ttwarrior1 wrote:12 people, not sure what our cap would be, probaly 150 or 200 , with experienced players, but none of us ever done a mock draft plus adding a ten minute and 20 minute break during the draft.
Im sure it takes extra time then and online draft and people keeping track of their money and having others know what money everyone else has left.
*Disclaimer - I have not done a live auction for football only baseball.
That being said they take while....we run a 12 team, baseball league with 20 man rosters and it takes about 4 hours. That being said we spend a great deal of time BSing and having a good time so we don't rush it by any means at all. Usually it will take about twice as long as a draft.
My suggestion would be to go into it with all the rules established so you don't spend a great deal of time going over the rules.
1. How will it work? Who calls out the name and how does the bidding occur and end?
2. Punishments for going over cap (it will happen)?
3. Trades? How do they work, how are they approved or unnaproved etc.
4. Time limits, how long does someone have to say 'I BID XXX' before the player is sold?
5. Who is in charge...you need to have someone run the auction, I have found that it works best to have someone who isn't in the league run the auction, but that usually isn't available.