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The 2012 MVP of Tapology Expansion/Contraction draft thread

theMMAmessiah
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02.20.2012 | 11:22 AM ET

Okay Kallous has given me his approval, so we'll run this just like the original draft, as soon as the leaderboards go official, the captain of whoever is in last place will be on the clock. We are doing FIVE rounds with two picks being a Zuffa/Bellator guy only. I will also be implementing a Co-Captain feature, everyone on their team has a 2nd guy on their team that acts like a co-captain anyway, pretty sure who I know most of them will be anyway but I will need each captain to appoint one, they will be able to speak for the team if the captain is not online. I'm not going to MAKE you guys do this if you want to stay a dictator lol but figured no one would mind it. I'd almost guarantee Cash takes Kallous with the 1st pick and considering what happened to him, I'd humbly request you made him your co-captain. Thanks guys


The captains are smart enough I think to figure out who is worth picking up from the two disbanded teams, as far as new members I know donemelianenko asked last week if he could get in on this, other then that, I will leave each captain up to their own sleuthing abilities to get their draft picks. So when the leaderboard goes official, whenever the captain with the first pick is ready, post it here!

* Edited at 02.20.2012, 12:22 PM ET *

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theMMAmessiah
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02.20.2012 | 11:37 AM ET

actually do you guys think we should do 1 Zuffa/Bellator guy or two since there are so many good ones out there
wolfmanhowl
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02.20.2012 | 11:49 AM ET


two. if cash is first my team is fifth in selecting cause we are second as of now?
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02.20.2012 | 11:53 AM ET

The draft isn't commencing until the next leaderboard comes out, so if you take the lead from us this weekend, you will have the last pick, sorry.
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02.20.2012 | 11:55 AM ET

I was just saying Cash because I doubt they pass the Honey Badgers this week, that team is rising, not descending.
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02.20.2012 | 11:58 AM ET


what makes me think you already did the math. wolves in first place. does not matter. there are two people nobody can get but me.
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02.20.2012 | 11:59 AM ET

@Wolf that staement isn't true...unless those people are gonna stop making their picks to get dropped if they're taken by someone else

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02.20.2012 | 12:01 PM ET


they will and you don't know who the other person is. he is someone i knew at sbnation and he does not even write on these message boards. i say it now. old nick said in my comment section he would only play for my team. unless someone is being tricky which could happen i say he is ours.

* Edited at 02.20.2012, 12:02 PM ET *

theMMAmessiah
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02.20.2012 | 12:05 PM ET

@soccer just let him have Oldnick and whoever else he wants, you already dropped oldnick anyway and it doesn't really matter who he gets, no one knows who will be the best performers out there, there are 3 members in our top 10 now that were drafted 55th or higher. He makes a big deal out of these two guys, but they are just 2 people, it's not that big of a deal.
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02.20.2012 | 12:07 PM ET


soccer brought it up. i was going to say nothing. so how many are we adding?
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02.20.2012 | 12:09 PM ET

I've got my picks in mind already and Oldnick isn't one of them...I'm just saying if someone drafts one of Wolf's players before him he's S.O.L on that guy unless that person stops making picks...And if you make your picks by people active in the forums its hard to find a whole team that make every pick...Gotta go looking around for those people some times!

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02.20.2012 | 12:57 PM ET

So someone explain to me why we are expanding when we have teams with several members not making picks? We should be condensing IMO.

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02.20.2012 | 1:00 PM ET

@bbman I don't think you grasp what is going on, I think you should consult the other thread.
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02.20.2012 | 1:03 PM ET

I just read through it... So you are dissolving one team and adding 2 more members to every team?

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02.20.2012 | 1:04 PM ET

I understand everything except what do you mean by a Zuffa/Bellator guy?

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theMMAmessiah
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02.20.2012 | 1:06 PM ET

@bbman no, we are dissolving two teams, and each team is getting 5 new members, 2 who picks only count on Zuffa/Bellator cards. So it will go from a 8 team 10 member league for a total of 80 it will go to a 6 team 15 member league for a total of 90, but only 78 who are making every pick.

* Edited at 02.20.2012, 1:13 PM ET *

bbman182
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02.20.2012 | 1:09 PM ET

You might as well restart the point system because that is going to completely skew what has already been done... most teams that are behind are behind because of members not making picks.

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02.20.2012 | 1:13 PM ET

it won't skew anything, trust me, me and wake got this. 
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02.20.2012 | 1:16 PM ET


so i say we make it tomorrow night
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02.20.2012 | 1:19 PM ET

we'll do it just like the original draft as soon as the leaderboard is posted, whoever is in last will be on the clock, and people will make their picks when they are on. But if a pick goes I'll say 8 hours without being made by either the captain or co-captain, they will be passed over, not skipped entirely, but other teams will be free to make their picks in front of them until that captain makes his pick.
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02.20.2012 | 1:23 PM ET


we can pick any order we want in terms of the 2 people who just pick zuffa bellator right? meaning i don't have to take someone on the two disbanbed teams first.

* Edited at 02.20.2012, 1:24 PM ET *


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