Wednesday, March 29, 2006

I'm Cheating On You!

That's right KFS-aholics, there's a new fantasy game in town. She's young, beautiful, and does all the things for me that you refuse to do. Finally, those of us who wanted to take the next step with fantasy sports are going to be able to do so... but honestly, it's a little scary.

Yes, we have tossed around ideas about doing an auction, keeping more players, and adding money to the mix. Over the course of the past couple of days, all of that came to fruition and them some in the form of gamedayritual.com. When looking at the trial section of the website, it looks awesome. It's got a great layout, a ton of features, and takes care of the keeper issue by itself. But after reviewing the biblical players' guide, it's a little scary. Like enrolling in a class that is a little over your head, it's hard to keep straight how the league actually works and what it's going to take to be successful. Maybe that's why we're having a hard time filling the league, because it's scaring people away.

In any case, I'm excited to see how it all plays out. I think the extra features, like being able to customize a stadium (distances, wall heights, elevation, etc.) that directly affects how your team performs, add a layer of fun and strategy to the game that will outweigh the initial frustration of not knowing what the hell is going on. So, at least for right now, the Denver Bighorns have taken the spotlight from the Mile High Mackerel.

4 comments:

Grashbo Jonson said...

I'm mostly scared of the 10 hour "draft" that we will have to do this Sunday.

Ryan said...

If my last conversation with Adler still holds true, he is planning on changing that format to a week-long thing, with a chance to 'draft' players throughout the day.

Anonymous said...

I'm mostly scared of having Adler as a commissioner. I spoke to him this morning and I think he already changed the format to the week long auction.

Ryan said...

Yeah, he should totally hand the reins over to Fudgepacker69 or whatever his name is.