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Postby BGbootha » Wed Aug 11, 2004 3:33 pm

I have draft next friday night that has been set up for a while. Unfortunately no quite as long as my girlfriends best friends wedding.

My girlfriend is the matron of honor so i have some dumb rehearsel dinner to go to on friday night. (the same time as my draft)

It is not a money league. But just a work league with some friends from work. But we take it pretty seriously. Anyway, i brought up the idea of having someone else do the draft for me. (was actually debating putting a classified here to see if anyone could do it.) I have pre-ranked my yahoo standings. But i can never get the right order and Yahoo's AI always ends up picking some wierd picks. But one of the guys here at work is pitching a fit about someone else doing the draft in my place. Says its not really me. I explained that i would give the person drafting my cheetsheet to work off of. But he still cliamed i was cheating. I posted a comment on the league board asking for a league vote. but personally i dont' see a problem with it.

Am I the one in the wrong here????

Make a long post short......Is unethical to have someone else draft for you since you legitimatly can't make the draft time?


thanks for any suggestions.
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Postby Snatch1414 » Wed Aug 11, 2004 3:39 pm

There's nothing wrong with it especially if you use a cheat sheet for the person to work off of. It shouldn't even really be an issue considering it's not a money league.
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Postby Dans » Wed Aug 11, 2004 3:40 pm

It's your team, do what you want. Nothing wrong with giving someone your draft order, just like there's nothing wrong with asking cafe members for trade/drafting advice. As long as the other guy isn't in your league, I don't see a problem.
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Postby 34=Sweetness » Wed Aug 11, 2004 4:01 pm

Warpigs had a similar problem. Ask him.
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Postby Rodge » Wed Aug 11, 2004 4:03 pm

Why do you have to go to the rehearsal - it's not like you are in the wedding. Skip the rehearsal, go to the draft and then go to the wedding the next day.
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Postby BGbootha » Wed Aug 11, 2004 4:09 pm

Rodge wrote:Why do you have to go to the rehearsal - it's not like you are in the wedding. Skip the rehearsal, go to the draft and then go to the wedding the next day.


I take it your not married or in a long term relationship. to put it simply...........my life would become more of a hell than it is.
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Postby massraider » Wed Aug 11, 2004 4:11 pm

I think that dude from work needs to get himself a girlfriend, and chill out.

it's not a money league and he's crying? Talk about being chronically competitive. What an a$$....
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Postby Rodge » Wed Aug 11, 2004 4:15 pm

Actually, yes I am married. My wife knows that Fantasy Football is a passion in life that I have and she wouldn't dare try to make me miss my annual Fantasy Football draft, perhaps the best day of the year. Just as I have hobbies and interests in life, so does my wife and I do my utmost to accomodate her if there are conflicts in the timing of events. The whole point of a relationship is for both people to be happy, not for one person to be in hell.
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Postby BGbootha » Wed Aug 11, 2004 4:27 pm

Rodge wrote:Actually, yes I am married. My wife knows that Fantasy Football is a passion in life that I have and she wouldn't dare try to make me miss my annual Fantasy Football draft, perhaps the best day of the year. Just as I have hobbies and interests in life, so does my wife and I do my utmost to accomodate her if there are conflicts in the timing of events. The whole point of a relationship is for both people to be happy, not for one person to be in hell.


For give me I was being a little sarcastic. In all honesty i know that this is something that is very important to her and she has asked me to be there. I have my money league draft another day. IF it were that draft it would be a little different.
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Postby Rodge » Wed Aug 11, 2004 4:39 pm

bgbootha wrote:For give me I was being a little sarcastic. In all honesty i know that this is something that is very important to her and she has asked me to be there. I have my money league draft another day. IF it were that draft it would be a little different.


No man, it's cool. I wasn't trying to offend you, I was just suggesting skipping the dinner as a possible option. Do whatever makes you happy, and yes, usually when my wife is happy, I am happy. I don't think that it would necessarily be unethical to have someone else draft for you, but I can see how others might get mad. The people that you draft with might not just be looking forward to drafting a fantasy football team, but might also have been looking forward to the camaraderie and spending a Friday evening with friends. They may now look at it like they are missing a friend and spending an evening and drafting with an outsider. Maybe that is not the case at all, but maybe it is.
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