Ok. Some are interested, some are not. Here are the guys in this season. I cut it off at 16.
Me, ViolentMike (it was his idea, I won't leave him out), Joben, Donkeypunch, Californication, Bons, U had me at Kimura, Wisetoad, Cruz, jay, ShivanTiger, Deuce, scarnon, Phasebook, unambig, Scottidog. Magicmike...technically you did not respond to the other post before 16 reliable people did, so I cut you out. I am sorry, but the rules have always been the rules. First come, first served. Vm made me realize that if I go back on that then I am a hypocrite.
I have decided to make this as painless as possible in terms of drafting. Bons will give me the website for the random order picker. Once that is done, we know the order of the first two rounds. Since the next event is two weeks away (9/1/12) and the second event is 3 weeks after that (9/22). Everyone will have an assigned day to draft your guy.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DRAFT YOUR GUY. IF YOU MISS YOUR DAY, YOU CAN PICK AT ANY TIME AFTER THAT BUT YOU LOSE YOUR DRAFT ORDER PREFERENCE TO PEOPLE THAT ARE PAYING ATTENTION.
IF THE GUY IN FRONT OF YOU PICKED, YOU CAN MAKE YOUR PICK AT ANY TIME IN THE DRAFT THREAD, BUT YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE YOUR PICK IN UNTIL MIDNIGHT OF YOUR ASSIGNED DATE.
16 guys in a league. There have not been cards with less than 9 fights in some time, but we have been as low as 10 fights recently on fight nights and Fuel cards. The more players the more difficult, especially off the bat. I like the idea of having as many people as possible, but it gives a distinct advantage to the top 5 guys off the bat and they do not get the back end of the second round like fantasy football.
One different fighter will be taken by every member for every card. For those of you that are slow, that means you will pick one new fighter for every event. 1st draft is random. Bons has a good site for randomly generating an order, so we can use that very easily. 2nd draft will be 100% opposite of the first. If you picked 16th, you are #1, 15/2, 14/3, etc. After that, the draft order preference will be in this order. Winners draft first, then draws, then losers. The combined odds of your first 2 rounds will be used to determine who goes in the 3rd round and then the order will determined as written below.
To determine the order amongst the winners, it will be as follows. The fighter with the best odds for winning, as determined on Patrick Sturmberg's Mania betting post, will be least favored in the next draft. the winning fighter with the worst odds will take precedence. Imagine that everyone made a fictitious $100 bet on their fight. The person with the most fictitious money from the $100 "bet" picks first. Example: Jon Jones is -600, Nick Lentz is -200. The player who has Lentz picks before the player with Bones as his odds for victory are slimmer and a bet would have won more money. If the odds are even, we go by alphabetic order (or some other idea if someone has something better).
Draws will follow the same idea, fighter with worse odds is first, alphabetical on a push.
Losers, there is a twist. The losing fighter that wins FOTN bonus is the first pick from the loser bracket regardless of odds, then followed by the losers with the worse odds, followed by alphabetical if a push. Example: Varner is -220, Hendo +500 and Mitsuoka +250. Varner wins FOTN. The draft order would be Varner, Hendo, Mitsuoka.
2 points for a win. 1 point for a finish. 1 point for SOTN, KOOTN, and FOTN (yes a losing fighter will get a point and draft preference). No negative points. No title fight points or any other subjective idea.
First guy to 20 wins and we start over and tweak the rules if needed.