Monday, July 27, 2009

Busy, Busy Weekend: OOTP Draft!

OK so this weekend was hectic. I have the NCAA 10 review done, and it'll go live tomorrow. Yep. B-. I still say this is the best NCAA game since the 360 launch, but it's still got a ways to go.

Next will be Madden as soon as I get retail code from EA. Hopefully really soon.

I also have East India Company to review and I am falling way behind on that because...

I spent 9 hours doing a live OOTP 10 Draft on Saturday.

Todd can't laugh. He was there. So was my dad. And Billy Baroo. And Maceman. And Todd's buddy (my buddy too, really) Mike. And Troy Goodfellow.

They can't laugh. But Brandon can, and will.

I sat in front of my PC on Saturday from 2 pm til 11 pm orchestrating a fantasy baseball draft on an IRC chat channel. That's how flippin' sad my life can be when the time for such silliness springs up. Mary didn't even chastise me about it. That has to be a trick. She's up to something.

Anyway, after 9 hours we drafted 9 rounds. We had 19 guys in the chat channel so it was pretty insane. A lot of "wow reach!" and "Damn you just took my guy!" comments. Fun stuff. Still. 9 hours.

I'm happy with my #1. I picked 8th in the 30 team snake draft and landed a 26 year old ace. Plus he switch hits, and as a pitcher, that's key. Plus he's 5'8 200 pounds. How awesome is that?

And yes, we sport the bow-tie.

I am a firm believer that the world would be a happier place if we all wore bow-ties.

Todd had a great draft. His #1, and Todd picked 29th, is a better pitcher than my guy dollar for dollar, but he's 31. If Gratton was 26, He'd be in Jefferson City. Actually he'd have went top 5 I bet.

I can't wait to get started. I'm in Todd's division so I'll get to see this guy a lot...