promised her plenty of imagery to document her efforts.

Sunday was the first full game of Axis, it took a mere nine hours to find a winner. Long story short:


Wow a paper draft??!!!?? someone put a lot of work into that.

The wood paneling and folding chairs remind me of a bingo hall.

Agreed, fantasy football conjures images of a bunch of guys sitting around folding tables in a 70s faux wood paneled room. You did not fail to deliver.

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Second bout

We had a full living room for the second Axis match. Sam spearheaded the evil effort with Germany, Curt took Japan, and Kristi helmed the Italian forces. Connie reprised her command of the UK, Rob played the Yanks, and I handled the Russian retreats.


A backyard Super Bowl party and some Axis and Allies Anniversary Edition.


Using Wins Above Replacement (WAR) for fantasy football.

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