Congratulations Commish!

With a 20% chance of winning, the Commissioner took second place in the 2014 BNB Lottery and will pick second in this year’s draft. The Dow closed at 16429.47, which fell in the Commissioner’s assigned ranged (45 – 59).

The third pick will be decided Wednesday, so stay tuned! See below (or here) for the lottery odds and number distribution for the remaining owners. If the last two digits of Wednesday’s number is between 25 and 59, then we will use the second- and third-to-last numbers of the Dow, and if that doesn’t work, the third pick will be decided Thursday.

Email me with any questions. Good luck!

Congratulations Tom!

With a 20% chance of winning, Tom has won the 2014 BNB Lottery and will pick first in this year’s draft. Congratulations! The Dow closed at 16569.28, which fell in Tom’s assigned ranged (25 – 44).

The second pick will be decided today, so stay tuned! See below (or here) for the lottery odds and number distribution for the remaining owners. If the last two digits of today’s number is between 25 and 44, then we will use the second- and third-to-last numbers of the Dow, and if that doesn’t work, the second pick will be decided Wednesday.

Email me with any questions. Good luck!

Auction Draft

Figure you’ll never win the Lottery?

Does it seem like half the first round goes to one team?

Does it feel like you’ll never have a shot at drafting your favorite player?

I propose that in 2015 we transition to an Auction Draft.

SOLD!I doubt I have to explain how it works (but in case I do, click here). And I probably don’t need to explain why it is awesome, so I will suffice it to say that it is simply the most fun way to draft. I think it would be particularly fun in a league like this one, where everyone knows each other’s tendencies so well. I am sure that many of you have participated in auction drafts in other leagues, and I encourage you to share your feelings about it with the rest of the league.

I have spoken with several of you in past seasons about how awesome this would be, but I have never before proposed it because it would un-do the future draft pick trading system that has made this league so unique. But now, ESPN allows us to adjust the auction budgets for each team before the draft, and so, we will still be able to accommodate trading of future draft value. Just instead of trading picks, owners would be able to trade draft dollars in exchange for players (only for the following season).

For example, if the standard auction budget is $200, then I could (theoretically) trade Aaron Rodgers to Weiss for $50. Flash forward to the 2015 draft: Dave would have Aaron Rodgers as his keeper, but only $150 in his auction budget. Meanwhile, I would have $250 in my auction budget with which to make it rain at the draft.

We would still have two unrestricted keepers and the change couldn’t take effect until next season, but I think it would really spice things up. What do you think? We’ll vote on this (and other proposals) later this month, but I would love to hear what people think about this idea. Feel free to email me or the entire League with your thoughts.

 

The Lottery 2014

Balls

The 2014 BNB Lottery will begin THIS Monday, August 4th using the closing number of the Dow.

Here’s a list of the Lottery teams, with each owner’s chance of winning…

  1. Winerman 25%
  2. Kennedy 20%
  3. Dimond 15%
  4. Nussbaum 13%
  5. Abbasi 12%
  6. Dunfee 8%
  7. Weiss 4%
  8. Paulson 3%

The final picks of the draft will be Cutchshaw (9), Saiz (10), Sampson (11) and Baxter (12). Please see the League Rule Book to recall how the draft order is decided.

If the final two digits (after the decimal) of the closing number of the Dow on Monday are between 0 and 24, Winerman has the first pick, and so on. Here is a complete list of the winning digits:

  1. Winerman 0 – 24
  2. Kennedy 25 – 44
  3. Dimond 45 – 59
  4. Nussbaum 60 – 72
  5. Abbasi 73 – 84
  6. Dunfee 85 – 92
  7. Weiss 93 – 96
  8. Paulson 97 – 99

Remember, only the first overall pick is being determined on Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday of next week will decide the second and third overall picks. Good luck!

And, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, just shoot me an email.